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Foundation 2

We are guided by a document called Development Matters which helps us to think about what your child needs to learn.  At the end of the year your child will be assessed against The Early Learning Goals - this gives the Year 1 teachers information about how your child is progressing and their starting point for Year 1.


This year is very important for your child as by the end of the year they should be able to read a simple sentence, write a simple sentence and add and takeaway as well as developing a much wider range of skills to help them to become confident and happy learners.


We will be using Read, Write Inc. to learn our sounds to help us to read and write will take you to the website and if you click on "parents" at the top you will have access to lots of information to help at home with sounds and reading.


Please help your child by counting, hunting for numbers, talking about sounds and rhyming, teaching manners, asking lots of questions and generally sharing everything you can with them.

We use a range of information to influence and inform our planning such as the needs and interests of the children, things happening in the world around us and the Early Years curriculum. 

Books are at the centre of our curriculum and link our learning and planning together.  

Foundation 2 will be reading a wide range of books, some of which are listed below:


  • Window
  • Pussy cat, Pussy cat, where have you been?
  • The Ugly Five
  • Previously
  • The Koala Who Could
  • The Squirrels Who Squabbled
  • The Lion Inside
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • How to look after your dinosaur
  • A t-wit for a t-woo
  • Spinderella
  • There was an old giant who swallowed a clock
  • Tidy
  • Jellybeans for Giants
  • Oliver's milkshake
  • What the Ladybird Heard - a play
  • Animal life (non-fiction)
  • Spiders (non-fiction)
  • Animal surprises (non-fiction)
  • Our Local Area (non-fiction)
  • My First Picture Atlas (non-fiction)
  • Oxford Very First Atlas (non-fiction)
  • Story of Our Lives (non-fiction)
  • England (non-fiction)
  • The Usborne book of People of the World (non-fiction)
  • Coral Reef (non-fiction)
  • Deadly creatures (non-fiction)
  • Reptiles and amphibians (non-fiction)
  • Sharks (non-fiction)


We will also be choosing books that are well known and loved by the children.

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