Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to Foundation 2

Classroom Organisation
 
Our Foundation Unit is organised into two classes, Red Robins and Bluebirds. We sit in our class groups for registration before moving to our groups. The classroom is set up as three teaching zones; groups are taught by Mrs Pennington/Mrs Gibbens, Mrs Boardman/Mr Beacall and Mrs Lewin/Mrs Power. The adults in these zones are your children’s Key Workers. These are the adults who know your children best. If you wish to speak to your child’s Key Worker, please feel free to make an appointment at any time. Alternatively, you can leave a message with the adult on duty at the gate.
 
Meet the Teaching Team
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Red Robins Mrs Pennington & Mrs Power Mrs Pennington & Mrs Power Mrs Pennington & Mrs Power Mrs Gibbens & Mrs Power Mrs Gibbens & Mrs Power
Bluebirds Mrs Boardman & Mrs Lewin Mrs Boardman & Mrs Lewin Mrs Boardman & Mrs Lewin Mrs Boardman & Mrs Lewin Mr Beacall & Mrs Lewin
 
  • Mrs Pennington and Mrs Gibbens work as a job-share. On Thursdays and Fridays, Mrs Pennington is the acting headteacher.
  • Mrs Boardman and Mr Beacall work as a job-share. Mr Beacall also covers classes using the teachers’ PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time)
 
Our Foundation Stage Curriculum
 
Children develop quickly in the early years, and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. This guidance helps adults to understand and support each individual child’s development pathway. Other guidance is provided at www.foundationyears.org.uk. The EYFS statutory framework is available on the Foundation Years website as well as the Department for Education website: www.education.gov.uk/publications. The basis of our curriculum is Development Matters, which identifies the ages and stages of a child’s development and allows us to plan activities which match the pupils’ needs and interests. At Stanton Road, we plan topics which are lively, fun and engaging so that our children can develop socially, emotionally and academically through a combination of adult led and child initiated independent tasks. We encourage our children to be creative thinkers and problems solvers who apply their natural curiosity about the world around them.
 
To view the Development Matters Document, please click on the link below: