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Windmill Foundation Stage 2

At Windmill, we have a maximum of 75 children in Foundation Stage 2. These children are split into four groups; Learning Lions, Hardworking Hippos, Motivated Monkeys and Active Alligators. They are grouped based on who their key worker is. The key worker for Learning Lions is Miss C Glover, in Hardworking Hippos it is Mrs H Brockley and Mrs J Coupland,  the key worker for Motivated Monkeys is Miss M Watson and in Active Alligators it is Miss L Shaw. The teaching assistants who work in our Foundation Stage are; Miss A Banks, Mrs S Scott, Mrs C Lay, Miss L Lynch, Mrs C Torrence, Miss K Taylor. 

All children attend full days at school once in Reception (Foundation Stage 2), this is 8.25am-3.15pm. Parents/carers can choose whether their child brings a packed lunch or has a free school meal. Each child receives a carton of milk and a piece of fruit or vegetable every day. We provide each child with a labelled bottle of water. 

Every child is provided with a book bag, we ask parents to read with their child every night, for those who find this difficult, we now offer a supported reading session every afternoon 3.00-3.15pm. Each child has a profile with work they have produced and they also have a Tapestry account, which all parents/carers can access, this has a wide range of observations on. 

Every half term we have a topic focus, such as, 'Under the Sea', however, this does not mean that the children only learn about this topic. We complete two focuses a week that may be linked to the topic or something that follows the children's interests. We encourage child initiated learning and so therefore, provide a wide range of continuous provision, that offers challenge and many open ended learning opportunities. We invite parents and carers in each half term for a 'Stay and Play' session that covers a different Area of Learning.