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.
Mrs K Thackray and Miss R Watkins - Heads of Early Years Miss M Watson and Miss C Glover - Foundation Unit Managers & Class Teachers
Miss L Shaw - Class Teacher Mrs H Brockley & Mrs J Coupland - Reception Class HLTAs Mrs C Torrence - Specialist Teaching Assistant Miss A Banks - Teaching Assistant Miss K Taylor - Teaching Assistant Mrs C Lay - Teaching Assistant Mrs S Scott - Teaching Assistant Miss L Lynch - Teaching Assistant Active Alligators - Number and Calculation Area Active Alligators - Role Play Area Active Alligators - Small World Area Active Alligators - ICT Area Active Alligators - Phonics/Carpet Area Motivated Monkeys - Creative Area Motivated Monkeys - Number Area Motivated Monkeys - Role Play Area Motivated Monkeys - Sand Area Motivated Monkeys - Phonics/Carpet Area Motivated Monkeys - Malleable Area Learning Lions - Role Play Area Learning Lions - Mark Making Area Learning Lions - Reading Area Learning Lions - ICT Area Learning Lions - Fine Motor Area Learning Lions - Carpet/Phonics Area Learning Lions - Small World Area Learning Lions - Phonics Area Hardworking Hippos - Creative Area Hardworking Hippos - Sand Area Hardworking Hippos - Reading Area Hardworking Hippos - Mark Making Area Hardworking Hippos - Role Play Area Hardworking Hippos - Carpet/Phonics Area