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Greenwood Primary & Nursery School

Welcome to

Greenwood Primary & Nursery School

Bringing out the best in everyone

FS2 Purple Emperors and Red Admirals

 

Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to Butterflies!

 

 

 

Purple Emperor's 

 

Teacher: Mrs Armstrong

earmstrong@greenwoodprimary.org.uk    

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Barker

 

Red Admiral's

Teacher: Mrs Spencer 

kspencer@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

Teaching Assistants: Miss Shore & Mrs Harris

 

FOUNDATION STAGE LEAD - Mrs Gilbody 

sgilbody@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

 

Our School day

Our school day starts at 8:35am - 3.15pm.

Please be prompt at both drop off and pick up times.

 

Snack Time 

Your child is offered a healthy snack and milk during the school day.  

 

P.E

PE is every Thursday.

Please send your child to school in their PE kit on this day. They will stay in their PE kit all day.

PE Kit

White t shirt, black or navy shorts, black plimsols or plain trainers.

When it is cold, they can wear their school jumpers and black joggers.

 

Curriculum  

Our curriculum is taught through enquiries, which is a themed approach, initiated by an enquiry question. 

The enquiry then takes the children on a journey of meaningful and purposeful learning, resulting in authentic outcomes, which answers the question. 

 

Our Learning Enquiries

 

Autumn: What makes me, me?

 

  • The Colour Monster
  • My home/Homes around the world
  • Funny Bones – Skeletons/Growth/Maps
  • Doctors and Dentist – Oral health
  • Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Ambulance
  • Autumn (Seasonal Changes and Habitats)
  • The Colour Monster
  • My home/Homes around the world
  • Funny Bones – Skeletons/Growth/Maps
  • Doctors and Dentist – Oral health
  • Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Ambulance
  • Autumn (Seasonal Changes and Habitats)

 

Spring: Where will your imagination take you?

 

  • Elmer
  • Zog and St. George and the dragon - dragons, knights/princesses,
  • Supertato!
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Chinese New Year
  • Pancake day - Lent Runaway pancake
  • Robin Hood (Local History and area- Kirkby)
  • The Queen (London focus)
  • Aliens love underpants
  • Space/Light and Dark – Whatever Next?
  • Look up (Black History) and Mother’s Day
  • Spring (Seasonal)
  • Easter

 

Summer: What makes a happy planet?

  • Our Planet – Recycling/Environmental focus
  • The Enormous Turnip
  • Jasper’s Beanstalk
  • Handa’s Surprise – Contrasting location- Kenya
  • The Little Red Hen – Farming focus and Bread making
  • Dandelions – Van Gogh Sunflowers
  • Noah’s Ark and Water Cycle
  • Our Oceans
  • Minibeasts – The very hungry caterpillar/ Life cycles
  • Jungle Animals – Walking through the Jungle and Rumble in the jungle
  • Summer - seasonal focus and Sun safety

Our Learning

Reading

Each week your child will receive a phonics decodable reading book and a free choice book.

 

It is so important that your child brings their book bag to school every day.

Please also check book bags/DOJO regularly for letters.   

 

Reading is so important and we want to help you, to help your children develop a life-long love of books. 

Try and support your child and help them as much as possible.

The following tips should help make reading less stressful, and help your child feel like they are a successful reader...

 

1. Before you start reading a new book, tell them the title and look at the pictures on page.

2. Talk about what might happen in the story.

3. When you are ready to start reading, ignore tiny mistakes that still make sense in the sentence.

4. Prompt your child to look at the first sound and think about what words starting with that letter would make sense in the next sentence.

5. Re-read book lots of times to build your child's confidence. don't change them everyday!

 

Read and Shine 

Your child is allocated a decodable reading book that they will read every morning for 1 week prior to that book being sent home. This is to build fluency and a love of reading. 

 

Stars Assembly
Every Friday we award one child from each class with a "Value certificate".

These values are part of the Flying High Trust. They are:

Pride

Confidence

Kindness

Perseverance 

Aspiration

Resilience

Creativity

Teamwork

Responsibility

 

Children will be awarded their certificate, this will be celebrated with the whole school in an assembly.

Good luck Butterflies!

Behaviour

At Greenwood we have a simple set of school agreements that ensures clarity for all. Everyone in the school community is expected to respect and follow these agreements. The children are reminded of the agreements frequently and they are displayed in every classroom and in shared areas around school.

 

School Agreements

Greenwood Stars:

  • Stay safe
  • Take care of each other
  • Always do our best
  • Respectful of ourselves and our environment

 

Our School Agreements are underpinned by our School Values and it is recognised that in following our school agreements, our school values will be promoted.

 

School Values

  1. Enjoyment
  2. Confidence
  3. Respect
  4. Responsibility
  5. Creativity
  6. Aspiration
  7. Perseverance
  8. Pride

 

In F2 the children are rewarded for good behaviour with spotty stickers and work towards special certificate for good behaviour.

 

As a class they work together to achieve a class treat once a term, by achieving their class target throughout the term.

 

For more information about how we celebrate positive achievements, how the behaviour charts in the classroom are used, further support or exclusion information please look on the ‘Parents’ tab of the website and view the full policy.

Speedy Sounds Video with Miss Moore

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Learning Journeys 

 We capture special learning moments in our Learning Journey Books.

 

Purple Mash

 

Each week 2Do's are uploaded onto Purple Mash for you to complete.

Have lots of fun and we can't wait to see your wonderful creations! 

Each child has log in details, if you require more information on this then please contact your class teacher.

>> Click here to log on.

 

Dojo

Each class has a dojo page which you can access via the app. This is a great way to communicate easily with your class teachers! You will receive regular updates and reminders about what is happening in school. 

Awards

 

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