Foundation Stage 2 2022 - 2023

Mrs Wilkins

Mrs Wilkins

Mrs Sue Wilkins - Head of Enhanced Provision

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Christine Crawford - Teacher and Topic Subject Leader

Mrs Deponeo

Mrs Deponeo

Mrs Lindsey Deponeo - Teaching Assistant

Miss Whitfield

Miss Whitfield

Miss Michaela Whitfield - Teaching Assistant

Autumn Term 2022

Welcome to The Arches!

We are very excited about the start of the new school year. It was lovely to meet you and your children during our home visits.Thank you for welcoming us into your homes.

Our priority for the first couple of weeks will be to ensure the children come into school happy, feeling confident and ready for the day ahead. We will work with you to support children who may find this a little bit tricky.

We have planned lots of exciting activities based on the children's interests. We are sure that the children will enjoy sharing these with you at home.

We understand that some children, and parents, will be feeling nervous and apprehensive about the start of the new term. Please do not hesitate to contact or speak to us if you require any further suppport.

Class Information

Please ensure your child brings to school a named water bottle each day. 

PE will take place every WEDNESDAY after the October half term- 2nd November

Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit (black joggers or leggings and a white or purple t shirt) and appropriate trainers. 

This term, children will bring home a book to share at bedtime. They will then begin to take home reading books once a week. These must be returned to school Thursday morning to be changed.We would really appreciate your support with this so that a new book can be taken home on Friday. 

Gates will open in the morning at 8:30 and close at 8:40am. For collection, gates will be opened at 3.00pm for children to be collected at 3.10pm.

Please make sure children have suitable clothing for the ever changing weather. If it is going to be a sunny day, please apply sun cream prior to the school day at home. If rain and cold weather is predicted, please ensure your child brings to school a waterproof or warm coat. Please ensure ALL uniform is labelled with your child's name. 

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the FS2 team.

You can email the class teachers on and 

We look forward to seeing you in September

Kind regards

The FS2 team. 


Children will be given plenty of opportunities to try a range of foods. We will introduce them to a range of new flavours and textures. We will use this opportunity to develop the childrens social skills and safe use of equipment. The children will learn how to perform a number of skills i.e. spreading, cutting, threading and coring. We will develop the childrens independence.

Please pay £1 weekly per child, envelopes will be provided. The children will have access to milk, water and fruit during the day.  Thank you. 

In Periwinkles class, we are currently developing our outdoor classroom. The area will provide the children with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn. We ask that the children come to school suitably dressed for the weather to ensure they can participate safely.

For example:

Winter months – warm coat, hat, scarf and wellies (in a bag)

Summer months – cap, shorts and sun cream

Parental Involvement

At The Arches Primary School, we love to hear about what your child has been learning and the skills that they are developing/practising outside of school. In Periwinkles' class, we use Tapestry as an online learning journey. You will shortly have full access to your child's Tapestry journal and be able to add to this from home. If you are not yet connected to your child's learning journey, please speak with a member of the team and we will re send the information, if you require any help with this app please do not hesitate to contact us. 

If you are struggling to access Tapestry consistently, you can also share moments with us by emailing the class teachers; or 

We can then add these important moments into your child’s learning journey to give a true reflection of your child's development.

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The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson or Sue Wilkins: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660

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