Foundation Stage 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Newell

Mrs Newell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Deponeo

Mrs Deponeo

Teaching Assistant

Miss Durrant

Miss Durrant


Mrs Birch

Mrs Birch

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ashford

Mrs Ashford

Teaching Assistant

Spring Term 2024

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2!  

We hope you all had a lovely and resful Christmas break, we are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to school! We have lots of fantastic learning oportunities planned for the Spring term, please explore our page for more information and don't forget to sign up to Tapestry to see your child's learning journey online!

If you would like to find out what we will be exploring this term, please download the FS2 information booklet at the bottom of this page. There is also lots of handy information about how you can support your child with their development and their learning journey linked below.

We hope the information will help support you and your child! 

Key Information

Phonics: a big part of our learning this term will focus around Phonics. We will be following the Little Wandle phonics scheme and your child will be sent home with a booklet to support their learning at home. See below for extra support for parents! 

Reading: we will be following the Little Wandle Reading Scheme which uses phonetically decodable books matched to your child's learning. These will be sent home on a Friday and school be returned to school by the Monday. They are used throughout the week, so it is really important they are returned in a timely manner - thankyou!

PE: PE will be on a Friday morning with Mrs Campbell. Please can children arrive in their PE clothes on a Friday, making sure to wear comfy shoes for the whole day! We will be doing PE inside for the first half term. Mrs Bowie has started doing extra PE sessions on a Wednesday afternoon to support FS2 as well, which everyone has loved! Children are okay coming to school in their regular clothes on this day. 

Key Dates

Monday 8th January - Back to school!

Thursday 18th January - Phonics & reading workshop 2:30pm in the classroom, please arrive at the office

Thursday 15th Febrary - Parent's evening conference

Friday 16th February - Finish for half term


If you have an questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with me using the school contact number or via email  below!

If you need support to set up your Tapestry account please ask any time!

Miss Charlotte Durrant:

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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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