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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’



Hello and Welcome to FS2 Class!


There are 21 children in our class and we are always very busy! We love to explore purposeful, play based activities in our fun and engaging learning environment. We bring our book bags to school each day and we have PE every Thursday and Friday.

Who's Who in FS2


Mrs Tordoff

Class Teacher

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader



Mrs Lidster

Class Teacher


Miss Markham

Learning Support Assistant

Summer 2

'The Beasts of Land and Sea'

Welcome back everyone! We can’t believe how quickly this year has gone so far!

We have all had so much fun and it has been a pleasure to watch the children grow in confidence, learn new skills and gain lots of knowledge. The children have decided that they would like to know more about large jungle animals, the mini-beasts we have found in our gardens and the fascinating creatures that live in the sea. We have called this learning project 'The Beasts of Land and Sea' and we have decided that this should include Pirates as well!


This final half term in the Foundation Stage will also focus upon the smooth transition into Year 1. The children will have lots of opportunities to spend time in their new classroom and meet the adults who will be working with them.


Thank you for a fabulous year, your support has been much appreciated as we have worked together to provide your children with the best start to their school career. 

I hope you will all pop in to see me for a chat next year.  Mrs T.




Summer 2 Suggested Activities

There are a few extra this half-term just in case you want to do some challenges in the big school holidays! Remember, you don't have to do these challenges or bring them into school to show us but I'm sure that your Year 1 teacher would also love to see any that you have completed. Don't forget to read at home as often as you can and also practise the tricky words and sounds in your Letters and Sounds Book.

The Counting by Tens Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Count by tens from zero to one hundred with an adventurous dog and an adventurous song!

Summer 1

'Our Village in Bloom'

Welcome back to school everyone! We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and not too much chocolate! We had great fun last half term learning all about Space, Spring and Easter. Now that the weather is finally turning warmer, the children have shown an interest in the signs of new life in our outdoor area. So this half term we will be learning all about our local environment, healthy living, growing plants and the life cycles of plants such as sunflowers. As the weather gets warmer, please remember to put sun-cream on your child before school and send a sunhat and water bottle for them to use throughout the day. 


Thank you for all the lovely emails you have sent which contribute to your child's

Learning Journey at School. Our class email is



Summer 1 Suggested Activites

The Counting by Twos Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Go up into space as you count up by twos with a dog and a song on a crazy rocket cruise!

The Counting by Fives Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Count by fives from zero to one hundred!

Spring 2

Have you seen the first signs of Spring yet? This half term we are encouraging the children to talk about how the world around them is changing as we move from one season to the next. We will also be thinking about Outer Space and the inventions that have made it possible for people to travel into space. It’s another busy half term with Red Nose Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and don’t forget to check your child’s book bag as there may be a special little something in there for Mother’s Day!

Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any questions or concerns. We hope you and your child enjoy this half term and we thank you for your continued support.


Class email

Thank you for all the fabulous photos and information you have sent to our class email. The children have really enjoyed sharing their news from home and seeing their photos on the big screen. Remember you can send photos or just a couple of sentences about activities which are linked to learning at school or anything else your child has been doing at home that they would like to share with us. We look through the emails as a class each week and the children are really enthusiastic about sharing their experiences.

Spring 1

Happy New Year! The children have made a great start to the year and we have a lot to look forward to this half term including our special Science week and the launch of our online Phonics Bugs Club.This half term we will be learning about inventors and their inventions, investigating materials and discovering how brilliant robots really are! We will also be looking at how the world around us is changing as we enter the Winter season and we will be learning all about Chinese New Year and St. Valentine’s day.

Spring 1 Newsletter

Autumn 2

With only 8 weeks until Christmas, we are expecting a busy half term full of activities and events to ensure the children have a wonderful first Christmas at school.

This half term we will be learning about the Heroes and Villains in Fairytales. We will also be thinking about Christmas and Divali. Remember to visit your local Library to find books about your child’s interests.


Dates for your Diary:

Tues 15th Nov - FS2 Maths Workshop with Parents 9.00-9.45am

Fri 18th Nov - Children in Need, Wear spots to be Spotacular

(Please note that school closes at 12 noon on Fri 15th Nov)

Thurs 8th Dec - Christmas Fair 2.15pm

Fri 9th Dec - FS1&FS2 Parent Christmas sing along 9.15am

Tues 13th Dec - Christmas Carol Service at All Hallows Church 9.30am

Thurs 15th Dec - FS2&Year 1 Nativity 'It's a Baby!' 9.30am

         -Wear a Christmas Jumper Day

- Christmas Lunch

Fri 16th Dec - FS2 Christmas Party with special guest!

- Last day of term

Weds 4th January - Children return to school



Autumn 2 Newsletter

Maths Workshop

Thank you to all parents who attended the Maths Workshop. The children really enjoyed having you in the classroom and sharing their learning with you. The distance investigation with the cars and the drainpipe was a big hit with everyone! We hope you got some ideas for fun maths activities at home, playing outside and even in car. If you have any question or concerns, please do come and speak to a member of the Foundation Stage Team.

Maths Information for Parents

Phonics Meeting and Workshop

Thank you to all Parents and Grandparents who joined the children for the phonics workshop. The children really enjoyed sharing their activities with you in the classroom.

Please don't worry if you were unable to attend as all the information is on here for you to look through. If you have any questions or concerns please see a member of the Foundation Stage Staff who will be pleased to help.

Phonics Information for Parents

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds (British English)

Listen to the 42 letter sounds of Jolly Phonics, spoken in British English. Each letter sound is clearly spoken twice, before an example word is given.


Actions and songs to help your child learn the letter sounds.

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Learning at Home


We do not set homework in FS2 but we do like to offer parents and carers some suggested activities to support our current learning. These are completely optional and do not need to be brought into school if completed. Remember that the best way to support your child at this stage is by reading together and there will be lots of other ideas at our upcoming Phonics and Maths Workshops.

Autumn 1

We have a very busy and exciting half-term ahead, learning all about 'Me and My Community' and 'Heroes Who Help Us'. Then, as the weather changes, we will be learning all about Autumn.

Please remember to check book bags each night for all the latest news and information.


Dates for your Diary:

Tuesday 27th Sept - Harvest Festival at All Hallows Church 9.30am.
Wednesday  28th Sept - MacMillan Coffee Morning.
Tuesday 4th Oct - Individual School Photos.
Weds 5th Oct - FS2 Phonics Worshop 9.00 - 9.45am.
Weds 2nd Nov - FS2 Parent's Evening.


Fri 4th Nov - FS2 Eye Tests

(Please remember to return your child's consent form)