Foundation Stage 2


Foundation Stage 2 

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2 at Dore Primary School!

Please read our Welcome to FS2 information for help at the start of the year.

At Dore Primary School, we greatly value the importance of the EYFS in providing a secure foundation for future learning and development and understand our responsibilities in ensuring that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. Please see our Early Years policy for further information file:///H:/Chrome/Downloads/Early-Years-Policy.pdf

Our curriculum is carefully planned so that it is fun, engaging and ignites the children’s passion for learning. We make sure that all 7 areas of the curriculum are covered both in adult focus activities and child initiated learning within the continuous provision.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning focus on the child’s attitudes and dispositions towards their learning.

Playing and exploring – engagement

Finding out and exploring

Playing with what they know

Being willing to ‘have a go’

Active learning – motivation

Being involved and concentrating

Keeping trying

Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

Having their own ideas

Making links

Choosing ways to do things



We teach phonics using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme.  We teach stand alone discrete lessons to the children daily to build on their decoding, segmenting and blending skills to develop their ability of reading. Please visit their website for more information.

You will be sent home a reading book, phonics book and some tricky words. Please try to  practise the following as often as you can:

  • Reading book – this book is for practise and should be relatively easy for your child to read in order to build fluency. This is to help build the child’s confidence of being a reader.
  • Phonics book – to practise letters and sounds learned so far, these link the learning that we do in class.
  • Tricky word lists – to practise common words that are not phonetically decodable.  We read these as whole words.


Have you completed the Parent Permissions Questionnaire yet?  Please do so here at your earliest convenience!  Click here to access:


Helpful links :

FS2 Google Classroom

Rising Stars Online Online library of books, tailored to you child’s current reading level.

Purple Mash Online learning platform.  Either access the “2Dos” set by school or explore some of the many applications available.

Contact us : If you need to speak with a member of staff and are finding the mornings or afternoons a tricky time, then please email us. We can also help if you need any account details again : email

Foundation Stage Two Learning Journeys from the old school website can be viewed here: FS2 Learning Journeys.