Butterflies & Ladybirds (Foundation Stage 2)
Welcome to Butterflies and Ladybirds! Your teachers are Mrs Westnidge, Mrs Fox and Mrs Hanson. Mrs Wildgoose and Mrs Haynes also work with our class.
We are excited to meet you and start FS2 in September 2021. If you have any questions on starting school, please contact reception.
I am Mrs Westnidge and I will be the Butterfly class teacher.
I have 3 gorgeous children who are called Milo (8 years old), Pearl (5 years old) and Stanley (3 year old). I like going on holiday and spending quality time with my family. I love to go shopping and buying new clothes and shoes. I enjoy cooking and baking new and exciting recipes. I have been teaching for over 12 years in Foundation 1 and Foundation 2.
My name is Mrs Fox and I will be the Ladybird class teacher on Thursday and Friday.
I am married and have 3 beautiful children who are called Matthew (9 years old), Isla (6 years old) and Bethan (3 year old). I have been teaching for over 15 years in Foundation 1, Foundation 2 and Y1. I enjoy running and keeping fit. I have a crazy Cockapoo called Finn. I love going on holiday with my family and visiting new places.
My name is Mrs Hanson and I will be the Ladybird class teacher on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
I’m really creative and enjoy reading, writing and painting pictures. I like to read lots of different story books and get lots of magical ideas from what I read. You will also often see me outside exploring and having adventures. We will have so much being detectives together.
I enjoy teaching all subjects and I’m very excited about teaching in Foundation Stage next year. It will be great to start learning all about each other and for me to help you with your reading and writing – how exciting!
Outside of school I love football and always follow my favourite team. I also enjoy spending time with my own young children, Isla and Jack, outdoors on adventure playgrounds and in the mud of the woods.
I can’t wait to get to know you better!
This year’s main topics:
All about me & People who help us
Arctic and Antarctic & Spring and minibeasts
Space & Julia Donaldson
The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 2:55pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the classroom door.
If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself then a form will need to be filled in to advise school who your child/children can leave with. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle to keep in the classroom. This can be taken home every day and filled with fresh water.
Reading books and reading journals will be sent home daily, and it would be beneficial if children read at least 3 times at home during each week. Reading diaries should be kept up to date with a brief comment and date.
PE: Our PE day is Wednesday. Children require appropriate indoor/outdoor PE kit according to our PE policy. Please ensure your child has a PE kit which is clearly labelled with their name. All jewellery must be removed.
Garden of growth: In Foundation 2 we ask parents to celebrate their children’s achievements at home by completing a leaf or petal note which are clearly displayed on our garden of growth board.
Hello I’m Mrs Haynes and I’m a teaching assistant in Foundation stage.
I have two children, a little girl called Mia who is 8 and a little boy called Adley who is 3.
I love to read and find as many opportunities as I can to get stuck into a good book. One of my favourite parts of my job is having the opportunity to share a story with the class at carpet time.
I also enjoy anything creative and love finding lots of interesting and exciting projects to have a go at.
At home I enjoy spending lots of time with my family and I am happiest when making lots of memories, especially when we go for long walks and day trips out.
I am really looking forward to teaching you in September.
Hello, my name is Mrs Wildgoose and I am a Teaching Assistant in Foundation Stage.
At school I love reading stories, singing songs and nursery rhymes, baking and being outdoors.
At home I like gardening, going for long walks and cooking family meals.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you and together we will have lots of fun while discovering, exploring and learning lots of new things.