Homework Topic – FS2: St Francis & St Bernadette

Dear Parents

Welcome to St Francis Class & St Bernadette’s. We really hope your child will have a wonderful first year as they start their learning journey within Our Lady of Grace. Over the course of the next few weeks we will be sending home information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum and suggest ideas for you to help your child at home. Please look at our curriculum notices on the EYFS board for further information and feel free to pick information leaflets from the plastic wallet on the board.


UNIFORM -Please ensure your child comes to school wearing the correct uniform. All items of clothing including footwear need to be clearly named. We ask that shoulder length hair be tied back in grey, red or white hair bands. Please can you put some spare underwear – socks, tights, pants or leggings in their P.E bag.

SCHOOL DAY - The gate is open from 8:45am and a member of staff supervises this. Children can stay with their adult until the bell rings at 8:55am. Please make sure your child arrives in plenty of time for the start of the day. Any child arriving after the side gate is locked at 9am should be brought to the school office and parents are asked to sign the ‘Register of Late Children’ book. At the end of the day please collect your child from the coloured fence outside their classroom. Children who have not been collected by 3:30pm will be taken to the Year 2 classroom.

READING – The best way you can help your child with reading is to share books together as often as possible. A shared story can be a wonderful experience and is the first step in becoming a successful reader. Make use of the book bag to carry books backwards and forwards each day. (These are available from the school office). Reading books will be changed in class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please read with your child every day. The name of the book we are reading will be displayed on the classroom door.

HOMEWORKHomework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be in Tuesday latest of the following week.

PE-The children will be doing PE on Tuesday and Wednesday and their PE kit should be kept in school through the week. Please ensure that all items of clothing are properly labelled. As we have PE twice a week, it is helpful if your child is used to getting dressed and undressed by themselves.

TOYS – Toys are often precious or expensive and are best kept at home.


Please send in boxes, clean bottles, old magazines, wrapping paper, dressing up clothes, buttons and scraps of materials to add to our creative area.

We are always looking for people to help on trips, or to share a special skill or talent with the children. If you would like to help, please collect a DBS form from the Office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to one of the FS2 team.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you at Parents’ Evening later this term.

Yours sincerely,


EYFS Class teachers