​Sir Edmund Hillary Academy


Foundation 2

Important Letters:

Reading at Home

Your child will have a new reading book each week. Please aim to listen to them read at least 4 times per week and record that they have read in their Reading Log.  

Your child will also bring home a picture book of their choice. This is for you or another adult to share with your child, them being able to listen and enjoy as the adult reads!

Remember to use the pages in the front of the Reading Log as a reference guide should you need any information about how to support reading at home.



Each week you child will bring home a new Phonics Sheet in their Homework Folder. This will tell you exactly what your child has been learning in Phonics that week. Please look at the sheet regularly with your child, practising the sounds and reading the words / sentences. 

Click on the link below to access the PowerPoint from our recent Phonics Teams meeting:

Maths Websites:

Our Story Celebration

We've been learning all about traditional tales at school and, as we knew so many, our teachers set us and our families a challenge! Choose your favourite story, scene or character and make it! Children worked so hard with their families. We had a celebration event where parents came to listen to children sing songs, recite poetry and look at all the amazing models and pictures together. It was wonderful. Thank you to all the parents for your wonderful level of support.


Jungle Jo!

The children had a lovely surprise when Jungle Jo came to visit! She brought lots of minibeasts with her and her pet snake. We handled them all and learned so many different facts. Jungle Jo was really impressed with the level of interest and understanding that our children had, hinting that we were the best class she had visited!

Our Visit to Dean's Farm

We had such a lovely time at Dean's local small holding. The children got to experience feeding the sheep, holding chicks and petting the pig, horse and goats. Thank you so much to Dean and his family for making the visit so memorable and allowing us to learn all about their wonderful animals.

The Christmas Tree Festival

Once again we have taken part in the Christmas Tree Festival at the Priory Church! We made our own decorations in class and were pleased to see our Christmas tree amongst all the other contributions from the community.  It was lovely to walk around the beautiful church and felt like a great way to start celebrating Christmas.

Bonfire Night!

Remember, remember the 5th of November!

We have learned about Bonfire Night and used non-fiction books to find out about traditional ways to celebrate. We know about the history of Bonfire Night and what Guy Fawkes tried to do. 

We celebrated at school by having a Fireworks Party! We prepared hot dogs and made chocolate apples. We enjoyed the fireworks together: everyone was very brave!

Collaborative Collage Characters!

 The children have worked together to create large scale collages of Daddy, Mummy and Baby Bear. First the children drew the bears, making sure Mummy was bigger than Baby Bear and that Daddy Bear was the biggest! After cutting the characters out (with a little help) they sponge printed and collaged the bears' fur and clothing! It was a great team effort!

We have learned a poem called Fireworks Go! We hope you enjoy it:



Please remember to check our messages via Marvellous Me. Our class email address is:



PE is on a Thursday afternoon

Your child can leave their PE Kit on their peg for the whole half term. 


A lovely Youtube channel to help children learn to draw. Lots of exciting themes... get squiggling!