Foundation Stage 2 2020 - 2021

Mrs Moffatt

Mrs Moffatt

Mrs Ceri Moffatt - Teacher & KS1 Co-ordinator

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Christine Crawford - Teacher and Topic Subject Leader

Mrs Deponeo

Mrs Deponeo

Mrs Lindsey Deponeo - Teaching Assistant

Mr Nicholas

Mr Nicholas

Mr Chris Nicholas - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to FS2!

Spring Term

We are looking forward to welcoming you back after the Christmas break. Hopefully you have had chance to watch the wonderful 'Wriggly Nativity.'  We are very excited to start this new year with you and your children. 

PE is on a Monday afternoon. 

Reading books are still to be brought back in on a Friday. 

Please make sure children have a warm coat for outdoor play and that all hats, scarves and gloves are labelled with their name. 

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the FS2 team.

Thank you for your continued support.

FS2 Team


The children are enjoying snack time. At the Arches we try and make sure that the children have the opportunity to try a range of foods and where possible we try and link it to topic in class. This allows us to introduce different foods which children may not have tasted before i.e. simnel cake at Easter etc. Snack time also allows the opportunity for the children to develop their physical development and engage with a range of equipment safely.  The children are learning how to perform a number of skills i.e. spreading, cutting, scooping, blending. The children also have the opportunity to prepare their own snacks and for their friends in our class. We encourage this to support them with their personal, social, emotional and physical development.

The children have access to milk, water and fruit during the day. Snack time happens during the morning, at a charge of £1 a week. Please give your child their snack money in an envelope with their name on to give to a member of staff on a Monday, thank you. 

Attendance and Absence

The attendance and lateness of children is monitored by the School as well as the Educational Welfare Department of the local authority. From September 2015, the government stated that persistent absence is where a child’s attendance is below 90%.

Please remember that Periwinkle bubble's drop off time is 8.50-9.00 and pick up 2.40-2.50, using the Carlise Road enterance. Active learning begins at 9.05am and children are officially late from this time, and if your child arrives after this time your child will recorded as late.

Lateness affects children in a variety of ways:

·       They may feel embarrassed or upset about coming into a classroom once the session has begun.

·       They miss out on learning.

·       They don’t feel included in the daily routine from the start and this affects confidence and well-being.

·       A child arriving late can disrupt the learning of the rest of the class.

Lateness Procedure

The school gates are locked promptly at 8.55 am. After this time you will need to bring your children into school through the main entrance, where you will be asked to sign your child in at the school office, giving the time and reason for lateness.

Absence Procedure

If your child is unwell, please phone the school on the morning of your child’s absence by 9.00am. The office staff will record this information and will not need to bother you with follow up calls or letters.

If you forget to call in, a member of staff will follow up this absence either with a call or text letter asking why your child/children are not at school, in the first instance this is to ensure your child’s safety however we also need you to clarify the reason for all absences or else we have to mark the absence as unauthorised.

Should your child’s absence rate be high or they are persistently late Mrs Plested will first make contact with the you to offer assistance to improve the situation.

School uniform

The school uniform has temporarily changed. All children at The Arches Primary School are asked to wear the following;

  • Purple jumper / cardigan
  • Black leggings/plain jogging bottoms 
  • Polo shirt
  • Trainers (ones that your child can do up themselves)

Pupils with long hair are advised to wear it up. If your child wishes to wear a bow please ensure it is either purple or white and of an appropriate size. Children are discouraged from wearing jewellery to school, items include; earrings, watches, rings, bracelets and necklaces.

The Arches Uniform.

Click the link above to get directed straight to their website.

Please ensure that ALL uniform is clearly labelled.

Outdoor Learning Classroom

In Periwinkle class we are very lucky to have a wonderful outdoor area attached to our classroom for the children to access. The area allows the children to explore and engage with outdoor activities in a safe and secure way. The activities provided for the children allows them to engage with the EYFS curriculum in a fun and creative way. We ask that the children come to school dressed in their school uniform and suitably dressed for the weather to ensure all children can participate.

For example:

Winter months – warm coat, hat, scarf and wellies (in a bag)

Summer months – cap, shorts, sun cream

Parental Involvement

At The Arches Primary School we love to hear about what your child has been learning and the skills that they are developing/ practising outside of school.

We would really like you shared these moments with us by either writing them down or sending us an e-mail to: or

We can then add these important moments into your child’s learning journey to give a true reflection of your childs development.

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