Jenni Reany's Class
Welcome to Foundation 2, we are a lively class consisting of 7 boys and 2 girls aged 5 and 6 years old! Our class team consists of myself, Jenni (teacher) and classroom assistants, Heather, Sharon, Nicola, Nicky and Marzia (job share).
Here in Foundation 2 we love to play in the outside sand and water area! The benefits of sand and water play are numerous and far reaching including the development of fine motor skills, promoting creativity and developing and extending vocabulary, however, most importantly it allows the pupils an opportunity to practise and experiment in a fun and relaxed environment.
We also love messy and sensory play which encourages discovery and independent thinking, as well as inspiring imagination and creativity. There are many different ways in which sensory play can benefit a child’s development and learning and as the children identify objects by touch during tactile sensory play this also helps develop their fine and gross motor skills – such as squeezing, pulling, pushing and throwing.
Every day is busy in our class and we encourage independence and autonomous learning across all the curriculum areas through providing a stimulating and hands on learning environment!