Foundation Stage 2
Welcome to our Foundation Class Page!
We can’t wait to welcome back our new Foundation 2 children, along with a few new faces. Your child will be taught by Mrs Levesley, with Mrs Pickering & Miss Pearson providing some support.
The school day starts at 8:45am until 3pm.
You say your goodbyes at the gate to the unit, so that we can gather the children on the carpet for the register. The children really benefit from this time with you, so please try to arrive on time.
We ask that parents wait in the bottom yard until we open the wooden gate.
We operate a one-way system to collect the children. Please do not let your children play on the outdoor equipment after school.
Meet your Teachers
Hello everyone! I’m Mrs Levesley.
This will be my third year here at Thrybergh, but I’ve been teaching for 22 years. I love teaching in the Foundation Stage because every day is different. It’s an absolute privilege to watch our smallest children grow and learn every day, especially the magic moments when you grasp a new skill or say something incredible, which shows me what you have learned.
As well as being the foundation teacher, I am also the school’s SENDCo, which means I coordinate the support for children with special educational needs. When I’m not at school, I’m a mum to two teenage boys. My family love to be outdoors and we go for long walks in the Peak District. Reading is my other favourite hobby, and you can usually find me with my nose in a book on a Sunday morning, in the garden if it’s warm enough. I have loved stories since I was little and my hope is to inspire you all to love reading as much as I do. I can’t wait to see you all soon!
Foundation Stage Teacher
Hi boys and girls! I’m Mrs Pickering and I’ve worked at Thrybergh for 22 years. I love everything about my job, especially helping children learn. I love playing with my little grandson and watching him learn new things every day. I like to read stories with him too. Together, we love to take my dog, Buddy, for walks. I love reading when I have time. My hobby is gardening and last spring and summer I loved redesigning my garden and watching everything grow. I can’t wait to see you all again, as well as welcoming some new faces!
Our New Learning
Foundation aged children are constantly learning, by exploring their world, asking questions and most importantly, playing. Our ‘Success For All’ curriculum develops learning in a playful, varied and exciting way.
We cover a huge range of learning, from finding out about our senses, learning about communication and experiencing different kinds of music, through to learning about animals and plants and taking care of our world. We set up parts of the classrooms for different areas of learning, called ‘labs’. Children spend time in the labs every day, learning and playing together. We read great stories every day in our ‘Story Tree’ time. We also have daily teacher-led sessions for phonics, writing and maths. This year, we have a brand new outdoor learning zone and we can’t wait to let the children play and explore out there!