Welcome to Foundation 2
The staff working in the classroom are Miss Silverwood and Miss Lumb (Class teachers), Miss Fisher and Mrs White (LSA), Mrs Smart (LSA, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons) and Miss Leadbeater (apprentice). The children have been placed into two register groups; Miss Silverwood's Superstars and Miss Lumb's Lucky learners. These register groups will be used for group work and when we have to report to parents at parents' evenings, end of year reports and completing children's learning journeys. Please take a look at which group your child is in. The information will be displayed on the Foundation 2 notice board in the cloakroom.
In Foundation 2, the children will take part in daily literacy, maths and phonics sessions. During the phonics sessions, children will learn the sounds and names of letters in the alphabet. Then, the children will learn how to read and write simple words. We would appreciate any support you could give to your child regarding the learning of these letters.
As the children settle into their new class, our topic to begin with this half term is 'All about me'. During this half term, we will be finding out lots of information about your child including their likes and dislikes as this will help to inform our planning linked to the children's interest. One of our main topics this half term will be based around Peppa Pig. During our observations, we have noted that a lot of the children are interested in Peppa pig and from this the staff have planned a three week topic based around pigs. During the first week of our pig topic we will be planning Peppa Pig a birthday party, sending invitations, cards and pictures to Peppa, as well as making sandwiches, cakes and decorating the classroom for Peppa's Birthday. During the second week of our pig topic the children will be finding out facts and information about pigs and then we will be moving onto the story of the 'Three Little Pigs'. Our final topic of the first half term will be focussed around Halloween, where children will be taking part in fun maths and literacy activities related to this topic. Please keep checking the website for pictures of the activities children have been taking part in during their first half term in Foundation 2.
During our first three weeks after the half term holidays, we will be basing our topic on the story of Cinderella. M and M productions will be visiting our school to act out the story of Cinderella and we have a lot of fun activities planned for the children. In the first three weeks of the half term, the children will be planning Cinderella and Prince Charming's wedding. We will be designing a wedding cake, writing name cards, wedding invitations and making wedding favours. On Friday the 24th of November the children will be going down to St Paul's Church to watch Cinderella and Prince Charming marry one another, with the help of Father Craig. After the wedding ceremony the children will be coming back to school to enjoy a wedding breakfast in the dining hall, followed by a wedding disco in the classroom after dinner time. During the final three weeks of half term we will be introducing the Christmas topic by reading the 'Christmas Story'. The children will be finding out the reasons we celebrate Christmas as well as taking part in lots of festive activities leading up to the Christmas holidays.
To start off the half term, our first topic will be all about TOYS! The children will be listening to stories about toys and discussing the stories that we have read. Children will also have the opportunity to bring one of their favourite toys to school for two whole weeks. During this time, the children will take part in writing activities, where children will be encouraged to write a sentence about their toy. Children will also be drawing pictures of their toys and also talking about their favourite toy with their friends and teachers.
As the children are aware, our latest topic is based around Pirates. On Monday the 22nd of January, the pirates came into the F2 classroom and locked the teachers in the Foundation 2 cupboard. During the morning the children took part in pirate games and activities in the classroom. The pirates finally decided to let the teachers out of the cupboard at dinner time and the pirates left for their pirate ship. However the pirates must have come back for Miss Silverwood, because on Tuesday morning, Miss Silverwood was nowhere to be seen. The pirates emailed Miss Lumb with a video, which showed that Miss Silverwood had been captured by Captain Stinky and he had taken her back to his pirate ship. For the rest of the day, the children in the F2 classroom drew pictures, cards, posters and they also wrote notes to Captain Stinky, asking him to let Miss Silverwood go. The children also involved themselves in counting and adding activities to make sure they made Captain Stinky happy and to help him count correctly. Please view the pictures and videos below of the fun activities we have taken part in during our pirate topic!
The first week back will be a very exciting week for the children. We will be starting off the half term with a topic based around superheroes. The following topics will include activities and group times focussed around Mother's Day and Easter. We will be talking about why and also how we celebrate Easter and the children will be encouraged to take part in fun activities in the classroom.
On the 20th of March, the children and teachers were kindly invited to the 1 Momento Italian Restaurant by Ashton's parents. The children had a fantastic time and had the opportunity to taste the delicious food from the restaurant and observe how pizzas are made. The children then had a go at making some pizzas with the chiefs. It was a fantastic experience for the children and we would like to thanks Ashton's family for inviting the children and teachers to their restaurant to taste their delicious food! Please see the pictures below of the children enjoying their time at 1 Momento.
Well, we have begun our summer term with a fantastic topic. On Monday morning the children entered the classroom to find Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory and a bunch of Oompa Loompas. The children enjoyed their day being taught by the Oompa Loompas and taking part in fun activities in the classroom. Willy Wonka has been sending the children challenges to help them with their learning. Willy Wonka has also been sending the children letters everyday to choose two star workers to wear his special Oompa Loompa outfits, for trying their best and working hard in class. The children are enjoying the topic so far and have been involved in fun activities, such as making repeating patterns and working out the answers to number sentences using sweets. The children have also been designing Willy Wonka chocolate and sweet wrappers, so he can use them at his chocolate factory. Hopefully Willy Wonka will come in for a visit to see all the lovely activities and challenges we have been taking part in!
Class Targets for this half term;
Our Phonics Learning
During the first half term (Autumn 1), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;
Week 3 - 's' and 'a'
Week 4 - 't' and 'p'
Week 5 - 'i', 'n' and 'm'
Week 6 - 'd', 'g', 'o' and 'c'
Week 7 - 'e' and 'k'
Week 8 - 'ck', 'u', 'r' and 'b'
During his half term (Autumn 2), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;
Week 1 - 'h'
Week 2 - 'f', 'ff' and 'l'.
Week 3 - 'll' and 'j'.
Week 4 - 'w', 'v' and 'x'.
Week 5 - 'y' and 'z'.
Week 6 - 'zz'.
During this half term ( Spring 1), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;
Week 1 - 'sh'
Week 2 - 'ch'
Week 3 - 'th'
Week 4 - 'ai'
Week 5 - 'ee'
During this half term (Spring 2), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;
Week 1 - 'ng'
Week 2 - 'oa'
Week 3 - 'oo' (zoo, zoom, room)
Week 4 - 'oo' (look, book, cook)
Week 5 - 'igh'
During this half term (summer 1), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;
Week 1 - 'qu'
Week 2- 'ar'
Please click on the link below to see how we sound out letters during our phonics sessions and the songs we use to remember the sounds.