Welcome to Foundation 2
The staff working in the classroom are Miss Silverwood and Miss Lumb (Class teachers), Miss Walker (trainee teacher), Miss Fisher (LSA), Mrs Smart (LSA, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons), Miss Leadbeater and Miss Aspinall, (apprentices). 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 Pauls 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. Photos of the wedding preparations and the wedding day will be posted as the children take part in the activities. Please keep visiting the website to see the exciting and fun learning the children have been involved in this half term.
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 the second half term (Autumn 2), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;
Week 1 - 'h'
Week 2 - 'f', 'ff' and 'l'.
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.