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Welcome to Foundation 2

The staff working in the Foundation 2 unit are; Miss Silverwood and Miss Lumb (Class teachers),  Miss Fisher and Mrs White (LSA), Mrs Smart (LSA, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons) and Miss Elliot (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, reporting to parents at parent 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, 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. Also, during maths, we will be encourage children to recognise and write numbers from 0-10 and then 0-20,  children will also take part in counting and shape activities to develop early mathmatical skills.

 

Autumn 1

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 children's interest. We are currently starting our 'Pirate' topic. During this topic the children will be taking part in many pirate themed literacy, maths and creative activities in the classroom. The children are really enjoying dressing up as pirates and going on treasure hunts in the indoor area and building pirate ships using the wooden blocks outdoors. Please see the pictures below of the pirate activities the children have been taking part in.

 

 

Class Targets for this half term;

  • Our class target is to look after the classroom environment and become independent learners.
  • At home we would like your child to practise;
  • Writing their first and surname.
  • Linking letter sounds to letters.
  • Forming letters and numbers correctly.
  • Recognising numbers 0-10 and then 0-20.

 

Take a look at the sounds we have been learning in phonics

Autumn 1

Week 3 - s and a.

Week 4 - t, p and i.

Week 5 - n, m, d and g.

Week 6 - o, c and k. 

Week 7 - e, u and r.

 

To help your child remember the sounds of letters, please click on the link below to listen to the songs we sing at school during our phonics sessions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w

 

 

Parent Information

  • Baking and food tasting activities are an important part of children's learning. Therefore we would appreciate a weekly contribution of £1 towards the cost of these activities.

 

  • The children will be taking part in lots of fun outdoor learning, please make sure that your child brings a coat to school everyday so they can participate in outdoor activities.

 

  • Your child has been given a book bag labelled with their name. It is important that your child brings their book bag to school everyday.

 

  • It is important that your child is encouraged to read their reading books that are sent home by the teachers on a weekly basis.  Please listen to your child read and then leave a comment in their reading diary.

 

  • Please make sure that your child's jumpers, cardigans and coats are name labelled to make sure they can be returned if misplaced.

 

Important Dates 

  • Monday 2nd September - Inset Day. 
  • Tuesday 3rd September - First day of school. 
  • Monday 23rd September - Photograph Day. 
  • Friday 25th October - Break up for half term. 
  • Monday 4th November - Inset Day. 
  • Monday 5th November - Children back to school.