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Welcome to Foundation 2

The staff working in Foundation 2 are; Miss Silverwood and Miss Lumb (Class teachers), Miss Fisher (LSA), Mrs White (LSA), Mrs Tyas (LSA, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons) and Miss Soame, (student teacher). The children have been placed into two register groups; Miss Silverwood’s Super Stars and Miss Lumb’s Lucky learners. These register groups will be used for group work and when we have to report to parents during parents’ evenings, end of year reports and completing the children’s learning journeys. Please take a look at which group your child is in. This information is displayed on the Foundation 2 notice board in the cloakroom.  We do phonics, literacy and numeracy everyday as well as lots of other activities that help to support learning both indoors and outside in our Foundation 2 outdoor area. 

Everyday is a fun day in Foundation 2! laugh

 

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 the children's interest. We will then move onto the topic of healthy living. Children will be asked to talk about the things that they can do to make sure that they stay healthy and happy. We will be discussing how healthy eating, exercise and good hygiene together help us to keep healthy. 

 

In Foundation 2, the children will take part in daily phonics sessions to help learn 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 your child regarding the learning of these letters. We will also send regular phonics activities for your child to practise at home. 

 

Autumn 2

To start off this half term, we will be linking our topic work to bonfire night. During the first week back, the children in Foundation 2 will be finding out about why we celebrate bonfire night, who Guy Fawkes is and also the ways that we can keep safe. Next we will be moving on to our traditional tales topic, where children will listen to a range of traditional tales, recall the stories by acting them out and take part in lots of different activities linked to the traditional tales we will be reading. Our final two weeks of the half term will be based around Christmas. The children will be learning about 'The Christmas Story' and why we celebrate Christmas, as well as taking part in lots of fun and festive activities. Please keep visiting the page to find out about all the fun activities we have been taking part in. 

Spring 1

To start off our new term our topic will be about toys. During this topic, children will have the opportunity to bring their favourite toy into school. Whilst their toy is at school, children will be taking part in lots of fun writing activities based around their favourite toys. Children will also have the opportunity to draw their toys and take part in lots of fun activities with them. 

Our next topic is based around the topic of Superheroes. During this topic, children will take part in lots of super activities, including activities linked to the story book 'Supertato'.  To finish our learning for this term, we will be learning about the celebrations of Valentine's Day and 'Chinese New Year'. The children will be taking part in fun activities linked to the celebrations and find out about how and why we celebrate these days. 

Spring 2

 To start off our new term, we will be learning all about pirates. We will be finding out information about who they are and what they talk like. During our pirate topic, children will be taking part in fun activities linked to our pirate theme. During this half term, we will be observing the weather and talking about Spring. We will be learning about how plants grow around this time of the year and we will also be planting beans in the classroom to later put in our flower garden in the outdoor area. Towards the end of the half term, we will be learning all about Easter, why we celebrate it and also talking part in lost of fun Easter activities. Please keep visiting the page to keep up to date with all the fun learning we will be taking part in. 

Summer 1

 This term, our topic is called 'Our Wonderful World'. Not only will the children be finding out about Barnsley, but they will be finding out about cities in our country. Then our topic will allow children to find out about different countries and how these countries may be different to ours. Our final topic for the half term, children will be blasting off into space to find out about different planets in our solar system and discovering what we may find in space. Please keep visiting our website to find out about all the fun activities that the children have been taking part in. 

Summer 2

This half term, we will be starting our topic about minibeasts. During this topic we will be finding out about all the creepy crawlies that we find outdoors in our gardens and we will be finding out facts about them. Please keep visiting our page to see the fun that we have been having in Foundation 2. 

Our targets this half term:

 

  • Our class target this half term is to look after the classroom environment and become independent learners. At home we would like your child to;
  • Practise writing their first name and surname. 
  • Begin to form numbers and letters correctly. 
  • Say number names in order and recognise numbers in and around the local environment. 
  • To practise linking sounds to letters. 
  • To read and write simple words and captions. 
  • To work out the answers to addition and subtractions number sentences using objects. 

Our Phonics Learning

 

Miss Lumb's Phonics Group

This half term we have been learning some new sounds in phonics. The sounds we have been learning this half term are; 

 

Week 3 - s, a and t. 

Week 4 -i, n and m. 

Week 5 - d, g and o. 

Week 6 - c, k, e and ck. To read the word 'to'. 

Week 7 - u, r and h. To read the word 'the'. 

Week 8 - b and s. To read the word 'look'. 

 

Children will be practising to read words with the above sounds. 

 

Autumn 2

Week 1 - f, ff and l. To read the words 'no' and 'go'.

Week 2 - j, v and w. To read the word 'and'. 

Week 3 - x, y, z and zz. To read the word 'into'. 

Week 4 - To read and write words with the v, w, j, x, y, z and zz sounds. 

Week 5 - q and qu. 

Week 6 - ch. To read the tricky word 'my'.

Week 7 - Recap of all sounds and words learnt so far this term. 

 

Spring 1

Week 1 - 'sh'. To read the tricky words me, be and she. 

Week 2 - 'th'. To read the tricky word 'are'.  

Week 3 - 'ng'. To read the words 'this' and 'with'.

Week 4 - 'ee'. To read the tricky word 'was'. 

Week 5 - 'ai'. To read the tricky word 'you'.

Week 6 - 'igh'. To read the tricky word 'her'. 

 

Spring 2

Week 1 - 'oa'.

Week 2 - 'oo'.

Week 3 - 'ar'.

Week 4 - 'or'. 

Week 5 - Recap of previous digraphs. 

 

Summer 1

Week 1 - 'ur'

Week 2 - 'ow' To read and write the tricky word 'like'. 

Week 3 - 'oi' and to read the words 'like' and 'went'.

Week 4  - 'ear' 

Week 5 - 'air'. To read the words 'come' and 'some'. 

Week 6 - 'ure'. 

Week 7 - Recapping the sounds ow, oi, ar, or, ur.

 

Summer 2

Week 1 - Racap of sounds learnt so far and practising reading the tricky words 'some' 'come' and 'said'. 

 

 

Miss Silverwood's Phonics Group

This half term we have been learning some new sounds in phonics. The sounds we have been learning this half term are; 

 

Week 3 -  s, a, t, p, i and n. 

Week 4 - m, d, g, o, c and k. 

Week 5 - ck, e and u. 

Week 6 - r and b. To read the words 'look' and 'the'.

Week 7 - h, s, f and ff. To read the words 'no' and 'go'.

Week 8 - j, v and w. To read the word 'and'. 

 

Children have been practising reading simple words and captions with the above sounds. 

 

Autumn 2

Week 1 - x, y and z. To read the word 'into'.

Week 2 - q and qu. To read the words 'he' and 'we'. 

Week 3 - ch and sh. To read the word 'my'. 

Week 4 - 'th'. To read the word 'are'. 

Week 5 - 'th' and 'ng'. 

Week 6 - 'ee'. 

Week 7 - Recap of all sounds learnt so far this term. 

 

Spring 1

Week 1 - 'ai'.

Week 2 - 'igh' and 'oo'. 

Week 3 - 'oo' and 'ar'. 

Week 4 - 'ar' and 'oa'. To read the tricky word 'her'.

Week 5 - 'oa' and 'or'. 

Week 6 - 'ur'. 

 

Spring 2

Week 1 - 'ow'. To read the tricky words 'like' and 'have'. 

Week 2 - 'oi'.

Week 3 - 'air'. 

Week 4 - 'ear'. 

Week 5 - 'er'. 

 

Summer 1

Week 1 - To read words with four sounds in. (sink, belt etc)

Week 2 - To read words with four sounds in. 

Week 3 - To read words with four sounds in. 

Week 4 - To read words with four sounds. (crown, frown and brown). 

Week 5- To read words with four sounds (tenth, sixth and theft)

and to read questions words. (what and where)

Week 6- To read polysyllabic words (sandpit, backpack etc) To also practise reading the tricky words 'so' and 'do'. 

Week 7 - Reading and writing questions. 

 

Summer 2

Week 1 - Reading phase 4 words (eg. strap, spring, street, drift droop drop) and reading words ending in 'ing'. (eg. twisting, swinging, floating). 

 

 

 

Important notes:

 

  • Bring your book bag every day!
  • Please remember to bring a coat to school as we do lots of our learning outside.
  • Please bring a water bottle and a healthy snack for your child to have throughout the day. (Please make sure that your child's water bottle has their name written on it). 
  • Doors open at 8.45am and children are to be in class no later than 8.50am. We will open the doors at 3.10pm at the end of the day.

Dates to remember:

*Monday 31st of May - School closed for half term. 

*Monday 7th of June - School reopens. 

*Wednesday 9th of June - World Book Day. (Please come dressed as pirates). 

*Friday 16th of July - School closes for the Summer.