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.
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.
We will be starting off our Autumn 2 term with a BANG! We will be finding out about the Gun Powder Plot, Guy Fawkes and how we celebrate Bonfire Night. However, most importantly the children will be learning how to keep safe on November the 5th. Our second topic will be based around the 'Three Little Pigs'followed by a topic based around the film Frozen. During the Frozen topic, children will be planning a party for Olaf's birthday. The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to write party lists, invites and birthday cards for Olaf's birthday party. Please continue to visit the website to view pictures of the fun activities that the F2 children have been taking part in.
Class Targets for this half term;
Take a look at the sounds we have been learning in phonics
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.
Week 8 - b and h.
Week 1 - f, ff and l.
Week 2 - 'll'.
Week 3 - 'ss' and 'j'.
Week 4 - 'v', 'w' and 'x'.
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.