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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.

 

Autumn 2

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. 

The Grand Opening of the Bonfire Shop

The Cutting of the Ribbon

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Mrs Petty came to officially open our Bonfire Shop. We celebrated with a biscuit and a drink of juice.

                                          Spring 1   

To start off our Spring term, the first topic when the children come back to school will be based around their favourite toys. The children will be asked to fetch one of their favourite toys to school to show their friends and discuss why their chosen toy is their favourite. The children will also be using their toy to take part in fun writing and art activities, where the children will be asked to write about their favourite toys, draw pictures of them and also write invites to their favourite toy to invite them to a special  picnic. Our next topic of the half term will be based around superheroes. The children will listen to various superhero stories and write their own superhero stories as a group. We will also link the topic of healthy eating to the Supertato  stories and talk about ways that we can keep healthy. Our final topic will be based around Valentine's Day. The children will have the opportunity to make Valentine's Day, write sentences about who they love and talk about the people they love the most and why they love them as much as they do. 

The Evil Pea visited our classroom and tied up the vegetables!

 

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.
  • Writing and reading CVC words and captions.
  • 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.

Week 8 - b and h. 

Autumn 2 

Week 1 - f, ff and l. 

Week 2 - 'll'.

Week 3 - 'ss' and 'j'. 

Week 4 - 'v', 'w' and 'x'. 

Week 5 - 'z' and 'zz'.

Week 6 - 'y' and 'qu.

Spring 1

Week 1 - 'ch'.

Week 2 - 'sh'.

Week 3 - 'ch' and 'th'. 

Week 4 - 'ng'.

Week 5 - 'ai'. 

 

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 

  • Friday 14th February - Break up for half term. 
  • Monday 24th February - Back to school.
  • Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of February - Parent's Evenings. 
  • Thursday 5th of March - World Book Day. 
  • Friday 3rd of April - Break up for Easter holidays. 
  • Monday 20th April - Back to school.