Welcome to Foundation 2!
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Each child has their own reading diary and book. The books will be changed weekly. Please can book bags with the reading diary and book inside come to school each day. Don’t forget to look at and read your book throughout the week.
If your child has their own special book at home that they enjoy reading, they are definitely encouraged to bring it into school to share with the other children.
Each child will also bring home key words. These key words will be put in their diary for the children to practice at home when reading.
Foundation 2 will be having PE on a Monday afternoon. Each child will need to have a named PE kit which includes a white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and trainers/black plimsols. As it begins to get colder feel free to pack blue or black jogging bottoms too.
Foundation 2 will be doing Forest School every Friday morning.
If your child could bring in a pair of wellies to wear during their Forest School, that would be greatly helpful. Any questions, or concerns please come and see us.
Week beginning 30th September
WOW! F2 have blown everybody's socks away this week with their learning!
In Phonics this week we have learnt the phonemes: 'g, o, c, k', have practised writing them and reading them in words such as, 'dog, cat, kip'. We have also had challenging activities such as reading different words and deciding are they real words? or are they not real words? and sorting them out correctly.
In Maths this week we have delved right into the number 1! What does it look like? How do we write number 1? How do we show we have 1 of something? What can one of something look like? Where can we find a number 1 in our home/school environment? F2 took their maths learning into their choosing time, especially into their outdoor learning! They were writing the number 1 and even showing number 1 through the use of drawing five frames with chalk on the ground!
In Literacy this week we have started out Talk For Writing process with the story 'Owl Babies'. F2 learned the story map for 'Owl Babies' and practiced performing it and then the following day, they learnt the Talk For Writing tool of 'innovating' (which means to change something) and they innovated the story to 'Robot Babies' with fantastic imagination and ideas!
Week beginning 23rd September
This week F2 have been super busy with their learning! They have been on an adventure into Year 1 to learn how to make jam sandwiches. Each child in Year 1 partnered up with a child in F2 and they guided them step by step on how to make the jam sandwich. When they had finished, they were able to eat their jam sandwich...they definitely enjoyed that!
One afternoon as part of a whole school focus on Modern Foreign Languages, F2 learned all about a different European country - Germany. We looked at the German flag and compared it to the United Kingdom flag and described the differences, we discovered how we could get to Germany if we wanted to visit and we even learned how to say good morning in German with help from one of our class friends who is part German. F2 continued to take this into their own learning and were making German flags, having a go at writing labels such as, 'Germany' and 'flag' and were also greeting each other with 'Guttentag'.
To end a great week F2 made some cakes to help sell and raise money for Macmillan coffee morning. It was a great way to end the week seeing F2 so enthusiastic to help a great cause!
Week beginning 16th September
This week Miss Mann bought her snails into school! They lived in our 'Wonder' area. F2 loved looking at them using magnifying glasses, and making predictions about what they would feel like just from looking at them. They then were super eager to get them out, which they did and they fed them different fruit/vegetables, gave them water and even held them. There were some brilliant language being used to describe what they felt like, e.g. "Slimey, slippery. freezing cold..".
Week beginning 9th September
This week the children have been taking responsibility for their learning, both in the inside and the outside areas. We have been thinking about how we can problem solve and think purposefully about the things we are choosing.
In the outside area the children have loved paddling in the water and using their senses to describe what is happening. How does it feel? The children then decided to put mud into the water to see what effect the mud made to the water. F2 then decided that if they got sticks- of all sizes, and out one end in the mud, it could then be used as a writing tool. The children were then writing their names, different phonemes, and other words.