Foundation 2

Foundation 2
 
School Closures
Update:
Please find attached a new activity idea sheet dated 30.3.20. Recommended daily activities are highlighted in bold. 
 
I have also set up a math quiz on the following website
 
 
To enter the virtual classroom log on as a student and use the room code MCGRATH8675
This can be a fun activity for you to support with. I will add another topic soon. Have fun!
 
During this difficult time we would like to send everyone well wishes and to say that you are all in our thoughts. Whilst it is incredibly important that the children continue to learn during their time off school, the most important thing is to look after each other and stay safe. There are many fun ways for learning to continue in the home and we will strive to share as many strategies and ideas through our class page as possible. Read, read, read! You read to them and they read to you, share books together and enjoy discussing them. Make dens and create a wild adventure, then use this opportunity for writing. Let them write about where they have been on this adventure, you will be amazed at what they come up with. Encourage them to use robot talk (a method of saying aloud each sound they hear in the word) before writing and check their sentence makes sense. Have an arts and crafts day, keep fit with go noodle or create your own PE regime! Work packs are also currently available from the office so please ensure you take one before closure on Friday if you have not done so already. An activity grid will also be sent home with ideas of how each lesson can be taught through exciting ways. This can also be found below along with a range of websites accessible from home.  
Take care and hope to see you all in the near future. 
Mrs McGrath, Mrs Jenkins and team. 
 
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS - A website with a wide variety of topics and learning resources.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - Username: march20 Password: home - An excellent phonics website with lots of fun games to develop phonics. 
www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk - A great reading resource for applying their phonics knowledge. The children can use phase 2 and 3 comics (we have not yet learnt the ai, oa, ur, oi and ear sounds as this is a slightly different programme to what we use in school, however there is no harm in learning them!).
www.topmarks.co.uk - A great Maths based website which the children are familiar with from use in the classroom. 
 
A big, huge well done to all the children in F2 for completing their sport Relief mile. It was a long way for those little legs but we did it!! Thank you very much for any sponsor money raised, it will go a long way towards helping those who need it most. 
BEWARE OF THE BEAR!
Our current theme for Literacy is instruction writing and the children have decided to write a set of instructions for how to trap a bear! The children have recently finished writing their own version of Little Red Riding Hood, called Little Blue. Instead of a big bad wolf the children added a big grizzly bear into their story. After a little investigation, we have discovered that the bear has escaped from the story and is roaming free around Well Lane!! We even found evidence that he had been in our classroom after finding mud scattered everywhere and hearing a growling noise. We needed to act fast! The children wrote their own set of instructions which included digging a whole, covering it with sticks and leaves and placing a jar of delicious honey on the top. Now we just have to wait and hope we catch him soon. Wish us luck!!
Chester Zoo
We had a fantastic day out at Chester Zoo, despite the weather!, and the children thoroughly enjoyed seeing their favourite animals. We still have more work to do in class linked to our trip but the children are currently enjoying completing a tally chart of their friends favourite animal. 
Library Trip
 
On Wednesday we went to Rock Ferry library.  We heard the story 'The Cave'  by Rod Hodgeson and made a wolf mask. We had a great time and now have our own copies of the book to enjoy again and again at home.
Juniper Jupiter
 
Our new book is about a real-life superhero.  She is super brave, super strong and super sneaky.
We have enjoyed all our superhero activities.
Take a look at what we have been learning about this term so far...
 
The children have enjoyed the story of The Star in a Jar, for our Literacy topic. Watch us act it out and retell the story in our own words.
The children have enjoyed talking about Autumn and using objects such as conkers, acorns, leaves etc to explore and create artistic pictures and representations of objects. They have mixed Autumn colours and used these in their designs. 
 
PE is a huge success and the children love going in to the big hall to work on different tasks and games. A great way to release lots of energy!
 
We have been focusing a lot on numbers and embedding those basic skills of counting and solving number problems, whilst focusing on mathematical language such as more, fewer, less etc. 
 
 
F2 Curriculum Overviews

Phonics

Each day Felicity the phoneme fairy brings the children a new phoneme (sound). The children are getting great at recognising them and hearing them in words. Lots of robot talk at home will continue to support the children in hearing those sounds which will support them in developing their reading and writing skills. 

Have a look at the attached phoneme mat to see which sounds your child will learn in F2 and encourage them to practice at home too!

Parent Phonics Workshop
 
Thank you for attending the parent workshop.
The children enjoyed sharing their learning with you.
Remember to continue to use some of the activities to support your children at home.
Colour mixing
 
The children have been exploring what happens when they mix colours.  We looked at the changing colour of autumn leaves and tried to mix our own colours of paint. We also explored what happens when you put colour filters over our torches.