Foundation 2

Foundation 2
 
Welcome back to Foundation 2.
Spring is upon us! Please see below the attached Spring term overview to gain an insight in to what your child will be learning during this term. Our Literacy counts stories for this term are called Little Red and the Something. We will be focusing a lot on shape, space and measurements for this first part of the term in our Mathematical learning too. As you know Foundation hold an open door policy so any questions please just ask.  
 
PE will be every WEDNESDAY afternoon, please ensure your child has a fully named PE kit and has had a go at getting dressed and undressed themselves.
 
 
Notice - Thank you for your support during Autumn term. We do ask that you continue to read every night for 5/10 minutes and support your child with handwriting and phonics where possible. Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned on the Monday. 
 
Mrs Jenkins and Mrs McGrath
TAs - Miss Leasor and Mrs McHugh (mornings) Miss Hanlon (afternoons)
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.