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Welcome to Foundation 2

 

F2 Teacher/ Foundation Stage Coordinator– Mrs Doherty

F2 Teacher – Mrs Henderson

F2 Teacher – Miss Weatherson

F2 Teaching Assistant – Miss Machin

F2 Teaching Assistant – Miss Priestley

Meet the team!

 

 

We ensure that our Foundation Unit promotes the Characteristics of Learning:

Playing and Exploring

Active Learning

Creating and Thinking Critically

 

 

In the Foundation Stage we learn through play. We access all the 7 areas of learning:

Prime Areas

Personal, Emotional and Social Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

 

Specific Areas

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

 

Throughout their year in F2 we assess the children against Development Matters. At the end of their year in F2 we assess the children against the 7 Early Learning Goals, where they will be either Emerging, Expected or Exceeding. 

Topic’s we will be covering in F2 this year.

 

Autumn 1 - Me Me Me!:

 

Our focus will be on what makes us special. We will be looking at what our bodies can do on the inside and the outside!

 

Autumn 2 - Icicles!:

 

Our focus will be on what happens during the night and day and what animals are awake or asleep. We will also look at what is in our night sky and even take a sneak peak at the stars and planets! We will also learn about Christmas!

 

Spring 1 - Think Big!:

 

Our focus will be focussing on castles, the royal family, dragons and dinosaurs and space.

 

Spring 2 - All things Bright and Beautiful!:

 

Our focus will be about Spring and different animals.

 

Summer 1 - Tiny Science!:

 

Our focus will be on lifecycles of animals, mini-beasts, gardening and growing plants.

 

Summer 2 - Sunshine!:

 

Our focus will be on holidays, pirates and animals that live in the sea.

P.E -

 

Our PE day is on a Monday. Your child has been provided with a school PE bag with labelled shorts and a T shirt. This is to be kept in school during term time and will be returned home during the holidays to be washed. Please ensure your child brings named PE pumps into school to put in their PE bag.

 

Homework -

 

Homework will be given out each Friday and will need to be returned by Wednesday at the latest. We have a homework chart in school to monitor completion of homework. You can support your child with their homework but your child is to complete the activity themselves.

 

Please ensure homework books are kept in good condition.

We love to read! Have a look at the exciting things we do to practice our reading!

 


 

 

Have a go at some phonics games to practice your reading!

 

Phase 2 games

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

 

Phase 3 games

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html

 

 

Read these traditional tales with your family!

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http://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/GingerbreadMan.aspx

 

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http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/three_little_pigs_US.swf

 

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http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/billygoat/goat2.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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