Welcome to Foundation Stage 2!
Welcome back after the Christmas break and a Happy New Year to you all. The children have settled in well this past week and are really trying hard and keen to learn. Thank you for your support in helping them in their learning. The support you give them can really help each child to achieve their full potential.
We welcome Mrs Burnett who will be teaching FS2 for some of the time in the first 4 weeks with myself and Mrs Moore.
Our topic for this term is ‘Travel and Transport’. The children will be learning about the different types of transport through stories and non-fiction text. The stories this half term are Whatever Next and The Train Ride. They will also be designing and making their own models so could you please send any empty boxes for our box modelling work.
Next half term our topic will be Toys and Superheroes the children will have the opportunity to bring in and share their favourite toy, make puppets and retell stories.
In addition we will also learn about traditions celebrated throughout this time of year: Chinese New Year, Mother’s Day and Easter.
In our daily phonics session the children will be learning through the Read Write Inc programme. and over the next half term there will be a real focus on oral segmenting and blending to read words. Please support your children by reading with them at home on a regular basis.
In writing the children will be learning to write simple sentences linked to the topic. We will also be encouraging independence when writing again with a focus on listening to sounds in words.
Activities are set out in a morning for you to stay and take part in short morning tasks, including name writing, letter formation, reading and number activities. Just before 9.a.m the children are called to the carpet for the register.
Just a few reminders:
Useful website to support children at this age with their learning:
A game about caring for each other and sharing.
An early years section offering many games to practise skills taught in school.