This half term, we’ll take a walk around our school to find out about the adults who work there and their work spaces, taking photos as we go. Back in the classroom, we’ll upload and print our photos to compile a ‘Who’s who?’ display of school staff. Working together, we’ll create friendship scenarios using Jelly Babies at the ‘Jelly Babies playground’, and we’ll create a ‘Class jobs board’, allocating responsibilities amongst ourselves. We’ll talk about friendship, being kind and helpful, loneliness, enemies, and the things we like. We will be sharing lots of stories and developing our excellent listening skills to support all of our future learning. We will spend lots of time talking about families and the things that we enjoy doing at home, also finding out about any shared interests that we have. Please remember to send in a family photograph to add to our 'Do you want to be friends?' display .
In numeracy this term we will be concentrating on recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting to 20. This will include number hunts, ordering number cards and counting a variety of objects. We will spend time counting as a group whilst marching, clapping, jumping etc. We will also become familiar with 2D and 3D shapes, remembering shape names and looking at their properties.
Examples of how to support numeracy learning at home
Incorporate counting in to everyday life (How many steps? How many chips do you have? If I take 1 away how many do you have?) When out walking recognise house numbers, bus numbers etc. and talk about the shapes of everyday objects.
In phonics, reading and writing we will recap and learn Set 1 RWI simple sounds (m,a,s,d,t,i,n etc.) and continue using Fred Frog to help us blend and segment words. We will be mark making in many ways and continue practicing writing independently.
Examples of how to support literacy learning at home
Children will be sent home with a school reading book which has been carefully matched with the phonics learning that we have done in school. Please read this at least 3 times per week to develop fluency alongside reading additional books for pleasure. We will listen to children read in school throughout the week so please ensure that children have their book bags daily.
As a way of sharing the fantastic learning that we do in FS2, I will send photographs and information via Class Dojo. Please use this as an opportunity to talk to your child about what they have done in school.
Remember, you can send photographs through Dojo to support our assessment of your child by sharing any family experiences or home learning. Please add comments where possible, thank you!
We are really looking forward to the year ahead and cannot wait to have lots of fun .
Keep smiling, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact one of the EYFS team.
Mrs R Webster 🌈