Welcome to foundation 2 and a warm welcome to all of our lovely parents! We are thrilled to be teaching your children and cannot wait to get started.
It is the start of our Autumn 2 term in which we will be having lots of fun and making our brains grow!
During this exciting term, we will be focusing on our theme ‘Why do you love me so much?’. Children will have the opportunity to talk about themselves and understand that we are all different and unique. We will explore various emotions and talk about them too. ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas will support our learning and the children will have access to various activities linking to this wonderful book! Furthermore, children will be able to talk about their families and friends who are important to them. We will complete lots of lovely activities to explore this including a self-portrait collage, family trees and friendship handprints. Children will also access continuous provision daily where they will be exposed to further learning to match our theme.
During our literacy lessons we will read and explore many books starting with ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy which will link with our theme for this term. Children will be involved in exciting tasks including re-telling the story using role play, composing a song to help Mr Bear get to sleep, completing listening games to see what sounds we hear at night. Additionally, children will start to use their phonics in their writing and identify capital letters and full stops.
In maths, children will learn numbers 0-5 then begin to progress onto numbers beyond 5 to 10. They will be exposed to lots of practical activities both indoors and outdoors to aid learning. We will look at how we can use our fingers to count and explore many objects that we can use that helps us to count. Furthermore, we will look at subsidising which will help children to further identify numbers 0-10.
We are so excited to begin our learning!
Our PE days here in F2 will be EVERY TUESDAY so please bring your child to school in their correct PE kit. We will be teaching children some exciting fundamental skills to strengthen those muscles and develop their gross motor skills. Children will have many opportunities during each session and of course have lots of fun!
We would like to mention that as the weather is beginning to get a little damp, please make sure your child is well equipped with a warm coat and hat as we still love to get outside and splash around in the rain.
Also, please can you make sure your child has a named water bottle in school. We encourage the children to drink throughout the day and will send them home each day to be washed.
We are so happy to be back in school and hope to have a wonderful Autumn term. If you need anything in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact our school office and we will get back to you accordingly.
Lots of love,
Miss Roberts & Ms Ballard x