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Foundation Stage 2

 

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2

 

Meet the teachers:

 

                      Mrs Corr                   Mrs Harrison                  

                           Class teacher                          Teaching Assistant                      

 

Homework Challenges

Can you earn 10 saves this half term?

Maths  - Comparing and ordering height and length. 

Think of something in your house or outside that can be compared and ordered by height or length.

Can you think of something really unusual? e.g. the length of everyones hand in your family.

 

Think about how you could present this in the most creative way.

 

 

Literacy - Yellow animal factfile

 

Choose a yellow animal and create a factfile.  Your factfile needs to include an image plus at least 3 written facts. This can be as creative as you like.

 

Examples:

  • paint a picture of your animal with written labels
  • create a collage with facts
  • make a 3D junk model with facts attached.
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REMEMBER I am looking for children who try their best to write their facts. This might be simple sentences or key words.

 

 

Science - Winter

 

As we move through the seasons, our environment is always changing. The children spent a long time before Christmas looking at the signs of Autumn, especially when we visited Reaseheath College.

 

The challenge is to create a representation of Winter with information about how our environment has changed and what the signs of winter are.

 

 

RE - Getting to know Jesus

This half term we have been exploring some of the important things Jesus did, e.g. choosing his friends, healing the sick and helping others.  

 

Can you think of a word to describe Jesus (e.g. friend, helper, kind…) and create a piece of artwork around this.

 

 

Passport to the World - Iceland 

 

 

REMEBER - ALWAYS BE CREATIVE AND TRY YOUR BEST

Learning through play

 

The children in FS2 love exploring, solving problems, being imaginative and working with their friends.

 

Please keep an eye out for our updated slideshow throughout the year to see what we get up to!  

Regular Updates!

 

Please remember to take a look and interact with our school Twitter page @StSavioursPri

 

In FS2 we try and share our learning throughout the week as there is often so much going on!

           

 The Big Question

 

What is yellow?

 

 

All our learning will be based on our big question. 

 

Some of the exciting activities we have planned include:

 

Creating a yellow collage 

 

Observational artwork 

 

Visiting the Walker Art Gallery 

 

Exploring how colour can change 

 

Tasting yellow food 

 

Ribbon dancing 

 

 

The Way The Truth and The Life

 

Getting to know Jesus

 

During our topic, 'Getting to know Jesus', we will be focusing on the following main teachings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Know about the loss and finding of Jesus in the Temple and reflect on the meaning of this event. 


Know that Jesus chose friends to help him and be aware that Jesus wants us to help him.


Know that Jesus has great love for each one of us and how we can show our love for Jesus.


Know that Jesus healed the man at the Pool of Bethesda.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

This half term the children will experience the following activities:

 

A visit to the Walker Art Gallery

 

Making pancakes

 

 

Hatching chicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please keep an eye on the newsletter each week for more information!

Reading / Phonics 

 

Phonics is an extremely important aspect of learning in FS2.

 

We follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme which you are able to access online for additional information. 

 

 

Spring 1 focus

 

 

We will focus on applying all the Phase 2 sounds learnt during the first term. We will use these to practise segmenting and blending simple words for reading and writing. 

 

We will continue to learn GPC's from Phase 3 

 

 

Useful games (just click on each picture):

 

Buried Treasure - practise reading real and nonsense words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick a Picture - match the word to the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learn to segment words:

 

d   -  o  -  g 

 

and blend them back together to make a word 

 

dog

 

 

Tricky Words

You can't sound these words out - you just need to know them.

 

 

Mathematics

 

Number

This halt term we will be focusing on:

  • Finding the total number by adding two groups together. 
  • Knowing one more.
  • Record work and to begin to explain our own thinking.
  • Counting backwards confidently.

 

Shape, Space and Measure

This half term we will be focusing on:

  • Positional language. 
  • Comparing length and height of objects and using comparative language. 
  • Using language of money 

 

 

Useful games to play at home:

Click on the picture to play the game. 

 

Count out the correct number of 1p coins. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please remember!

 

Please remember to read every night with your child(ren).

 

Even if your child is not reading fluently yet, it is important that you dedicate 10 minutes each evening to sit down and read their school book with them.

 

This might include asking questions about the front cover, talking about the pictures, making predications about what might happen next and modelling how to follow the words whilst reading.

 

 

 

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Practise your key words, number recognition and shape names by clicking on the power points below.

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