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Click on the PowerPoint above for the prayer for today.

 

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2

 

Hello FS2! I hope you are all well.

 

This will be the final week for on line learning at home. We are planning for a full return to school in September in line with Government guidance.  Please continue to check the school website regularly for updates and details about returning in September. Thank you for your engagement with the on line learning during these difficult months.  

Daily Phonics Lessons

From Monday 27th April, as part of your home learning tasks, you will be asked to engage in a daily phonics lesson that is being provided by the Department for Education. Some of the lessons will be revision to allow for practise and consolidation, however, there will be new learning alongside this. 

 

There will be a new lesson uploaded onto the YouTube channel everyday at 10am for FS2 (Reception)

 

Below you will find a letter which provides the necessary links and additional information. 

 

If you have any questions about this, please do get in contact using my email address: acorr@stsaviours.cheshire.sch.uk

Daily Phonics Lessons - Information

Here is a message from our local library;

 

Dear all

 

I am delighted to announce that we have just launched a new Summer Reading Challenge website especially for children in Cheshire West and Chester. It includes:

 

  • Details of exclusive free online events, which include an acting session from Carly Thoms (who played Miss Honey in “Matilda the Musical” in Manchester recently), story time with Mama G, how to do “silly face” animations with Mako Create, dancing with Cheshire Dance, Noodle Performance Arts, the professional storyteller John Kirk reading The Twits and “how to be an awesome storyteller” with Simon Adepetun.
  • Competitions: each of which have the prize of a £20 book token: short silly story competition, sharing a happy memory of lockdown, drawing something silly and writing a book recommendation.
  • Soon to come will be videos featuring crafts and jokes.
  • There’s a great video introducing the website which is ideal to show for classes and remote school assemblies at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsD4vnBvcHk&feature=emb_logo.

 

And of course there’s also the national Silly Squad website where children can join to read books and get online rewards for doing so at www.sillysquad.org.uk.

 

We’re still working hard to get our libraries open as soon as possible. Storyhouse is reopening this Saturday, followed by Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich and Winsford libraries on the 13 July with revised opening hours. A further five libraries will be reviewed two weeks later.  The Summer Reading Challenge will be almost entirely online this year.

 

Children, as long as they have their parents/guardians’ permission, can join the library service online via this link. We have a wide and expanding range of ebooks available via this link.

Waffle

If you would like to see some of the adventures Waffle has been going on, please go to our 'Waffle' page on the children section of the website where you will find a special message along with some pictures!

Sing up at Home

If you enjoy singing and would like to learn a new song, follow the below link to visit the Sing Up at Home page. There will be a new song uploaded with a performance track and backing track each week and pointers and tips of how to sing the song successfully. 

Good luck and happy singing! 

 

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

 

SUMMER 1 - There are no homework challenges for this half term due to the current circumstances. 

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!

           

 Summer 1 - Big Question

 

Is it up or down?

 

 

 

 

All our online learning will be linked to the big question where possible.

 

Some activities you could have a go at home could inlcude:

 

Walking up and down a local hill (ensuring it is within our current isolation restrictions)

 

Find something in your garden you can climb up safely? Can you get down safely? 

 

Make a paper aeroplane

Can you use different materials and see which aeroplane flies the furthest?

 

Investigate floating ans sinking. 

 

 

The Way The Truth and The Life

 

New Life

 

 

 

During our topic, 'New Life', the children will be asked to complete activities focusing on the following themes:

 

Understand that we celebrate Easter because Jesus rose from the dead.
Be aware that at Easter we celebrate Jesus is with us.

 


Understand that Jesus gives a special gift of joy and peace and think of how we can give this peace and joy to others.

 


Know the story of Jesus going back to his Father in heaven and be aware that Jesus is still with us.

 


Know that Mary is the Mother of Jesus and our Mother and think of ways to show our love for Mary.

Extra Curricular Activities

 

I look forward to organising some fun activities when we all return to school. 

 

 

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. 

 

 

Summer 1 focus

 

 

Phase 4 - reading CCVC and CVCC word e.g. frog and hand

 

Begin to learn phonemes/graphemes in Phase 5

 

 

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

  • Counting backwards from 20 confidently
  • Solving addition and subtractions problems
  • Consolidating doubling, halving and sharing

 

Shape, Space and Measure

This half term we will be focusing on:

  • Consolidate understanding of height and weight and using the appropriate vocabulary
  • Recognise and create patterns 

 

Useful games to play at home:

Click on the picture to play the game. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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