Welcome to FS2!
FS2 have had a brilliant start to the new academic year. They came into school brilliantly and I am so proud of how they have adapted to the changes in our school.
Below you will see a slideshow of pictures of some activities we have been doing in our first few days at school.
Please check here every Friday for phonics and arithmetic homework.This is to be completed each day to consolidate the children's learning in school. Please get in touch (via the office) if you have any questions about the homework.
Homework challenges are half termly tasks in addition to the weekly homework. These challenges are set to encourage the children to explore different aspects of learning that will enhance and support what they are doing in school. They are a great opportunity to show off your creativity, as we judge all the entries and choose a winner. If the children complete any of the homework challenges, they will earn saves for the school shop (and extra for the winner!!). Homework challenges need to be submitted by Monday 19th October.
Number Nursery Rhymes!
Learn a new number nursery rhyme and perform it for your friends.
For an extra challenge, you could make and add some props or actions.
Learn to recognise your name (not just the initial letter).
For a challenge, try and learn how to write your name without copying.
Create a picture of your favourite ‘creation’ in our world.
Be as creative as you can! You might decide to use paints, collage materials, pencils, crayons etc.
I would like you to be able to tell me the reason why you chose your favourite creation.
With someone in your family, go on an autumn walk and see if you can spot some of the signs of autumn. You will need to document your autumn walk to show me. You could use photographs, collect objects or create a picture.
Our big question is...
Who am I?
All our learning is focused around exploring our big question for the half term.
Some of the fun and exciting things we will be learning all about include:
Painting portraits of ourselves and our friends
Talking about our families
Exploring the different ways our bodies can move
Learning how to keep our bodies healthy
During our topic, 'God's World', the children will be asked to complete activities focusing on the following themes:
God created the world.
What things did God make for us?
God wants us to care for the world.
How can we look after God's world?
God loves and cares for each one of us.
God made each one of us different and special.
What makes you special? How can we thank God for making each and every one of us?
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.
Phase 1 - listening to different sounds
Phase 2 - learning the initial sounds the children will need for reading and writing.
Useful games (just click on each picture):
Rhyme Time Matching Game
Sound Starters - talk about the different sounds you can hear
Once the children have learnt some sounds, we will focus on learning to read simple words.
We learn to segment words:
d - o - g
and blend them back together to make a word
You can't sound these words out - you just need to know them.
How can you support your child?
1. Read daily!
2. Have a conversation about the pictures in the book, e.g. make predictions about the story and the characters.
3. Many children will start reading with a wordless book. The benefits of wordless books are to promote discussion and story telling.
Let the children tell their own story using the pictures.
Number and number patterns
Useful games to play at home:
Click on the picture to play the game.
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.