Welcome to FS2!
Mrs Corr (Class teacher) Mrs Harrison (Teaching Assistant)
We will use this space to regularly share our learning journey in FS2. We will also be using our Twitter page @StSavioursPri to share some of our achievements.
The children will be set Arithmetic and Phonics homework on a Friday. The aim is to practise quick recall of number facts and spellings. The children will complete a weekly assessment on a Thursday.
The scores from these assessments will be sent home with the children's new homework on a Friday and need to be returned to school on the Monday.
The children can bring their homework into school throughout the week once it is completed.
Summer 1 Homework Challenges
Homework challenges will now be set before the half term holiday.
This is to enable children to spend term time practising fundamental skills in arithmetic, spelling and reading and then to have quality time during the holiday where they can focus on more creative areas of their learning.
These will need to be submitted when we return from the half term holiday.
These challenges are optional but we aim to encourage the children to explore different aspects of learning that will enhance and support what have previously been learning in school. They are a great opportunity to show off some creativity. If the children complete any of the homework challenges, they will earn 'Saves' for our school shop, 'Seacombe Stores'.
Passport to the World
Early Years Curriculum
Below you will find a copy of the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) for the end of FS2.
These are the end of year expectations for all children in FS2. For children to meet the expected standard, they should be confident in the majority of the statements for each area of learning.
Our big question is...
Is it up or down?
All our learning this half term will be centred around our big question. Some of the activities the children will have the opportunities to engage in include...
Making and testing materials for the best aeroplane
Making and flying kites
Learning and singing popular songs
Exploring the work of Banksy
Building a wormery
Preparing and having a picnic whilst cloud watching
A walk up Old Pale Hill - 19th May
During our topic, 'New Life', the children will be exploring the following themes:
Begin to understand that we celebrate Easter because Jesus
rose from the dead.
Be aware that at Easter we celebrate Jesus is with us.
Begin to 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.
Phonics is an extremely important aspect of learning in FS2.
It is the fundamental steps needed to be able to learnt to read and write.
Phase 2 / 3
RECAP, RECAP, RECAP
Most children have secured the basic fundamental skills in phase 2 and 3 phonics. BUT it is extremely important to keep recapping this learning. Recognising sounds, segmenting and blending as well as basic letter formation!
How can you support at home?
Click on the picture and practise the songs and actions that go with each sound.
Look around your home, shops, local area and see which sounds you can spot. Take a magnifying glass with you to help look for all those hidden sounds!
The purpose of this phase is to consolidate children’s knowledge of graphemes (written sounds) in reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants and polysyllabic (more than one syllable) words.
Examples of words:
(CVCC / CCVC)
(words with digraphs / trigraphs)
It must always be remembered that phonics is the step up to word recognition. Automatic reading of all words – decodable and tricky – is the ultimate goal.
You can't sound these words out - you just need to know them.
How can you support your child?
1. Read daily! AND EARN LEAF POINTS
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
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.