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Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to FS2!

Meet the teachers!

 

Mrs Corr (Class teacher)           Mrs Harrison (Teaching Assistant)     

Our Learning Journey

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. 

A visit from the Nurse and Sam the Paramedic

Homework

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. 

Handwriting support - please use the videos in the PowerPoint to model cursive letter formation

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'. 

 

 

Maths Challenge

 

 

 

Literacy Challenge 

 

 

 

Science Challenge

 

 

 

RE Challenge

 

 

 

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. 

Early Learning Goal

Summer 1

 

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 

 

Let's Go Fly a Kite Lyrics from Saving Mr Banks - YouTube 

 

Exploring the work of Banksy 

 

Building a wormery 

 

 

 

Enrichments:

Preparing and having a picnic whilst cloud watching 

 

A walk up Old Pale Hill - 19th May 

 

 

 

 

The Way The Truth and The Life

 

New Life

 

 

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 

 

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.

 

 

 

Summer 1 focus

 

Phase 2 / 3 

RECAP, RECAP, RECAP

Phase 4

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound hunts

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! 

 

Phase 4

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)

went 

help

nest 

spot

from

 

(words with digraphs / trigraphs)

chimp

roast

clear

 

(polysyllabic) 

children 

shampoo

 

 

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.

 

Tricky Words

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

 

 

Reading

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

 

Number and number patterns

  • Odd and even patterns in number
  • Addition of single digit numbers
  • Subtraction of single digit numbers
  • Automatic recall of number bonds up to and including 5 and some for 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Image result for reading quotes

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

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