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Foundation 2

Welcome to Foundation 2

 

Welcome to classes 1 and 2. Our team consists of Miss Sheppard (class 1 teacher), Miss Gill (class 1 TA), Miss Tyler (class 2 teacher) and Mrs Offord (class 2 TA). We love learning through play and spend our days being busy, active and often messy in our indoor and outdoor learning areas. Learning is planned around stories, chosen to engage and excite the children. Please check our website regularly to see the fun we have been having!

Super start to the new half term

Week beginning 4.11.19

 

We have had a great start to the new half term. We loved meeting the firefighters on Monday and learning about how they keep us safe. On Tuesday we had a brilliant safety day where we visited year 1 and 2 to learn about staying safe at home, on the roads and around medicines. We are now settled back into our routine and doing some super learning - we have been revising all our single letters in phonics and have been practising finding 1 more and 1 less than numbers to 5 in maths. Well done to all our Superheroes who have completed their superhero challenges - we can't wait to celebrate with a treat on Friday afternoon!

Our first half term

Week beginning 14.10.19

 

Well done to classes 1 and 2. The children have all made a fantastic start to school and are happy and settled, having made lots of new friends. It has been wonderful to meet with so many parents this week and share your children's achievements, and it is lovely to hear that they are talking so positively about school and clearly enjoying learning through play.  Hopefully they will have a relaxing half term break ready for another fun and exciting half term of activities in the run up to Christmas! We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 4th Nov when we hope that we may have some exciting visitors in school...

 

Magical Maths

Week beginning 7.10.19


We are becoming marvellous mathematicians! Over the last fortnight we have been spending lots of time exploring different representations of the numbers 1-5. We are brilliant at finding numbers on our fingers ,on dice, with Numicon and making them on 5 and 10 frames. This will help us to have a really concrete understanding of what the numbers mean. Look at some of the creative ways we have made our numbers!

 

Goldilocks

Week beginning 30.9.19

 

We had a great start to the week at our Harvest Festival. The children behaved brilliantly and they performed The Gruffalo beautifully. Thank you so much to all the parent helpers who made this visit possible. 

 

We have also started our new text, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children are really enjoying learning the story and creating actions. It's also fitted in well with our maths work as we have been looking at different representations of numbers 1-3 including on dice, Numicon, ten frames, words and our fingers. We sang the Goldilocks song and practised counting different groups of 3. We hope you enjoy looking  at some of our super bear paintings.

Three Bears Pictures

Goose Fair

Week beginning 23.9.19

It was lots of fun at the fair this year for classes 1 and 2. We had to postpone Goose Fair until Wednesday due to the poor weather on Tuesday, but when it finally happened we had a brilliant time! The children loved exploring the haunted house, using our very own Woodthorpe 'rollercoasters' (the skateboards), hooking ducks, splatting rats, playing on our coconut shy, having fun on the soft play and most of all splatting the teachers' pictures with wet sponges! We enjoyed delicious mushy peas and popcorn from our own popcorn maker which the children found very exciting! Many thanks for supporting our Goose Fair. Your contributions funded the food items for the fair and will also be put towards other exciting activities over the course of the year.

 

On Friday your child will bring home their Superhero Challenge. This is our termly homework activity, and this term all the activities will be based around the prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development). Please complete as many of the activities as you can with your child and then send the card back to school (the booklet is to keep at home). We will be celebrating the children's achievements with a treat on Friday 8th November.

Gruffalo Storytelling

Week beginning 16.9.19

 

We have had lots of fun learning about the Gruffalo this week. Both classes have created actions to help us retell the story, and on Friday we will be performing our actions to the other class and videoing our performances. We have also made some amazing Gruffalos out of clay. We were so impressed at how well the children now know the story - they could remember all the different parts of the Gruffalo's body and were really creative, which was so lovely to see!

Computing fun

Week beginning 9.9.19

 

This week we had lots of fun with Mrs Burton. We built our own computers which helped us to learn all about the different features of a computer. Thanks so much to the parents who donated old boxes and resources to help us, we hope you were impressed with the results! We also had lots of fun getting changed for our first PE lessons! Lots of the children were super independent when getting changed, so well done! 


We look forward to seeing lots of you at the curriculum evening next Wednesday, 18th September.

 

Starting School

Week beginning 2.9.19

 

We have had a fantastic first week back at school. The children have been absolutely amazing. They have coped so well in adapting to new situations and challenges and getting to know lots of different people. The first two half days were really helpful in enabling the children to get to know the school environment in a calmer classroom. We had lots of fun exploring the school and meeting different members of staff. On Thursday we met Mr Smith and had a great PE lesson, and also met Mrs Burton who will be teaching us computing next Thursday. On Friday we also had fun learning some new songs with Miss Need. 

 

Many thanks to you all for supporting the children and ensuring that they have everything they need. Just a reminder that they all need their book bags in school each day, their water bottles filled with only water (no juice, squash or flavoured water), a coat as we do go outside in all weathers, and PE kits consisting of T shirt and shorts. PE will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays and any earrings must be removed. Please could you ensure that all clothing and equipment is clearly labelled with your child's name.

 

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again next week.

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