This term will be an exciting time for our youngest children in school. We will be having a focus on the Astrea promise – Resilience – Find your fail – through mixing with new people and making new friends. To begin with we will be spending time observing and teaching how to play together and with all our new and exciting resources. We have developed our outdoor learning space and this is still ongoing. watch out for the changes!! these will be done in conjunction with the children. We will have daily phonics, maths, literacy and reading taught sessions as well as focus group time. Additionally there will be plenty of time for learning through play in both of the new designed foundation 2 classrooms and outdoors. During this time we will be learning to play with resources but also put them away where they belong when they have finished. During the settling in period we will be looking at ourselves and our families through this we will read the book Owl Babies.
The main text this half term will be We’re going on a bear hunt.
We will also be using linked texts : A brave bear, Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
We will be promoting a love of reading and early reading behaviours daily by sharing stories and looking at books.
We will have a class bear who will be coming home with one child who has shown good learning that week from each FS2 class on a Friday and returned the following Monday. Keep your eyes peeled for him!
In addition to the planned texts we will adapt our planning by following the children’s interests, you can help by speaking to staff about your child’s favourite toys, books or TV characters.
In the corridor next to both FS2 classrooms is a ‘we are proud’ notice board, this is space for you to showcase just how fantastic your children are at home and what they can do when they are away from school.
In phonics we will initially be learning listening skills; rhyming; exploring environmental and vocal sounds; alliteration and oral blending and segmenting in order to access the Read Write Inc programme.
In maths we will be singing counting rhymes; counting objects using 1:1 correspondence; recognising numbers; looking at different ways to make 5; recognising shapes; repeated patterns and using sand and water to explore measurements.
Home learning packs showing how you can help your child at home will be sent out shortly.