Welcome to F2!
In foundation 2 the children explore through play as well as independent learning. They will have a year full of opportunity to develop academically as well as socially, in line with our school values.
Mrs Walker – Foundation Manager/F2 Class Teacher
Miss Turner – F2 Class Teacher
Mrs Henderson –Teaching Assistant
Attendance and Punctuality
Staggered start and finish times have been introduced to reduce the number of parents/carers arriving at the school site at any one time.
Parents/carers should drop their children off at the Foundation playground gate in the morning, and collect them from there at the following times
F2 start time is: 8.45am
F2 finish time is: 3.00pm
Staff will be available to support you.
Please exit the area promptly and maintain social distancing of 2 metres outside the school-grounds when dropping off and collecting your child.
Both classes in F2 will be working as one bubble. They will all have playtime and lunchtime in this bubble.
All children will participate in regular hand washing throughout the day and where possible will be encouraged to socially distance.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The curriculum consists of 7 areas of equal importance:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This half term F2 will be beginning to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions as well as initiating conversations with others. They will be starting to understand that their own actions have an effect on other people, for example, they become upset or try to comfort another child when they realise they have upset them.
Communication and Language
Throughout the Spring Term, the children will be continuing to develop their speaking and listening skills. They will be developing their ability to maintain attention, concentrate and sit quietly during activities. They will begin to introduce a narrative or story line to their play, using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.
F2 will participate in PE sessions twice a week and learn to negotiate space when playing racing and chasing games, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles. They will also be beginning to show increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it. They will be more confident in holding a pencil and forming recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed. They will talk about healthy eating and good personal hygiene.
This half term in Literacy lessons F2 will be reading the book ‘Supertato’. They will look closely at the illustrations and what they tell us about the story, making predictions and describing their own superhero. At story time they will be listening to stories from our author this half term, ‘Rebecca Cobb’ such as, ‘The Something, ‘Lunchtime’ and ‘Aunt Amelia’. Through Read Write Inc (phonics) they will be learning new sounds, blend these new sounds and reading RWI books.
In maths this Spring term F2 will be focusing on their number bonds 5-10. During our Maths sessions, children will be read books such as Six Dinner Sid, The Very Busy Spider and How do dinosaurs count to 10? F2 will find the total number of items by counting them all and in practical activities will begin to use vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.
Understanding the world
F2 will discuss different kinds of vegetables and how we can plant them. They will develop an understanding of growth, decay and change over time. They will also discuss superheroes. What is a superhero? Who is a hero to them? Why?
Expressive Arts and Design
F2 will begin to build a repertoire of songs and dances. They will engage in play with other children, introducing a narrative or storyline in their play in the Superhero Headquarters and Police Station role play areas. They will create simple representations of events, people and objects, experimenting with mixing colours and different textures, when making superhero capes, their own Supertato and planting vegetables.
This year, we are using a new style of foundation subject curriculum, which has been written specifically for our children by our teachers. Children will learn key historical and geographical knowledge through a dilemma-led story including fictional and significant heroes. We hope these lessons will inspire children to not just learn facts, but strive to become an empowered, active citizen who can make a difference in the world they live in.
For our topics this Spring Term we will be focusing on the questions: ‘What is a refugee and who can be one?’ and ‘Are Goodies always Good and Baddies always Bad?’
In RE we follow the ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ syllabus. The topics for Spring Term are
- ‘Getting to know Jesus’ and
- ‘Joy and sorrow’.
Foundation 2 will have P.E. on Wednesday (PM) and Friday (AM) with Mr McGovern.
Your child must come to school wearing their full P.E kit. Ideally this should consist of
- Hooded/zip up jacket/sweatshirt,
- tracksuit/jogging bottoms/leggings,
- Old/cheap trainers (preferably not pumps as PE will be held outside as much as possible.)
Remember children should not wear expensive clothes as there is risk of them getting torn or muddy during outdoor PE sessions.