F2 (Reception) - Fantastic Frogs - Mr Heath
Welcome to the Foundation 2!
In our very exciting setting the children have the choice of a variety of activities throughout the classroom, wet area and the outdoor area. We encourage the children to be independent learners: developing their skills across all seven areas of learning.
For the next 5 weeks our topic is ‘Let’s get Creative’ During this topic we will be exploring colour and linking our work to The Day the Crayons Quit. The children have already started this topic with great excitement mixing colours using soap foam and powder paints.
During our maths lesson the children will be learning about time and days of the week. We will then be moving onto recognising and ordering numbers to 20.
In literacy our main story will be ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and the children will be doing different work such as writing the story, writing speech bubbles for the crayons and much more. The children will to be learning to form each grapheme (letter) correctly, label pictures and begin to write simple sentences using punctuation.
Within F2, we ensure that reading is at the heart of our learning and is embedded within all aspects of the school day. We take pride in helping the children on their journey to becoming confident readers. It is important that all children have their book bags in school everyday and change their own individual reading books. The class teacher changes the guided reading book on a weekly basis which is sent home following the second read. Children will bring home a level below their Guided Reading level at school, this is to build confidence and independence when reading in different situations.
In phonic this half term we are recapping Phase 2 phonemes and starting Phase 3 with the children.
In this phase children will continue practising what they have learned from Phase 1, including ‘sound-talk’. They will also be taught the sounds (phonemes) for a number of letters (graphemes), which sound is represented by which letter and that a sound can be represented by more than one letter, for example, /ll/ as in b-e-ll. Now the children will be seeing letters and words, as well as hearing them. They will be shown how to make whole words by pushing magnetic or wooden letters together to form little words, reading little words on the interactive whiteboard and breaking up words into individual sounds, which will help their spelling. These will be simple words made up of 2 sounds e.g am, at, it or 3 sounds e.g cat, rug, sun, tick, bell. Your child will be taught how to pronounce the sounds correctly to make
The purpose of this phase is to:
To teach more graphemes, most of which are made of two letters, for example, ‘oa’ as in boat.
To practise blending and segmenting a wider set of CVC words, for example, fizz, chip, sheep, light.
To learn all letter names and begin to form them correctly.
To read more tricky words and begin to spell some of them.
To read and write words in phrases and sentences.
To CVC words containing graphemes made of two or more letter.
Here are some examples of words your children will be reading: tail, week, right, soap, food, park, burn, cord, town, soil. Their confidence from the daily experience of practising and applying their phonic knowledge to reading and writing is really paying off!
Collecting your child
Your child must be brought to school and collected each day by an adult. If you are unable to collect your child and the adult collecting your child is not on our collection record, please inform the school to let them know who will be collecting them.
It is important that your child attends school everyday as it provides a routine and develops your child’s learning. If your child is unwell, please contact the school office before 8.50am.