Foundation Stage Two

Miss Wilcock and Mrs Manning

Hello and a warm and smiley welcome to Foundation Stage. In our very exciting setting the children have the choice of a variety of activities throughout the classrooms and the outdoor area. We encourage the children to be independent learners: developing their skills across all seven areas of learning. We are very passionate about having fun and learning through exciting opportunities.

 

The children in Foundation Stage all enjoy learning together and we are a very friendly bunch. We have wonderful classroom areas full of continuous provision for us to use and you will always find us exploring new resources and doing our best in all the areas. There are lots of quiet and peaceful places for our children to have some quite time and reflect. Our outdoor classroom is always popular and is fantastic fun; come rain or shine you’ll find us learning outside learning more about our world. We love to be creative with lots of singing and art, we love to help others and share. The children in Foundation Stage love to be independent and extend their own learning.

 

We love visitors and welcome you anytime, come and see your children at their best!

Topic

Over this term we will be looking at "What makes the world go round?" The children will be learning all about space and our world around us. We have a planetarium coming to visit to show the children what space looks like. We will be mini explorers on a fact finding mission. The children have asked to find out about stars, planets, gravity and lots more.

Mathematics

During this half term the children are mastering numbers to 15. We are find one more/less, adding, subtracting and ordering. We will also be measuring and weighing and finding properties of 3D shapes.

Literacy and Phonics

In literacy our main stories will be Whatever Next, Aliens love Underpants, How to Catch a Star and lots of other non fiction texts. The children will be doing lots of different work such as writing words, labels, speech bubbles for the characters and much more. We will also get a visit from an alien who will bring us gifts of pants - the children will have to solve the clues to find out who has been to visit.. The children will to be learning to form each grapheme (letter) correctly, label pictures and begin to write simple sentences using punctuation.

Phonics happens daily within Foundation Two and is aimed at the levels of all children. We follow Read, Write Inc at Travis and this ensure that all children's phonics needs are met. Children are currently working on recognising special friends and reading simple sentences.

Reading

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 children will have opportunities daily to hear stories read by adults, this is very important as it instills the love of stories within children. Reading is an essential life skill and we strive to ensure every child is a reader as they leave Foundation Stage. All reading books match the children's phonics knowledge so that children are confident with they books they are reading.

Over the last half term we...

  • Wrote letters to Santa.
  • Visited Sundown Adventure Land.
  • Become confident members of Travis.
  • Learnt single letter sounds and how to blend.
  • Joining in with church customs.
  • Wrote labels
  • Had a Santa visit.
  • Were very excited about Christmas.
  • Learnt howto paint.
  • Became confident with number 0-10.