F2 - Foundation Stage 2

Curriculum Statement

EYFS Intent statement.pdf

Key Person Information

EYFS Expectations

Spring Term 2024
Welcome back to FS2! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas holiday. We have got lots of exciting things to look forward to during the Spring term! During the first half of the Spring term, our topic will be Long Ago. This project, your child will learn about their history and how they have changed from when they were babies. They will learn about their family history and heritage and find out what life was like when their grandparents were children. They will learn about what it was like to go to school in the past and how everyday objects, such as clothes, toys and vehicles have changed.
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During the second half of the Spring term, our topic will be Ready, Steady, Grow! In the Ready Steady Grow project your child will take part in practical activities to explore where food comes from. They will learn what seeds and plants need to grow and grow a variety of plants. They will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, including eating fruit and vegetables, exercise and teeth brushing. They will find out about life on a farm and about baby animals.
 
PE
Our PE day this term will be on Tuesdays. On PE days, children need to come to school in their PE kits and earrings removed.
 
Phonics
We will be continuing with the Read, Write, Inc programme. Phonics is taught every day so children become familiar with their sounds to enable them to progress and begin to read and write. Your child should have brought home some flashcards in their book bags to practice the sounds they are learning in phonics lessons at home.
 
Reading books
When children reach a certain phonics group, and are beginning to blend sounds together, they will be sent home with a blending book. Children will also be able to choose a reading for pleasure book to bring home and share with an adult. Please bring children’s book bags and reading records to school every day. We ask that children read at least 3 times a week to an adult and that this is recorded in their reading record. Extra dojos will be awarded to children for reading at home if their reading record is completed!
 
 
 
 
Other information
Please ensure that children come to school every day with a water bottle, as well as adequate clothing for the weather. Outdoor provision is a huge part of the Early Years curriculum and children will have opportunities to go outside in all weather. We also please ask to ensure your child’s name is on all of their possessions, including all clothes, water bottles, packed lunches and bags/book bags.
 
I shall be teaching in FS2 until Friday 2nd February. Mrs. Myers returns from her maternity leave the week beginning 5th February.
 
Kind regards,
Miss Blake
 
Supporting your child at home
Look at photographs of the children as babies and discuss how they have grown and changed.
Look at family photographs so the children can see family members when they were children.
Talk about what your life was like when you were a child.
Visit your local library and find books about farms to share.
Make a shopping list together and go to the shops to buy the food.
Grow some quick growing plants or make a cress head.
Talk about healthy foods.
 

 

 

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All about reading in FS2

Reading Expectations in Foundation Stage 2 Presentation 

READING IN FS2 PDF.pdf

 

Information about Read. Write. Inc. (Phonics) sounds and letter formation

To teach our children to read fluently we use Read Write Inc. Phonics. Please see below for further information. 

Information about how we teach children to read and write at Trinity Croft.

RWI Handwriting Phrases - Support with letter formation at home.

 

RWI Speed Sounds Chart - Children in FS2 will know all sounds in Set 1 and Set 2 by the end of this school year:

Read Write Inc. for Parents - This website gives more information about the RWI scheme that we use in school.