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F2 - Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to F2 - Autumn term 2019


Are carrots orange?


Food marvellous food! What do you like to eat? Are you happy to try something new? It’s time to find out more about eating well and being healthy.

This half term we’ll use our senses to investigate different foods, and bravely taste things we’ve never tried before! Using our research skills, we’ll read all about fruits and vegetables in non-fiction books. We’ll compare and sort different fruits and vegetables and create stunning still life paintings. Setting up a class supermarket will be lots of fun; we’ll make signs and sell things to our friends. Following instructions and working together will help us to create healthy snacks. We’ll also find out what happens to our bodies when we exercise. At the end of the project we’ll have a look at the carrots we grew to find out whether all carrots really are orange!

Being healthy can be fun! To support your child at home, why not taste a new fruit or vegetable that you’ve never tried before? You could also plant seeds and learn about what they need to grow. Alternatively, try following a recipe to make a healthy meal or snack.


In numeracy this term we will be concentrating on recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting to 20. This will include number hunts, ordering number cards and counting a variety of objects. We will spend time counting as a group whilst marching, clapping, jumping etc. We will also become familiar with 2D/ 3D shapes, remembering shape names and looking at their properties.

In phonics, reading and writing we will continue to recap and learn Set 1 RWI simple sounds (m,a,s,d,t,i,n etc.) and also continue to use Fred Frog to help us blend and segment words, including reading a selection of CVC words (such as mat, cat, men). We will be mark making in many ways and continue practicing writing independently.


As a way of sharing the fantastic learning that we do in F2, I will send photographs and information via Class Dojo. Please use this as an opportunity to talk to your child about what they have done in school. 

Remember, you can send photographs through Dojo to support our assessment of your child by sharing any family experiences or home learning. Please add comments where possible,

thank you!


Home Reading - Ideally, children should be listened to read every day. We do ask that children read at least three times a week. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary and we will also add a comment when we listen to children reading in school. Daily reading at home secures the skills taught in school and improves your child’s confidence to ‘have a go’. Remember, 10 reads at home allows children to choose a prize from the prize box J.


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Down and Miss Ede