Welcome to Foundation Stage 2
Our autumn topic in FS2 is -
Me and My Community
This project supports children with settling into the new rules and routines of school and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This project also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.
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.
Examples of how to support numeracy learning at home
Incorporate counting in to everyday life (How many steps? How many chips do you have? If I take one away, how many do you have now?) When out walking recognise house numbers, bus numbers etc. and talk about the shape of everyday objects. Find different ways to make 10 using fingers and play simple dice games to support recognising spots and number patterns. Discuss the length of objects and use baking as a fun way to talk about weight.
Phonics, reading and writing
In phonics, reading and writing we will 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. We will be mark making in many ways and continue practicing writing independently using the correct formation.
Examples of how to support literacy learning at home
Children will have their own set of flashcards in their book bag to use at home which will be added to weekly when new sounds are taught in school. When children can blend sounds to read, children will be sent home with green words and then a school reading book which has been carefully matched with the phonics learning that we have done in school. Please read this at least 3 times per week to develop fluency alongside reading additional books for pleasure. We will listen to children read in school throughout the week so please ensure that children have their book bags daily.
Examples of home learning activities to support this project at home –
Draw a picture of your family or look at family photographs
Play dominoes, snap or a board game which involves taking turns
Draw a picture of yourself and write all of the things that make you special
Think of the jobs that parents/ carers do to help us. Which jobs do you help with?
Learn and sing nursery rhymes together
Talk about people that help us in the community e.g. police, delivery driver, shop assistant. How do they help us?
As a way of sharing the fantastic learning that we do in FS2, 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!
Please contact me via Class Dojo if you have any further questions,
FS2 PE day is Monday - Children can come to school wearing PE kit on this day.
Please ensure that children have book bags in school daily and that names are written on every item of clothing, thank you.
Reading Expectations in Foundation Stage 2 Presentation
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.