Foundation Stage 2 2019 - 2020

Mrs Woolhouse

Mrs Woolhouse

FS2 Teacher

Miss Morte

Miss Morte

FS2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gull

Mrs Gull

FS Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2

Home School Learning

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for continuing to share your emails and photos with us of what you have been doing at home. We really enjoy finding out how you are keeping yourselves busy! laugh Please keep sending your photos to fs@walesprimary.co.uk and we will share them on our class web page with your consent as a gallery item. Don't forget to check the gallery below for all your fantastic photographs.

 

28th June 2020

Hello everyone! It has been a real pleasure to have some of you back in class or see you in school this week. We have been busy practising our phonics, maths, writing and creating with crafts too. I am looking forward to seeing those who can make our Monday morning online Zoom group tomorrow too! Don't forget your work or something to share with your friends and I am excited to find out what you have been up to last week! smiley

White Rose Maths

Watch each video on the website here. You may need to pause the clip during the session and then complete each activity. 

W/C 29th June This weeks learning is linked to the Story 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French (another one of my faviourite stories!) You can listen to the story read aloud here.

Day 1: Repeating patterns

Day 2: Addition including repeated addition

Day 3:  Time (connectives) and grouping objects

Day 4: Numbers and counting 

Day 5: Doubling and measures

Reminder: I am also recommending some of the Year 1 White Rose Maths lessons (see below for recommendations) you can scroll back through to previous lessons too. 

Don't forget to complete the FS2 weekly maths challenges which can be found below in the download link section. Thank you. 

 

21st June 2020

Hello everyone! It was great to see you last Monday during the online Zoom meeting. I look forward to seeing you and hopefully some more of our class tomorrow (Monday 22nd June.) If you have your favourite teddy bear, a picture or any work you would like to share with your group please have them ready for the meeting and I forward to hearing all about them! blush 

 

I know some of you will be returning to school from Wednesday and I can't wait to see you! smiley We will continue to add the home learning on our class page and Zoom meetings every Monday so I can keep in touch with everyone. Please keep sending in your fabulous photos too! yes

 

White Rose Maths

Watch each video on the website here. You may need to pause the clip during the session and then complete each activity. 

W/C 22nd June This weeks learning is linked to the Story 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson. You can listen to the story read aloud here.

Day 1: Repeating patterns

Day 2: Adding more

Day 3:  Subtraction

Day 4: Counting and Positional Language

Day 5: Measures

I am also recommending some of the Year 1 White Rose Maths lessons. Scroll back through the lessons and those that include the following will also be suitable for children in class too:

  • measures,
  • sharing/halving,  
  • doubling
  • partitioning numbers up to 10/20
  • counting to and back from 100 and in groups of 1's, 2's and 10's.

Don't forget to complete the FS2 weekly maths challenges too which can be found below in the download link section. Thank you. 

 

15th June 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you have had a nice weekend? I am looking forward to seeing some of you on our weely online meeting this morning and I hope you are too? See you soon! smiley

White Rose Maths

Watch each video on the website here. You may need to pause the clip during the session and then complete each activity. 

W/C 15th June This weeks learning is linked to the Story 'Princess Mirror-Bele and the Dragon Pox' by Julia Donaldson. You can listen to the story read aloud here.

Day 1: 2D and 3D shape and spotting errors in repeating patterns

Day 2: Addition (using a 10 frame)

Day 3:  Ordinal numbers

Day 4: Number track and Lenght and Height

Day 5: Doubling and Measures (capacity)

Don't forget to complete the FS2 weekly maths challenges too which can be found below in the download link section. Thank you. 

 

7th June 2020

Hello again! I always look forward to hearing from you each week. I am pleased some of you have already shared your work from this week and I am happy that you are enjoying the weekly Disney 'Toy Story' topic mats. I have enjoyed planning it for you and I am looking forward to seeing your work! I will add your photos you send me to the Disney: Toy Story gallery near the bottom of this  webpage to share your work with the rest of the class too. 

White Rose Maths

Watch each video on the website here. You may need to pause the clip during the session and then complete each activity. 

W/C 8th June This weeks learning is linked to the Story 'The Princess and the Wizard' by Julia Donaldson. You can listen to the story read aloud here.

Day 1: Days of the Week 

Day 2: Composition of Number

Day 3:  Counting 

Day 4: Number and Halving 

Day 5: Shape, Space and Measures

 

Don't forget to complete the FS2 weekly maths challenges too which can be found below in the download link section. I have also added some maths activities linked to magic spells and potions that you are welcome to use, ammend and use them to think of your own ideas too. I am already looking forward to receiving your home learning and replying to you at the end of this week. smiley 

 

31st May 2020

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and keeping safe? I hope you all have enjoyed the Spring Bank Holiday with your family and the sunshine we have been having recently. How is it already the first of June tomorrow!?! I have really enjoyed seeing how you have been keeping yourself busy so please continue to email me your photographs. Well done everyone on all the amazing work you are all doing at home with your family!! smileyyes

 

Our topic home learning this half term will be Disney themed and linked to the film 'Toy Story'. Please find the weekly topic grids below in the downloads section. I look forward to seeing all your future projects and hopefully introducing and seeing some of you on our proposed online meetings in the near furture. smiley

 

 

A reminder about the Phonics Letters and Sounds lessons taught everyday on https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds for the next few week the sessions will be revisiting and reviewing previously learnt letters and sounds. 

Don't forget the weekly art, P.E and whole school challenges. I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through your work and entries so far. Well done everyone. 

 

I will also be add links to the White Rose Maths Home learning and the weekly FS2 maths challenge (see each week in the download links below) but if you are finding other website useful e.g. Oak National Academy please continue to use them too. 

White Rose Maths

Watch each video on the website here. You may need to pause the clip during the session and then complete each activity. 

W/C 1st June This weeks learning is linked to the Story 'Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson (one of my favourite authors!) You can listen to the story read aloud here.

Day 1: Spiral patterns and subtraction 

Day 2: Repeating patterns and additon (1, 2 and 3 more)

Day 3:  Number and counting 

Day 4: Odd and even numbers

Day 5: Positional language

 

Please complete as much or as little of all the above activites as you find possible.

 

I am looking forward to seeing and speaking to you all as soon as we can whether than be at school, online or over the phone as I am missing you all very much too! heart  Speak soon!! smiley 

 

Wales Primary Baking Challenge 

Please find below the details for a whole school challenge over the next two weeks! I look forward to seeing your enteries. blush

 

 

Thank you so much for your surprise photograph. I had a huge smile on my face when I recieved it! laugh

 

I also throughly enjoyed finding out what you have been up to and chatting to some of you during our 'keeping in touch phone calls.' I am pleased you are all safe and well! blush

 

Home Learning

We have already shared links (see below) via a letter about home learning at the begining of the week and you all sound very busy with your own ideas too! 

 

Phonics and Maths

Classroom Secrets - click on the maths and phonics links in the timetable

 

(New*) Phonics: Letters and Sounds

Starting on Monday 27th April, a daily phonics lesson is being taught through YouTube for Reception and Year One. There are 3 sets of lessons to choose from based on year group and reading ability. 

The Reception lessons will be taught live at 10am, but can be accessed at any time after this. Videos to help with blending will be taught at 11am and Year One phonics is taught at 10.30am. This will be great for you to access each day as a bit of a phonics boost! The Letters and Sounds lessons are funded by the Department for Education. https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Maths: White Rose Maths - We are providing some maths investigations alongside the weekly activities on the White Rose Maths website please see them below in the files to download section of the page.

 

 

School Topic

Each week we will also be providing you with suggested activities and resources that you could complete linked to the school topic 'Our Local Area' (also in the downloaded files) and we have tried to link some of the activites alongside your daily walks.

 

I look forward to finding out all about the things you have completed and created as part of your home learning. smiley

 

Local Area Topic 

Mia has been busy finding all about where she lives. She wrote a description of her house and spent a long time creating a model of her house using lego. 

Jasmine has explored the woods during her daily walks and she has posted notes to her friends. She has recieved a letter from her new pen pal - Aria the fairy. 

Honor has explored her garden and has learnt about the sun flowers she is growing in her garden. She has drawn, labelled, painted and created a collage about the sunflowers and her garden.


 

Caitlin has created her own fairy garden. Thankyou for your recorded message Caitlin. It was lovely to see and hear you! 

Max has been exploring his local area with his family and they have found lots of paths and trails they didn't know about!

George has been exploring the local area on his daily walks with his family and has learnt to ride his bike without stabilizers. Well done George!

George has also been very busy making a bug hotel with his brother. I am sure you will agree it looks fantastic and it must have taken a long time too! 

 

Iyla has been helping out on the farm. There has been lots of animals born and Iyla has helped feed them. She has also been busy taking care of the sunflowers she is growing in the garden. 

 

Easton has been helping to care for the strawberry plants in thier garden and watching them grow. I am sure they will taste delicious soon! 

 

VE Day Learning: 8th May 2020

Thank you for sharing your VE day commemorations take a look at some of the ways the children in the class marked the day. 

 

Resources for Foundation Stage Learning

 

Please look at the recommended resources, websites and apps below if you haven't already (there are some *new links too.)

 

Twinkl are offering parents free access to their website to support continued learning at home. Follow these steps to sign up.

1. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer   

2. Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS   

If you already have an account scroll down the page and enter the offer code that way to subcribe to premium for free. If you have already used the previous code to access the free month, twinkl are automatically extending it for you. 

 

Time table

Please see our suggested school timetable on our webpage. If a visual time table will support your child there are many different versions on twinkl. Don't forget to use your free access code. 

During the day provide many opportunties for your child to continue learning through play and take regular breaks. We suggest P.E with Joe Wicks, Boogie Beebies  and Cosmic Yoga

Daily P.E with Joe Wicks 

 

Communication Language and Literacy 

 

Communication and Language   (*new)

Speech Link - various activiites to encourage talking and listening and support understanding of language 

Why and because question prompt cards

Who, what where, sentence activity 

Question cards for conversations 

Sign up and use the free access code to download the twinkl resources above.

 

Phonics /Literacy

We have been learning the letter names and sound in phase 2 and diagrahs and trigraphs (ai, ee, oa igh) in phase 3 phonics. Please see our suggested list for websites and activites. I recommend the following to practise reading and writing words/sentences including tricky and high frequency words. The children will be familiar with some of these resources in school. Don't forget to continue practising your name with the correct letter formation too.

Phonics Play

Teach your Monster to Read

Letters and Sounds

Jolly Phonics Songs

(*new)
PhonicBursts by Anna Lucas (click on see more for links or find in Apple app store)   

Please refer to your recent phonics homework so you know what stage  your child is currently working at in phonics.

Maths

We are constantly counting forwards and backwards to 20 and beyond starting at different numbers. Keep practising one more and less than a number, how each number is represented in the environment and the amounts they are made up of e.g. 5 = 4 and 1 more, 3 + 2, 5 and 0 and visa-versa. We have been learning the names and describing many 2D and 3D shapes. What shapes can you find around your home? Keep discussing and comparing, height, length, capacity and weight when completing your daily jobs around the home. Take a look at the following links as well as the others that are suggested on our webpage.

Oak National Academy (*new)

Twinkl Maths Mastery Counting Home Learning Challenge

Numberblocks

Topmark maths

2D / 3D shape song

 

We can continue to work together even during these difficult times. 

     

 

But most importantly keep safe and take care, 

 

from the Foundation Team (Mrs Woolhouse, Miss Morte and Mrs Gull)

 

 

Files to Download

Foundation Stage 2: Gallery items

Disney, by Mrs Woolhouse

Disney: Toy Story, by Mrs Woolhouse

Home Learning, by Mrs Woolhouse

Foundation Stage 2: Calendar items

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