Foundation Stage 2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Foundation Stage 2
I hope you all had a fun filled half term despite everything at the moment. Thank you for sharing you photos and WOW moments. We have enjoyed sharing them with the class.
This half term we are continuing with the Superhero theme as we took our time to get to know the children last half term and really enjoyed sharing thier family photos and exploring outdoors! We also learnt lots about Seasons, nocturnal animals and enjoyed recalling stories such as 'Owl Babies'.
This week we have drawn different Superheroes. Some children have created thier own Superhero and wrote sentences about them using the high frequency, tricky word and letters sounds we have been learning. See some examples of the children's fantastic work below.
Over the last 2 weeks we have also throughly enjoyed completing different activities about events and festivals and discussing how we celebrate them including Halloween, Bonfire Night, Divali, Rememberence Day and Children in Need. We have displayed lots of our creative work in school and the classroom.
We all can't wait to continue our learning journey next week!
Well done to all the children in FS2 for a fantastic first half term at Wales Primary School! You have worked so hard in class and I am sure you are ready for a well deserved rest! You have quickly learnt the classroom routines and enjoyed sharing your learning with your friends. We have really enjoyed getting to know you all and the children have enjoyed sharing their family photos with the class. Please continue to send photos or WOW moments to our class email email@example.com Please find some Autumn ideas below you could try out at home.
We are looking forward to next half term. See you all soon.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our Autumn Walk in the school grounds today. The children enjoyed collecting and finding out all about the different trees and seeds and leaves that grow on them. We found sweet chestnuts, acorns and fir cones on the school field. We then took them back to class and discussed what we had found and used them to inspire and create Autumn crafts. We are going to continue this theme for the rest of the week and can't wait to read 'The Leaf Man' story again tomorrow. Please see the gallery of photos below.
We will now be sending home the 'word of the week' for your child to practise saying and possibly writing in a sentence. Please check in their Home Reading Journals every week. We will ensure anyone who hasn't recieved their reading prize this week will get it the first week back. Mrs Woolhouse
This week we have continued to explore the indoor and outdoor areas. The children are enjoying role playing teaching phonics in the teaching area. We had a great time making mint and lavender sented tea and food in out outdoor kitchen. Please see the photos in the gallery below.
This week we have learnt the letter sounds d, m, n, i and the high frequency words an, am, is, it, in in phonics. Continue to find and practise these letter sounds, names and words in your homework and reading books. We have been pratising a song to help us learn the letter names and sounds ask your child to share this with you at home.
We have all been working hard learning the names and sounds of letters this week and recognising them in words and sentences.
This week we have learnt the sounds and names for the letters s, a, t, p.
Your child can continue to practise at home in their Home Learning book which we will send home every Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. We have also learnt the Jolly Phonics songs which you can sing together using the link here. You can also practise recognising and naming letters and oral blending words together using Phonics Play games too.
We are now sending home reading books including words. This week we have been learning the tricky word I and high frequency words a, as, at. Practise recognising the words and reading them by sight in your reading book and other books at home. Don't worry if your child can't read all the words in their book at first instead practise oral blending the words together and using picture cues. If your child remembers the repeated words in the text play eye spy finding the previously learnt letters, tricky and high frequency words on the pages and in other books by sight. Don't forget to return your book bag and books to school every day.
I look forward to discussing how your child has settled into school and their next steps on Monday 12th October.
Well done to everyone in Foundation for 2 fantastic weeks at school! We have been learning all about our school and following the daily classroom routines. The children are becoming more independent at completing tasks on thier own and listening carefully on the carpet. Well done to all the children who have already recieved 'Star of the day' award. I am looking forward to finding out who will get 'Star of the day' and 'Star of the week' award next week too!
Please look at the photos of the children exploring our outdoor area during these last few weeks in the gallery below. We have had lots of fun together, sharing resources and taking turns with our friends.
I wanted to share with you we have throughly enjoyed meeting you all this week during our 'Stay and Play' sessions. We can't wait for you to start your 3 full days with us next week so I hope you are all looking forward to it too!
Please scroll down this webpage to view our class Autumn term 1 Newsletter detailing what you child will be learning this half term.
A reminder for FS2. The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3pm. Your entrance (and pick up point at the end of the day) is the school car park gate then you will exit via the side gate once your child has entered through the Foundation Stage building.
What you child will need on their first day of full-time school:
- a coat,
- filled water bottle,
- Pack lunch or pre-ordered a lunch via Dolce (please send a drink to go with the lunch)
- No bags unless your child needs a spare pair of changed clothing (or send a small bag that can fit into their drawer.)
Enjoy your weekend and we will look forward to seeing you on your start day (Monday 7th or Wednesday 9th) next week.
From, Mrs Woolhouse
I hope you are having a great Summer break and are looking forward to starting at Wales Primary School? I know we are really excited to meet you all next week!
Meet the Team
Mrs Woolhouse Miss Morte Mrs Wood Mrs Stewart
Teacher Teaching Assistants
My name is Mrs Woolhouse and I will be your class teacher.
I enjoy gardening, walking, swimming and exploring new places. I enjoy sharing my experiences with my friends and family. I enjoy reading and my favourite children's author is Julia Donaldson. The photo of me below was taken when I was reading one of my favourite stories called 'What the Ladybird Heard.' Have you heard this story before?
Can you recognise and name any of the characters from the Julia Donaldson books below? What is your favourite book and favourite character?
I hope you have had chance to listen to the story I recorded myself reading called 'Bear’s New Friend' it is in the video section below. I am sure you are looking forward to making new friends and seeing your friends too.
We have been busy getting the classroom ready for your arrival. I can’t wait to see you explore and get to know the classroom and school. I hope you are looking forward to seeing your new classroom and friends too.
Watch the 'FS2 learning through play' video below to see our new Year 1 children exploring and learning in the classroom to give you an idea of some of the resources and areas you can choose in the classroom.
We are having a staggered intake in smaller groups for the first 2 weeks to give us all time to get to know each other and the school routines. The first week from Wednesday 2nd September there will be one ‘stay and play’ session with a parent or guardian from 9.30 to 11.30am. The second week you will attend 3 full days (refer back to the details provided in July) when our school day will start at 8.45am and finish at 3pm. Use the entrance at both times of the day through the main school car park and then exit via the side gate each day you are in school.
Remember to return your ‘Starting School’ forms to us on the day you visit next week if you haven’t already. I am looking forward to reading all about your interests and sharing the special pictures you have created for us.
Our first topic this term will be called Superhero Me! We are all have special powers that makes us unique and we will discuss what makes you. I am looking forward to finding out all about you, your family and interests this half term.
Over the next few weeks we would like to share photos of your experiences over the Summer holidays and of your family with the class. If you have any photos you can print or are happy for us to copy and return to you please share with a member of staff. Alternatively you can send a photos of your Summer break or WOW moments you and/or your child is proud they have achieved to our class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Author this term is Sue Hendra. Have you read or got any of her book at home? You could listen with your adult to Sue read some of the books she wrote by clicking on the images of each story below. Which one is your favourite story and why?
Author - Sue Hendra
We are look forward to meeting you all from Wednesday 2nd September next week!
Enjoy the rest of your Summer break!
Resources for Foundation Stage Learning
You are welcome to take a look at some of the recommended resources (files to download section), websites and apps below. We will add to the list throughout the year.
Speech Link - various activiites to encourage talking and listening and support understanding of language
Why and because question prompt cards (see files to download section)
Who, what where, sentence activity (see files to download section - use now as a converstation/ oral sentence builder only)
Phonics Play (start with phase 1 games)