Foundation 2: Blog items

F2 - Development Matters 2021, by Mrs Harris

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 10:21pm

In July the DfE published a revised version of Development Matters, the government's non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The DfE have stated that changes to content are minor and providers will not need to alter any planning based on the September 2020 version that they may have already made.

You can download your own copy here ⬇️⬇️⬇️

"Minor changes include: updated links, making minor tweaks to wording for clarification purposes, updates to the Introduction and Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning sections to ensure the wording is aligned with the aims of the reforms and reflects the most recent research and evidence ensuring the document is accessible, inclusive, and easier to navigate which includes a new design, layout and colour coding.

No major changes have been made to the curriculum guidance under the seven areas of learning and therefore this update should not impact planning based on the early adopter version of Development Matters."

F2A PE Day!, by Miss Ward

Date: 20th Jul 2021 @ 8:41am

F2A had a brilliant day doing PE activities!

F2B - PE session, by Miss Kealey

Date: 19th Jul 2021 @ 6:57pm

F2B had a brilliant time joining in with lots of different PE acitvities today. It was so much fun! 

F2 Home Learning - Friday 16th July 2021, by Miss Kealey

Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 5:07pm

Hi F2, 

Well done everyone - we made it to the end of our week of home learning!

Here are your final tasks for the week. I hope you have fun :) 

Enjoy your weekend and i hope to see you all in school on Monday.

Miss Kealey 

F2 Home Learning - Thursday 15th July 2021, by Miss Kealey

Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 8:47am

Hi everyone, 

Here are your tasks for today - Thursday 15th July 2021.

Have fun and don't forget to post pictures/videos to Tapestry. 

Miss Kealey :) 

 

 

F2 Home Learning - Wednesday 14th July, by Miss Kealey

Date: 13th Jul 2021 @ 7:57pm

Hi F2, 

Here are your home learning tasks for Wednesday 14th July. 

Don't forget to upload pictures to tapestry so i can comment back to you.

Have fun!

Miss Kealey :) 

F2 Home Learning - Tuesday 13th July 2021, by Miss Kealey

Date: 13th Jul 2021 @ 8:31am

Hi everyone, 

Here are your activities for today.

See you soon!

Miss Kealey 

F2B Home Learning - Monday 12th July 2021, by Miss Kealey

Date: 12th Jul 2021 @ 8:23am

Hi everyone, 

 

Here are your tasks for today!

 

Miss Kealey :) 

F2B Home Learning - Friday 9th July 2021, by Miss Kealey

Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 12:04pm

F2 Church Visit, by Miss Ward

Date: 22nd Jun 2021 @ 4:41pm

Foundation 2 had a lovely afternoon visiting and exploring our Church. We spoke to Fr Michael and he explained different features of the building and answered any questions that the children had. 

F2 Spellings, by Mrs Harris

Date: 18th Jun 2021 @ 4:41pm

F2 familes....
Just a little reminder that your child's spellings are on Tapestry 
 
They are posted each Monday under 'memos', you may not receive an email so please log into your account to check.
 
Should you have any queries please speak to your child's class teacher ✅✅✅

F2 Royal Ball, by Mrs Harris

Date: 25th May 2021 @ 5:12pm

Foundation 2's Royal Ball, by Miss Kealey

Date: 25th May 2021 @ 4:36pm

Foundation 2 have had a wonderful day at The Royal Ball. Everyone looked amazing in their costumes and had so much fun!

F2B - Easter Egg Hunt, by Miss Kealey

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 4:25pm

F2 have had a brilliant week getting ready to celebrate Easter. Today, we went on an Easter Egg Hunt around our playground. It was lots of fun!

We hope you all have a fun and restful half term!

Miss Kealey and Miss Topping

F2A Easter Egg Hunt, by Miss Ward

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 4:19pm

We have had lots of fun this afternoon on our Easter egg hunt in the playground!

F2 Friday 5th March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 7:47am

Hi F2, 

Here are the activities for today: 

Literacy – Speech Bubble

Play a listening game on Phonics Play. The children need to listen to the animal noise and select the correct animal. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/welcome-to-the-zoo

Think about what the animals might say on the farm in the story. Would they be happy with a lazy farmer?

Write a speech bubble as an animal on the farm. How do you think they feel? What might they say?

Phonics: Spellings and Tricky Words  

Practise phase 3 tricky words (her, me, we, they)

Spelling test (be, we, me, all)  

Play a phase 4 game on Phonics Play  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

 

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Can you make different o’clock times on a clock using a clock you have at home or on the top marks game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Using either, card, cardboard, or a paper plate, can you make your own clock at home.

Challenge: You might want to use it to help you complete a worksheet on school spider.

 

PSED: Healthy Foods

Listen to the story ‘I will not ever eat a tomato’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3CdrVN3kgE

Why do we need to eat healthy foods? What is the big problem in the story? What did Lola learn in the end?

What foods should we eat every day and what foods should we only eat sometimes?

What kinds of foods do you eat?

Can you use the worksheet on School Spider to help create a healthy lunch for Eddy and Ronnie (our class bears). Can you draw the food and label it?

 

Wellbeing Activity: Play a game with a friend or family member. This might be a favourite card / board game or a new game that you have never played before. Could you make up your own game too? 

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2A World Book Day, by Miss Ward

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 4:58pm

We have had a fantastic day celebrating ‘World Book Day’ today!

We all loved dressing up as our favourite character from a book. What characters can you spot?

We have enjoyed reading lots of different stories, joined in with quizzes, created puppet shows and created own book covers!

 

F2B - World Book Day 2021, by Miss Kealey

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 4:28pm

F2B have had a brilliant day celebrating ‘World Book Day’! 

The children loved dressing up as their favourite characters and showing off their costumes.

We read lots of different stories, joined in with quizzes, created puppet shows and role played our favourite stories as well as so much more!

What a fun day! 

F2 Thursday 4th March 2021 Home Learning World Book Day, by Miss Ward

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 5:27pm

Hi F2,

Today is World Book Day. Here are today’s activities:

 

Morning Activities

Look at the World Book Day PowerPoint on School Spider. Can you complete the fun quiz?

Look at the Bookman and the World of Books PowerPoint on School Spider.

Can you complete some of these activities? There are some resources on the School Spider.

  • Design a front cover for a ‘fiction fusion’ story e.g. Goldilocks and Topsy and Tim
  • Design a character mask
  • Draw/paint yourself in your costume
  • Story map for your favourite story

 

Afternoon Activities

Look at the Bookman Brainteaser PowerPoint on School Spider. Can you think of some of the answers to the brainteasers?

Can you complete some of these activities?

  • Design a finger puppet of your favourite story character
  • Complete a bookman storyboard
  • Design a bookmark
  • Collect a stick and make a stickman
  • Make a puppet show
  • Read a story with an adult or sibling
  •  

Remember to send in a picture of your costume on Tapestry. We cannot wait to see what your favourite book characters are.

Wellbeing Activity: Read a story at home with a family member.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

World Book Day 4th March 2021, by Miss Flynn

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 10:07am

World Book Day | World Book Day is a registered charity. Our mission is to  give every child and young person a book of their own.

World Book Day - 4th March 2021

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

Throughout the day, your child's teacher will upload activities to complete to SchoolSpider however there are also a number of free events being hosted throughout the day.

See below for further information and don't forget to send photographs in if you have dressed up!

Most importantly- keep reading!

Miss Flynn :)

4TH MARCH

In the morning…

BBC Breakfast: tune in to see Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Malcolm Donaldson sharing stories while dressed up as the book characters! If you’re inspired, check out our ideas on how to make your own book character costume to wear while you share your favourite stories. 

9:15am: Join CBBC presenter Kenzie Benali and Football School authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton for a fun, free live event! Hosted in collaboration with the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League, the event will be an interactive quiz, including a round led by footballers from the Premier League, the English Football League, and Women’s Super League! Join the event here

9-10am: Scala Radio’s Screentime with World Book Day. Scala will be playing music from films and TV shows that have been adapted from children’s books, including The Secret Garden, The BFG and Harry Potter. There will be exciting conversations about how to get involved with World Book Day, as well guest readings throughout the day. 

In the Afternoon…

1:45-2:45pm: Fonetti’s World Book Day online extravaganza! Register in advance to hear stories from Clare Balding and Christina Gabbitas, who will answer questions from young readers. Fonetti are also launching a new competition, where the winners can become a published author. Register for the event here

 2-2.45pm: KS3 event with Robert Muchamore, in partnership with South West ASCEL schools/libraries and Authors Aloud 

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Twinkl’s World Book Day Quiz! Twinkl are hosting a fun, quick fire World Book Day quiz. For children in the early years there will be the reading of a short story then asking some fun, quiz questions based on the book to practice children’s retelling and recall skills. Afterwards, there’s some further quiz fun as children can try to name that story with Twinkl’s PowerPoint and/or try another scavenger hunt for some further screen free, energy-burning fun. 

Big World Book Day Virtual Book Bonanza with At Home 4 Indies: Two brilliant schools events for KS1 and KS2, featuring Konnie Huq, Andy Shepherd, Jonny Duddle, Julia Patton, John Kane and Chris Wakling. Email athomewith4indies@gmail.com for more information. 

Become a RECORD SMASHER!  In celebration of the upcoming publication of The Incredible RecordSmashers by Jenny Pearson, Usborne and Guinness World Records are encouraging as many children as possible to have at a book-based challenge this World Book Day! Book tower & topple, book stacks, balancing books on your head… Everyone who has a go gets an official certificate to prove they are INCREDIBLE – get involved here

For older readers…

4-5pm: Spark Your Story with this free virtual Creative Writing Workshop. Aimed for ages 16-25,  join Isabelle King, Norfolk Storyteller and children’s author, to explore the stunning landscapes of Alfred Cohen, to inspire your writing. At the end of the workshop you will have created a setting, character and the start of your own amazing story. Click here to book your place.

F2 Wednesday 3rd March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 5:43pm

Hi F2, 

Here are today's activities: 

Literacy – Farm Animals

Listen to the story ‘Down on the farm’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usaNJILopQI

What animals did you spot in the story? What noises did they make? What were they doing?

Can you write some of the names of the animals? For example, pic, cow, dog, horse.

Challenge:  Can you put some of these words into sentences? For example, a pig is pink.

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Practise these Phase 2 and 3 phonemes (or, oa, ar, oo, oo)

Can you practise writing and remembering these High Frequency Words (down, went)

Can you write these words into the phoneme frame template? (skip ,brush ,bench, desk)

 

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Talk about different times of the day when we do things. For example: what time do you wake up, what time is lunch, what time do you have dinner?

Can you make a clock using cut up pieces of paper or draw it outside using chalk remember the 12 is a the top of the clock.

Can you make the o’clock times of the day. For example: school starts at 9 o’clock.

Remember the minute hand (longer hand) points to the 12 and the hour hand (smaller hand) points the hour it is.

 

Understanding the World: What animals eat?

What do different animals eat? What does a cat or dog eat?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q Watch this 1-minute video, which explains what different animals eat.

Can you draw a picture of an animal you have learnt about and write what it eats.

Play a PE game: Can you move like different animals? For example: a cheetah, kangaroo, snake, sloth, crab, frog etc.

Wellbeing Activity: Go on a ‘senses walk’. Go to a familiar place (or somewhere completely new) and think of all of the things that you can see, hear, smell and feel. 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Tuesday 2nd March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 1st Mar 2021 @ 7:38pm

Hi F2, 

Here are the activities for today:

Literacy – Guided Reading  

Choose a story to read at home with an adult. Can you find the beginning, middle and end of the story? Retell the story back to an adult or sibling at home. 

Can you draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write a sentence why?

 

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Practise these Phase 2 and 3 phonemes (sh, ch, ck, th)

Can you practise writing and remembering these High Frequency Words (have, like)

Can you cut up these words and put them in a sentence? pig, see, pink, I , can, a

Play a phase 4 game on Phonics Play  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Recap over different types of time: analogue clock, digital clock, watches, and wall clocks. What numbers do we see on a clock?

If you have a wall clock or a watch, you might want to let your child look at it and let them explore the time and the way clocks work. If not have a look at this clock game on top marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Talk to the children about the hands on the clock being different sizes and where the minute hand goes when it’s an o’clock time.

Play a game: If you have chalk at home or you might want to use paper and pencils/crayons. Can you draw a clock and add the numbers to it? Draw 4 different o’clock times and put them in 4 corners. Have an adult or sibling shout out a time, can you run to it as fast as you can?

 

Understanding the World: Types of animals

Can you remember what a reptile is? Can you think of any animals that are reptiles?

Watch these 1-minute videos to learn about reptiles, mammals and amphibians.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp9pfg8 - Reptiles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp92xnb - Mammals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zc6br82 - Amphibians

Choose an animal, either a mammal or amphibian. Can you draw the animal, you might want to colour it or paint it.

Can you write a fact about your animal too?

 

 

Wellbeing Activity: Share a story with a family member and listen to Miss Kealey’s video reading the story Owl Babies.

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Monday 1st March 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 28th Feb 2021 @ 9:59am

Hi F2, 

Here are activities for today: 

Literacy – Labelling a farm

Look at this picture of a farm.  https://wallpapercave.com/wp/wp3228055.jpg

What can you see on the farm? What animals or objects are there? For example: mud, tree, sun, log, barn, farmer.

Can you write some words of things you would find on a farm?

Challenge: Can you put some of these words into sentences? For example, A big red barn.

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Practise these Phase 2 and 3 phonemes (i,j,v,x,w,y)

Can you practise writing and remembering these High Frequency Words (come, some)

Write ‘pot’ on a piece of paper. Can you add a ‘s’ in front of pot to make a new word? What is the word you have made?

Repeat with stop, skip, trip, plan, from.

Play a phase 4 game on Phonics Play  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

Maths – Time

Practise counting using the splat square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  For example –  counting 1-20 forwards and backwards, counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more, one less, missing numbers.

Have a look around your house, can you find anything that tells the time? Look at different types of clocks e.g. analogue clock (wall clock) or a digital clock.

Play a game of ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’ with your family.

Write numbers on paper and place the numbers in the shape of a clock. Can you make different O’clock times?

 

RE: Sorrow and Joy

Look at a picture of a child who is sad (See school spider template) Can you think of a reason why the child might be sad?

What things could you do to cheer up the child? Can you think of a list of kind things you could do?

Can you make a face (either out of a paper plate or out of paper) of someone who has shown you kindness?

Can you write why they are kind too?

 

Wellbeing Activity: Learn how to bake or cook something. Could you make a healthy treat or a new meal? 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Friday 26th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 25th Feb 2021 @ 5:56pm

Hi F2, 

Here are today's activites:

Literacy – Farmer Duck

Re-listen to the story Farmer Duck. Miss Kealey has read the story on Tapestry (Memo’s).

Have a look at some of the pictures of the farmer in the story. What is he doing? What does he look like?

Can you write some words (adjectives) to describe the farmer? For example, old, lazy, grumpy. You can even draw a picture of the farmer too.

Challenge: Can you put some of these words into a sentence or caption?

 

Phonics – Revision and Spellings

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action ‘j, er, w, ai, ee, igh’

Can you practise your spellings for this week. ‘and, of, is, on’. How many did you get correct?

Play some free blending games on Phonics Play or Phonics Bloom.

Maths – Ordering Numbers

Practise counting using the splat square. For example – 1-20 forwards and backwards. Counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s, one more one less, missing number etc. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Using pieces of paper can you practise your number formation by writing numbers 1-10. Can you cut them up and order them? If you want you can order numbers 1-20 or even higher!

Challenge – Ask an adult to take some numbers away can you work out the missing numbers and then count from different starting points and fill in the missing number. E.g. 12, 13, __, 15, 16.

 

Understanding the World – Reptiles

How many different reptiles can you remember? Draw them on a piece of paper and play the game ‘Who am I? Can you ask questions to guess which reptile you have on your head? E.g. Do I have legs? Do I slither?

Choose a reptile, can you draw a picture and label it. Then write a fact about your reptile. For example: A snake has scales.

 

Wellbeing Activity: Do some Yoga. Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube has some brilliant sessions.

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

F2 Thursday 25th February 2021 Home Learning Tasks, by Miss Ward

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 5:44pm

Hi F2, 

Here are todays activities: 

Literacy – Farmer Duck

Re-listen to the story Farmer Duck. Miss Kealey has read the story on Tapestry (Memo’s).

Can you remember what an adjective is? (An adjective is a word to describe something, For example, A green tractor)

Have a look at some of the pictures of the duck at the start and middle of the story. How is he feeling?

Can you write some words (adjectives) to describe the duck? For example, sad, small. You can even draw a picture of the duck too.

Challenge: Can you put some of these words into a sentence or caption?

 

Phonics – Adjacent Consonants

Can you practise these phonemes with the caption action -  ‘t, s, ff, ur, er, air, ure’

Using the phoneme frame template on the School Spider. Ask an adult to say these words to you. Remember to segment it slowly. Can you write these words into the frame and add sound buttons. (dump, sent, milk, clown)

Challenge: Can you write a sentence containing one of these words? It can be a silly sentence if you like. (A sentence that does not make sense)

 

Maths – Subitising Numbers

Practise counting using the splat square. For example – 1-20 forwards and backwards. Counting in 10’s, counting in 2’s,one more one less, missing number etc.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Listen to the song by Jack Hartman all about recognising numbers in different ways and representations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5Gf3GIzAg

Complete the worksheet on School Spider.

 

Understanding the World – Reptiles

Watch the story ‘Miles and Miles of Reptiles’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4q9mRd2S20

Pick an animal from the story. How do you know it is a reptile? What features does it have? E.g. legs, scales, claws etc. Can you talk with an adult about how reptiles lay eggs? They lay eggs that are soft and rubbery. How do you think the animals keep them safe?

Can you design a nesting environment to keep reptile eggs safe? Please find a template attached on School Spider.

Can you make the habitat out of materials you have at home? For example, boxes, paper etc.

 

 

Wellbeing Activity: Think of a gift that you could give to somebody. Can you draw or make something that will make them smile?

 

Have fun and remember to post pictures of your work on Tapestry!

F2 Team

 

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