Welcome to Foundation Stage 2
Mrs Cawkwell – Mrs Eyre – Mrs Nunn- Mrs Eagle
Please contact the teachers on the email above if you have any questions or problems accessing the following activities whilst you are learning from home.
Summer 2 Week 6 (wb. 6th July 2020)
Our weekly Zoom meeting is on Wednesday at 11:30am. Look out for your invitation which we will emailed to you each week.
Reading at Home
This is a storybook explaining all of the changes to reassure children that everything will be okay!
A social story to help children understand social distancing.
An audio recording of a short book to help 3-7 year old children back to school in their new covid-safe environments.
Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy
This collection of our top 10 tales, often read by the author, are suitable for 3-7-year olds (though older children may enjoy them too). The book covers are include so children can see and CHOOSE what they’d like. Reading for pleasure is about engaging with books or any texts that interest you, so children’s choice is key.
Digital Favourites to Enjoy
Download a copy of digital favourites, with visuals so children can CHOOSE! The collection includes stories, poetry, comics, information books and magazines and so something to tempt every reader. The visuals are key to fostering motivation, so do pass on.
Oxford Owl have free e- books that you can download onto your devices at home.
If you would like to know your child’s reading level for this website, please email me and I can send you the information individually.
Parents can further support their children with their reading through:
Predicting – What do they think this text is about?
Clarify – What new vocabulary have they experienced? Meaning?
Question – What would they still like to know?
Summary – In their words, what is the text about?
This week we would like you to read this free ebook all about worries. It is called ‘Everybody Worries’ written by Jon Burgerman. To find this book you need to go to this website: www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Link to Letters and Sounds website– this gives a full list of all lessons planned for the next 5 weeks until half term. As each lesson goes live on YouTube it will play straight into the website and the lesson titles on the website will be hyperlinked. The website is designed as another way for parents to easily access the lessons, and for schools to see lesson info for planning.
Link to Letters and Sounds YouTube channel– lessons uploaded every week day at 10am (Reception), 10:30am (Year 1), 11am (Learning to Blend – extra practice for R and Y1)
Phase 2 graphemes:
- Set 1: s, a, t, p.
- Set 2: i, n, m, d.
- Set 3: g, o, c, k.
- Set 4: ck, e, u, r.
- Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.
Phase 2 Tricky Words:
I, no, go, to, the, into
Phase 3 graphemes:
Set 6: j, v, w, x
Set 7: y, z, zz, qu
Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng
Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
Here are a few web links that you may wish to use to help your child with their reading and phonics:
Username: student25850 Password: family
Poetry Basket includes thirty-six videos containing poems with actions for children aged 3 to 6. Performed by MakeBelieve Arts Artistic Director Trisha Lee, these poems include many lesser-known children’s rhymes from anonymous authors.
“If children know eight nursery rhymes by heart, by the time they are four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they are eight.” Mem Fox – Reading Magic
You can access the videos at:
Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an adult. The children then act out their stories. Encourage your child to dictate a story and add some simple words and sentences. Please share your stories through Tapestry or the class email.
Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.
Some Helpful Tips For Using Helicopter Stories In Your Home:
Trisha Lee Writes of Helicopter story fame has been collecting scribed writing, songs, poems from children and young people age 3-17 for Voices through the Virus. You can see them on her website and she’d welcome more
Why not try yoga with your child to help them to calm down but also to get exercise too. It is a little website called Cosmic Kids yoga and it has several types of yoga based on different stories. For example, the hungry caterpillar, Room on a broom, Frozen. See which story you and your child like the best.
You will need the username: student25850 and the password: family
A set of instructional videos and supporting resources to compliment the teaching of upper and lower case letters. Have a go at practising forming the letters using different media. For example: sand, flower, paintbrush, chalk.
Here is a link to a drawing class with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph.
Maths with Parents – please log in here:
Use the class code 547589 to register onto the programme.
I will set topics weekly and you are able to choose an activity based on the topic. Any problems, please email me on the above address – you should have received an email with information about this – again, if not, please do contact me.
Jesus’ rule for friends.
Display A New Rule: God’s Story 2 based on John 13: 34-35.
Share the story about Jesus’ rule and talk about it.
Is there anything which might break the friendship circle? Talk about the things that can make you and others unhappy. Introduce saying sorry and what it means to forgive each other so we can mend broken friendships.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- What is Jesus’ rule?
- What will happen when you are happy together?
- Why do you like your friends?
- What makes a good friend?
- What will help to mend the circle?
- Make a ‘friendship ring’ candle holder with malleable material.
- Compose a Litany of thanks for friends…
- Write a story about being sorry and making friends again, you could use photos taken of the role play.
- Make friendship cards to give to a friend.
Role play falling out with a friend and making up by saying sorry.
Read the story about the Love Monster and explore what it means to be a friend.
- Friends look after and do things for one another.
- Friends do things together.
- Friends make one another happy, comfortable and glad.
- Things that spoil friendship.
- Making friends again.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- How do we make friends?
- Why is it important to have a friend?
- What do friends do together?
- Make paper chain teddies of friendship.
- Make a collage with handprints to display.
- Make friendship bracelets.
- Hold a teddy bears’ picnic outside.
- Paint or draw a friend.
- Make models of friends.
- An assortment of games to play with friends: Farmer’s in his Den, Happy Families, Snap, Football, Catch
REFLECTION ON SIGNIFICANCE
Have a quiet moment together to reflect on and appreciate how we all have friends and are a friend to others.
Think about our friends.
Appreciate what makes a good friend.
Consider how friendship can be spoilt and how we can make up.