Welcome to Foundation Stage 2

Mrs Cawkwell – Mrs Eyre – Mrs Nunn

F2@hfcps.co.uk

Please contact the teachers on the email above if you have any questions.

Welcome to FS2 Booklet

New-Starter-Advice

Communities

 Click on the link below to find out what we will be learning about throughout the autumn term.

FS2-Communities

Pumpkin Soup Story

Reading at Home

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.

Top-Ten-Storytimes-to-Enjoy

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.

Top_Ten_Digital_Books

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?

Phonics

Your child will be bringing home the following resources every Monday:

  • A reading book for them to read that matches their phonics ability or word cards with graphemes that they are learning.
  • Reading Record
  • Phonics 10- Minute Weekly Workouts workbook:

I will set out workouts on a weekly basis. Please check the class web page regularly. This week I would like you to support your child to complete Autumn Term Workout 3 p.6 and 7.

All the children will read with adults in school at least once a week. They need to have their book bag, Reading Record, Phonics workbook (10- Minute Weekly Workouts) and their reading book in school every Monday and Friday. Please write a comment each time your child reads to you. Children will get a progress point if they have read 3 times during a week. A progress point will be also given for each completed workout in the Phonics workbook.

This week we will starting phase 2 Letters and Sounds and will be learning to recognise, segment and blend words with set 2 graphemes: i, n, m, d  . For example: in, pin, mad, dad,

Link to Letters and Sounds website 

Link to Letters and Sounds YouTube channel

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:

to, the, I, no, go,  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:

Poetry Basket:

We have been practising to perform the following poems:

This week we are learning ‘Five Little Pumpkins’:

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:

Poetry Basket Website

Autumn-Term-Poetry-Basket-Booklet

Spring-Term-Poetry-Basket-Booklet

Poetry-Basket-Booklet-Summer

Helicopter Stories

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:

Helicopter Stories at home

Maths

This week we are learning to recognise, describe, copy and extend colour and size patterns.

R U2 Pattern and Early Number

This is a great resource with tutorial videos and activities for Maths.  It allows you to watch simple videos and take part in several activities that will help develop your child’s mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding.

Please register your child onto this fantastic website and enjoy taking part in the activities.  If you haven’t received the details or are experiencing any problems getting started then please let me know.

Each week new tasks will be set. There are helpful videos for you and your child to watch together. Your child will receive progress points and certificates for taking part in the different activities.

Physical Development

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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Andy’s Wild Adventures

Handwriting Games

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.

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