Mrs Cawkwell – Mrs Eyre – Mrs Nunn
Please contact the teachers on the email above if you have any questions.
Welcome to FS2 Booklet
Festivals Summer Term
FS2 subject overview festivals
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.
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?
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:
FLYER – Online Lessons
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 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
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
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.
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.