Welcome to FS2
Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be
The FS2 team would like to welcome you to our FS2 page.
Here you will find lots of information about all the fun things Class 2 and Class 3 are learning about as well as homework and some useful information to support our learning.
Meet the teaching team
Miss Hepworth and Miss Shipley are pleased to be the teachers working in FS2 this year supported by Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Marshall.
We are really looking forward to an exciting year working with the FS2 children and parents/carers.
We held a welcome meeting at the start of term, where we shared lots of useful information about the learning and end of year expectations for FS2. You can see a copy of the information below.
Our learning this Term
This term we will be finding out about different things that are made of wool. We will be talking about the properties of wool and discovering why it is a good material to use to make a hat or scarf.
We will read Jan Brett’s The Mitten a story about different woodland animals that shelter from the weather inside a mitten...until the bear sneezes! We will explore snow and ice and winter clothing.
Later in the half term we will read Barty’s Scarf by Sally Chambers. We will investigate different materials to see which one makes the best scarf.
After half term we will be learning more about sheep and watching videos of them being sheared and their fleeces being turned into wool.
We will focus on the rhyme Little Bo Peep before reading Mem Fox’s ‘Where is the Green Sheep’-a great story to learn about opposites.
Then we will be talking about Easter and signs of Spring-including lambs being born.
Our Learning Journey
Look at our amazing learning journey so far this term.
We have started our 'Would a prate make a good friend?' topic looking at what we already know abut pirates. We have found out all about different pirate objects and written all abut what a pirate needs to wear! In Maths we have been adding and subtracting. We've done lots of counting forwards and backwards to help us. We have had lots of opportunities to be creative and made lots of pirate accessories.
Look at the fantastic homework that has been completed this half term.
We really appreciate the support parents/carers give to their children and this certainly has a positive impact on their learning.
Well done to everyone who has received a bronze, silver or gold award for their homework this half term.
Find the current homework challenges for this half term below.
As a parent/carers you can support your child in developing a love of reading.
Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.
As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.
Please remember to write in your child's reading record when you have read or shared a book together. It doesn't have to be their guided reading book; comics, magazines, signs, labels, shopping lists and books of their own choice are all examples of things you may read together.
The library is free to join and gives your child access to 100's of books to borrow.
Books to share
You may wish to share some of these stories/books linked to our learning to share at home:
Not a stick!
Oi Frog! (and other books from the collection; Oi cat, Oi dog and Oi duck-billed platypus)
Stick and Stone
We will also be looking at a range of non fiction books focusing on autumn, leaves, sticks, forest and our environment! We will look at the difference s between fiction and non-fiction books. It would be beneficial for the children to look at what non-fiction books they have at home. We would love to hear some of the facts that you have learned!
Children need a PE kit in school with them every day. Please encourage your child to get dressed as independently as possible at home.
PE kit should include
Please ensure all PE kit and uniform is labelled clearly. This helps save time, confusion and will help prevent it being lost.
Look at some of the learning and wonderful work class 2 and 3 have completed this year.