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.
Hello everyone, we hope you have managed to enjoy the lovely weather we have had during the Easter Holidays and you are all keeping safe and well.
This half term our learning is going to be based on the theme of
We hope that this topic will help you explore your garden whilst you are having to stay at home. We will be providing activities and ideas linked to books and rhymes such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Superworm’.
Can you be a bug detective?
Explore your garden- how many different insects and creepy crawlies can you find hiding in your garden? Remember to look under rocks and stones, on leaves and in the soil.
Which minibeast did you find the most?
Which one is your favourite?
Can you write a list of the creatures you found? Think about the sounds you can hear in the words. You could also draw the different minbeasts.
Please keep checking this page on a regular basis- new ideas will be added every week to support your child’s learning in literacy, maths as well as creative, practical and physical activities.
Please keep up to date with the updates from Mrs Stancliffe in latest news (click this link) or find latest news under the parent heading.
There are lots of different ideas below linked to the things we would have been doing in school- choose the ones which you and your child will find the most fun and interesting. Try to do a little bit of literacy and maths alongside a mixture of physical and creative activities each day.
Please keep practising reading as regularly as possible. Remember that the Phase 2 and 3 sounds we have been learning are at the back of your child's reading diary as well as keywords they need to be able to read. Play some of the games on Phonics Play (link below)to practise blending and segmenting.
The teacher resource site Twinkl is offering free membership whilst schools are closed. The home learning hub even has a suggested daily timetable with links including the daily Joe Wicks workout. Use the following user name and password to login:
Step 1: Go to twinklhq.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code
Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
Phonics Play is a great site we use in school to support our phonics teaching. It is free to use whilst schools are closed please log in with the following user name and password: Username: march20
There are also some decodable comics to read at www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk
A fun reading adventure game. It is free to play on a computer and a free demo is available for other devices. The app is currently on offer for 99p instead of £4.99 if you wish to purchase.
Oxford Owl has lots of free e-books for you to read and share as well as ideas for supporting your child with literacy and maths.
This is the scheme we use in school. Here are some great home learning activities. In fact we had just been focusing on the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' story (week 2 activities) before school closed. Remember that you can find lots of children's stories being retold on YouTube if you haven't got the book.
We watch and use numberblocks to support our mathematical understanding. You can watch videos or find lots of games to practise counting and calculating
Please click on the links below.
Please click on the link below.
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.