Foundation 2 2021 - 2022
Your teachers are:
F2A - Miss Birch with Mrs Wiggins
F2B - Miss Wall and Mrs McKeown with Miss Jones
F2C - Mrs Ainscough with Mrs Speed-Evans
F2D - Mrs McLean and Miss Barlow with Mrs Breen
Assistant Headteacher - Mrs Binks
Please see Mrs Bink's and Mr Cassidy's welcome videos below:
Welcome to all of our 2021-22 F2 children and families. We are looking forward to a fun filled year. Please check the website and your child's Seesaw account for regular updates on our learning activities.
Your child will be provided with a Seesaw account. If you have any issues with logging into Seesaw please email the school .
Below is a sample timetable for F2 - if you have any question please speak to your class teacher.
The children will be set activities on Seesaw each Friday. These are to be completed on Seesaw and should be completed before the following Wednesday.
After October half term the children will bring home reading books and a reading log. Please give your child lots of opportunity to talk about and read their book, then write feedback for the teacher in their reading log. These will need to be returned to class by the following Wednesday.
Below is a summary of the different focuses within our curriculum during the autumn 1 half term.
In Literacy we will be looking at the stories related to "All About Me". We will learn all about our new friends and teachers. We will disuss things which we like and don't like, and discover that we are all unique, and that it is okay to different. The children will also explore some traditional tales. We teach all of our literacy lessons through books and the books for this half term are below.
Our focus during the coming weeks will be oracy (encouraging the children to vocalise their thoughts, share ideas and listen to their friends), intial sounds, labelling and sentence stems (children using the same sentence opening for example "I like to...")
We will also be starting out RWI lessons which teach how to say, read and write our letters.
In Mathematics the children will learn one number over a two week period. During that time they will explore everything about the number to gain a full understanding of all of the mathematics concepts. Before looking at numbers the children explore different skills involved in mathematics, including pattern, counting and cardinality. After half term we will learn mathematics through books to give the children a hook into the lessons.
Knowledge and Understanding:
We will look at the different seasons and make observations over time of a tree by watching a time lapse video. We are learning about how to use simple computer programmes. We will also have be looking at life cycle of a bee and making a friendship potion.
All of our Knowledge and Understanding learning can be found throughout our continuous provision where the children can choose what activities they want to engage in.
This half term we will be looking at Picasso. We will learning how he created some of his portraits and using this to explore our primary and secondary colours.
At St George's we have a RESPECT framework, which the children follow throughout the school. Each half term the children learn about different characteristics of learning. The first characteristic is Resilience. We think about how it is important to keep trying our best, and how they can show resilience in their learning.
Alongside each characteristic of learning the children will also be introduced to a Learning Hero. Each Learning Hero is someone who shows our characteristic of learning, and this will help the children to learn more about the positive characteristic.
In F2 our Learning Hero for Autumn 1 is Zog, from the Julia Donaldson book "Zog", the dragon who shows lots of resilience when learning about how to be a dragon. Zog continues to try his best in every activity, even when he does not succeed first time. We hope that understanding how Zog shows resilience will help the children to show resilience in their learning.
Throughout the year the children will be rewarded for displaying the different characteristics of learning with dragon scales. Once they receive 50 dragon scales they will receive a certificate from Mrs Binks in assembly.
We are a "Forest School" school at St George's. During the children's year in Foundation 2 they have the opportunity to walk up to top site to our "Dragon Woods".
While at Forest School the children learn about the different seasons, mini-beasts, birds and much more. The children are allowed to experience nature first hand and enjoy being allowed to dig in the mud, build fires, use tools like saws and hand-drills - all under close supervision.
Physical Education (PE):
Every Thursday the children will have a PE lesson, children should attend school wearing their full PE kits. The children will be taught PE from a fully trained PE specalist, Miss Rimmer.
This year we have a new music room within the EYFS building. We are lucky to have a specialist music teaching attending school every Friday, allowing every child to take part in a exciting new music programme.
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