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Welcome to our Foundation 2 class of 2019-20

 

Foundation 2 Home Learning

 

Daily Essentials:  (Resources to support some of these tasks can be found at the bottom of this page)

- Reading: You can access a free eBook collection on Oxford Owl from Oxford Reading Tree that includes many of the books we use in school . All the eBooks in this collection are tablet friendly and have audio playback on each page. They can be accessed here (you will need to register for free): https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

You can also access ‘Teach Your Monster To Read’ free of charge on the following website: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (you will need to register for free). It is an app we use on the iPads in school to consolidate children’s learning of Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics from the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme.

Please spend time reading with your child everyday. Encourage them to spot tricky words and digraphs within a text. Can they predict what might happen next? Can they use the pictures to discuss how characters are feeling? Can they use the pictures to describe the setting? Encourage your child to use positional language and adjectives to extend their vocabulary.

- Alphabet: Practise the alphabet daily - do this forwards and backwards, in a quiet voice, a loud voice, silly voices. Ask your child to find a letter and to tell you which letters it comes after, before, or in between.

- Phonetic words: Encourage your child to read, spell and write phonetic words by segmenting and blending the sounds.

- Tricky words: Take time to spell some 'tricky' words using the letter names (rather than the sounds). Say a word and ask your child to spell it out verbally using the letter names. Then spell out a tricky word verbally yourself using the letter names for your child to write down.

- Counting: Use a numberline to count forwards and backwards to 20 and beyond. Practise counting in 1's, 2's and 5's. 

- Practise letter and number formation: Some children may be ready to write on narrower lines; some children may be comfortable writing on plain paper or a single line. We would much rather children have good letter formation than get worried about writing on lines. We have added some narrower lined paper in the 'Daily Essentials' resources at the very bottom of this page. If you think your child may benefit from this, feel free to give it a go, but if they are happy with what they are already doing then please don't be worrying!

Weekly Overview w/b 06.07.20:

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and well at home and that you have had a lovely week. Please remember, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us by email or phone. If the children wish to share with us anything they have been doing at home, then please feel free to email us via the school office. We love seeing what they have been up to! We have heard from some of our families this week that they have been hatching chicks, growing fruits and vegetables and even keeping watch on a wild rabbit living in the garden!

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 29.06.20:

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and well at home. We hope that you were able to spend lots of time outdoors during the hot, sunny weather last week.

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 22.06.20:

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and well at home. We hope that you have managed to dodge the downpours and avoid the storms to get out for some fresh air this week!

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 15.06.20:

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and well at home. We hope that the wet weather this week hasn't dampened your spirits too much and that you've still managed to get out and about for some walks and exercise.

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 08.06.20:

It was so lovely to catch up with all of our families on the phone last week and to hear that everyone is safe and well at home. Please remember, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us by email or phone. If the children wish to share with us anything they have been doing at home, then please feel free to email us via the school office. We love seeing what they have been up to!

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 01.06.20:

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and well at home and that you have had a lovely sunny week. 

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Half Term activities - w/b 25.05.2020:

We hope you all continue to stay safe and well at home and that you and your families had a lovely bank holiday weekend. If you would like some activities to keep you busy this week, please take a look below.

Nature Detective - Tree ID - with all the trees now in full leaf (and lots of leaves having blown off this weekend!) have a go at identifying different trees whilst out on a walk by matching their leaves with the images on the Leaf ID sheet from the Woodland Trust. (See resource below) 

Leaf Art - collect up some fallen leaves to create your own artwork. You could make a hungry caterpillar, a mouse, a butterfly or just follow your imagination. (See resource below)

Patterns - have a go at continuing the colour and shape repeating patterns on the sheets provided. Then have a go at creating your own patterns using, for example: natural objects, lego bricks, stickers, cutlery, fruit kebabs or pasta shapes.  (See resources below) 

Paper Plate Craft - have a go at using paper plates as a base for creating some animals, like the ones in the document below. (See resource below)

Phonics Picture Activity - look carefully at the pictures. Use your knowlegde of all the sounds you have learnt so far to label the pictures. (See resource below)

Purple Mash - use your log-in to access 'Mini Mash' within Purple Mash. Click on the pin to find some activities on 'Growing', 'Feelings' and 'Shapes' for you to explore. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/thorntonhough

Cosmic Kids Yoga - we can continue to stay active and healthy with Cosmic Kids Yoga. Choose a story to follow and join in with the poses here: https://cosmickids.com/category/watch/ or by subscribing to their YouTube channel for free here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ?sub_confirmation=1

Weekly Overview w/b 18.05.20:

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and well at home. We hope you are keeping busy and we can't wait until we can all be together again.

Thank you! Thank you so much for the wonderful video you sent us this week. It really did brighten up our week to see each of your beautiful, smiling faces. We would be lying if we didn't mention the fact that we all had to reach for a tissue when we saw it! Thank you so much to all of our families for all the time, effort and thought that went into it, we really do appreciate it.

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 11.05.20:

We hope you and your families are all safe and well at home and that you have had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend. Thank you for the replies to our e-mail - it is lovely to hear how you are getting on and what you have been up to. We really hope to soon have news on when we can see each other again. 

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 04.05.20:

We hope you and your families are all safe and well at home and that the rain didn't dampen your spirits this week. School is still very quiet and not at all the same without you all - we are really missing you! We hope we will soon find out when we can see each other again. 

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home.

Weekly Overview w/b 27.04.20:

We hope you and your families are all safe and well and that you have enjoyed the sunny weather this week. 

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home. In addition to the Maths in our overview below, you may also wish to explore the number 18 with Numberblocks, which can be found on BBC iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00064tz/numberblocks-series-4-8-eighteen

Weekly Overview w/b 20.04.20:

We hope you and your families are all safe and well. School is very strange and very quiet without all the children. We are really missing you all and we hope that it is not too long before we all see each other again. 

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home. 

 

Easter activities - Week 2 - w/b 13.04.2020:

We hope you and your families are all safe and well and that you have enjoyed the sunny Easter weekend. Were you lucky enough to get a visit from the Easter Bunny? If you would like some activities to keep you busy this week, please take a look below.

Seasons - learn more about the seasons. Watch the video clip, put the seasons in order and check your knowledge by following this link to the BBC Bitesize website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/zcx3gk7 Which changes and signs of Spring have you seen so far?

Trees in different seasons - colour or decorate each tree for each different season. Then write the word for each season below each tree.  (See resource below) 

Curiosity - our new value across the school for the month of April is curiosity. Here are some questions for you to think about: Why are baby chicks fluffy? Why do apples have seeds in them? Maybe you have other questions - what are you and your family curious about?

Counting with natural objects - collect up natural objects in your garden to make the numbers 1-20. (See resource below)

Paying for snack - using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins you must pay for your snack and drink before you may have it. Take a look at the posters to see how much it will cost! (See resource below)

Phonics against the clock Ask an adult to time you for 2 minutes for each sound. How many words can you think of with each digraph in within 2 minutes? You can write them yourself or an adult or older brother or sister can write them for you. (See resource below)

Purple Mash - use your log-in to access 'Mini Mash' within Purple Mash, you will find some activities about the seasons pinned for you to explore. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/thorntonhough

Joe Wicks - we can continue to stay active and healthy with Joe Wicks at 9am Monday - Friday via his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Easter activities - Week 1 - w/b 06.04.2020:

We hope you are all safe and well and that you are enjoying the sunshine we have at the moment. If you would like some activities to keep you busy this week, please take a look below.

Easter Story - learn more about the Easter Story by following this link to the CBeebies website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-easter

Easter eggs cutting and sorting - colour, cut and then order the eggs from smallest to largest. (See resource below) If you don't have a printer, collect up some leaves and order them from smallest to largest.

Easter bunny hand craft - draw around your hand, cut it out and decorate it and fold it to make an easter bunny, like the ones in the document below . (See resource below)

Spring scavenger hunt - see how many different things you can spot in your garden or on your daily exercise. (See resource below)

Tally counting - during your daily exercise one day, take a pencil and paper with you to make a tally of things you spot along the way. (See resource below)

Purple Mash - use your log-in to access 'Mini Mash' within Purple Mash, you will find some Easter activities pinned for you to explore. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/thorntonhough

Joe Wicks - we can continue to stay active and healthy with Joe Wicks at 9am Monday - Friday via his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Weekly Overview w/b 30.03.20:

Please find below our weekly overview of what we would be covering in school this week and some suggested activities for you to do with your child at home. 

Please see the 'Useful Links' section of our website for additional online resources.

Weekly Overview w/b 23.03.20:

Resources to support tasks in our 'daily essentials'

Please find below copies of some printable resources to support our home learning 'daily essentials'.

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