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Welcome to Foundation 2 for 2020-21

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Foundation 2 Remote Learning

We hope you and your families are all safe and well at home and that you have enjoyed the beautiful sunshine over the past few days. Here we are at our final week of remote learning! We are absolutely thrilled that we will all be back together next week and that the children will with their friends once more. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our families for your fantastic support since January, you really have done an incredible job.

Take care.

Mrs Dempsey and Miss Seddon

Daily Essentials:  (Resources to support some of these tasks can be found below)

- 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 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:  Practise good letter formation, using a pencil on plain paper. As we have introduced each letter, we have taught the children a rhyme to help them form each letter correctly. These rhymes can be found in the resources below.

BBC Alphablocks Episodes: 

Take a look at the following episodes of Alphablocks on BBC iPlayer to support our current work in Phonics, introducing the children to digraphs.

'sh' and 'ch': Series 3, Episode 11, 'Champ': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nhsj9/alphablocks-series-3-11-champ

'ng': Series 3, Episode 12, 'Song': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nhsqw/alphablocks-series-3-12-song

'th': Series 3, Episode 13, 'Thing': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nhsyn/alphablocks-series-3-13-thing

'ai': Series 3, Episode 14, 'Train': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01py4xg/alphablocks-series-3-14-train

'oa': Series 3, Episode 17, 'Toad': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01py5gz/alphablocks-series-3-17-toad

'ee': Series 3, Episode 15, 'Beep': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01py516/alphablocks-series-3-15-beep 

'oi', 'or' and 'ur': Series 3, Episode 21, 'The End': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01q0pgj/alphablocks-series-3-21-the-end

'oo': Series 3, Episode 18, 'Book': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01py6g1/alphablocks-series-3-18-book

'ar': Series 3, Episode 20, 'Card': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01q0m3q/alphablocks-series-3-20-card

'ow': Series 3, Episode 22, 'How Now Brown Cow': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01q0py1/alphablocks-series-3-22-how-now-brown-cow

Weekly Overview w/b 01.03.21:

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. We understand that everyone's circumstances are different and we appreciate how difficult remote learning can be. With that in mind, please just do what you can, when you can. Don't worry about sticking to a strict timetable and please don't feel your child must be sitting down and learning formally for an extended period of time. Several short bursts of 15-20 minutes across the day, at times that suit your family, will be more beneficial for everyone. 

In addition to our weekly overview, we also have a daily challenge to support your child's home learning. We have also included a timetable of the Zoom calls we are offering this week.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via email or phone.

Resources to support our learning this week:

Daily Challenges:

w/b 01.03.2021 Daily Challenge
Monday As it is 'World Book Week', we would like you to choose your favourite book or character and make your very own hat or headband in time for our Whole Class Zoom call on Friday. Some ideas can be found in the resources below.
Tuesday Write out the alphabet or take your alphabet line out with you on a walk and see how many letters of the alphabet you can spot on road signs, car registration plates etc.
Wednesday Have a go at the running challenges in the resources below.
Thursday

Sing along to 'Ten in the Bed' on BBC Radio.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-in-the-bed/z7bnmfr

Friday Take some time to talk to your child about returning to school next week. What are they looking forward to? Who are they looking forward to playing with? Do they have any worries? If your child does have any worries, please do let us know via Purple Mash so that we can support your child's needs.

 

Resources to support our Daily Challenges this week:

Weekly Overview and Resources from w/b 22.02.2021:

Weekly Overview and Resources from w/b 08.02.2021:

Weekly Overview and Resources from w/b 01.02.2021:

Weekly Overview and Resources from w/b 25.01.2021:

Weekly Overview and Resources from w/b 18.01.2021:

Weekly Overview and Resources from w/b 11.01.2021:

Christmas 2020 in F2

We have had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas within our F2 Bubble. Please take a look at what we've been up to. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their patience, support and understanding this term. We couldn't be more proud of how all the children have settled into life at our school and of all the progress they have made. We look forward to continuing their learning journey in 2021. 

We wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year from all of the team in F2.

 

Autumn Term

7 Golden Rules

Our whole school behaviour policy applies in F2. Our golden, blue and red bears represent the 'golden zone', 'warning zone' and 'time out zone' for the children in F2.

F2 Bears

Reading, Phonics and Writing

As we are currently unable to invite parents into school for the curriculum meetings we would usually hold this half-term, please find below information leaflets to help you support your child's learning at home.

Maths

As we are currently unable to invite parents into school for the curriculum meetings we would usually hold this half-term, please find below an information leaflet to help you support your child's learning at home.

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