Our topic of travelling has continued throughout Foundation 2 this week through the story of, ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’. Mr Gumpy goes on a journey and he takes lots of animal friends along with him. We try to link every area of our learning to our story. So, this week we have made patterns with animals, colours, shapes etc, acted out and wrote the story of Mr Gumpy using familiar words and we have collaged Mr Gumpy. The Ladybirds decided that it would be good to make Mr Gumpy’s car! The children have shown great teamwork whilst assembling and decorating the fabulous car. Well done, Ladybirds.
We are all looking forward to next half term as we will be thinking about seasons through the stories of Percy the Park Keeper and we will also be preparing for our Foundation Stage Christmas performance.
3.10.16 - 7.10.16
Hello everyone. We’re having a lovely time in Foundation 2 with our ‘Let’s Travel’ topic. Over these last couple of weeks, we have been thinking about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. We have also been reading, ‘Oi! Get off our train’ by John Burningham. Throughout the week, we have been using 3D shapes to print with and discovering which 2D shapes can be made. We have also been writing simple words using the sounds that we are concentrating on in phonics. Next week, the children will be becoming more independent by coming into school by themselves and completing the morning routine independently. We will also be thinking about another way to travel through the stories, ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’ and ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’.
19.9.16 - 23.9.16
We have had a great second week in the Ladybirds and Gruffalos. The lunchtimes have gone very smoothly and the children’s behaviour has been fantastic! We are so proud of all the children, they have been so brave and have mixed with lots of others from different classes and year groups too, during break and lunch times.
Please don’t forget about our WOWs. Whenever you notice that your child has done anything at home or at a club that has made you say, ‘WOW’ then write it down on a WOW slip and hand it back in to a member of Foundation 2. The slips can be found in your child’s classroom.
We are looking forward to next week and we will be busy identifying 2D and 3D shapes and concentrating on the letter sounds i, n, m and d. Our activities all relate to the story, ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. Ask your child if they can retell the story themselves. It’s a good one!
12.9.16 - 16.9.16
We have had a great week so far in the Gruffalo and Ladybird classes. The children are settling in very well and we already have some lovely work for our displays. The Ladybirds have been thinking about ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and we’ve made some dotty ladybirds for our door. The Gruffalos have been mark making and decorating a giant rocket ready for our rocket role play area. Our topic this half term is ‘Let’s Travel’ and we are beginning with space.
Next week, we will be reading the story, ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. Our activities will all be based around the book and there will be links made to our 7 areas of learning. If you or your children have any special interests around travelling, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Herriot, Mrs Abbott-Lewin, Mrs Lynk, Mrs Salmon or Miss Allatt.