Welcome to our Owls and Squirrels Foundation Stage 2 page.
We are busy learning about cold places and winter. We are using information books, and computers to find out about different places and animals that live in cold places. We have been painting using cold colours and using different sized shapes to make collage snowmen. We are using our phonics to label cold weather clothes and we will be writing sentences about snowy stories. We are continuing to say and write letters and sounds in our daily Read Write Inc sessions and to blend 3 or 4 sounds together to make words e.g. mat tin top, frog, crab. We are also writing 3 or 4 sounds in the correct order to make words. Fred is our Read Write Inc frog who only talks in sounds. Please support your child by continuing to play Fred Talk Games with him or her. We are continuing to practice our handwriting, so please continue to encourage your child to form the letter correctly by using the action on the handwriting sheet. They can use different colours to make it fun. We will collect completed handwriting sheets in on a Wednesday. In Maths we are counting objects carefully and matching the correct number to find ‘1 more’ and 1 less using objects and then finding the numeral. We are to adding two groups of objects together by ‘counting all’ to find a total. We are subtracting using objects and finding out how many are left. We are recognising ordering and writing numbers correctly from 0 to 20 We are continuing to practice our Learn it doubles: 1+1=2 2+2=4 3+3=6 4+4=8 5+5=10 and our Learn it Halves using our rhyme ; Half of 10 is 5 do the finger jive Half of 8 is 4 make them dance some more Half of 6 is 3 dance them on your knee Half of 4 is 2 not much left to do Half of 2 is 1 now the dancing is done. In PE we are developing our ball skills in games and using mats and benches in gymnastics to travel in different ways. We are looking forward to celebrating the Chinese New Year when we will be tasting Chinese food, using ribbons to dance, making lanterns and learning Chinese songs.
Thank you for your continued support
From the Foundation Stage Team.