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Flamingo Class/ Foundation 2M 2021 - 2022

 

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Welcome to Foundation 2!

We are a class that enjoy learning through play. We have a great classroom with lots of fun resources to help us to learn.

In our Foundation 2 Class we have a wonderful team of people. Miss McGee is our class Teacher. Mrs McInnes is our Teaching Assistant who is also training to become a teacher and Mrs Riding is our Higher Level Teaching Assistant. 

What does a day in Foundation 2M/ Flamingo Class look like?

We will encourage your child to be involved in a variety of learning experiences during each day. Some of these will be whole class experiences, some will be in small groups and sometimes your child will work independently. Teaching and learning in the Early Years in based on PLAY and TALK. There will be a balance of teacher led and child led experiences as well as getting your child ready for Year 1. Every day your child will have a focussed Phonics, Literacy and Maths activity. 

Tapestery- Your child's online learning journal 

Tapestery is updated weekly with important messages, pictures and videos so please make sure that you are connected to your child's profile and check regularly for updates. We love it when parents like and comment on our posts!  Please also use Tapestery to also send us any videos, pictures, wow moments of your child. :) 

https://tapestryjournal.com

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Early Years Foundation Stage 

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The children in F2M/Flamingo Class are part of the Early Years Foundation Stage and follow a curriculum based around the 7 areas of learning.

Communication and Language  Physical development 

Personal, social and emotional development 

Literacy Mathematics Understanding the world Expressive Arts and Design

 

At the end of their year in F2M the children will be assessed against the Early Learning Goals to see if they are working in line with the expectations for their age or below a typical level for their age. Please find more information about this including the Early Learning Goals in the documents below. 


PE day

Monday is our PE day. Children come to school dressed in their PE kits. Joggers or track suit bottoms are preferable whilst it is chilly and a  sweatshirt or hoodie over PE T-shirts and trainers/pumps. Our current topic is Dance. Look out for our weekly dance videos uploaded onto Tapastery. 


 

Phonics: 

We teach phonics daily and encourage all of our children to become super segmenters and blenders! 

Phase 2 sounds: 

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Phase 3 sounds:

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Phase 2 Common Exception words Phase 3 Common Exception words
I he
no she
the we
to me
go be
into you
  are
  her
  was
  all
  they
  my

 

For more information on how we teach Phonics and ideas to support your child at home please see the PowerPoint from our Phonics workshop for parents below. 


Reading

Every Friday your child will be sent home with a reading book closely related to their phonics level. Please listen to your child read their book and write a comment in their learning journal along with the title and date. 

 

Bedtime stories

Along with their levelled reading book the children will also come home with a book of their choice from our class library. This book will more than likely be too tricky for your child to read so we encourage you to use this book as one of your bedtime stories that week. Please return the book by the following Thursday so your child can change it for another. 

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Homework

Every Friday - your child will bring home with them in their blue book bag: 

- A reading book matched to their phonics level

- A piece of homework in their homework book- this will be alternated weekly between Phonics, Maths and Handwriting. 

In their book bag there will also be their 'more about me book' and a bedtime story, however these are not homework tasks. 
Please return all of the above in your child's blue book bag every Thursday.

 


 

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