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Bedgrove Infant School


Foundation 2


A Ahmad (AAhmad) on: Foundation 2

This week children have enjoyed the story ’We are going on a bear hunt'. We have had lots of learning opportunities this week. One activity was to draw their own story map for the story. Children loved doing this and most chanted the story as they made their maps. We also drew observational drawings of bears. This was very fun, and children described the different types of bears and some even had a go at labelling captions on their drawings. We have been looking at birds and made bird feeders, whilst making these we discussed why there was not much food for birds at this time of year.

In maths following on from adding last week, we made our own ladybirds, and children added together the spots on each side, and attempted to write their own number sentence! We have also taught the concept of subtraction this week, and will follow on from this next week too.
For our circle times, we have been discussing different types of behaviours, and we looked at a range of different images where ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ behaviours were shown. We discussed in small groups and grouped the behaviours and put them up on display.

F2 Blog

10 January 2019

V Alford (admin) on: F2 Blog

Children have come back refreshed and relaxed, and are generally well behaved and are embracing school life. We have started to do sessions on Talk for Writing. This is where children will focus on a story for a period of time, and activities planned will be based around the story. This week we have been reading the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. Children have had a walk to the Year 1 Garden and compared the environments with the scenes from the story. We have also been making big fluffy ears just like the bear from the story! Children have also been writing descriptive words/ sentences for the bear. In maths we have been adding and combining groups. Children have also revisited the story ‘Silly Billy’ this is to reinforce how important it is for children to share their worries with peers/ adults. We have split children into new phonics groups and children have started going to these this week.

Welcome back!

V Alford (admin) on: F2 Blog

Last week Children settled in very well. Children read the story 'Room on the broom' and discussed in groups what words from the story rhymed, as well as making up their own rhyming words. In mathematics we looked at weight, and used a balance to distinguish what was heavy and light. We also looked at firework safety, considering bonfire and divali were the following week. Lastly children drew a snapshot of their holidays, and described what they had drawn to an adult.

This week we have been making divas as well as making firework pictures out of glitter! Children listened to the story 'My many coloured days' and were able to discuss which colour they were feeling. In maths we have been focussing on ordering numbers to 10. In literacy we have been playing buried treasure with CVC words. 

Week commencing 15th October

V Alford (admin) on: F2 Blog

Children have had a lovely week this week. Practising initial sounds in literacy. This week’s focus in maths has been learning and counting numbers, children built towers out of small construction and counted how many blocks they had in their towers. We have also been learning about size and length. Children have been dressing up as whatever they wanted to this week in our role-play area, children really enjoyed exploring a range of costumes. Outside in the construction area children have been working together as a team to build whatever they decided as a team! In phonics we have recapped and learnt all sounds and tricky words in phase 2.


Next week in Literacy children will be making a puppet for their favourite character from any story! In maths we will be continuing to focus on size and length with children. We will also be starting to focus on one more, with numbers to 10. We will also be reading the story of Pumpkin soup and have a go at drawing pumpkins ourselves! Foundation 2 will be a very noisy area next week, as children will be exploring a range of musical instruments.



The Foundation 2 Team

week commencing 1/10

V Alford (admin) on: F2 Blog

Children have settled into Foundation 2 really well. All parents should be very proud! Whilst at school they are learning good listening skills with listening Lola, and are playing in all classrooms, and all outdoor areas. Children are now used to the structure of the day, and are generally happy and full of energy!

Last week our focus in maths was 2d shapes, and children have been making shape pictures and listening to loads of shape songs. In literacy, we were reading the three little pigs, and children drew a picture of their favourite character and described their character to an adult. Following on from the story children have also been making their own houses for the three little pigs using junk modelling or small construction.

This week’s focus in maths has been number. We will be focussing on counting numbers 1-10, and some may even count to 20! For literacy, our story focus has been ‘What the ladybird heard’ and children have been making wanted posters for the police! Children have also been learning about the seasons, and exploring a range of events, and objects from Autumn. Children are still currently learning sounds from phase 2 in phonics, This week we have learnt;ck, e, u, r.

Friday will be our art open sessions where we will have a range of artistic activities for parents and children to enjoy, we look forward to seeing everyone there!

The Foundation 2 team

Foundation 2

During Foundation 2, the children will progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage which is accessed through both indoor and outdoor learning. We are extremely fortunate to have a brand new outdoor classroom, which the children can freely access throughout the day, both through adult led and child initiated activities. The children will learn the skills which will then be enhanced through play, exploration and investigation of the world around them.

Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and to communicate and socialise with others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. There is an ongoing judgement to be made by practitioners about the balance between activities led by children, and activities led or guided by adults. Practitioners must respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive and effective interaction. As children grow older, and as their development allows, it is expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning, ready for Year 1. (Statutory framework for the EYFS)

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