week commencing 1/10
Posted: Oct 4, 2018 by: A Ahmad (AAhmad) 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
The Gingerbread man CCTV clip
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)