Week commencing 15th October
Posted: Oct 11, 2018 by: A Ahmad (AAhmad) 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
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)