Posted: Nov 9, 2018 by: A Ahmad (AAhmad) 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.
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)