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Foundation 2

To find out more about our EYFS Curriculum and learning through play, please visit our EYFS Curriculum page from the following links.

Welcome to Foundation 2 

Spring 1 2022

 

During this half term we will learn about the changes from Autumn to Winter. We will look for signs of Winter around our school. We will use a map of our school to talk about the things that we can see. We will explore the life cycle of a penguin. We will explore the different habitats of animals.

We will be reading the story 'Handa's Surprise'. We will discover that Africa is different to where we live in England. We will be able to experience the different musical instruments and learn African rhythms through An African Drumming Workshop. We will design, make and test out our own drums.  We will experience the different fruits in the story, and use paints to colour mix when painting Handa's fruit basket. 

For Chinese New Year we will find out how this festival is celebrated and compare it to our own celebrations. 

We will discover rhymes in 'Rumble in The Jungle', and find out about Jane Goodall and why she has been important in discovering animals. We will respond to jungle sounds and use collaging to represent our ideas of the jungle, placing the pieces before sticking.

Autumn Two 2021 - Celebrations and the dark

During this half term, we looked at a range of celebrations that take place around the world, as well as joining in with the celebrations too. We found out about animals that hibernate and live in the woods. We read lots of fiction and non-fiction books to find out more. We represented what we know through our play, discussions and also our artwork. We created clay hedgehog sculptures, owl collages, cut out bats, created Divas out of clay and created representations with natural woodland items. We went on adventures in our outdoor environment to find out more about Autumn.  To finish the half term, we learnt about Christmas and the Nativity story.

 

Autumn One 2021 - Traditional Tales

During this half term, we learnt lots of traditional tales, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Billy Gruff Goats, The Little Red Hen and The Gingerbread Man. We learnt to retell the stories and take on different character roles.  We also learnt lots of rhymes and some poems. Each week we completed learning and exploring around the themes of the book and took part in a range activities, such as, building houses and bridges, exploring materials, baking bread, growing beans, decorating gingerbread men biscuits, collecting for Harvest and investigating with light and shadows.

 

Our star author for this half term was Oliver Jeffers and we read one of his books each week.  We enjoyed sharing lots of poems on National Poetry Day and creating our own shakers to use whilst saying the rhymes.

 

Each week we focused on a different character from a different story to teach us the Characteristics of Effective Learning. The books we used to demonstrate these are: Charlie and Lola, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Superworm, Percy the Park Keeper, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Smartest Giant in town, Elmer, Curious George and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. These learning characters are displayed in our classrooms.

 

We finished the half term by finding out about the season of Autumn and looking at the changes that occur. 

We joined in collecting for the local food bank for our Harvest celebration.

Our self portraits using charcoal

To find out about our Blended Learning in F2, click on the following link.
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