Welcome to the Autumn Term in FS2 with
Mrs. Lowry, Mrs. Whitehead-Price, Mrs Wootton & Mrs Bentley.
I would like to offer a very warm welcome back after the summer holidays and hope that you all had a good break and are looking forward to the autumn term at school.
The staff are very excited to welcome the new group of children into FS2, this is a very special moment in their lives as they begin full time school and I fully appreciate that for parents this can be quite daunting. Therefore, if you have any questions at all, no matter how small, please ask one of us - we are always happy to help.
This term we have planned a very exciting topic, “Why do squirrels hide their nuts?” In this topic the children will be learning all about the seasonal changes in autumn. What changes take place in the environment and what changes animals go through during this time. We will also learn about traditions at this time of year: harvest, bonfire night and Christmas. All of this is done through carefully selected books which encourage your children to fully engage with the topic and learn as much as possible. The books we will use are: ‘The Scarecrows Wedding’ by Julia Donaldson, ‘Squirrels Busy Day’ by Lucy Barnard, ‘Bear Snores On’ by Karma Wilson and The Nativity Story.
All children have a phonics session each day where they will learn four new sounds each week and have one day of consolidation. This is key to helping your child learn to read and write. There will be opportunities throughout the year for you to observe these sessions so you can help your child at home. They will soon begin to blend letters to read words and segment words to write them down.
In maths we will be matching numerals to quantities and learning how to subitise. We will also learn how to: order two or three items by weight, order two or three items by capacity and use familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.
If you want to see more of what we are up to please click on the planning links below to see our: progression documents for literacy and maths, the years long term plan and our medium term plan for this topic.
The support you give both the children and school are greatly appreciated and essential for your child to succeed. It is with this support that children really excel and achieve their full potential.
Just a few reminders: