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Welcome to the Turtle Class

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Welcome to the Turtle class with Mrs. Booth and the Miss Lynne This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what FS2 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites.

Please click here to download the FS2 Topic Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the FS2 Maths Long term Plan 

 

Autumn Term

Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Superheroes like me’.

In literacy, we will be using lots of different people who help us and superhero stories as a stimulus for our written pieces. We will be focusing on name writing, hearing and writing initial sounds and even beginning to write some cvc words.

In phonics, we will be starting learning phase 2 sounds, tricky words and high frequency words. We will be learning to use these sounds to blend and read CVC words.

In maths, we will be learning all about the numbers to 5. We will be learning to recognise them, count up to 5 objects accurately, represent numbers in different ways, subitise to 5 and order numbers to 5.

During the afternoons, we will be learning about ‘real life superheroes’ such as doctor, nurses, police officers, firefighters, vets, dentists and post men and women. We will also be exploring our feelings and learning all about how we can be a ‘Terrific Turtle’.

Please click here to look at the FS2 Medium Term Planning for Autumn 1 

 

Our topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Skipping through the Seasons’.

In literacy, we will be using lots of different books about seasons as a stimulus for our written pieces. We will be focusing on hearing and writing initial sounds, writing CVC words and we will begin writing some short phrases and captions. 

In phonics, we will be consolidating our knowledge of phase 2 sounds, tricky words and high frequency words (see table above). We will be learning to use these sounds to blend and read CVC words. We will also be beginning to look at some polysyllabic words too.  

In maths, we will be continuing to learn all about the numbers to 5. We will be adding and subtracting within 5 and learning the number bonds to 5 too. We will also be learning about 2D shapes and repeating patterns.  

During the afternoons, we will look at each of the 4 seasons and the changes that occur in each one. In this topic we will take part in an autumn walk and explore the seasons in the local environment. 

The MTP for Autumn 2 will be added at half term. 

 

Story time 

Books shared at story time have been carefully selected to ensure our pupils; learn new vocabulary, speak in clear sentences, develop their conversational skills, deepen their understanding and ask and answer questions.

Please click here to look at the FS2 Story Time Planning 

 

Important Information

Our P.E days will be Thursday morning. Please make sure your P.E kit is in school on these days and labelled with your name and class.

Please make sure your planner is in school every day so we are able to tell your grown-ups about your school learning and what you can be working on at home.

You will be able to take two books home per week. The first book will be for you to read to develop your fluency and the second book will be for you to share with your grown-up.

 

Dates for your Diary 

Parent phonics workshop - Thursday 13th October 2:15pm

Diwali - Monday 24th October

Creative afternoon - Wednesday 23rd November 1:30pm – 2.50pm

Children in Need - Friday 18th November

Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 9th December

 

Home Learning

Each half term we will send out a home learning bingo grid with tasks for you to complete at home. Here are the new challenges for you to try.

Other home learning activities for Autumn are -

Reading at home each night.

Practise the phonics sounds we have been learning

Practise the tricky words and high frequency words we have been learning