Welcome to FS2W
Here you will find everything you need to know about our Aston Hall way of learning, we ‘believe, achieve and succeed’ in FS2. Here at Hall, we work within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to provide a stimulating safe and enjoyable, environment to allow children to embrace new experiences and adventures in learning. We work in partnership with families as we recognise parents are child’s first educator.
Meet the team
Miss Lapping (EYFS Lead)
Ms Woodcock (Teacher)
Mrs James (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Tressler (Teaching Assistant)
Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions about Early Years foundation stage, here at Aston Hall.
This Half terms big topic question is ‘Can a Polar Bear ever be friends with a Penguin’ and our ‘Novel Study’ book is ‘The Last Polar Bear’
We will be learning all about the Polar Regions, the environment and the animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctica. Our novel study story also touches on global warming and the impact this is having on the wider world. We don’t have a trip planned for this half term but we have organised a visit from a very special, furry friend… www.therapyhuskies.co.uk
Learning in foundation stage – “The Crazy Carousel”
Children receive high quality maths, reading and English teaching daily at a level that is appropriate to their needs, sometimes this teaching is linked to our novel study or topic focus, however at other times it is altered slightly to discreetly develop another skill. Children take part in a 15-20 input with a strong maths, literacy or phonics focus. We then split into learning groups and children take part in ‘The Crazy Carousel’ this has two teacher lead, one teaching assistant lead and two independent tasks. The children do this both morning and afternoon and we have found it increases independence, maths, phonic and English understanding and skills and alongside this build’s resilience, confidence learners.
This is the year we prepare the children to become confident learners! Each child receives daily differentiated phonics through the letters and sounds Program, in order to give them the best start to their academic journey. We work daily with the children on new sounds so the children become fully skilled in phonics approaches and they are ready for Year 1. Your child also reads at school every day in class and in their letters and sounds phonics session.
Home Learning in FS2
As part of our Letters and Sounds curriculum your child will be bringing home a ‘Phonics Book’ to help them to practise naming and sounding letters at home
Help your child to practise making the pure letter sound and see if they can show you the action that helps them to remember it!
Can you think of three things that start with today’s sound?
Can you draw three things that start* with today’s sound?
Can you practise writing today’s sound?
Can you write any words that start* with today’s sound?
* Some sounds do not appear at the start of words. Use the picture clues as a model to support your child to identify these sounds in different words.
Reading at home is an important part to ensuring your child becomes a confident reader. As such we want all the EYFS children to become Reading Champions by reading at home every day!
Read with your child each night and record this in their reading record book.
PE in FS2
Our PE day is Thursday – please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on a Monday and is taken home every half term in case it is needed on a different day.
Please also ensure that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed on PE day.
How can I help my child at home?
Listening to child read their reading book at least 3 times a week has proven to accelerate your child’s learning. Making time to do this would help them grown and learn that much faster.
We love to be kept up to date on your child’s interests and hobbies. Please let a grown up know about any home achievements, no matter how small, by contacting us through our class Dojo.
Making time for fun activities is also very important to help your child understand the world around them. Here is a useful list of some interesting activities that will help your child grow and learn
- counting the stairs in your house
- reading signs and noticing text
- sharing reading books every day
- writing shopping lists together
- singing counting songs
- getting outdoors
- make believe play with your child
- talking about changes in the world around you e.g. the weather.