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We're working hard as a team, together with our parents and families, to raise school attendance - it's gone up from 89.7% at the start of the year to 94.2% this week! Well done, but let's keep working together to raise it even higher!!

Iris Class - Reception (F2)

Welcome to Iris Class
Foundation Stage 2

 


 

 

A big welcome to Iris Class Page! smiley

 

The Staff in Iris class are: 

 

Miss Warrington

Class Teacher

 

Mr Sarwar

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Thursday AM

 

Mrs Pandya

Teaching Assistant

Monday-Thursday

 

Mrs Marta

Teaching Assistant

Friday

 

Mrs Ewa

Teaching Assistant across F2

Monday-Friday

 

Miss Anna

Lunchtime Supervisor

 

Our topic for Summer 1:


We will be thinking and learning about lots of different people who help us and keep us safe including firefighters and police officers. During our topic we will be using junk modelling to create exciting vehicles, we will be learning about the importance of fire safety and the different people who help us and animals when we/they are poorly.

We will be thinking about how we can stay fit and healthy including making keeping healthy posters and the importance of looking after our teeth.

 

In Literacy we will be:

Continuing to write our name.

Learning some new Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonic sounds and recapping our phonic sounds from previous terms. 

Learning how to pronounce the sounds and continuing to form the letters.

Listening for initial sounds in words.

Segmenting and blending some cvc words and having a go at writing them and putting them in to sentences too!

Learning new tricky words and recapping prior learnt tricky words.

Taking reading books home to share and encourage our love for reading.

 

 

In Maths we will be:

Learning and ordering numbers 0-10.

Matching numbers to quantity.

Subitising.

Identifying more or less in a group.

Learning one more and one less.

Learning some 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

Ordering our daily activities.

Using positional language to describe where something is, for example in front/behind/next to.

Using language related to weight and size.

Learning simple addition and subtraction.

 

 

We will also be getting changed independently for PE and having a go at Maypole dancing. Also, we will have the exciting opportunity to get hands on exploring our new mud kitchen!

 

We have been so busy in Iris class already!

Our topics in the  Spring and Autumn term were..

 

Spring term:

 

 

We looked at lots of different traditional fairytale stories and alternative endings to the stories. We thought about the different feelings of the characters, acting out the stories and had a go at retelling the stories. 

 

The Three Little Pigs.

 


 

We worked with our friends to build houses using a variety of resources and materials. We thought about which materials would be the strongest to build a house that would help keep the big bad wolf away. We were excellent at this and managed to keep the big bad wolf away!

 

The Gingerbread Man.


 

 

We measured out our ingredients to bake tasty gingerbread cookies. Luckily they didn’t run away!

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 


We made and tasted yummy porridge that was not too hot and not too cold but just right!

 

Jack and the Beanstalk.

 



We planted our own magic beanstalks, which were nearly strong and tall enough to climb!

We were super mathematicians and used lots of language related to size and weight.

 

Let’s investigate:


 

We looked at the different lifecycles of plants and animals.

We identified lots of different insects and spiders.

Had a go at planting an Iris flower.

Explored our creepy crawly role play.

Went on bug huts in our playground and woodland area.

 

Autumn term:

 

Let's Celebrate!

We learnt about lots of different celebrations..


 

We carved and explored pumpkins and decorated bat biscuits for Halloween.

 

We made beautiful Diwas and learnt all about the Festival of Lights.

 

We created fantastic firework pictures using different medias and learnt about the importance of safety around fireworks.

 

We did lots of Christmas crafts, we helped Santa in his workshop and learnt about the tradition of Christmas.

 

Day & Night

Nocturnal Animals

 

 

We looked at the different activities that we do during the daytime and at nighttime.

 

We talked about different nocturnal animals, their habitats and food.

 

'All about me' 

 

We learnt all about who we are,

our families and who we live with.

 

 

'Recycling'

 

We learnt about different materials,

what materials can be recycled or reused

and how we can do our bit to help keep our school and environment 'green'.

 

 

 

We are really enjoying playing and making friends in Iris class laugh

 

 

Our AMAZING joint display with Year 2- Jasmine class!

 

 

Notices

 

Our PE day is a Friday.

Please send your child to school with a PE bag that they can keep on their peg.

Bags will be sent home after every half term/term so the kit can be washed.

Please make sure all items are labelled with their name.

PE kit includes: top, joggers or shorts and trainers or plimsoles.

 

 

 

Water bottle:

Please send your child to a school with a named water bottle that contains water only.

 

 

Reading books are changed on a Monday and Friday.

Children will be able to choose a reading book to share with their family at home.

Can your child please continue to bring their red reading folder to school every day.

 

 

 

Dinners

In Foundation Stage 2, all children can get a free school meal!

If your child would prefer a pack lunch please bring in a healthy lunchbox.

Please speak to us if you need some ideas.

 

 

 

Here are some useful websites to use at home:

 

www.phonicsbloom.com

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/espresso

(log in details: username-student19379 password-espresso)

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.gonoodle.com

 

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