Menu
Home Page

Foundation 2

Welcome to Foundation 2!

 

Also known as... The Gruffalo's Forest!

 

 

Your class teacher is Miss Law.

Your teaching assistant is Miss Varley.

Miss Pettitt (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Bull (Thurs-Fri) are our Speech and Language teaching assistants.

 

Other members of Foundation staff you may see -

Miss Hoggard and Miss Giller who are our F1 staff. 

Holly who is our Speech and Language therapist. 

 

PE

 

Our PE day is Monday.

Your child will need to come into school with a white t-shirt, a pair of dark shorts and trainers or plimsolls. They will spend the day in their PE kit so please ensure they are ready for whatever weather! 

 

Please remember to label all clothes (even shoes) to avoid any mix ups!

 

Reading

 

Our reading folder day is Wednesday. This is the day your child must bring their reading folder to school to change their books. Please do not send their reading folder in on any other day. 

 

 

 

 

 

For any new families joining our school, here is a virtual tour of our Foundation unit! We can't wait to meet you all soon!

Still image for this video

    

 

Tapestry and Marvellous Me

 

In Foundation Stage we use an online program called 'Tapestry' to share your child's learning journey with you.

Tapestry allows you to log in and see what your child has been learning in school and gives you the opportunity to share experiences at home with us.

This is a secure sight which allows only you to view your child's learning journey and gives you an insight to the learning opportunities they access whilst with us in Foundation.

 

Across school we also use positive communication tool called 'Marvellous Me'.

This tool will be used in Foundation to share news, messages and significant positive achievements with you. 

Parents and carers can get an app on their phone to access it. If you haven't signed up, please do so ASAP so that you don't miss out.

Reading

At Church Vale we value children's love of reading and want to begin their reading journey as soon as they start their time in Foundation Stage with us. 

 

We share books daily and recognise how important it is for children to listen to stories. Each week your child will bring home a 'sharing book' this is a book for you to read to them. Please take time in your busy days to share a story and have quiet, quality time with your child. 

 

Your child will also bring home a 'reading book' which is matched to their reading ability. This is for your child to read to you and practice the skills they have learnt in school. 

 

We expect our children to read at home at least 3 times a week. Additional to their reading and sharing book, encourage your child to reads books at home, magazines, signs and leaflets! 

We count how many reads your child has done each week and they awarded with a certificate and prize when they reach

25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 reads.

 

Please see the 'Fast words' sticker in your child's reading diary to see the words we have learnt in Foundation so far this year.

Please encourage your child to read these words from sight. This will help their fluency of reading. 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out how you can support Early Reading and Writing at home, please watch the video below:

Still image for this video

Phase 2 'Fast words'

Your child also has a personal log in to 'Big Cats e-library' This provides a wide range of phonetically decodable books. Their log in is stuck into their reading diary. See a parent guide below for support:

If your child has to self isolate, here are some useful activities and lessons to keep them busy: 

 

Reading

Please encourage your child to read their reading book. Can they turn the pages, point to the words and spot the graphemes they know? 

Use our class log in to access Oxford Owl for a wide range of e-books. 

Class log in: churchvalef2

Class password: reading

 

Use your child's log in to access phonics books using our Big Cat e-library. 

Their personal log in is stuck in their reading folder. 

 

Remember, reading to your child is an important part of reading. Share your favourite stories. Talk to your child about their favourite parts, favourite characters and encourage them to join in with repeated phrases. 

 

Letters and Sounds 

Practice the Phase 2 phonemes using the formation sheets below. 

Practice blending sounds for reading using the 'Time to Read sheets below'

 

Play some phonics games on the Phonics Tracker website. Follow the link and scroll down the page to find the games.

https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/index

 

Maths 

Watch 'Numberblocks' on the cbeebies website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

Visit the 'Whiterose Maths' website for some brilliant interactive lessons: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Visit the Government's website for home learning: 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see our Foundation homework menu for the Autumn term. Post photos on Tapestry for us to see!

Can you practice writing the graphemes we have learnt so far? Remember to pinch your pencil!

Some useful websites and apps: 

 

App: Hairy Letters 

App: Teach you monster to read

(you can download onto phones/ipads for a cost or play on the website for free: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

 

Website: Numberblocks cbeebies iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

Website: Phonics play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm (phases 2 and 3)

Website: Phonics bloom https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2 (Phases 2 and 3) 

Website: Number songs https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065s47t

 

Youtube: Mr Thorne does phonics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Youtube: Mr Mc Super power words https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=mr+mc+super+power+words

Youtube: Boom shake the alphabet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emb2yvwAHtc

 

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to keep active. Have a look at some fun ideas to get your children moving!

If you have a question, suggestion or would like to make a comment, please fill in this form and we'll get back to you. Thank you.

Top