Foundation Stage 2 Summer Term 2021
This term we will be 'Explorers and Adventurers'
Welcome back, our topic for Summer term is entitled 'Explorers and Adventurers’. Over this half term we will spend time in the Jurassic Lands with the dinosaurs…..ROAR! Then for our final half term of the year we will visit the jungle and finish the year off with a trip to Africa to meet our good friend Handa!
Phonics This half term we move to Phase 5 for our phonics (alternative pronunciations) and the final half term will be spent consolidating and revising all sounds taught to date.
You will know from your parent consultation around which phase your child is currently working within, please support your child by learning and reviewing all the sounds taught to date.
Our RE units will be: Which places are special and why? Then our last half term will be: Which stories are special and why? Both units have a Christian focus.
This term’s Values for Life are Friendship followed by Respect after half term.
Role Play Areas Mrs Arinze’s role play area for this term will be ‘Dino Dig’ and Mrs Bevan’s role play area will ‘The Dinosaur Museum’. For our last half term both classes role play areas will be Handa's fruit and vegetable shop.
Our Seven Areas of Learning All of our areas of development can be found on our Summer term topic overview which has already been emailed out to parents (or scroll down the bottom of the page). Please note our topic coverage is subject to change dependant on the children’s interests and needs.
Polite reminders Please read daily with your child and note/record in their yellow reading diary, this should include their high frequency keyring too.
Please support your child with their homework (see this half terms new homework menu). We are promoting independence so please remind your child to take their completed homework and formation books out of their book bag and place them in the class box provided.
Uniform Please check all school uniform is clearly named including outdoor wear.
Sunshine! As the weather improves please ensure your child has a named sun hat in school and apply sunscreen to your child before they come to school.
PE Our PE day for the last half term changes to a Friday, children should arrive in their full PE kit. We continue to have dance/movement but this last half term will be on a Tuesday so please send daps in for children to change their footwear.
'Wow' Wall Outside each classroom we have a dedicated 'wow' wall. We feel this is a great way of celebrating the children’s achievements and milestones. Please continue to send in anything you would like us to celebrate and share with the class. Each child has an A4 slot on the ‘WOW’ board which we hope to fill with achievements from home and school.
Please note, in the current climate, and following guidance we will keep ‘WOW’ vouchers in an airtight box for 72 hours before celebrating them on our display board.
Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards Mrs Arinze & Mrs Bevan
In R.E. we have been talking about events that make us feel special. We are learning how Christians are welcomed into God’s family through Baptism and which special symbols are used for this ceremony.
The children prepared for Evie Hardwicke's special day by making cards for the baby. They then acted out a Baptism in small groups followed by a few family snaps for the album and of course a celebration cake!