This half term our big question is “Why should we be kind to plants and minibeasts?’ We will be considering how the outdoors makes us feel and how it can benefit our wellbeing. Using the story of ‘Errol’s Garden’ we will consider how we could make our F2 garden better by adding plants and attracting more wildlife. We will study the life cycle of a caterpillar and have the opportunity to observe real ones in our classroom. In phonics this half term we will be focusing on learning digraphs (two letters making one sound) and continue to learn new tricky words too. In maths we will be consolidating our understanding of the numbers up to 10 and practising ordering numbers, counting and doubling.
In Autumn 2, F2 will be reading ‘Our Very Own Dog’ by Amanda McCardie and Salvatore Rubbino. F2 will explore this non-fiction book all about Sophie a rescue dog and her new home. We will write to the zoo to ask for a pet, discussing how we care for animals and what makes a suitable pet. We will learn about the Christian festival Christmas, write letters to Father Christmas and sing some traditional carols.
In maths, we will be learning the numbers 5 – 7 and learning to find one more, one less, counting accurately and subitising.
In phonics we will be learning the letter sounds c k e u r h b f ck ff ll. We will learn the tricky words ‘into’, ‘no’, ‘go’ and ‘he’ ‘she’.
Our curriculum work will include:
Writing instructions for how to care for a dog.
Learning about animals and what they need to survive and asking a vet questions.
Understanding what we mean by good health and good hygiene.
Singing a range of songs, rhymes and exploring Christmas carols.
PE will be every Monday. Please bring your child’s kit in a labelled bag to keep at school for the half term. Your child will need a white t-shirt, navy blue joggers or shorts, and black Velcro sports shoes.
Here’s what will be learning about this term in F2: