Foundation 2

In Summer 1, F2 will be reading ‘Yucky Worms’ by Vivian French, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and ‘Omar, the Bees and Me’ by Helen Mortimer. We have been sent a wormery and the book ‘Yucky Worms’ by an upset worm who feels misunderstood. We will observe worms and research their important role, writing fact files about them. The children will explore the story of the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ using talk for writing and create their own story maps. The book ‘Omar, the Bees and Me’ highlights the important role of bees in pollination. The children will write instructions for planting bee-friendly flowers.

In maths, we will be exploring doubling and halving, as well as the teen numbers 11-20.

In phonics we will be learning the letter sounds:  er air ear ure igh.  We will learn the tricky words ‘you’ ‘they’ and ‘her’. We will revise all the sounds we’ve learnt in F2 so far and focus on the skill of blending.

Our curriculum work will include:

  • Writing instructions for planting bee-friendly flowers
  • Learning about mini-beasts and comparing their roles.
  • Exploring the life-cycle of butterflies through a special delivery of live caterpillars.
  • Understanding routines, looking after ourselves and the importance of kindness.
  • Singing a range of songs and rhymes and enjoying a variety of stories.

In Summer 2, F2 will be reading ‘Just Imagine’ by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart, ‘Not a box’ by Antoinette Portis, ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by Kes Gray and Gary Parsons and ‘On Sudden Hill’ by Linda Sarah. Through the book ‘Just Imagine’ the children will engage their imagination acting out what they would do if they were a giant, an animal, had superpowers or were tiny. We will turn the humble cardboard box into incredible rockets and castles. The children will develop their box modelling skills to design and create a ‘not a box’. They will give feedback and encouragement to one another and improve their models.

In maths, we will be exploring patterns, even and odd numbers, capacity, length and weight.

In phonics we will be revisiting all of the phase 2 and 3 letter sounds. We will be learning the tricky words ‘all’ and ‘are’.

Our curriculum work will include:

  • Creative writing about our imaginary adventures.
  • Acting and role play to explore the endless possibilities of a cardboard box.
  • Developing our box-modelling skills through design, evaluation, feedback and editing.
  • Exploring our feelings, confidence and preparing to move up to Year 1.
  • Singing a range of songs and rhymes and enjoying a variety of stories.

Here’s what will be learning about this term in F2:

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