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Foundation 2

In ‘Growth’ children will-

  • Observe and discuss the lifecycle of a butterfly.
  • Make and taste ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ fruit salad and discuss healthy eating. Write a recipe and list of ingredients.
  • Research and document the lifecycle of a butterfly.
  • Observe ‘minibeasts’ using a magnifier.
  • Plant seeds and nurture plants.
  • Learn the names for parts of a plant and label them.
  • Role play ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.
  • Grow their own beanstalk and keep a diary of growth.
  • Learn about and take part in scientific investigations on what plants need to grow.

Number and shape work will include-

  • Solving problems involving doubling and halving.
  •  Ordering, recognising and writing numerals 1-20 and beyond.
  • Saying the number that is one more and 1 less than a given number.
  • Measuring heights using a variety of methods – cubes, rulers, paper clips, the ‘Giants’ Hands’.

Literacy skills-

  • We will continue to practise writing sentences, using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • We will also be focusing on rhyme.

Our stories, songs and rhymes will include-

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
  • The Bad Tempered Ladybird.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Jasper’s Beanstalk.

Parents can help by-

  • Reading with your child.
  • Looking at nature in the local area.
  • Encouraging healthy eating and exercise.
  • Completing the homework challenges.

Class Teachers

Foundation 2 Teacher
Mrs Saunders

Support Teachers
Mrs Payne

Important Dates

1st May 2017
Bank Holiday

26th May 2017
School closed for training.

Class Newsletter

Class Information

P.E. Information

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P.E. Days: Wednesday

Please ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit in school at all times.

Library Books Information

Library

Library day: Tuesday

Reading Books Information

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Reading will be done with the children every day and books will be changed when ready to move onto next book – this could be any day of the week. For this reason, please make sure book bags are in school every day.

Homework Information

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Homework: Collected Thursday, returned Friday

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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