Foundation 2

Welcome back to school and Happy New Year! We would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely Christmas cards and gifts you sent us.

In this term’s topic ‘Toys’ the children will

  • Talk about their favourite toys.
  • Role-play in ‘The Toyshop’ and in ‘The Broken Toy Workshop’.
  • Look at toys from the past and discuss similarities and differences.
  • Listen to the story ‘Stickman’ and use their own imaginations to pretend
    objects are part of their play.
  • Make their own Stickman and see if he floats or sinks.
  • Listen to ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and retell it in their own words.
  • Learn how to operate the Bee Bots and remote control cars.

Number and shape work will include-

  • Counting back from 20 to 0.
  • Recalling one less within 10 or 20.
  • Finding groups of objects which are one more/one less than a given number.
  • Estimating how many and checking by counting.
  • Recognising and ordering numerals.
  • Understanding and using positional language.
  • Begin to explore 3D shape.
  • Exploring numbers in greater depth.
  • Using language involved in addition and subtraction.

Our stories, songs and rhymes will include-

  • Nursery Rhymes.
  • All Kinds of Toys.
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
  • A New Chair for Baby Bear.
  • The Best Loved Bear.
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear.
  • When Goldilocks went to the House of the Bears.
  • Stickman

Parents can help by-

  • Reading with your child.
  • Talking about toys they played with when they were young.
  • Completing the homework challenges.
  • Adding things to Tapestry.

Class Teachers

Foundation 2 Teacher
Mrs Saunders

Support Teachers
Mrs Payne

Important Dates

Games week (22/1/18)
Please join us at 3 one session to play board games.

Parent’s evening – 22/2/18

Class Newsletter

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days: Wednesday

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

Library Books Information

Library day: Tuesday

Reading Books Information

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

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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