Foundation 2

Welcome to F2! This newsletter tells you all about some of the things the children will be learning about and experiencing throughout the half-term. ‘All about me’ is our main focus.

 In ‘All about me’ children will-

Talk about their favourite things.

Talk about their features and discuss similaritites and differences. E.g. hair/eye colour.

Make a collage of their face.

Share photographs of their families.

Think about what we might want to do when we grow up.

 

Number and shape work will include-

Number songs and rhymes.

Counting objects and ordering them.

Sorting and matching objects by colour, shape or size.

Recognising numbers from 1-5, then 1-10.

 

Phonics –

F2 will be starting Read Write Inc as a whole class initially, before separating into smaller groups. We are practicing listening for initial sounds and writing these down using the correct pencil grips and letter formation.

 

Parents can help by-

Providing children with a family photo to share with the class. Please write your child’s name on the back.

Letting us know if your child has specific interests out of school.

Talking to your child about their interests and about family members.

 

Our stories, songs and rhymes include-

Traditional nursery rhymes

Number rhymes.

Action songs such as ‘If you’re happy and you know it’ and ‘Heads, shoulders, knees and toes’.

Books about starting school.

Stories in family settings.

 

Class Teachers

Foundation 2 Teacher
Miss Connor

Support Teachers
Mrs Payne

Important Dates

Library visits are on a Monday.

PE is on a Wednesday – all children need PE Kits.

3/10/18 – Phonics Parents’ Workshop, 2.30pm

25/10/18 – Half term starts

5/11/18 – School reopens

14/11/18 – Parents Consultations from 2pm

13/12/18 and 14/12/18 – Christmas production

19/12/18 – FS Christmas Party

17/12/18 – Christmas Lunch

21/12/18 – Break up for Christmas

Class Information

P.E. Information

  • All children need labelled PE kits in school for PE days (these can be left on pegs over the half term).
  • Please can all clothes be labelled with the child’s name.
  • Please remember we like to go out in all weathers and to do so we need to wear appropriate clothing.

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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