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FS2 - Miss Cooper

SPRING 

Spring Term 1 -  Long Ago! 

This project teaches children about how they have grown and changed since they were babies and how life in the past was different from today. Scan the QR code for more information. 

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Spring Term 2 -  Ready Steady Grow! 

This project teaches children about foodand farming and explores thermes, including where food comes from, what plants and animals need to grow and survive and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. Scan the QR code for more information.

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Spring Term 1 - Long Ago

Week 1

For Literacy this week we have been retelling the story of One Snowy Nightt' where Percy the park keeper is presented with the challenge of finding everyone some where warm and cosy to sleep because of the snow. We also helped Percy to sort out his Winter clothes and label them up for him, We did a super job at sorting and using our Fred fingers to spell words.

Week 2 

To begin our topic we talked about how we have changed since being a baby and we focused our learning around the book 'Rosie's Hat'. Children were able to order the images of Rosie and use the terms baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult and elderly. We also discovered what a famiily ttree is and how it represents our wider family such as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Week 3

This week in foundation the temperatures dropped below freezing! To support our science learning we explored the ice using our sense of touch and described how it felt. We know and understand that when ice is formed it is water that becomes a solid but reverts back to a liquid (water) when it melts. In maths we looked at matching pairs and grouping larger amounts into pairs. We also learned about th traditions and customs of 'The Chinese New Year' and had a go at creating Chinese lanterns from paper. We were able to cut, fold, roll and attach a handle.

 

 

 

 

  

Week 5

Our focus story for the next few weeks is the traditional tale of 'The gingerbread man'. Using the talk 4 writing strategies we were able to retell the story orally using actions and pictures from our text map. We used adjectives to describe the character of the fox. Some of us had a go at writing the story of the gingerbread man. We also looked at the similarities and differences of toys from the past. We loved the 'Shirley Temple doll' and enjoyed watching some of the songs she used to sing. 

 

 

 

 

  

With me in mind - Mental Health Week

We have been learning about how our mental health and how to deal with our feelings is just as important as our physical health and how we take care of our body. We took part in a special workshop where the ladies that visited our school told us all about what to do if we want to connect with someone.

 

 

 

 

  

Week 6 

At the end of last week we recieved a letter from the old man and woman in the story to say they made another gingerbread person and they also excaped too! They are very sad about this and asked if we can bake them another. They sent us some instructions and so we have been practising reading them and understand=ding the features of an instructional piece of writing. We made some new  gingerbread men and enjoyed them outside with a how chocolate. The big one we made was eaten by Mrs Chadfield who tricked him like the fox did!

 

 

 

 

  

Spring Term 2 - Ready, Steady, grow

The Little Red Hen

For literacy this week we have orally retold the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. We talked about the journey of the bread, where it started as corn and all the steps the hen had to carry out to be able to eat it. This highlighted that without all the hard work of the farmers we wouldn't be able to eat all of the wonderful things we are able to eat. We thought the hen might feel upset and tired after doing all the farm work by herself. We decided to write her a message to say we would help her if she was tired. In return for our kindness she sent us a loaf of bread she had made with a tasty jar of jam! To help with our physical skills we practised spreading the jam on the bread and cutting it into smaller pieces. The best part though was tasting it. It was delicious the hen is an excellent baker and the jam was so sweet and sticky.

 

 

 

 

  

Spring Walk

This week we went for a spring walk around the school grounds. We looked, listened and talked about what we could see, hear and smell. The children were able to use their knowledge of plant parts and the different stages of a plants cycle to talk about shoots and buds and some children noticed the flowers had began to bloom because the petals were open. The blossom on the trees looked beautiful and similar to how snow would look on the trees in Winter time. The blossom had a certain smell and we talked about the pollen being most likely what that smell is and how some people get hay f\ever and sneeze a lot in Spring and Summer because some people are allergic to the pollen.

 

 

 

 

  

World Book Day

Foundation had a super day celebrating literature. We came dressed as our favourite character, took part in a parade in assembly, listened to our Y6 buddies, listened to a story read by a teacher from another class and took part in a quiz. We were super excited about a free book with with our book vouchers and we are excited for the book fair to come to our school in a few weeks!!

 

 

 

 

  

Ducklings

We have been super eggcited for our new arrivals!! This week we had a VERY special delivery and we have been able to watch the lifecycle of duck. We learned all about the different stages of the hatching process and lots of facts and new words to use in our writing and activities. We had five ducklings to nurture over the week and named them; Dotty, Daffy, Max, Pom-pom and Daisy.  

 

  

World Maths Day

To celebrate 'World Maths Day' we looked at Maths in Art and looked at the work of Mondrian and how he used quadrilateral  shapes and primary colours to create his most famous pieces. We had a try and copying his style by drawing lines with rulers and painting carefully inside the lines. We also focused on using maths in our classroom like measuring our models and counting cups for dinnertime choices. Maths is everywhere!

 

  

Taking Care of Our Teeth

At the end of this topic we knew our food comes from farms and that when we process it it different ways it can become healthy and unhealthy. Unhealthy food can be bad for not only our bodies but also our teeth. We learned about our teeth and how and why we should take care of them. We practised brushing techniques and even got to take home a toothbrush and toothpaste. Taking care of our teeth is very important and we know after our infant teeth we have our adult teeth for the rest of our life which is why we should take care of them.

 

  

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