Foundation 2 News
Friday 7th February 2014
This week in F2 we...
- re-created stories on the iPads
- compared traditional stories
- re-told 'The Leopard's Drum' using plastic and wooden animals
- practised some of the tricky words from Phase 3: you are they all my was her
Deniz and Oscar create special places for their animals to live
Lovely looking leopards
Last week's award winners
Arthur, Harry. Aravind and Kate with their Mr Men and Little Miss special awards
Amethysts and Emeralds
We have continued our African theme with stories and puppets from the continent to inspire our animated creations on the iPads. We hope to watch each other's oscar-winning performances at some point!
Both classes have enjoyed outdoor phonics sessions. The children were given water squirters and had to eliminate tricky words that had been chalked on the playground floor and walls. Can you believe that not one person misbehaved with the water squirter....well only Mr Ainscow! Indoors, we have enjoyed Musical Chairs with tricky words stuck on them. Equipped with miniature clipboards and paper, children had to copy the tricky words written on their chairs when the music stopped. We are now good at reading and writing many of the tricky words!
Our Media Centre is now open and we were really excited to choose from the new range of books and sit in some of the loungers and rockers....
Amy explains how she created her collage during 'show and tell'
Dario squirts water to wash away the tricky words in the playground
Aravind entertains his friends by putting on a puppet show
Ella (pretending to be sad, quite convincingly!)
We talked about 'happy' and 'sad' in Circle Time
Peek-a-boo tricky words
Busy at the ice-cream stand
Next week we will be:
- finishing our stories on the iPads
- practising our language related to time
- story telling on the drum: 'How the guinea fowl got her spots'
- making minibooks about the characters in 'The Leopard's Drum'
Goodbye to Mrs Cumming, au revoir to Mrs Lucas and welcome back Mrs Noordervliet!
Half term marks the end of the road at JSD for Mrs Cumming who has been a Teaching Assistant here since JSD opened, working in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She will be joining her family (and cat!) in Belgium to begin a new chapter in her life. We will all miss her and wish her well. We are delighted to welcome back Julia Armstrong who will be working with us on a temporary basis as Teaching Assistant in the Emerald class.
We also say au revoir to Mrs Lucas who has been working in the Amethyst class since September (whilst Mrs Noordervliet was having her baby) and has worked at both JSD and JSV for the past 10 years in a variety of roles, including an SEN teaching assistant and a class assistant. We hope she may pop back from time to time to visit....!
And of course we welcome back Mrs Noordervliet from her maternity leave.
Thank you to those children that have brought books in for the Book Week book swap and to those that have photographed their bookshelves for the Shelfie display. Keep them coming in....!
Don't forget that Mr McNeil is holding an e-Safety workshop for all parents on Tuesday from 8.50-10am in the studio.