Teachers: Rebecca Chard and Alison Watson.
Support Staff: Ann Clarke, Alice Jebson and Michelle Waters.
January 2020 – To introduce our new topic ‘Would you rather be a pirate or a princess?’ today FS2 have been pirates and been on treasure hunt, the children had to follow clues, work as a team and use their phonics to read words to find the treasure (chocolate coins). They all enjoyed being pirates for the day!
February 2020 – For our topic this term, ‘Would you rather be a pirate or a princess?’ we have read a range of books about pirates and princesses including pirates love underpants where we designed our own underpants. We then read Pirate Pete and his Parrot and made a parrot. When we read Princess and the Pea we learnt what it takes to be a true princess. We enjoyed reading the night pirates and most recently we have read Princess Swashbuckle.
We started this topic by finding a treasure map and following the clues to forest schools where we had to find the treasure, we were very pleased to find some chocolate coins. We also had a go at making our own treasure maps using old tea bags and paper.
To celebrate all our learning this term we have had a pirate and princess day where we all dressed up. We chose whether we would rather be a pirate or a princess and we’ve made handprint pirates and princesses. We played pin the eye patch on the pirate and party games in the hall. Our party food consisted of a dead mans fingers (sausages) and princess diamond rings (party rings).
Autumn Term 2019
12th September – As the children are settling into FS2 we are working on making new friends, following rules and routines and our listening skills. Our topic this term is ‘What happens Once Upon a Time?’ and we are looking at fairy tales. We started with Three Little Pigs and we acted out and sequenced the story. We also turned into the big bad wolf and completed Huff Puff paintings where we used pipettes to squeeze paint onto paper and then straws to huff and puff to make a pattern. We are now reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff and are also planning to read The Gingerbread Man and hopefully make our own.
23 rd September – This week FS2 have been reading Three Billy Goats Gruff, today we imagined that the Goats were too scared to go over the bridge so they needed to make a raft. The children worked in groups to make a raft out of different materials – wood, cardboard, paper, lolly sticks and material. The children made predictions about which material would work best and then they tested it by placing a goat on their raft and seeing if it would float.