New to F2
We look forward to welcoming you all into your new class after the summer holidays. To help you settle in, please find below a list of activities that you can choose from to complete.
Mrs Sharp and Miss Edwards
Communication, language and literacy
- Play games that involve taking turns, to help support listening and concentration.
- Complete jigsaws. Looking at the colour and shape.
- Talk about your experiences with others.
- Answer open questions like, ‘What are you going to play with today?’ with a sentence.
- Make your own choices of what you would like to play with, using your imagination when needed.
- Use and understand positional language (under, on top, next to, above, behind)
- Respond to and follow an instruction given.
- Play lots of different games such as ‘Duck, duck goose’, ‘Tag’, ‘What time is it Mr Wolf’, ‘Hopscotch’, ‘Piggy in the middle’, ‘Stuck in the mud’.
- Listen to music and dance along.
- Practise cutting along a line.
- Draw lines and circles with control.
- Dress and undress independently.
- Put on and fasten your coat independently.
- Toilet independently.
- Share a varied range of books including stories and non-fiction books. Talk about the main events, characters and if they have had any similar experiences.
- Look at and handle books carefully, holding it the correct way up and turning pages.
- Look for print in other areas such as food packaging, shop and road signs.
- Play rhyming games
- Name the sounds of the alphabet.
- Practise writing your names (see sheet for correct letter formation).
- Play with playdough to build finger and hand strength.
- Draw, write or paint, explaining what your marks are.
- Sing number rhymes.
- Touch count to at least 5 objects.
- Order magnetic numbers to at least 5.
- Recite number 0-10 at least correctly.
- Play dice games such as snakes and ladders where counting moves is required
- Look for 2D and 3D shapes around the home and outside, talk about the properties of the shapes.
- Talk about what happens at different times of the day.
- Have a treasure hunt around the home using positional language as clues, your next clue is under the table, on top of the…, next to the….
- Find and compare the weights of different objects within your home. Do all the bowls weigh the same?
- Use construction sets and talk about your arrangement (how tall, round pieces, straight)
Understanding the world
- Talk about what makes you special.
- Talk about your family, what are they like, how are they different or the same?
- Talk about special times or events.
- Explore the technology you have around the home such as phones, computers (tablets, iPad, kindles etc.), TV, radio, CD or DVD players.
- Make an animal habitat. Then go on an animal hunt. What animals did you see? Show care and concern.
- Ask questions and talk about what you see on a walk or when out and about.
Expressive arts and design
- Explore a variety of different media such as paint, glue, pens, pencils, pastels, chalks and modelling. Talk about your creations. Discuss the colours. Explore how colours can be changed.
- Sing familiar songs. Make or imitate movements.
- Make and decorate cakes or biscuits, talk about designs.
- Make a musical instrument – What sounds does it make? Is it quiet? Loud?
Please see below video for your child's transition into F2.