New to FS2 (Reception)

We have held meetings for the parents of children starting in our Foundation Stage 2 in September 2021.

Please find a copy of the Powerpoint that was shared at the meeting below which explains about the New Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum at Warmsworth Primary School. 

New Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2021

Please find a copy of the Powerpoint that was shared at the meeting below which explains about the teaching of phonics at Warmsworth Primary School. 

Phonics at Warmsworth Primary School - Little Wandle

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Are you new to our Foundation Stage Two setting in school?

Please read our New to Foundation Stage Two booklet below:

New to Foundation Stage 2 booklet for children and parents

 

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July 2021

Dear pupils,

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.

Thank you

Mrs Sharp and Miss Walker

 

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.

Physical

  • 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.

Phonics/Reading

  • 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.

Writing

  • 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.

Number

  • 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

Shape

  • 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?

 

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for 3-11 year olds.
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Mill Lane,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire
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