Foundation Stage 2 2021/22

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to FS2! In our team this year, we have Mrs Shepherd, Miss Webb, Miss Bramall, Miss Cox, Miss Binney and Miss Turner.

We're all very excited to begin the year and get to know you and your children!

PE will be on Tuesdays. Please send your child in their PE kit.

Summer 2 Term

Our learning journey this half term will be to answer the question, 'Where will we land today?'.

This half term we will explore different countries across the globe and learn all about different cultures, foods, religions, and festivals!

In Literacy, we will read a variety of non-fiction texts on the different countries we are studying, to help us make our very own travel guides. We will also read the story 'Anya goes to Nigeria' as we explore in greater depth the culture of Nigeria.

Summer 1 Term

Our learning journey this half term will be to answer the question, 'I wonder where our wings will take us?'.

This half term we will learn all about minibeasts, their life cycles and their natural habitats.

To help us with this, we will be looking to Columbian print artist Benjie Torrado Cabrera for creative inspiration.

To help us with this we will read various non-fiction texts about minibeasts and there will be various opportunities to explore them further. We will be looking after our very own classroom caterpillars, and we will have a beekeeper and mini beast visit.

In Literacy, as a class we will be creating our very own non-fiction book compiling all the fun facts we have learned about minibeasts!

Spring 2 Term

Our learning journey this half term will be to answer the question 'What is wonderful about the world?'.

To help us with this, we will be looking to Columbian print artist Benjie Torrado Cabrera for creative inspiration.

He enjoys using textures to express his ideas on what space looks like. We will also be printing with textures we like from the natural world to express our own ideas about the world.

 

Spring 1 Term

Our learning journey this half term will be to answer the question 'How can we change the world?' To answer this question, we will learn about problems in our world, such as plastic and air pollution and think about ways we can help.

For our art focus, we will be looking at work created by Sheffield street artist Marcus Method for creative inspiration. We will explore his use of colour types, shades and vibrancy and then create our own paintings to express our own emotions.

Autumn 2 Term

Our learning journey this half term will be to answer the question 'What toys did time forget?' We will be comparing toys from the past to toys in the present and looking at the differences between them.

For our reading focus, we will be comparing fairy tales written in the past with those that have been re-written in the present. Girls in stories from the past are seen as weak, unintelligent and dependent. Girls in current stories are seen as clever, independent and brave!

To help us with this, we will be reading the traditional story of Rapunzel, written by the Grimm brothers as well as the new, modern version on the tale, which is written by the Sheffield author Bethan Woollvin.

Autumn 1 Term

Our learning journey this half term will be to answer the question 'What's incredible about me?'

We will be learning to describe our family members, to talk about people in our community and to develop positive attitudes towards the differences between ourselves and others.

To help us with this, we will be looking at the books "In Every House on Every Street" - Jess Hitchman, "A Family is a Family is a Family" - Sarah O'Leary and "You Choose" - Pippa Goodheart.