We have lots of exciting activities planned for the Autumn Term in Foundation Stage 2. We can't wait for children to begin the next stage of their learning journey with us.
Autumn Term 1 - Our topic will be 'Who are we?' In this topic, we will be looking at our skills and our families. We will be exploring our new classroom and doing lots of learning outdoors. We will also look at places that are important to us and local places of importance. We will also be looking closely at woodland environments and animals that live there.
Autumn Term 2 - Our topic will be 'Would I rather live somewhere hot or cold?' In this topic, we will be learning about hot and cold places in the world and animals that live in these places. We will learn about the different seasons in the UK and observe changes in our own environment.
Have a look below to see what we have been busy learning about!
Our Favourite Season
In Literacy today, we thought about our favourite season and shared why we like that season. Have a look at some of our super ideas below:
Nadia – I like spring because it is colourful.
Bayley – I like summer because I like playing football when it is hot.
Blake – I like winter because I like to play in the snow.
Anna – I like summer because I like to go on water slides in the sunshine.
Louis – I like autumn because I hide in the leaves.
Matthew W – I like autumn because I can jump in the leaves.
Cezary – I like spring because of the rainbows.
Seb – I like winter because I like to jump in the snow.
Noah – I like winter because Santa comes.
Amelia – I like to jump in the snow in winter.
Laharla – I like winter because it snows.
Harriet – I like summer because I can play on my slide.
Daisy – I like winter because the leaves fall off the trees.
Jack – Winter is my favourite time.
Freya – I like Christmas because I like opening presents and seeing Father Christmas.
Maverick – I like winter because I like building snowmen.
Leon – I like to play in the snow,
Lily – I like summer because I like to go in the paddling pool.
Christopher – I like to play with my ball in summer.
Oakley – I like summer so I can play in the pool.
Oliver – I like Christmas and celebrating baby Jesus.
Matthew H – I like going in the paddling pool at grandad’s house in the summer.
Scarlet – I like summer so all of my family can come in my big blue swimming pool.
Harry – I like summer because I get to play in the paddling pool.
Phoebee – I love winter because I like playing in the snow.
Thea – I like summer because I have got a big paddling pool.
As part of our learning about hot places and the seaside, we looked at the story of Rainbow Fish. We then had an active learning session focused on Rainbow Fish where we made friendship bracelets, used play dough to create our own Rainbow Fish, created fish collages and weaved our own paper fish. See pictures of our learning below:
Commotion In The Ocean
As part of our learning about hot places and the seaside, we looked at the story Commotion in the Ocean. We then enjoyed playing with the ocean scene small world and making our own jelly fish using paper plates. See pictures of some of our creations below:
Learning About The Desert
As part of our learning about the desert, we enjoyed learning about different animals that live in the desert. We created our own lion pictures using paper and paper plates, painted desert silhouettes and played desert animals snap. See pictures of us learning about desert animals below:
We love exploring our outdoor area in Foundation Stage 2. We enjoy playing with our friends, riding the bikes, creating pictures, using the chalks on the floor and exploring small world activities. See pictures of some of our outdoor learning below:
Children In Need
We celebrated Children in Need in class. We learnt about Pudsey and created our own Pudsey themed creations. See pictures of our creations below:
We have been learning about Autumn in class. We learnt about different colours leaves that we would find in Autumn and tried creating our own autumn leaves. See some of our creations below:
We have been learning about repeating patterns in Maths. We have tried finishing off and creating our own 2 and 3 part patterns. See pictures of our work below:
We enjoy taking part in outdoor learning time each day. We love playing with the different play equipment, riding the bikes and creating our own games outdoors. See photos from our outdoor learning time below:
Remembrance Day Poppies
We learnt all about Remembrance Day and why it is celebrated. We took part in a range of activities related to Remembrance Day including creating our own poppy pictures. See some of super creations below:
Lion Leaf Pictures
As part of our learning on Autumn, we used leaves that we found outside to create our own lion pictures. See some of our creations below:
We have been learning about different phonics sounds and trying to apply these in our writing. See some of our super phonics work below:
Maths: One More & One Less
We have been working hard in Maths lessons to develop our knowledge of numbers. Today in Maths, we have used cubes to help us find one more and one less. See pictures of our learning below:
We have been working hard in Phonics on recognising different phase 2 sounds and being able to spot them in words. Today in Phonics, we have been matching words to pictures and practising our blending skills. See pictures of us hard at work below:
Maths: Comparing size
We have been learning about identifying things that are big and things that are small in Maths. We have then tried comparing different items. See pictures of our Maths Learning below:
Literacy: Protecting Our Woodlands
Today in Literacy, we discussed the following questions linked to our topic of 'Into The Woods':
When you go into the woods, should you pick the plants and flowers that grow there?
If you saw a spider or a worm in the woods, what would you do?
What do you think has happened to the trees?
Where would all the animals live if there were no trees?
Why is there rubbish in the woods?
Do you think it is nice for the plants and the forest creatures to have all that rubbish on their floor?
If you saw rubbish in the forest, what could you do to help to look after the environment?
We then discussed with our talk partner how we could protect the woods. See pictures of us looking at how we could care for our outdoor space below:
Maths: Grouping Objects
Today we have been learning about different ways that objects can be grouped. We tried grouping objects using different criteria. See pictures of our learning below:
In Maths, we have been working really hard to develop our number knowledge. Today, we have worked on our number formation and being able to count groups of objects.
Literacy: Home Creations
Today in Literacy we designed our own houses. We thought about how to make a home more exciting by adding swimming pools, spas, zoos and theme parks. We created them using lots of different resources and described our creations to our friends. See our different creations below:
Maths: Number Recognition
Today in Maths, we challenged our friends to a number game. We had to see who could recognise the number on the board and fill their basket the quickest. See pictures of us playing below:
Physical Education: Yoga
Today we have taken part in some Yoga activities. We learnt about different Yoga moves and how we can use Yoga to keep fit, practise our balance and relax our minds. See pictures of us trying different Yoga activities below:
Imagination and Creation
Today we have been turning the garden into a unicorn garden and making homes for dogs and cats. See pictures of our creations below:
Phonics: Phase 2 Sounds
This week in phonics we are recapping phase two sounds: i, n, m and d. We have been reading lots of stories and playing lots of different games to help us learn the sounds. See pictures of our phonics learning below:
Maths: Making 5
Today in Maths, we have been learning all about the number 5. We have tried forming the number correctly and making 5 with different objects. See pictures of our Maths learning below:
Literacy: Step into the woods...
Today in Literacy, we pretended our outside area was the deep, dark woods. We had to hide from tree monsters and foxes and escape the evil rabbit. We also made up a song to walk across the magical path.
Imagination and Creation
This week we have had the opportunity to explore our classroom and our outside area. We have took part in lots of imaginative and creative play. See some of the activities that we have done in the pictures below:
Art: Drawing Homes
This week in art we have been discussing what our family home looks like. We then had a go at drawing our home following instructions from Mr Slaney.
Literacy: Dream Summer
This week in Literacy, we have been thinking about all the things we missed out on this summer due to the pandemic. We thought about what we would do if we could have a 'dream summer'. We then drew pictures of our dream summer, acted out our activity and shared our ideas with our friends. Why not head over to our blog to read some of our ideas:
This week in Maths, we have been revisiting numbers 1-10. We have been singing songs, practising number formation and making the number with different objects.