Welcome to Foundation 2!
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Today Eadie brought in a treasure map she had made at home. It inspired some of us to make our own treasure maps on large paper. The children (and I) talked about what we were drawing and we worked together well. We added sharks to the water around the island and drew trails so people knew where to go to find the treasure. We might even add some more to it this afternoon!
Today some of the boys decided to get busy with the tyres and made a tyre tunnel. They worked so well together moving the tyres up the ramp and placing them in a line. They then took turns to crawl through and their faces whe they came out were a picture! Well done boys, some great team work.
To all our lovely parents, children and carers in F2.
Please join us on Tuesday 24th July at 1.15pm for our whole school Teddy Bears Picnic.
We would love our F2 children to bring a teddy of their choice to school that day to join them at the picnic.
Everyone is welcome.
Parents will be invited in at 1.15pm where you can collect your child from our classroom door and join everyone on the field for music and games.
Please bring along a picnic blanket, and some picnic treats of your own if you wish.
Children will be provided with a packed lunch from school.
We are really looking forward to seeing you and hope you and your friends and family can join in the fun.
Once the picnic is over you are welcome to sign your child out and take them when you wish.
See you there!
This morning some of our children were awarded medals from Mr Walters for taking part in the 'World Cup Football Tournament'
The Winning country was Portugal and Isla, Libby and Zach were part of this team.
Our runners up were also given some lovely certificates.Poppy and Connor were part of the France football team.
We would like to thank Mr Walters for his super effort with the football tournament and also for organising such a lovely assembly this morning.We have had a super time.
Here are our winners...
Well done Class R, last week we got 100% attendance which means that on Friday we get a reward of wearing non uniform! Well done everybody :-)
Check out this amazing Dinosaur display created by Ira in his choosing time.
Ira persivered for such a long time to balance the dinosaur figures, to create a fantastic dinosaur display.
You have blown us away Ira well done.
Woodland Maths Measuring
This morning some of our children in F2 have been exploring the woodland area.
We had maths challenges to complete using unifix cubes.
Miss Addy read the challenges and we had to use cubes to measure different leaves and sticks. We had so much fun and the mathematical language we used was awesome!
Well done F2.
Just to remind you our Summer Fair is on Wednesday.
We would like to thank children and parents who have donated to our sweetie tombola.
There is still time to get your donations in for our class stall.
Thank you for your contiued support.
Best. Day. Ever.
Today we had a fabulous day at Boston Park Farm. We did so many things and has so much fun! We held a rabbit and a guinea pig and we fed goats, pigs, lambs alpacas and chickens. We also went on a tractor trailer ride and saw some horses in the fields and we went on a nature trail then made our treasures into beautiful nature crowns. Our children were an absolute credit to us all with their super behaviour and lovely manners and their huge smiles on their faces showed how much they were enjoying themselves!
We would like to say a massive thank you to the amazing staff there for making our visit so enjoyable.
Here are some photos from our day.
WE WILL BE THE HAPPY HIPPOS
On Thursday and Friday morning F2 went to visit Miss Wroe in their new classroom.
They found out that in September their class name will be the 'Happy Hippos'.
They had lots of fun making lovely wishes for their transition into Y1 and also had a brilliant game of Hungry Hippos during their PE learning.
Everyone came back to F2 with big smiles on their faces including Miss Wroe.
It was lovely for Mrs Jagger & Miss Addy to have them back in class for the next 2 weeks.
We intend to make it a fun and enjoyable one.
Chloe has had a very special letter delivered to her. In May she wrote a letter to Prince Harry and Meghan asking about her dress and showing them what she would like their cake to look like and this week she has received a reply. Chloe was very excited and so were we when she shared it with us in class!
Well done Chloe, we are very proud of you for doing all this extra writing.
Please can we remind you to complete the slip that was sent home on Friday regarding your childs packed lunch for our school trip. All slips should be returned by Wednesday 4th July.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the F2 team.
Thank you for your support
Road Safety Awareness
Over the last two days Kerry has been in to school to talk to every class about keeping safe in the car and when out walking.
Teddy (her little helper) told us some stories about keeping safe and that we need to listen for the click when we are putting on our seat belts. We learnt that when we are out walking we need to hold the hand of our grown up. We have also learnt that there are safe places to cross roads, such as pedestrian crossings or with a lollypop man or lady.
Thank you for coming in to talk to us, Kerry.
Congratulations to our children who have won some fantastic prizes from our Y6 Raffle.
Alister won a family fun swim at our local leisure centre
Ewan won a voucher for Eureka
Elise won a beautiful photo frame from our local florist Willow.
Well done super stars
F2 Elmer Art Exhibition
We would like to say a huge thank you to all F2 parents who came to our Art Exhibition, to celebrate your childs amazing Art Work. We hope you liked our clay tiles and display them somewhere nice.
Thank you also for your kind donations, we appreciate every single one of them.
F2 Children & Staff
The sun has got his hat on...
This week we have a very hot and sunny weather forcast.
Please can you ensure your child had sun cream applied before school that will last the full school day, a sun hat and a water bottle.
We have had a considerable amount of children with the sickness bug in F2.
Please can we remind you that as part of our school policy children have to be off for 48 hours after their last period of sickness.
This stops the bug spreading to other children and staff in school.
Plese contact the school office if your child will be absent from school.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Art Exhibition
Just a reminder, on Monday 25th June, F2 parents are invited to come and view our Clay Art in our Summerfields Art Exhibition.
You are invited into school from 2.30 - 3.30pm where you can buy your child's Art for a small amount of money!
We cant wait for you to see our Art work.
Please could we politly ask that children do not go on our outdoor trail area before and after school for safety reasons.
Elmer Clay Art
F2 are taking part in a whole school Art Exhibition to support Year 6.
We decided to base our Art work around the stories of Elmer the patchwork Elephant.
Elmer is a very cheeky Elephant that likes to play tricks on his friends.
As you will notice he is a very different Elephant to all the rest, he isnt Grey hes a multicoloured patchwork Elephant.
We have started making clay patchwork tiles that we will paint and display on a large picture of Elmer.
Here is some of our clay work in action, we had to carefully cut out the square using a cutter, then we used different tools to make different marks on the clay.
Our next step will be to paint our tiles in different colours.
Measuring using smelly socks
On Friday our maths work took us on a measuring adventure.
We used socks to measure each other and count how many socks tall we were.
We compared hights to see if we were taller or shorter than our friends.
We also measured Mrs Jagger and Miss Addy.
Our Butterfly release
Yesterday we said goodbye to our butterflies and released them into their natural world.
Zachs mum came to help us as she did such a good job at looking after the caterpillars over holidays.
We decided that the wildlife area would be a safe and protected environemnt for our butterflies to be released into.
We opened the butterfly house and all the butterflies made their way to the top and flew out to find a new home. Some of the butterflies landed on branches of trees and one flew to the ground to begin with before they grew in confidence and flew off.
It was a lovely experience and we would like to say a special thanks to Zach and his family for providing us with such a fantastic learning oportunity.
Our Sports Day is next Tuesday 19th June 2018 @ 1.30pm
Parents are welcome to come and watch out Sports Day.
Children are required to wear a coloured t.shirt, PE shorts and sesible trainers.
Please make sure your child is wearing sun cream and a sun hat is provided if we have hot weather.
Please find below a list of team colours for F2 children.
We are so lucky. Zach and his mummy have brought the butterfly house into school today an there are not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4 but 5 butterflies in there! Every caterpillar 'squeezed out of its cocoon' (Zach's words) and emerged as a butterfly. We need to keep them in the house for another couple of days and then we will release them.
Keep an eye out for photos of their exciting release!
We have caterpillar news!!
Eek! This is so exciting! Zach and his mummy have emailed us today with some news...
Day 23! We are buzzing with excitement. Our first Butterfly has emerged from the chrysalis.
I wonder what we should call it? I wonder when the others will emerge? What do you think?
Thank you again to Zach and his mummy for updating us with this wonderful news.
Zach and his mummy have sent us some updates on the caterpillars. We hope you are enjoying them as much as we are!
The caterpillars are all getting in place and starting the process to begin to harden into chrysalis.
We have four healthy caterpillars that have gone into the chrysalis stage and are hardening over the next couple of days.
Today we have moved the chrysalides over to the butterfly house. They may look like they are resting peacefully, but an amazing transformation is taking place inside!
Again, thank you so much to Zach and his mummy for these amazing photographs and explanations :-)
Caterpillars' Log Day 13
Zach and his mummy have sent us an update on the caterpillars as they are looking after them over the holidays...
The caterpillars have grown so much! One caterpillar has begun the transformation into chrysalis. Once they have stored enough energy, they climb to the top of the cup and attach themselves to the paper disc under the lid. There they will hang in a “J” shape, moult one last time, and harden into crysalides.
Thank you so much for sharing this Zach and mummy :-)
The children have enjoyed a music session today. They have been talking about the different musical instruments and trying to work out their names. Miss Addy taught them a song and they passed a beater around the circle, if the beater landed on them after the song they had to go and choose an instrument to make a sound with. They experimented with changing the speed and volume of the song.
Miss Addy then showed us her light up tambourine! We turned the lights off and it looked amazing!
Then we sang some songs to a familiar tune where we had to play and stop at the correct times. We had to follow the instructions really carefully and it sounded really good. We had lots of fun!
Next we had a huge piece of lycra and we sang a song about a frog bouncing on the lycra. We had to move the lycra to make the frog bounce and we had to see where the frog landed. It was very funny when the frog landed on Talon and he caught it!
Finally we sang the song 'The Grand Old Duke of York' and we took turns to play the drums keeping the beat of the song.
Caterpillars' Log - Day 8
There are 5 of us in our container. We have grown even more and we have got things that look like spikes coming out of our bodies. Some children have been looking at us very carefully and writing in their caterpillar diaries. Katie even showed her diary to Mrs Tabbner and came back with a special sticker!
We have started to made something that looks like a web and today we are all on our way to the top of the container. We think we may be getting ready for the next stage of our life.
Caterpillars' Log - Day 7
We are growing much bigger and we are eating the food that is in our container. Some of us are starting to climb up the side of the container but then we are crawling back down.
Children are looking at us all the time and so we keep dancing to make them smile.
We are so lucky in F2, Zach and his family have kindly donated some Caterpillars with all the equipment we need to see the Caterpillars grow and develop into beautiful butterflies.
We have put our Caterpillars on display in the classroom and our children are choosing to write a daily diary about how our Caterpillars are changing. Below is some of Katies beautiful diary writing.
We have read the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and also talked about the lifecycle of a butterfly.
Keep your eye out on our website for more Caterpillar news!
As part of our people who help us topic, we have been learning about keeping our bodies healthy. This morning together as a class we made a list of things we need to do in order to keep our bodies healthy. Mrs Jagger and Miss Addy were so impressed with the amount of information the children already knew.
We then tasted some different fruits and vegetables, and talked about where they came from, what they smelt like and what they felt like when we touched them.
We were happy that lots of children tried the vegetables and the fruits even if they thought they wasnt going to like them.
Overall the raspberries were an F2 favourite.
We have been busy baking for our grown ups on Friday. Have a look at the photos below which show us mixing, pouring, sharing, scooping and weighing. There was so much maths involved but it didn't feel like a maths lesson!
Just a reminder about our Stay and Play on Friday. There was a letter inside your child's boook bag with all the details on but if you need to know anything please just ask one of the EYFS team. We are looking forward to spending the morning with you.
Today we have walked to St.John's Church in Royston. The sun was shining so we had to make sure we had our sun hats on. We have learnt so much about our local church, did you know it was builllt in 1234 so it's a really easy year to remember! We looked at lots of the objects inside the church and we were able to ask lots of questions.
Thank you so much to the Church Wardens and to all of our parent helpers who accompanied us, we had a lovely afternoon.
Today we had a visit from Mr Thorpe who is a parent at our school but is also a Paramedic. He drives an ambulance and we were lucky enough to have him come in to our classroom to talk to us about the things he does to help people. We even got to look inside his ambulance and try on some helmets! He brought some of the different pieces of uniform he has to wear in different situations and Mrs Jagger showed us what they look like on. Mrs Jagger said that both pieces of uniform were very warm and it would be very difficult to do small jobs with those gloves on.
We also learnt that in the suit that needs ventilating the Paramedics are not allowed to kneel down in case they tear the suit so they have to crouch down. Another fascinating talk which the children listened very well to, some of the children have said they want to be Paramedics when they grow up.
Today we have had a super day of independent learning. Here are some photos showing the amazing learning that took place in our classroom. Mrs Tabbner was so pleased with us that everybody got a special sticker!
Today we have had another special visitor into Class R. Emma who is a first aid responder came in to talk to us about the work that she does and how she has to try and get to the casualy before the ambulance! Emma also showed us how to do some first aid. We learnt how to do compressions, put people in the recovery position and put a bandage on. We were very busy!
We learnt so much and would like to thank Emma again for giving up her time to come and teach us all about her job.
Today we were very lucky to have a visit from Reverend Jean. She talked to us about her work in the church and told us how she visits people in hospital if they are poorly or just want someone to talk to.
Reverend Jean showed us the special oil that is used in Baptisms that is put on the head of the person being Christened and Sophia and Harrison even had a turn! She also showed us the different colours that she wears for different occasions in the church calendar. She also showed us the special candles that are given out at Baptisms and she showed us a shell that is used to pour water over the head of the person being Baptised. Reverend Jean showed us her Bible and told us that it has lots of lovely stories in.
We asked her a lot of questions and we found out that she studied for 2 years to be a vicar. We had a fantastic afternoon with Reverend Jean. Thank you so much for coming in to visit us.