Foxes and Hedgehogs: Foundation Stage 2

We are Hedgehogs Class and Foxes Class. Our Teachers are Mrs Cross and Miss Tyson. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Ellis, Miss Goodacre and Mrs O’Callaghan.

We spend lots of time learning our Golden Rules and routines. In school we use ‘Good to be Green’ as our behaviour system. As a reward for ‘staying in green’ we have special Golden Time activities each Friday afternoon.

We also have 'WOW's in Foxes and Hedgehogs Classes: when we do something that 'blows our teacher's socks off!' we get a WOW. Our Mummies and Daddies can also complete them and bring them in.

We learn about all our letter sounds in Read Write Inc. (RWI) For more information please see https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents. We also focus lots on learning to hear rhyme and to keep a steady beat as this helps us learn to read. We are getting to know the Oxford Reading Tree characters from our reading scheme and we share stories every day.

We have ‘Funky Fingers’ activities every day to help our finger and arm strength ready for writing. We all exercise each afternoon when we dance and move to ‘Wake and Shake’!

The door is open to the outdoor space each day to access the curriculum and on wet days waterproof suits and wellies are available if necessary.

We also have mathematics every day and in summer term we are learning about addition, subtraction, number recognition to 20 doubling and halving and solving simple everyday problems. For more information please see https://topmarks.co.uk Early Years Maths and CBeebies Numberblocks).

In Literacy we are following ‘Pathways’ in summer 1 we are focusing on the text Silly Doggy by Adam Stower and in summer 2 we are focusing on the text Supertato by Sue Hendra. We will be learning to read and write for different purposes and as independently as possible. For more information please see https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

During summer term we will be learning about caring for living things, growing our own plants and developing our planting area. We will also learn about caring for creatures and welcome our new fish to F2.

As you can see, our day is long and busy!