F2 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Team F2
The adults who help us in Team F2 are:
Mrs Freemantle and Mrs McEvoy– Teachers
Mrs Bain – Teaching Assistant
Miss Buckenham – Teaching Assistant (SEND Support)
Miss Donnelly – Teaching Assistant
Miss Ryan- Teaching Assistant (SEND Support)
In Team F2 we are always learning, whether it is during our focused carpet times or through our continuous provision. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework (EYFS) to support our children to build strong foundations for the rest of their academic, social, and personal journey through Kingsway Primary School. The EYFS is split into 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning and development which can be seen below. Our Children in Team F2 engage in a variety of activities, opportunities and experiences to consistently build upon their prior knowledge as well as learn new skills. In Team F2, we also follow certain schemes to support our children in building their early knowledge and skills.
In Team F2 our children engage in daily phonics sessions following the Read, Write, Inc scheme of work. Children will learn what sounds each letter and groups of letters make and to use this knowledge to decode words when reading and writing.
In Team F2 we have our very own ‘Drawing Club’. Drawing club opens up the magic world of tales and stories to children whilst at the same time enriching their language and fine motor skills. Children immerse into a world full of imagination through books, tales and animations allowing creativity to grow. We also follow ‘Pathways to Write’. This Literacy scheme uses a focus text to support children’s early literacy skills including prediction, sequencing a story, properties of different texts, and an overall love of reading.
We also engage in lots of reading for pleasure in which the children choose texts to read and share. This exposes our children to strong, healthy reading habits, new language and knowledge.
In Team F2, we follow a mastery approach via a scheme called White Rose Maths. White Rose Maths focuses on children’s deeper understanding and fluency within a variety of Maths concepts. Children use real objects to explore different concepts and progress to using pictorial representation and abstract representation once they are more confident and have a better understanding. We continuously revisit concepts to ensure our children are confident, fluent and master each mathematical skill and concept.
In Team F2 we aim to nurture resilient, happy, respectful pupils who have a strong curiosity and love for learning. We differentiate all opportunities to ensure each and every child can access the curriculum in a way that is as unique as they are.
This half term, Team F2 will be reading ‘Peace at Last’ and focusing our learning around the topic ‘Home’. Pupils will explore the different aspects of the story and develop key skills to support their future reading and writing knowledge. Pupils will engage in fun, interactive activities that will allow the children to use their phonics knowledge as well as build their imagination and love of reading. In mathematics we will be exploring a number of topics including numbers 1-3, repeating patterns, positional language, and circles and triangles. We will also be looking at the world around us, specifically investigating light and dark with torches, noises we hear and making comparisons between the bear's family and our own.
During this half-term we will largely be focusing on supporting pupils to settle into Team F2 and become familiar with new routines. We will be using MyHappyMind and Jigsaw PSHE to provide children with strategies and tools to look after ourselves and to make our school a safe and happy place for everyone.