2019- 2020

Welcome to Whiston Junior and Infant School and Foundation Two. 

We have planned lots of exciting and challenging learning experiences for the FS2 children this school year.

The long-term plan overview will show you what learning projects and enquiry questions we aim to cover over the course of the year. We have also included brief details of visits, visitors and WOW days in school.

See below for the overview for FS2 2019-2020

Autumn 2019

Autumn 2

Welcome back to Autumn 2 which will no doubt be a busy term, with the run up to Christmas and all the exciting learning opportunities we have planned for the children.

Our main topic focus for the term is learning about ‘How do different communities use light and dark in their celebrations?’ We will look at celebrations such as Diwali,  Christmas and also learn about Bonfire Night and fire safety.

At the end of the first week on Friday 8th November, FS2 are beginnning their Magic and Mystery mini topic with a WOW dress-up day. The children (and staff!)can come dressed as their favourite magical creature. We will be asking the learning question ‘Which magical character would you like to be?'  Our learning will be linked to the Julia Donaldson books of 'Room on the Broom' and 'The Princess and the Wizard'. In the classroom the role play will be a Wizard and Witches Potion Workshop where the children can create all sorts of spells and potions in their cauldrons. So beware!! The small world will be based on The Room on the Broom, where the children can use the props to act out the story with their friends.

The whole school topic is based around the Michael Morpurgo book 'The Snowman' which is inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs.

We will begin our Christmas celebrations, which will include a visit to watch the pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, at Rotherham Civic Theatre, the children performing their Christmas Nativity with the Year 1 children to parents/carers and other family members, a Christmas Party and a special visitor dressed in red and Christmas dinner celebrations wearing our Christmas jumpers!

If you wish to view our Learning Letter for Autumn 2, please click the link below.

Autumn 1

We would like to welcome our new children and families to Whiston and hope you have had an enjoyable summer break.

Starting school is a very exciting time but we appreciate it can be rather daunting as well, so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to speak to a member of the FS2 team.

Our first topic is “Who am I?” and we will be talking about what makes us all individual and special and our likes and dislikes. The children will be creating self-portraits and family pictures and talking about family life and special events.

 We will read familiar stories linked to families such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Little Red Riding Hood.

We will learn about houses and homes and will read the story of the Three Little Pigs to help us to learn about the different materials houses can be made from.

We will also learn about Autumn by going on an Autumn walk around the school grounds and making collections of things we find on the ground. We will make Autumn pictures using what we have collected, Autumn threading with leaves and Autumn writing and drawing.

We also plan from the interests of the children and use our observations of the children's learning to inform planning.  

See our Autumn 1 Learning Letter below

 

 

 

File icon: pdf Learning letter Autumn 1 Who Am I PDF [pdf 336KB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Autumn Home Learning [pdf 710KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Nov_Learning_letter_FS2__Autumn_2_2019._Word_document [pdf 328KB] Click to download
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