Welcome to F2
Facilitators of learning: Miss Forsythe and Mrs Hooley-Rice
- PE is on a Tuesday morning. Please send your child in their PE kit.
- Books get changed on a Monday morning.
Squiggle and Wiggle
What is it?
You may have heard your child talking about something called 'Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle' so I thought I would share some information with you about it. We started it during transition and it's so much fun!
Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle is an early writing program created by a Shonette Bason-Wood, who also created the program Playdough Disco. Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle incorporates dance, music and large movements to help children develop the fine muscle control they need for writing. They will learn a new gross motor movement to a piece of music while holding 'flappers' (bits of fabric) while dancing along to the music. The children then transfer these movements to floor level and swap their flappers for writing tools (crayons/pens etc) to make marks, this could be in foam, on paper, in sand etc. They will then use this action to think of letters they can form that use this shape. These sessions are great fun but most importantly help your child to be confident mark makers.
Shonette Bason-Wood is incredibly fun, motivating and excites the children to engage in this program. Its all about mark making and Shonette will show you how to develop children's writing in a fun and exciting and extremely active way.
How to Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle at home?
If you would like to try it at home, search 'Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle Music' on Youtube you will find a range of songs to enjoy while you are Squiggling. Just grab some flappers (could be tissues or bits of material), find some mark making tools and turn the music up! Once you have completed the movements and the mark making see which letters you can see on your paper.
What is dough disco?
Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it.
Why do dough disco? This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun!
This week we enjoyed;
In F2 we encourage our children to share a story with an adult three times each week. This can be a few pages from a story book of your choice or via our online reading scheme Bug Club.
Practice the letter sounds taught in class to be able to read and write them. Each week we will post videos to show you the sound we have been learning so that you can practice these at home.
Our class Dojo page is updated on a daily basis-please check this because we will share with you the learning that we have done in class so that you can support your child at home if you wish.
This term in F2 our topic is Enchanted Woodland. We will be starting off my learning about ourselves and our local area. This will then progress into learning about Habitats - Woodlands.
RE: The story of Creation - Did God create every creature?
Science: Our bodies and keeping healthy.
Geography: where do we live? What is a city?
PSHE: What is a community and who can help us?
Music: Charanga - ME
PE: Moving in different ways -Tuesdays
DT: Creating a healthy fruit kebab.