Foundation 2 – Dolphins, Turtles and Octopus Class

Home Learning Pack

Every Monday we will upload a new home learning pack to support your child’s learning for the week ahead onto Microsoft Teams. Inside the pack, you will have:

  • A Bright ideas sheet
  • A weekly timetable for phonics, literacy, maths and topic learning, which contains an overview of the daily activities and what resources will be needed.
  • Resources to support our learning activities
  • Recommended websites and apps to support the delivery of our curriculum.

There will be paper copies available at the school office for you to collect.

Learning Videos

Every day we will be sending out pre-recorded videos to support your child’s literacy, phonics and mathematics learning. There is a timetable for each of these areas in our home learning pack so that you can see what the session will be about and to prepare any resources you may need. These videos will be uploaded onto our YouTube channel and the links shared on your child’s class team on Microsoft Teams. For those experiencing difficulties, a text link will be sent out every morning. 

Occasionally, we may also use the Evidence Me app to send out short videos to set the children a challenge. You will be notified of these via the app and the email address linked to this account.

Live Sessions

Turtles, Dolphins and Octopuses will have a live session every day with their class teacher at 11.30am on Microsoft Teams. These sessions are an opportunity for your child to see their friends and class teacher and to carry out an activity together e.g. story time, show and tell. The link to the session can be found in your calendar which for most is at the bottom of your device with a small calendar icon and tab.

Evidence Me app

During this school closure we will be asking parents to upload any of their child’s home learning onto the Evidence Me app. On the app, you are able to evidence your child’s learning through photographs, videos and written comments. Your child’s class teacher will be responding to these daily to give feedback and to provide next steps where appropriate. If you are experiencing problems, you can email work into the class email address. Work can also be evidenced in your child’s home learning journey and handed in once children return to school.

If you require any additional support please contact your child’s class teacher via their class email address:

Please find below our Early Learning Goals that described the end of year expectations for children in Foundation 2. You may wish to work on some of these areas whilst your child is learning from home.

ELG 01 Listening and Attention: Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

ELG 02 Understanding: Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

ELG 03 Speaking: Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. Physical Development

 ELG 04 Moving and handling: Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

ELG 05 Health and self-care: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 ELG 06 Self-confidence and self-awareness: Children are confident to try new activities, and to say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

ELG 07 Managing feelings and behaviour: Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

ELG 08 Making relationships: Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

ELG 09 Reading: Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate an understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

ELG 10 Writing: Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

ELG 11 Numbers: Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

ELG 12 Shape, space and measures: Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

ELG 13 People and communities: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

ELG 14 The world: Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

ELG 15 Technology: Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

ELG 16 Exploring and using media and materials: Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

ELG 17 Being imaginative: Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories..