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Mrs Kirby FS2


FS2 Summer Term Newsletter

Welcome back, we can’t believe it is already the summer term, it doesn’t seem two minutes since we were welcoming everyone to big school in September!  I hope you had an enjoyable and restful time and are looking forward to a very busy and exciting last term full of great learning opportunities.  

In literacy will be focusing on reading simple sentences by using our phonics to work out unfamiliar words and we will talk about what we have read.  In writing we will be using our phonics to write simple sentences which can be read by others and we will be trying hard to remember our finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. In our phonics we will be working through phase 3 and phase 4 where we will learn new sounds and tricky words.  Please remember to read and sign your child’s reading diary as often as possible. 

In mathematics we will continue to work with numbers up to and beyond 20. We will be focusing on using a range of strategies when we are adding up or taking away as well as recording our number sentences. We will also be applying our maths knowledge to a range of problems which include doubling, halving and sharing.  In shape, space and measures we will be focusing on the vocabulary we use to talk about 3D shapes, distance, size, money and time. The children are all working so hard with their mathematics and even surprise us sometimes with what they know.

We will also be supporting the children as they start their transition into Year One.  As always thank you for your continued support.

Dear Parents & Carers,

A warm welcome back and we wish you a happy and healthy 2018.


We will continue to learn new digraphs and will be putting the sounds together to blend for reading and to separate them to segment for spelling.  Please support your child by putting the sounds they bring home together to make words for them to blend to read, for example; sh o p  shop,  ch i p  chip, th i n  thin.  Please  support your child in reading the tricky words we send home.


Language and Literacy

We will be learning to describe story settings, events and characters in traditional tales.  To retell a 5 part story by creating a story map and using the language; Once upon a time first/next/then/finally and happily ever after.  To read words and simple sentences and to begin to form our letters correctly to write.



We will be learning to :

  • separate a group of objects in different ways, beginning to recognise the total is still the same. 
  • estimate how many objects we can see and then counting to check.
  • use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.
  • record calculations.
  • use names for 2D and 3D shapes
  • order items by weight or capacity.


Our topic is ’Once upon a time’.  We will listen to a range of traditional tales and through these stories we will discuss feeling hungry and eating at regular intervals. We will learn about healthy eating. Through the characters and events we will consider the consequences of how some words and actions can hurt others feelings and we will begin to be aware of our own feelings. We will talk about how things happen and how thing work.



Snack—Fresh fruit, water and milk are available daily for your child.

PE—kits are needed every Monday and Wednesday (PE kits can be kept in school). 

Phonics packets and reading books are needed in school every day.


Many thanks for all your support,    

Mrs Kirby


































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