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Foundation 2 Spring Update

We’ve had an action packed and enjoyable Spring 2 half term. The children have definitely earned their break with all their hard work and super learning progress. This is a very full update but we will aim after the holidays to update you with more regular smaller posts. If you notice your child isn’t featured please ensure you have filled in our parent permissions form which gives us permission to add your child’s image to our website.

Science has been a primary focus this half term with the children learning about the lifecycles of plants and butterflies. We grew our own broadbean plants which have been heading home this week and keeping a diary of their progress. Please do send any photos into yf@dore.sheffield.sch.uk to show us how they get on at home!

As always we were blown away by the amazing costumes and the effort families went to for World Book Day! We had a super day and also received our new picture books for our reading areas.

The children have made some terrific progress in their literacy skills this term. This was highlighted when the children teamed up in groups to retell the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. You will be able to see these books when we have our open evening after the holidays!

In mathematics too, the children are building fluency in their number skills. To support with this, we like to use Numicon. The children are very familiar with this already and the visualisation of maths becomes much easier using it.

In outdoor learning we have had lots of fun learning about the changes in the seasons and we also had the opportunity to plant some new trees (or whips) to help support the local environment. A big thanks to Mr Fletcher and the Y3s for all their help with this. We also made some bubble wands and tried them out!

Finally we’ll leave you with some images of the children accessing continuous provision in the classroom. We wish everyone a restful, healthy and enjoyable Easter break. We will see you all again on Tuesday 19th April!

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