Foundation 2

Hi F2

A little something here from the staff at Carrington to you – CARRINGTON PRESENTS: REACH FOR THE STARS

Thursday 4th June

Hi everyone, I hope that you had a great day yesterday. It was a bit too rainy to play outside so we tried to make some salt dough hand and foot prints. It didn’t work very well because the salt dough blew up into balloon shapes in the oven! We’ll have to try again another day.

This half term our theme is based around the last 4 countries that hosted the Olympics. For the next two weeks our focus will be on Greece so we will be working on Aesop’s Fables. Aesop was a story teller who lived in ancient Greece. He write lots of stories (called fables) about animals. This week our story is ‘The Lion and the Mouse’. The links below will take you to a short version of the story that you can read together and an audio recoring of the story.

The Lion and the Mouse:

You will now find daily homework for Maths and English and a project based on the story we are reading. For Phonics, I will be posting activities for the whole week, which your child can work through at their own pace.



Phonics w/c 1.6.20:

Story Projects:

Please send me a message via Class Dojo or the school admin email address if you have any problems with the links, Mrs Layton.

Additional learning

This folder contains some sports activities that you can try at home:

If you have done all of the work and you would like to do some more Maths. Try these games:

Online Phonics lessons:

The link below will take you to new daily Phonics sessions based on ‘Letters and Sounds’ (the scheme that we follow). The lesson for F2 is at 10am but there is also a session at 11am called ‘Learning to blend’ which would be really useful for your child if they normally complete the ‘working towards’ Phonics work.

Animal Words:

The link below will take you to a folder with Zebra, Lion and Crocodile Words. If your child can read them all, they can start to practise spelling them from memory. The animal words are the ‘key words’. Some of them are decodable (you can read and spell them using phonics) and some are ‘tricky’ and have to be learnt as a whole word.

Other online learning links:

online safety:

To access e-versions of the ‘Collins big cat’ reading books, go to the address below. Be aware that these books are not all phonically decodable so children may need help with reading some words.

click on ‘teacher’

and enter:

Password  Parents20!
This website also has on-line reading books. You have to sign up but it’s free. When searching book types you can select ‘Phonics’:


For educational apps to use with your children at home, go to:


Guided Yoga through stories:

Real PE at home – online learning resources:

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.

It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

The website address is: 
Parent email:
Password: carrington

Click here to view more information to support you including a user guide and FAQs.


This site is aimed at children who are visually impaired but it has some great ideas for using household objects to teach Maths:

Can you help?

Can you help to knit a blanket for a ward that is treating people for Coronavirus? If you have knitting needles and wool at home, we need 10cm by 10cm squares which will then be sewn together to make larger blankets. Once the squares have been knitted they need to be washed and brought to school where we will keep them in our entrance hall ready to be sewn together. We know that not everyone has knitting materials at home but if you are able to help we would be really grateful. Thank you!

Staff in Foundation 2

Mrs Layton

Miss Johnson


Children in Foundation 2 learn through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. These include whole class (carpet time) and group activities as well as challenges that have been set for children to complete independently. The indoor learning environment is arranged in zones that include a writing area, a workshop and a Maths area. However, children can move resources from one area to another in order to complete activities. Throughout the day there are times when children have access to outdoor learning, including sand and water play.

Please click on the links below to find out more about how children learn and how learning is assessed in the Foundation Stage:




Here are some photos of us learning skills in lots of different ways:



Reading Books

Children read with a member of staff or with our reading volunteer at least once every week. We change children’s reading books once a week or when they can read the book independently. Children need to bring their reading book and diary with them every day as we read throughout the week. It is important that children re-read books as this helps to develop fluency.

Click on the link below to find out how you can help your child with reading:


Our PE day is Tuesday.

We are always collecting:

  • Old clothes for our spare clothes box (especially socks and trousers)
  • Box modelling materials (clean, dry boxes, cartons, cardboard tubes (not loo rolls thank you), yoghurt pots, washing up liquid bottles, plastic lids etc.