Superheroes is the focus in F2 this term but this is not just about the characters we see in the media such as Spiderman or Super Woman. It is about the people who help all around us. As part of the IEYC unit of work, ‘To The Rescue’, the children have been learning about our real-life everyday heroes, such as the police, firefighters and doctors. This learning allowed them to visit KizCiti this week where they learnt about these jobs and had some fun hands-on experiences. They dressed up in the clothes professionals wear, experienced the vehicles they would drive and found out about what they have to do to help people. Now they know that the firefighters and the police have to be very brave and committed, and that doctors have to be kind and caring. It really got the children thinking about what values are needed in jobs they may want to do when they grow up.
In class, they have also been talking about how superheroes can use their superpowers for good as well as bad. Over the next few weeks they will learn about the different senses and they will look at how the pretend characters from the stories sometimes have super senses: their sight, hearing, touch and taste. Time will be spent exploring these different senses.
Alongside this unit of work, as part of their ‘Talk for Writing,’ they have also been working on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ The children have been following a picture story map and learning how to use the pictures to help them retell the story using words and actions. There is a great link by the author Michael Rosen online if you want to try and practice this story at home. Hopefully your child will be able to retell the story independently by the end of the term.
Miss Julie Walton
Head of Early Years