Here is a photograph of the foundation stage classroom for those of you with children returning to school this week. Please show your child to help prepare them for the change in environment. Many thanks and see you soon Mrs Hunter
Please email any examples/ photos of your work and we will put them on the Foundation Stage page... we can't wait to see what you've been up to! Send examples to Mrs wakes and Miss Hayes email address below.
Green will indicate that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority.
Amber will indicate that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons.
Red will indicate extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.
We are happy for you to email us about any aspect of your child's learning. Our email addresses are:-
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There are also a number of useful websites listed under Parents- Websites to support home learning. Some companies including Twinkl, White Rose Hub and Classroom Secrets have currently made their websites free to the public. These websites have many resources that are used to support the children with their learning in school.
Other useful websites include- Cosmic Kids Yoga, Gonoodle and imoves, these sites encourage physical activity and movement.
During any period of school closure, please continue to read with your child daily. As well as their school reading book please share other reading materials you may have at home with them.
Photo Gallery w/c 22.06.20
We were so pleased to see what some of you have been up to at home... please keep posting your photos as we will update this gallery on a weekly basis!!
School Photo Gallery 22.06.20
Phonics week commencing 13/07/20
By the end of Foundation Stage, children should begin to feel secure in Phase 2 and Phase 3 letters & sounds. Phase 4 has been introduced in the Summer term of Foundation only, and so will be visited again in Year 1. Please could you help your child not to forget the letters and sounds that they have learnt so far by referring to this PowerPoint on a regular basis. This will ensure for a much smother transition into Year 1 Phonics.
Please also use the links below for useful resources and interactive learning.
Phonics Revision PowerPoint
Enjoy watching Alphablocks and learning your phonic sounds at the same time !
Additional Home Learning Phonics Resources
Fine Motor skills booklet
Here's a great booklet to practice your best handwriting at home.
Our Wonderful World
Our next topic is Our Wonderful world. In this topic we learn about the similarities and differences between our country and others. We will venture all around the continents, visiting France, Australia, India, Africa and Brazil.
Writing- Transition week 7 (13.07.20)
This week in Literacy we are going to be thinking about the transition to Year 1 and telling your new teacher Mrs Sewell about how wonderful you are!
This week I would like you to make a ‘Boaster Poster’ about what you are really good at doing. It might be writing, maths, art, science (finding out about the world), gardening, baking, riding your bike, reading your book, swimming, football or even telling jokes!
Can you make a poster to tell Mrs Sewell how fantastic you and what skills you are good at?
Can you draw a picture of three things in the boxes (one in each) to show what you are good at?
Can you write one or two simple sentences below each box to explain what you are good at
(e.g. I am good at swimming)
Please see example.
Writing- Brazil & Rainforests week 6 (06.07.20)
This week in Literacy we are going to be learning about Brazil and Rainforests.
Enjoy looking at the power point about Brazil and Rainforests. Perhaps you have your own book about Brazil or rainforest animals that you would like to read or maybe you would like to look up facts about Brazil and find out what it is like there.
Can you look at the power point about Brazil and then learn about the Amazon Rainforest from the second powerpoint.
This week we are thinking about how we can help save the rainforest.
- What can we do to help? (Recycle paper, reuse wood, don’t waste paper, do not cut down trees, plant some trees)
- How can we use less paper or use it again? (Recycle paper, don’t waste paper)
- What do we need to tell people to do or not to do? (plant trees don’t cut them down)
Can you make a poster to tell people how to save the rainforest?
Can you draw a picture to show people what they should/ shouldn’t do?
Can you write one or two simple sentences to describe what people might need to do?
(e.g. Do not cut down trees, Do not waste paper, plant some trees)
Tree identification activity
The tree in the U.K are very different from rain forest trees. Why don't you on a woodland walk and try and spot all the different trees- print out the sheets below to help you!
Writing- India week 5 (29.06.20)
This week in Literacy we are going to be learning about India.
Enjoy looking at the power point about India and listening to the poem book ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. Perhaps you have your own book about India or jungle animals that you would like to read or maybe you would like to look up facts about India and find out what it is like there.
Can you look at the power point about India and then listen to the poems from Rumble in the Jungle. (links and resources given below).
This week we are going to make our own guessing game about a jungle animal.
Close your eyes,
- What animals do you find in the jungle? Can you think of one?
- What does your animal look like? What colour is it? Is it big , is it small?
- What does your animal like to eat?
Choose an animal from the jungle and draw it in the box
Can you write some simple sentences to describe your animal without saying what it is?
(e.g.For a picture of a tiger- It is big, It has black and orange stripes, It likes to eat meat, it can run fast)
When you’ve drawn your picture cover it up with the crate outline (in resources ) to hide you animal (fasten it down as a flap) . Can your family guess what is under it by your great sentences?
Writing- Africa week 4 (22.06.20)
This week in Literacy we are going to be learning about Africa.
Enjoy looking at the power point about Africa and listening to the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’. Perhaps you have your own book about Africa or African animals that you would like to read or maybe you would like to look up facts about Africa and find out what it is like there.
Can you look at the power point about Africa and then listen to the story about Handa’s surprise. (links and resources given below).
This week we are going to pretend that we have gone too Africa to visit Handa
Close your eyes,
- What fruits did she have in her basket?
- What naughty animals pinched the fruits?
- Why was Handa so surprised at the end of the story?
Now you have learnt about the story can you make a story map of her journey to visit her friend?
Can you draw pictures of some of the animals and/or the fruit they stole on the path?
Can you write labels for the names of the fruits/ animals?
Can you write a simple sentence to describe what happened in the story? (e.g. A monkey took a banana, A zebra took an orange)
Writing- Australia week 3 (15.06.20)
This week in Literacy we are going to be learning about Australia.
Enjoy looking at the power point about Australia and listening to the story about ”Barnaby Bears goes Down Under”. Next look at the powerpoint about The Great Barrier Reef to find about the sea creatures that Barnaby bear may have spotted. Perhaps you have your own book about Australia or sea creatures that you would like to read or maybe you would like to look up facts about Australia or sea creatures
Can you look at the power point about Australia and then listen to the story about Barnaby Bears goes Down Under”. Next look at the powerpoint about The Great Barrier Reef to find about the sea creatures that Barnaby bear may have spotted (links and resources given below).
This week we are going to pretend that we have gone diving on the Great Barrier Reef with Barnaby Bear.
Close your eyes,
- What sea creatures did you see? (octopus, fish)
- What were they doing? (swimming, hiding/camouflaging, eating)
- What did they look like? ( had a shell, had 8 legs)
Now you have learnt about the sea creatures that live on The Great Barrier Reef can you make you own mini-book about them?
Can you draw a picture of 2 of the sea creatures Barnaby Bear might have seen when he went diving?
Can you write some facts/ a fact about the sea creatures he saw? (e.g. He saw a crab it had claws, It has 3 hearts).
Writing activity- Paper can be folded like a booklet for children to draw a front cover or the Great Barrier Reef
Can you find out about the sea creatures Barnaby Bear might have seen on The Great Barrier Reef?
I am aware that a couple of people have had trouble opening this powerpoint. Please feel free to email me if you are also having trouble and I will try and sort it out online or I will email you it directly. Thanks Miss Hayes
Writing- France week 2 (07.06.20)
This week in Literacy we are going to be learning about France.
Enjoy looking at the power point about France and Paris and listening to the story about ”Barnaby Bears Day Trip to Paris”. Perhaps you have your own book about France that you would like to read or maybe you would like to look up facts about France or Paris.
Can you look at the power point about France and then listen to the story about ”Barnaby Bears Day Trip to Paris” (links and resources given below).
This week we are going to pretend that we have gone on a real holiday to Paris.
Close your eyes, what would you
- See there? (e.g. Eiffle tower)
- Do there? (e.g. go on a boat up the river)
- Eat there? (e.g. baguette, frogs legs)
- What would the weather be like?
Can you write a postcard to a family member about your trip to Paris?
- How might it need to start? ( to)
- What might you include? (weather, food, what you saw/did)
- How does it need to end? (from, wish you were here
Writing- England week 1 (01.06.20)
This week in Literacy we are going to be learning about England.
Enjoy looking at the power point about England and London and listening to the story about ”The Queens Knickers!”. Perhaps you have your own book about England or London at home that you would like to read or maybe you would like to look up facts about England, London and the Queen.
Can you look at the power point about England and then listen to the story about ”The Queens Knickers” (links and resources given below).
Can you tell your grown up or sister or brother any facts you know about England , London or the Queen?
This week we are going to pretend that we are king or queen for the day.
Close your eyes, what would you do if they were king or queen for the day? Tell your grown up some of your ideas.
Can you write a sentence about what you would do if you were king or queen for the day (“If I was king/queen I would…” ). Can you draw a picture of yourself as King or queen?
England Powerpoint and writing resources
My News From Home
Just like our " My News" books at school, it would be fantastic if you could draw a picture and write about what you have made, found, seen, played with or watched each week at home .
Maths week 7 (13.07.20)
In Maths this week we were going to be thinking about the transition to Year 1 and which skills you can practise at home to prepare for next year.
- Can you recognise and order number cards to 20? After ordering the numbers can you say which number is one more or one less?
- Can you use your number bonds to 10 to answer addition and subtraction questions?
- Can you add two 1 digit numbers or a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number using a number line or counters (or using other small objects you may have at home e.g. Lego, pasta)
- Can you subtract a 1 digit number from a 1 digit number or a 2 digit number using a number line or counters (or using other small objects you may have at home e.g. Lego, pasta)
- Can you write the double of numbers to 10 using your fingers or double numbers to 20 using counters?
- Can you halve/ share counters between different amounts and say whether it is fair sharing or not?
Shape, Space and Measure work
- Can you recognise 2D shapes? (square, circle, rectangle, triangle, oval, hexagon, octagon)
- Can you recognise 3D shapes? (cube, cuboid, sphere, pyramid, cylinder)
- Can you identify the pattern? Can you repeat it?
- Can you tell the time on the hour? (practise telling time on real clock at home)
- Can you measure how many cupfulls something might hold? And recognise when something is empty/ full/ half full? ( fill different size containers in sink/bath/ water table at home)
- Can you say which item is the longest/ shortest? Tallest or smallest? (various objects around the home- could measure with a piece of string/ ribbon (say whether item is longer or shorter) or could begin to measure with a ruler/ taper measure)
- Can you say which item is the heaviest/ lightest? (hold items in hand/ use a balance scale if have one at home, help weighing out ingredients for cooking/baking)
- Can you count how much you have got in 1ps? Can you say how much you have in 10ps? ( give the children some coins to count , play pretend shops)
Shape , space and measure resources
Mental Maths weekly challenge! (13.07.20)
In preparation for next year can you practise the following skills?
Number bonds to 5 (0 + 5, 1 + 4, 2 + 3)
Number bonds to 10 ( 0+ 10, 1 +9, 2 + 8, 3 + 7, 4 + 6, 5 +5)
With your number bonds can you say which number you need to add to make 5/10? (e.g. 6 + …)
What number would you have left if it was taken away from 5/ 10? ( e.g. 10-2=)
Knowing what number is one more or one less to 20 (e.g. 1 more than 7 is…, 1 less than 18 is…)
Knowing your doubles to 10 (by doubling your fingers) and their halves (by pulling the fingers apart after doubling e.g. double 4 is 8, half of 8 is 4)
Counting in your 2’s and 10’s
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
If you would like you could try counting in your 5’s
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
Maths Brazil & Rainforests week 6 (06.07.20)
In Maths this week we were going to be thinking about time. We can use clocks to measure and time things and how long things take. We can also count how many things we can do in a set amount of time.
This week we are going to be carrying out some activities and timing them .
(For this activity you might use the timer on your phone / watch/ second hand on a watch or simply count if you do not have those resources available).
Please complete the timing activity sheet below. (feel free to amend the activities if you do not have the resources)
- How fast can you carry out these challenges?
- Can you either beat your own time or challenge a family member to do it faster?
- Can you set up your own assault course in your garden and see how quick you and the rest of your family can complete it?
Maths India week 5 (29.06.20)
In Maths this week we were going to be sharing and dividing .
When we share or divide does the number get bigger or smaller?
This week we are going to be using small house hold items (if you don’t have counters pasta or Lego would be ideal) to share or divide numbers by 2.
- Look at the powerpoint " fairy tale party sharing" about sharing before completing sheet 1.
- Please look at the powerpoint " sharing and dividing " before moving onto sheet 2 and 3 .
- Please begin at sheet 1 and choose which sheet/ sheets you feel are appropriate for your child .
For Sheet 2 and 3 please use house hold objects (Lego/pasta) to practically share/ divide between the hoops provided in the resources below (dividing hoops 2 for sheet 2 and dividing hoops 3 for sheet 3) to help you child workout the answers to the questions .
Maths Africa week 4 subtracting (22.06.20)
In Maths this week we were going to be subtracting.
When we subtract does the number get bigger or smaller?
This week we are going to be using our number bonds to 10 to help us workout out subtracting from 10.
We can always use our fingers to help us workout how many are left. ( Children to put 10 fingers up ,fold down he number that they need to take away and count how many fingers are left to workout the answer).
Maths Australia week 3 Doubles and Multiples (15.06.20)
In Maths this week we were going to thinking about doubling and multiplying.
When we double a number does the number get bigger or smaller?
This week we are going to be using Numicon to double or multiply numbers by 2.
- Look at the powerpoint about multiplying by 2.
- Please begin at sheet 1 and choose which sheet/ sheets you feel are appropriate for your child .
Powerpoint for maths task
Maths France week 2 Adding (07.06.20)
In Maths this week we were going to thinking about Adding.
When we add does the number get bigger or smaller?
This week we are going to be using our number bonds to 10 to help us workout our addition calculations to 10.
We can always use our fingers to help us workout which numbers add to 10. ( Children to put 10 fingers up ,fold down he number that is given to them and then count how many fingers are left to workout what the number bond is).
Please begin at sheet 1 and choose which sheet/ sheets you feel are appropriate for your child .
Maths England week 1 Money (01.06.20)
In Maths this week we were going to thinking about money.
Where might you spend money?
What do we call English money?
What sign needs to go at the end of a price? (p) What does the p mean?
Can you have a look at some coins at home. What are their values in pence (e.g. 10p- 10 1ps )? Can you order them from the lowest value to the highest?
Can you pretend you have gone to London for a visit and bought an ice cream from the shop.
- How much does the ice-cream cost? Look at the coins and write the total in the circle below.
- There are 3 sheets, the first one is counting in 1ps, the next is counting in 2ps and the last is adding on from 10p. (Please do whichever sheet/sheets are most appropriate)
Resources for maths activity
Here are some additional resources for maths .
World of maths challenge! (13.07.20)
Each week we will be looking at a different number and trying to find out facts about it.
This week our number is
How many things can you find in your house/garden that there is thirteen?
What facts do you know about 13?
What is its double?
What is 1 more/less?
Can you decorate your number 13 (feel free to write your facts inside or around your number 13)
Enjoy learning about numbers with Number Blocks
We will be looking at, and talking about, changes that have happened to us this year. We will also look at what changes might come next year. The ppt attached help us to discuss how these different changes can make us feel. There's also a sheet to print out, should you want your child to draw some of the changes that have happened to them this year, and the year to come.
There's also a story about a Cautious Caterpillar that you can read with your child, along with a worksheet to help them to discuss their feelings about moving on from reception.
Here are a couple of simple science ideas linked to Oxfam Water awareness week .
Can you do magic and move the water in these ways?
A Little Bit Of Fun
Here are some fun activities linked to our topic and transition to Year 1 .
Please do not feel that you have to do all of these they are just ideas to have a little bit of fun around the home
Can you paint or draw a picture of yourself for your new class teacher Miss Sewel to introduce yourself? I know she would love to see them if you would like to email her them!
Can you make a wish for year 1? write down something that you would like to get really good at (see template below).
Can you complete all the challenges on the ‘Getting ready for Year 1’ sheet? (see below)
Can you cut, sort and stick the clothes into winter and summer clothes? (sheet provided below)
Can you make a pinwheel? It could go in a sandcastle in your sandpit or at the beach. ( template and instructions below)
Can you make your own ice cream cone? (instructions below)
Last week we learnt about the differences and similarities between Christian and Sikh weddings. This week we are thinking about Chistian weddings.
Talk to a grown up about a Christian wedding you or they have been to.
Where was the wedding?
What did the bride and groom wear?
What happened at the wedding?
What did you do after the wedding? (party/ food?)
Maybe you could look at some photos of family or friend’s weddings?
Can you design a wedding dress or wedding cake?
Can you look at the powerpoint about weddings. How are Christian and Sikh weddings the same/ different?
Can you colour a picture of the special scarf Sikh women wear to their weddings?
Can you look at the different Mehndi designs then draw your own on the hand template?
Can you look at the powerpoint about Gurdwaras. How are they the same/ different to churches? Can you colour a picture of a Gurdwara or draw your own? You might even want to build your own from bricks or cardboard boxes!
This week can you watch the video all about Vaisakhi and draw a picture to show how Sikhs celebrate? (video link above)
This week we are learning about the 5K's . look at the powerpoint to learn what they are. Can you remember them all?
Can you draw a picture of them?
This week as our topic we are learning about Brazil. In Brazil a very popular type of dancing is called Samba. Watch these videos if you would like to learn some of your very own Samba moves! Have fun!
I hope you are all managing to get out and about either in your garden or local area to get a little exercise in the fresh air. However, on rainy days this might prove more difficult so here are a couple of indoor suggestions.
Joe Wicks- The Body Coach does a daily PE session on You tube at 9AM
Go Noodle- We love this website in Foundation Stage! Enjoy learning dance routines and chilling out to one of their Flow activities.
Cosmic Kids Yoga- A yoga workout set to familiar stories that the children will know and relate to.
learn to Bhangra dance!
Have fun learning to do some traditional Indian dancing! ( there is a simple routine followed by more detailed instructions )