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Foundation Class

Welcome to Foundation Stage Class!

This is our school. With God’s help we care for one another, are curious in our learning, and know we are all loved.

Luke 10:27  'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'

                                                              Love  Learn  Grow

Reception Home School Learning

Hello to my wonderful Reception class, and, of course their wonderful parents and carers!

During this difficult time, I hope you are keeping safe and well and looking after each other!

                                                                     smiley

As you are now completing your learning away from school, I will be posting all your weekly learning activities and ideas to complete at home on this class page. This will be updated every Monday. Learning should be made as fun, active, creative and as engaging as possible. There will be a range of activities, useful links, games and videos available for you to complete at home. The home learning will consist of consolidating previous learning at school but also learning new things.  

 

Home learning will be different for each child/ family so we are not setting strict time guides but giving you lots of options of work (computer based and non-screen) to complete over the period away from school. Remember, these are suggestions. If some things seem a bit hard (or easy), you can always choose your own ways to learn. Look at the ELGs and activity pdfs provided to give you some more ideas. 

Enjoy and have fun!  And remember..... please ensure children are not sat down for too long and that they have plenty of brain breaks, playtimes and fun! 

Look after yourselves and remember to take lots of photos/keep a diary to share of your learning for when we return back to school.  I'd love to see what you've been up to! 

Mrs Lord   smiley

Home learning: Week beginning 30/03/20

 

Hi- I hope you are all staying safe, doing well and that your first week away from school was a success :) 

Please remember, there is no expectation that you complete all of these activities or pdf links that are listed below. They are just a list of ideas and activities for you to choose from, if you wish, (that link to our learning) to support learning at home to make it as easy for you parents as possible.

Please do not allow yourself to become stressed or worried about completing lots of home learning tasks from this page. The most important thing is to spend time together and to stay safe. 

 

Physical activity:

1) Yoga- Each day, try one of the kids yoga videos https://www.youtube.com/CosmicKidsYoga

Or

2) PE: Joe Wicks live everyday at 9am on YouTube "PE with Joe". Search "PE with Joe Wicks" on youtube and select Live for daily fun PE workouts for the whole family. 

 

Phonics https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Select EYFS- Phonics. Then play Phase 3 Phonics match Words to Pictures Game 1 and Game 2. Word to picture matching game allows children to practise reading Phase 3 words.

 

Writing:

  • Carry on with daily writing task from previous week (See attached file below)
  • Write a menu to let your family know what is for dinner/lunch each day. Roleplay as a waiter/ waitress. What would everyone like in their sandwiches for lunch etc? What drinks would everyone like to have with their dinner?  How many people are there? How many plates, forks, cups etc do you need?  Write out name cards for everyone in your family to show them where to sit.

 

Keywords:

  • Practise reading the next set of keywords if you have learnt the previous set.  (see attached list for keywords).
  •  Practise writing keywords set 2 (see attached list for keywords).
  •  Can you write set 2 keywords in simple sentences?
  • Try completing a keyword word search from the pdf provided below (pdf)

 

Reading: At school we have been reading traditional tales including Goldilocks and the three bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Enormous turnip and Jack and the Bean stalk. It would be great if you could read these stories at home, if you have copies of them (there are also version on youtube too if you don't have copies- just make sure to check the story/ adverts etc before showing children)

Could you then draw your favourite character, retell the story, describe the setting, act out the story or write you own version?

 

Read, Read and Read some more! Read to your teddies, read to your siblings, read to your parents, read to your pets! Help your young child learn to read, and love to read! Daily reading is encouraged! Read from the selection of school books given. Also, try listening to stories too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

Make sure you ask questions such as : What happened at the beginning, middle, end? Talk about the author, illustrator, blurb etc.   Oxford Owls contains over 100 free eBooks (see link below). These are online eBooks encouraged to help children to read using phonics. The books are just like the ones the children read at school. You will need to create an account but there are 100’s free eBooks for your children to read. Remember to select the correct age range- 4-5 yrs and a great selection will appear. 

 

 

Maths:  

  • Go on a number hunt. Where can you spot numbers around your home?
  • Painting: Use water or paint to practise number formation
  • Chalk- Draw a hopscotch grid on your patio and count the numbers as you play.
  • Counting objects: Give your child different numbers and let them count out correct amount using pieces of pasta, beads, blocks etc

 

  • Complete Easter maths booklet (see pdf below)

 

Look at subtraction. Model subtraction problem. (take away, minus)

  1. Have a selection of toys/ counting objects. Try subtractions sums (from 20 and below).  

   4-3=   4-2=    5-2=   6-5=   7-2=    8-4=   9-5=   14-5=   12-6=   18-4=

Children to write the number sentences given and then find the answers. Use toys/counting objects available.

Challenge 1- Can they write their own subtraction number sentence and then find the answer?

 

 

  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  (select appropriate age range for additional games)

 

UTW:  Username: student6062          password: waving

We have been learning about people who help us. Please log on to the link below to espresso, using the above username and password. https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso

After you have logged in, please search for ‘People who help us’ and select foundation as the key stage.  

Select the People who help us module. You can select to learn about people near us, people far away and people in other countries. There are videos to watch for each key person and some activities available as well. Perhaps you could make a fact booklet with things that you have learnt?

 

Life skill:

  • Sort out the clean clothes. Who do they belong to? Can you deliver them to the right place in the house? Pair up socks. Can they match the patterns/ colours? Can you count how many socks you have? Can you count in twos to work out how many there are all together? Peg clothes on the airer/washing line (this will support children to develop their fine motor skills which will impact on their writing).

 

Creative

  • Paint or draw a rainbow and display it in your window for others to see. If you have already created a rainbow why not add some spring flowers?  or
  • Build a fort or a den and have a teddy bears picnic inside. Invite your family to join you. Is your den good enough to sleep in?  or
  • Do some finger printing. You could make it into an Easter card.

 

RE: Why not try watching a bridgebuilder worship?

 https://www.cranfieldchurchofenglandacademy.co.uk/E-Ssemblies/?fbclid=IwAR0YtyPzZ12JWMdS1ZoKNOHeLB5gYa9Y280foLS02NzF4DgMQMMVYCnD2V4

 

Fine motor skills/ scissor skills: In class, children are working on fine motor skills all the time. These are really important in helping us be able to develop our finger muscles needed for writing.

  • Threading beads to make a necklace- you could put number cards above them and children have to put that many beads onto the thread. 
  • Using the pincer grip with thumb and forefinger, pick up small items such as buttons, coins, lego, and place them into pots. You could always label the pots with colour words or numbers so your child has to read or identify the number of items required.
  • Pencil control activities can also be easily created at home. Use a highlighter or thick felt tip and draw lines onto paper. These can be curved, straight, pointy, wavy, etc. Ask your child to trace carefully over the lines staying within the coloured line.
  • Playing with playdough strengthens wrists and fingers. Why not try making your own? See playdough recipe attached.

 

Creative Kickstart: We are learning about People Who Help us. Can you create a model of a vehicle used to help us? E.g. ambulance, fire engine, police car, train, bus, construction vehicles etc.

Tv time: Why not try watching alphablocks, number blocks or a story on cbeebies?

Singing rhymes and songs: Sing your favourite nursery rhyme. 

Puzzles and board games: Share a board game with your family. Can you take it in turns?

Mindfulness- Draw an Easter egg. What patterns can you draw? What colours could you use?

40 acts of kindness

World Book Day- Design your favourite book character on a potato!!

World Book Day- Design your favourite book character on a potato!! 1

Introduction

 

During our time in the Reception class we learn the importance and joy of being part of our school community, by joining in with school routines and events.  By the end of the year we are confident, independent and firmly established within school life.

Curriculum Subjects

In the Foundation Class we follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum (EYFS).  During the day we learn through play, exploring and discovering from all the learning areas in our classroom.

 

These 7 learning areas include:

 

Prime Areas - Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, and Communication and Language

 

Specific Areas - Numeracy, Literacy, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design

 

Reading is a very important part of the Early Years curriculum, so we spend a lot of time enjoying listening to and joining in with a variety of stories.  A strong grasp of phonics helps us to become independent readers.

 

Homework

  • Reading 5 x per week- Checked every Monday for Reading Reward stickers
  • Keywords- Weekly check on a Friday
  • Phonics/letter formation homework- Due in every Wednesday. Given on a Friday. 
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