Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 30.11.20

November 30, 2020 at 8:06 am

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Good morning! We hope you are all well. Have a go at these activities.

Challenge of the day

Your challenge today is to have a picnic with your family!

How many people will come to your picnic? How many plates will you need? How many cups? If you bring too many or not enough plates/cups can you add or take away one?

What food will you serve at your picnic? Could you write a menu? Could you write down what each person would like to drink?

Maybe you will help your grown-up to prepare the food? You might need to count out or weigh the ingredients!

Reception only – Phonics

Today we will be focusing on the phoneme ‘n’. Can you thing of any words that begin with the letter sound ‘n’?

Here are some for you to read and write.

Please continue to practise your name writing.

Here are some useful video links to watch.

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Today we are looking at circles and triangles. Can you find circles and triangles in these photos? How many can you see?

Go on a hunt around your house looking for circles and triangles. What do you notice? What happens if you turn the shape around?

Nursery Phonics

A fun activity…

Pretend to be a postman.

Your child can write, draw, paint or stick to create a masterpiece picture, letter or postcard. Send it to someone special or even to school. Put it in an envelope and post it if you can.

Stories to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

Have a lovely day.

The Foundation team

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A quiet week in Nursery

November 27, 2020 at 11:51 am

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What a very strange week! Most of our children have been at home and lots of you have joined in our Google Meet sessions. We have really enjoyed them and hope you have too. We are aiming to do some more at the beginning of next week.

EExAT

We are really getting to grips with using this new system and hope you are enjoying all the observations we are posting out. Don’t forget you can add observations of your child’s achievements as well and can add comments to our observations. You will have to set up your own alerts on the system to inform you when an observation has been posted.

A few children in Nursery

We have had a few children in Nursery at the end of the week as they have definitely not been in contact with the child who had the positive test. Have a look at some of the things they have been doing…

Finally here is a story we have been listening to this week. It is a funny story and you can share it at home with your child…
Have a safe weekend, from the Nursery team
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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 27.11.20

November 27, 2020 at 8:48 am

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It’s Friday! Well done everyone for your hard work this week. We have missed you all and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Challenge of the day

Today’s Challenge is to think about the days of the week and maybe even the months of the year.

Do you know the days of the week? What day is it today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?

Maybe you could make a display in your house to help you keep track of the days?

Take a look on Youtube. There are lots of days of the week songs. Which is your favourite?

You might also like to think about the months of the year. Do you know the months? Do you know when your birthday is?

Reception only – Phonics

Today we will be looking at the letter ‘i’. Can you think of any words that begin with the letter sound ‘i’. It’s quite tricky!

Here are some words for you to read and write.

Please continue to practise your name writing skills.

Here are some useful video links to watch.

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Keep going Reception. You are doing amazingly well. Have a go at this challenge.

There are 6 frogs on a log. One jumps into the pond. How many frogs are left on the log? Can you draw a picture to show the number of frogs? Can you create a 10 frame and place 6 objects on it. How many left when you take one object away?

Nursery Phonics

Body percussion

A fun activity…

Making a den.

Have you got a clothes horse? Or use a small table and cover it with a cloth to make a den.

Children love to create a special cosy place where they can feel safe and secure but also where they can use their imagination to play a game or just get cosy and read a book.

Stories and songs for everyone to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

Have a lovely weekend.

The Foundation Stage team

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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 26.11.20

November 26, 2020 at 8:14 am

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Challenge of the day

Today’s challenge is to sort objects. Can you sort by colour, shape and size? What else could you sort by?

If you’re feeling fancy you could extend this by sorting numbers e.g. Numbers that are more than 3 and numbers that are less than 3.

Which one doesn’t belong has lots of pictures that you could use to spark discussion about sorting into groups. The shapes ones will probably be most interesting for Nursery & Foundation stage- maybe leave graphs and equations for now!

Reception only – Phonics

We would like you to continue with your letter formation practise. Todays letter sound is ‘p’. Can you think of any objects that begin with the letter ‘p’?

Have a go at reading these words and maybe try to write them too.

Please keep practising your name writing. We can’t wait to see how well you have improved when you come back to school.

Here are some useful video links to watch can you remember all the actions? Can you write any of the tricky words?

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Lets see what you can remember about 1 more and 1 less. Can you have a go at this maths challenge?

Park 5 toy cars in pretend car park. If one car drives away, will there be more or fewer cars? Drive one away and check by counting. Park a different number of cars in the car park and do this again.

If you are feeling confident, can you try moving 2 cars to see what 2 less is?

Nursery Phonics

A fun activity…

Make a collection of treasure. Your child can make a collection of anything that excites them and will love to store them in a special box or basket that belongs just to them.

Stories and songs to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 25.11.20

November 25, 2020 at 7:46 am

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Challenge of the day

Today’s challenge is to talk about what makes a good friend. We recently discussed this during circle time at school so it will be interesting to see how much the children can remember.

How are you a good friend at school? How are you a good friend at home?

We are all missing our friends at the moment. What could you do to show everyone from school that you are still a good friend? You may write a letter or draw a picture. You could do this for one friend or all of your friends at school. If you do not have contact with your school friends keep it safe and you can pass it on once we return to school.

Reception only – Phonics

Please continue to practise your letter formation. Maybe focus on todays letter sound. Can you think of any words that start with the letter sound ‘t’. Can you write any?

Here are some words to practise. Can you read them? Can you write them?

Here are some useful video links to watch.

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

Again we are looking at 1 more and 1 less. Can you complete this challenge?

Ask a grown-up to draw a spotty snake. How many spots does it have? Can you count them? Can you draw a snake that has one less spot?

There are also lots of songs that can help us practise one less.

How many ways can you make 3? Can you rearrange objects to see other numbers that make up 3? I can see 1 and 2 make 3.

Using 5 frames to build fluency | SMathSmarts

Nursery Phonics

A fun activity to do…

Dancing is fun as well as being a great way to encourage your child to be active and healthy.

Your child will enjoy moving their bodies to the rhythm and beat of different types of music and will enjoy copying your fabulous dance moves.

Stories and songs for everyone to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

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Foundation Blog – Home Learning – 24.11.20

November 24, 2020 at 8:06 am

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Challenge of the day

Your challenge today is to explore repeating patterns. Can you look at the pictures below and explain the patterns? What should come next?

Can your child create their own pattern using objects found around the house?

If you create a pattern for your child featuring a deliberate mistake can the spot and fix the mistake?

What does your child notice about this pattern? Can they create a pattern like this?

Reception only – Phonics

Please continue to practise cursive letter formation. Some of the letters are very tricky so we have added the PowerPoint slides again to help you.

The letter we are focusing on today is ‘a’. Can you read these words? Can you write them?

We would encourage all children to have a go at writing their name, each day, using cursive letters. If you have managed to learn and write your first name then please have a go at writing your surname also. We included a practise template in your home learning pack.

Here are some useful video links to watch.

Reading at home

There are some super, free eBooks available on: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You will need to create an account but it is completely free.

Reception only – Maths

We are continuing with 1 more/1 less. Have a go at this activity.

Build a tower with 7 bricks/objects. Can you build two more towers of bricks, one that uses one less than 7 bricks and one that uses one more than 7? Can you put these in an order? What do you notice?

Nursery phonics

A musical activity

Develop your child’s confidence with rhythm and movement by making music with household items

Help them to create a kitchen band, banging on pots and pans, making rattles and shakers from plastic bottles, twanging elastic wrapped around plastic bowls. Encourage them to play softly, loudly, quickly and slowly.

Stories and songs for all to enjoy

Extra sheets to print

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