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Welcome to Foundation!
FA - Miss Allen & Miss Moore

FB - Miss Gordon, Mrs Wirth & Mrs Marren

FC - Mr Klair & Mrs Brailsford

 

 

Welcome to the Foundation stage page. In our Foundation Unit we encourage children to be independent in their learning!

 


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How to support your child with writing

A video for EYFS parents to support emergent writing.

These videos will explain in a little more detail, how to use the packs that you will have collected. These packs contain resources to support the learning we will be posting on the website, we will tell you how and when to use the resources. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the home learning, we have really enjoyed seeing all the effort that has gone in to the work so far! 

 

Friday 22.01.21

 

For today's literacy  you will need your Espresso login. Once you are logged in you will need to go to:

Foundation>Home learning Routes and follow the steps as you did on Wednesday, you will need slide 6 today.

 

 

 

 

Write your postcard from the moon. If you can’t print the postcard off, you could ask your adult to write the headings some paper instead. Your grown up could write the typed out words for you (I saw, I heard etc).

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are in Miss Allen or Miss Gordon and Mrs Wirth phonics group then you will be using your segmenting skills to write the words for the pictures below

If you are Mr Klair group we would like you to look at the tricky words below. Once you have looked at it can you write it down without looking at it

Then can you play the race game, roll a die (your adult can give you a number) count from the start and see if you can read the word onsight

If you are in Mrs Marren's group, we would like your adult to say one of the words below and then for you to say and write the initial sound. For example 'dig' listen to the sound dig has a 'd,

 

dig mad mop sam sim ink net pet 

As your starter activity 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item648742/grade1/module807291/index.html

Then:- 

 Get your grown up to say a number up to 10; can you say the number that is 1 less? If you need to, you can look at the number line to support you, but try to have a go without it if you can. If you’re super confident move onto 20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 21.01.21 

If you went to the moon what would you miss from home? Have a talk with your grown up, Mr Klair would miss his dog, Write a list of all the things you would miss. 

If you are in Mr Klair's Group, you will be using your segmenting skills to write the words for the pictures below

If you are in Miss Allen or Miss Gordon and Mrs Wirth phonics group then you will be using your segmenting skills to write the words for the pictures below

 

If you are in Mrs Marren's Group, your grown will say the word below, can you tell them what that word begins with and then write the first letter, then can you write all the sounds in that word

 

sit

sat

tap

tip 

Follow the link before as your starter activity and then from your pack complete the 'count 1 less' sheet

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item648680/grade1/module807291/index.html

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20/01/21

 

 

 

For todays literacy this week you will need your Espresso login. Once you are logged in you will need to go to:

Foundation>Home learning Routes

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on A Postcard from the Moon

Once you have found 'A postcard to the moon' complete the slides 1-5. (you can find the numbered slides at the top) 

Today if you are in Miss Allen/Miss Gordon/Mrs Wirth's phonics group, we would like you to practice your tricky words. You can ask your adult to draw out the sheets below into your jotters.

 

 

If you are in Mr Klair's group you will be blending using this week's graphemes

 

When you are blending don't forget to: 

-Look carefully 

-Say the phonemes (sounds) 

-Blend the phonemes 

-Say the word out loud. 

 

For our starter activity please follow the link below - if you are not able to access the site, you can practise counting from 0 to 20, counting backwards and counting from different start points.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item648649/grade1/module807291/index.html 

 

One Less!! (song for kids about identifying the # that is "ONE LESS")

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On the number line; Get your grown up to put something (lego brick, penny, counter etc) on a number; can you move the object to the number that is 1 less? After you feel confident doing this, can you say the number that is one less, without moving the object? If you’re super confident move onto 20.

Tuesday 19.01.21

 

Before listening to the story below, we would like you to introduce the vocabulary that they will hear in this story.

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

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Miss Alllen and Mrs Wirth/Gordon's Phonics Groups

 

The children have already learnt these phonemes at school. Now we are revisiting them so that we can practise their blending (reading) and segmenting (writing) skills. When you are practising, if you need to revisit any of the phonemes to remind the children, you can find the videos here: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item61932/gradef/index.html  

 

This week we will continue to practise s a t p i n m d.  Using your blending skills can you read all the words below

 

 

 

 

If you are in Mrs Marren's group for phonics we would like you to form the letters i n m d 

 

You can write practise forming the letters in your jotters 

 

To begin use the link below to learn songs related to the letters.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCoAuxfMqy4

 

To see how the letters are formed please follow the link below and watch the videos for the above graphemes. You will need to use your login details for Espresso to watch the videos. 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item61932/gradef/index.html

 

If your child is in Mr Klair's group we would like them to practise forming the graphemes (letters) y z zz qu 

 

Watch the videos again for y z zz qu to see how to form the letters

 

You can write practise forming the letters in your jotters 

 

Log in to your Espresso account to find the videos. Go to Foundation>Literacy>Phonics>Scraps Phonics or follow the link below. 

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item61932/gradef/index.html

 

To begin today's numeracy learning we would like you to use the 'representing numbers sheet' in your pack.

 

Then watch the you video below

What is One Less Than A Number? | Learn Subtraction -1 With Siya | Basic Maths | Roving Genius

Check out our other videos here http://vid.io/xq6OWhat is One Less Than A Number?Learn Subtraction For Kids!If there are seven frogs and one jumps in the wat...

Now on the 10 grid; get your grown up to put an amount of objects on your 10 grid (sweets, pennies, pasta, cars, lego etc) Can you make the quantity one less on your grid? How many do you have now?  

Friday 15.01.21

To day we would like to do some vocabulary based learning. Please share the meaning of the words below with your children and then watch the story about Mr Gumpy.

 

Mr Gumpy's Outing, a story read for students

Mr Gumpy's Outing, for students following the STELLAR English curriculum. This video can help children learning to read, parents who are teaching their child...

 

If you are in Miss Gordon/Mrs Wirths group we would like you to have go at reading tricky words playing roll and read. You can also practise spelling these. Ask you parents to show the work, then hide the word, you write it down and then finally check and correct if you need to.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are in Miss Allen's group we would like you to have go at segmenting words which contain the graphemes (letters) 

b h f l ll ss ff

Use your segmenting skills to write the words below. 

 

Don't forget to: 

-say it

-count it

-write it 

-blend it

-check it 

If you are in Mrs Marren's group for Phonics, have a go at writng the words below. The words contain the graphemes (letters) s a t p. Your adult will say the word and then you try to segment them using your steps for learning:

 

Don't forget to: 

-say it

-count it

-write it 

-blend it

-check it 

 

sap

tap

pat

at

sat

If you are in Mr Klair's group for Phonics, have a go at writng the words below. The words contain the graphemes (letters) j v w x. You roll the dice, and your adult will say the word and then you try to segment them using your steps for learning:

 

Don't forget to: 

-say it

-count it

-write it 

-blend it

-check it 

 

Let's get our brains warmed up! To get ready for our main challenge can you complete the 'Represent objects' sheet? This was included in your pack.

 

For your main Numeracy challenge today, ask your grown up to say a number up to 9; can you say the number that is 1 more? If you need to, you can look at the number line to support you, but try to have a go without it if you can. If you’re super confident move onto 20. 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning 14.01.21

Look at the images below.

 

Discuss with your adult which Transport came first, next and last. You can re-watch the video from yesterday if it helps you to remember.

 

Walk, horseback, boats, steam train, cars, planes.

 

If you are in Miss Gordon/Mrs Wirths group we would like you to have another go at segmenting words which contain the graphemes (letters) 

s a t p i n m d 

Use your segmenting skills to write the words below. 

 

Don't forget to: 

-say it

-count it

-write it 

-blend it

-check it 

 

answers: pin, pan, tin, sit, pat, tap, map, sap, pat, nip, sad, tip

If you are in Miss Allen's class can you practise blending the words in the roll and read? 

 

The words contain the graphemes (letters) 

h b f l ss ff ll 

If you are in Mr Klair's Phonics class we would like you to practise blending (reading) words that contain the graphemes (letters): 

j v w x 

 

If you are in Mrs Marren's group for Phonics, have a go at reading the words below. The words contain the graphemes (letters) s a t pTry to blend (read) them using your steps for learning:

 

-Look carefully 

-Say the phonemes (sounds) 

-Blend the phonemes 

-Say the word

 

sap

tap

pat

at

sat

 

            If your child does not feel confident after they have completed an activity,                        please repeat the activity the following day, before moving on.
Let's get our brains warmed up! To get ready for our main challenge can you complete the 'Counting objects from a group of 10' sheet? This was included in your pack.
For your main Numeracy challenge today we would like you to complete the 'Counting One More' sheet which was included in your pack. Try to use your learning from the start of the week to help you. You could use your 10 grids and number lines for extra support.
Counting One More Sheet:
Home Learning 13.01.21

This week we have been thinking about different types of transport. 

 

Watch the video below. After watching the video tell your grown up one fact that you learnt about transport. 

 

 

History of Transport

Can you imagine a world without any vehicles, ships, or airplanes? Well, that's what traveling used to be like many years ago! What came first bikes or cars?...

If you are in Miss Allen's phonics group or Mrs Marren's we would like you to practise recognising the following tricky words: 

I no go

Tricky words are words we cannot blend so we just have to remember them.

 

Once you have practised saying the tricky words we would like you to play roll and read. We have included some other tricky words we have learnt so far. 

If you are in Miss Gordon/Mrs Wirth's phonics group we would like you to practise your segmenting skills. We use our segmenting skills to help us write words. 

 

Remember your steps for learning:

-say it

-count it 

-write it

-blend it

-check it 

 

Can you write the words using your segmenting skills? Write these words in your jotters.

answers: 

map, mad, pat, dad, dip, man, tin, pip

If you are in Mr Klair's phonics group we would like you to practise recognising the following tricky words:

I no go to the it is in

A tricky word is a word that you cannot blend so we have to remember it. 

 

Once you have practised recognising the tricky words play roll and read. We have included some additional tricky words that you have already learnt too. 

 

 

If your child does not feel confident after they have completed an activity, please repeat the activity the following day, before moving on.

Before beginning the main activity below, we would like you to complete the 'counting objects' sheet which was included in your pack.

Watch the video below and listen carefully. 

 

Once you have watched the video use your number line which was included in your pack.

 

Get your grown up to put something (lego brick, penny, counter etc) on a number; can you move the object to the number that is 1 more?

 

After you feel confident doing this, can you say the number that is one more, without moving the object? If you’re super confident move onto 20.

 

 

 

What is One More Than A Number? | Learn Addition +1 With Siya | Basic Maths | Roving Genius

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Home Learning 12.01.21

Today we would like you to look at the pictures of different the types of transport. You might have seen some of these in the video yesterday. Using the pictures can you write a list of the types of transport? 

 

eg bus

    tram

    boat

 

Remember to use your segmenting skills when writing each word. 

-say it 

-count it 

-write it 

-blend it (read it) 

-check it 

If you are in Mrs Marren's phonics group we would like you to practise forming the graphemes: 

s a t p 

 

You could form them in your jotters with a pencil or can you find some other exciting ways to form your letters? You could try forming them with chalk, a wet paintbrush on the floor outside or in some flour or sand. 

If you are in Miss Allen's phonics group we would like you to practise forming the graphemes:

h b f l ss ff ll

You could form them in your jotters with a pencil or can you find some other exciting ways to form your letters? You could try forming them with chalk, a wet paintbrush on the floor outside or in some flour or sand. 

 

If you are in Miss Gordons/Mrs Wirth's phonics group we would like you to have a go at blending words which contain: 

s a t p i n m d

When you are blending don't forget to: 

-Look carefully 

-Say the phonemes (sounds) 

-Blend the phonemes 

-Say the word out loud. 

 

See if you can blend all of the words in Zog's race game. You could play with a grown up and try to beat them!

If you are in Mr Klair's phonics group we would like you to practise forming the graphemes 

j v w x 

You could form them in your jotters with a pencil or can you find some other exciting ways to form your letters? You could try forming them with chalk, a wet paintbrush on the floor outside or in some flour or sand. 

For your challenge today we would like you to watch the video below.

 

Once you have watched the video your grown up will put an amount of objects onto your 10 grid (you could use sweets, pennies, pasta, cars, lego etc) 

 

Can you put one more object on your grid? How many do you have now? Repeat this activity with other amounts to 10. 

 

Use this 10 grid which was included in your pack

1 more | learning | adding 1 |1 more number game | maths for kids

1more #adding1 #learntoaddWhat is 1 more? Learn by counting the number of sweets in a jar and adding 1 more!

Home Learning 11.1.21

This week we are going to be thinking about Transport. Do you know some of the different types of transport? 

 

Watch this video on Espresso and discuss some of your ideas with your grown up. 

If you are in Mrs Marren's group for phonics we would like you to start looking at the first set of graphemes (letters). These are s a t p. 

 

Please follow the link below and watch the videos for the above graphemes. You will need to use your login details for Espresso to watch the videos. 

 

If you are in Miss Gordon's and Mrs Wirth's class for phonics please see below for your activity for today. 

 

The children have been taught all of the graphemes (letters) and so now we would really like the children to practise blending (writing) and segmenting (spelling) with them.

 

If your child is unsure of some of the graphemes they can practise recognising them in the link below. You will need to use your login details for Espresso. 

 

This weeks focus graphemes are s a t p i n m d 

If your child is in Miss Allen's group we would like them to practise recognising the graphemes (letters) h b f l 

 

Can you think of words which begin with the following graphemes (letters) 

h b f l 

eg hat, lego 

 

Watch the videos for h b f l 

 

Follow the link below to access the videos - you will need to use your login details for Espresso.

If your child is in Mr Klair's group we would like them to practise recognising the graphemes (letters) j v w x 

 

Can you think of words which begin (or end eg fox, box) with the following graphemes (letters) 

j v w x

eg jam, mix, wet, van 

 

Watch the videos for j v w x

 

Log in to your Espresso account to find the videos. Go to Foundation>Literacy>Phonics>Scraps Phonics or follow the link below. 

For your first challenge today can you complete the Sorting Objects worksheet? This sheet was included in your packs. 

Sorting Objects

This week in Numeracy we are going to be learning how to find, and say a number that is one more than a given number. 

 

For your next challenge we want you to watch the following video and listen carefully. Pause the video at the main task and try your best to complete the challenge. 

Home Learning 08.01.21

 

Alfie cried when he was locked in the house and mum and Annie-Rose were on the other side of the door. How many words can you use to describe how Alfie might have been feeling and can you then justify why he might have been feeling that way e.g. Alfie was scared because he couldn’t get to his mum. 

 

07.01.21 

In the story Alfies's mum gets help from the neighbours. What is a neighbour? Do you know the names of your neighbours?

 

Who else helped Mum? Can you remember the jobs they did? 

 

You can listen to the story again if you want to.

Segmenting

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If you are in Miss Allen's group this is your activity

If you are in Mr Klair and Miss Gordon's group, this is your activity

If you are in Mrs Marren's Phonics Group

Phase 1 Phonics I Spy Game (Initial Sounds Game)This is an 'I spy' video to help children learn the initial sounds s, a, t and p. It is also ideal for learni...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning 06.01.21

For today's literacy we would like you to listen to the story below

Alfie Gets in First - written by Shirley Hughes

via YouTube Capture

Blending

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If you are in Miss Allen's group this is your activity for today

If you are in Mr Klair or Miss Gordon's group this is your activity

This activity can be done indoors using chairs, tables etc

Literacy Home Learning 05.01.21 

 

Good Morning Foundation! We have 3 challenges for you to complete today. 

 

For your first challenge we want you to have a go at drawing yourself. You could look in a mirror to help you. What can you see? Try to include as many features as possible e.g. ears, eyes, arms, legs. 

 

Once your have drawn yourself we then want you to label your picture with all the different features you have included in your picture. 

 

 

 

Phonics Home Learning 05.01.21

 

For your Phonics challenge we would like you to have a go at forming all of the graphemes we have been learning. 

 

The graphemes we have covered so far are displayed underneath. Try and keep your graphemes the same size and try to remember the correct formation. 

Phase 2 Graphemes

Numeracy Home Learning 05.01.21

 

Yesterday we learnt what 'greater than', 'less than' and 'the same' means. 

 

Today we would like you to work with your grown up with this challenge.

 

Your grown up will gather an amount of objects (any amount from 1-10 - you could use items such as buttons, pasta shapes, toys etc) We then would like you to collect another amount of objects that is 'greater than' your grown ups amount, then 'less than' your grown ups amount, and finally 'the same' as your grown ups amount. 

 

Don't forget to count your objects carefully to check you have the right amount.  

 

Labelling Mog Literacy Challenge 08.12.20

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Can you complete the challenge below?

 

 

 

Today we are going to continue with blending. You can play the same game as yesterday or if you are up to the challenge you can play the caption game. Both games are below. 

 

Mrs Marren's group how many words can you think of  that rhyme with

 

cat, hut, man, boy, pin, sun, 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning 07/12/20

 

 

Today we would like you to listen to the story and then draw a picture of Mog

Mog's Christmas

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This is the story we will be learning about this week

 

For today's numeracy challenge you will need to use our Espresso Website and make shape patterns. Please follow the link below to reach the login page, where you will need to enter the login details - these will be sent on the school app

https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Scroll over the Foundation tab to reveal a drop down menu, from the menu choose Maths

Then select Problem solving 

Then choose Activity area

Finally click on Shape patterns

Today in Phonics if you are in Mr Klair/Miss Allen/Miss Gordon's phonics groups we would like you to play the game below:-

 

If you are in Mrs Marren's group then please continue practising blending using the pictures in your pack 

Phase 2 Phonic Sound Help with Pronunciation

This may help with the pronunciation of Phase 2 phonic sounds

Home Learning 04/12/20

 

Today we are going to work on our communication skills to help us be creative. We would like you to make a paper snowflake decoration. We can't wait to see them! 

 

See the link below for a quick tutorial:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgaAqGeVTdI&safe=active

Snowflake Challenge 04.12.20

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Today your challenge is to find 2D shapes around your house.

 

 

The video below is to watch daily so that the children are able to see the letters and practise saying the corresponding sounds.

Home Learning 03/12/2020

 

Today we would like you to read the Christmas Story with your adult. This story has some actions that you can learn. Can you read it again and remember the actions?

 

Literacy Challenge 03.12.20

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Today we are going to look at repeated patterns. Can you tell your adult what the pattern is? Can you tell them what comes next? Can you make your own repeated pattern? 

 

Please be careful when doing phonics to use pure sounds. This helps children to blend words properly. I have put a link below to help you use pure sounds when supporting phonics learning. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc&safe=active

 

We will carry on learning about this week's graphemes. Today we will be blending. 

 

If you are in Miss Allen's phonics group we would like you to play this game

 

 

If you are in Mr Klair's and Miss Gordon/Mrs Wirth's phonics group then we would like you to play this game 

 

 

If your child is in Mrs Marren's group then we would like the children to use the pictures in the pack to practise oral blending

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics Challenge 03.12.20

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Home Learning 02.12.2020

 

 

Today for your literacy learning we would like you to use your segmenting skills to write a list to Father Christmas of a list gifts you may like. Your grown up will then take a picture and send it to us so we can check.

 

 

We would like you to continue matching objects to the correct numerals. Collect 10 obects from around your house. Your adult will show you the numerals. Can you count out the correct amount?

 

Please be careful when doing phonics to use pure sounds. This helps children to blend words properly. I have put a link below to help you use pure sounds when supporting phonics learning. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc&safe=active

 

On Monday we introduced some new graphemes. If you are in Miss Allen's phonics group you looked at the graphems

 

e u r ck

 

If you are in Mr Klair and Miss Gordon/Mrs Wirth's phonics groups we looked at 

 

h b f l ss ff ll 

 

Today we would like you to form these letters in your jotter. Can you think of any other ways, for example using your finger on table top, forming in the air with spoon.

 

If your child is in Mrs Marren's group then we would like the children to use the pictures in the pack to practise oral blending

 

Literacy challenge 2.12.20

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Numeracy Challenge 2.12.20

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Phonics Challenge 2.12.20

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Foundation enjoyed taking part in Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week 16.11.20

12.11.20

 

This week the children have been learning about the festival of Diwali and how it is celebrated around the world. We learnt that during this time Sikhs and Hindus may create Rangoli patterns using rice or chalk. 

 

Foundation A and B enjoyed making their own beautiful Rangoli patterns using chalk. 

FA's Rangoli Patterns

The children have been busy this term settling into the EYFS Unit

FC Sukkot building

Foundation A enjoyed making Sukkahs after learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. 

On Friday FB made Sukkahs when we learnt about the Jewish festival Sukkot.

Foundation B have been really busy since starting school!

P.E

 

Each class in Foundation Stage 2 have one session of P.E a week. Currently the children do not need to change into P.E kits, however, we do ask that they are dressed appropriately for P.E with earrings removed. 

 

Our P.E days 

 

Foundation A (Miss Allen) - Friday 

Foundation B (Miss Gordon and Mrs Wirth) - Wednesday 

Foundation C (Mr Klair) - Tuesday 

 

Phonics

We teach children to read by blending sounds and write by segmenting sounds.

 

Blending  means combining sounds to make a word. Divide the word into the individual sounds. For example /s/ /i/ /t/

 

Segmenting means using knowledge of sounds to break it down to /p/ /i/ /n/ in order to write the word.

 

 

Below are some high frequency words and tricky words which children are to learn to read onsight

 

no go to I the we me be was he she my they her are all you

it at is in and

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Sound Phonics

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Early Talk Boost

 

What is Early Talk Boost?

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language development helping to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers.

Talking Tips are easy to remember when you use LEARN.

 

Look at the pictures together

Encourage your child to talk by letting them start the conversation

Ask questions about the story

Remember to talk about things your child is especially interested in

Never rush; remember to pause

 

 

Talking TIps

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