P.E Day is Monday. Children come to school wearing their outdoor P.E clothes.
Forest schools is Wednesday. Please make sure your child has sensible shoes/boots and a waterproof coat.
Well done to all the Year One champions today.
It has been great to welcome the children back into school. They have settled into Year One really well and have impressed us with their attitudes to learning.
We have been using the focus text: Here we are by Oliver Jeffers to lead our learning. We have found out lots of interesting facts about our planet. We have been talking about our feelings and drawing pictures. We have written notes for living on earth.
In Maths we have been focusing on number and how to represent a number in different ways.
We have used our outside classroom daily and have enjoyed playing new games and finding safe ways to interact with each other.
Welcome to the Foundation Stage Unit web page.
Teacher's: Mrs Saddiq and Mrs Ord
Support staff: Mrs Abbas, Mrs Woodhead and Mr Thind
PE Days: F2 PE day is Friday.
Foundation Stage Transition Information For September
Please take some time to read the information about Foundation Stage transition regarding your child starting nursery or school at Acres Hill. We all look forward to seeing you in September.
This information is also available on our Class Dojo page.
Then complete the 'air' phonics booklet in your home learning pack.
FS Wednesday 8th July
F1 Tuesday 7th July
Tuesday 7th July-F2
Today's Maths focus is on height. We are thinking about how tall or short things are. Go on Youtube and watch the video of 'Titch' by Pat Hutchins. In the story Titch feels sad because he is the youngest and shortest in his family. Find out what happens at the end of the story!
Thursday’s learning for F1: Can you create a picture using tea bags as your paint?
F2 Thursday 25th June. Today's phonics challenge is to practice writing letters and digraphs from memory. Parents-it is really important that your child can remember what letters and di/trigraphs look like so they can use them in their reading and writing. Use 'Look, say, cover, write, check' to practice writing the letters and di/trigraphs. The chart below shows all the phase 3 phonic sounds (di/trigraphs) that your child should know by this time of year in F2.
This is a picture of the one way system that the children will use to move around school.
Here are some photos of the F2 Joy bubble classroom.
Here are some photos of the F2 Trust Bubble classroom.
FS Wednesday 24th June Enjoy making your own sandwich.
F1 Tuesday 23rd June
F2 Tuesday 23rd June
Morning F2 x Today's Math's learning is about halving numbers. Remember when you half a number, you are sharing it into 2 equal parts.
Watch the Numberblocks video then complete the halving sheets in week 4 of your home learning pack.
Watch the video and solve the 'First, Then, Now' subtraction problems. Once you have watched the video and 'had a go' at solving the subtraction problems, work your way through the 'First, Then Now' subtraction sheets in Week 2 of your home learning pack.
F1 Monday 8th June
F2 Monday 8th June
Enjoy today's story, 'What the ladybird heard'. After the story see if you can draw a map for the burglars. There is a sheet to use in your home learning pack-week 2.
Hi everyone, I spoke to a certain spider loving superhero the other day and asked if he could send you all a message because all of your teachers in FS are so proud of you for being stay at home superhero’s! I hope your enjoy 😊!
It’s half term next week so your teachers might be a little quiet while we recharge our batteries and get ready for all the fun learning we will be doing next half term! I hope you have a wonderful week and we will see you all again soon! Stay safe and have fun!
When you have watched the video, parents please can you write the tricky words on bits of paper so the children can have a go at the "Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check" way of learning to spell.
If they find the words on the video easy, then try these:
Look forward to hearing how they get on x
F2 Thursday 14th May
Watch the video and have a go at spelling the tricky words.
F2 Wednesday 13th May
Can you make a potato character?
F1 Wednesday 13th May
F1 Tuesday 12th May
F2 Tuesday 12th May
Today's challenge is to count out groups of 20 things. You could use toys, bricks, pasta. Make sure you say the numbers slowly and touch each object as you count it. See how many groups of 20 objects you can make and send me a picture.
Try counting in 2s or 5s. This is more tricky!
Good luck x
F2 Tuesday 12th May
Please watch the 'counting to 20' video.
Tuesday 12th May
Today in our Maths learning we are going to practice counting to 20 in different ways.
Watch the Numberblocks clip and join in.
In the story of 'Oliver's vegetables' Oliver only eats potatoes although Grandpa tricks him into eating lots of different vegetables.
Can you draw a picture of your favourite food? Perhaps you could draw a plate shape first and then draw your food on it.
Try and write the sentence "I like......."
F2-Monday 11th May
Hope you enjoy the story of 'Oliver's vegetables'.
This week we have a new story to learn about as we continue to learn about plants and growing.
Here are the learning challenges for F1 on Monday:
-Can you tell your year her what your favourite vegetable is? You can draw them or send in a video of you telling us what it is and why you like it.
-Can you play a feeling bag game to describe the hidden vegetables?
Friday 8th May 2020
Today is Victory in Europe Day, known as VE Day or V-E Day. It marks 75 years since the end of World War II in Europe.
To celebrate this victorious day, here are some activities you can do at home with your family.
Today's challenge is to make some bunting to display outside your house in celebration of VE day tomorrow. Have fun!
F2 Thursday 7th May
Tomorrow is a very special day in History. It is VE (Victory in Europe) day which celebrates the end of World War 2. Lots of brave soldiers died keeping us safe so every year we celebrate this day and remember those brave soldiers. This year is very special as it is 75 years since VE day.
Please click on the link below to watch a short video about VE day.
Foundation Stage. Have a look in your home learning packs sent from school. You will find a Talk for writing booklet all about Mavis the magical cat and her friends. This is what the front cover looks like.
Thank you for sending us pictures of your children taking part in home learning at activities.
Here is our FSU Home Learning Gallery.
Thursday 23rd April F1 Challenges
Watch the video and maybe you can make your own watering can at home. Don't forget to do your diary picture for today.
Please watch the video to support your learning.
Wednesday 22nd March- Today's F1 Maths Challenges. Counting and Measuring.
F1 Mrs Saddiq will be reading the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' later on class dojo. So please remember to log in for story time.
Watch the video and see if you can plant a seed at home too x
Tuesday 21st April- Todays F1 Challenges.
What do we do next?
Our challenge F1 was to plant a apple seed. I hope you all had a go. Now I have planted my apple seed, Shall we have a look at what we need to do next?
Playing Garden I spy.
Have a walk around your garden and look for things you could use.
Monday- F2 calendar
Please help me do the calendar today.
Monday-Days of the week song.
Please join in singing the days of the week song. Remember-Jasper and his beanstalk from last week. He did different things everyday. Please draw a picture everyday this week of what you have been doing at home.
Hi F1, Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! We are having another week of fun with Jasper’s Beanstalk.
here at a few challenges to get you started. Don’t forget to check out dojo everyday and earn dojo’s for completing the activities!
Stay safe everyone, Mrs D x
Challenge 1: Can you grow a carrot plant?
Challenge 2: Can you draw what you think Jasper found at the top of the beanstalk?
It’s Physical Friday for F1 too today!
challenge 1: can you go outside for a walk and collect spring time treasures (flowers, leaves, sticks etc). Then can you make something with your spring time treasures (Mrs Deakin and her little girl made a bracelet and some flower potions)
challenge 3: can you use those pinching fingers to move small objects from one place to another (it doesn’t have to be tweezers and buttons you can use pasta or pom-poms or cereal with pegs or even just those pinching fingers).... make sure you try with both hands!
Mrs Deakin is also going to read a story on dojo soon!
So F2, it's another physical Friday!
Why not go on Youtube and search Cosmic kids yoga to get you moving and stretching.
Then ask your grown-up to set a 30 second timer on their phone. How many jumps, hops, runs to the end of the garden can you do in that time?
Can't wait to see photos of you on Class dojo being active this Friday x
F2 Phonics week 1
F2-Some words to read for phonics
F1 phonics focus challenges.
Pattern making for F2
Watch the video and see if you can make a repeating pattern at home.
Please look at this with your grown-up. Talk about the different patterns. Can you make a repeating pattern?
This is a great learning theme to explore and enjoy as the weather becomes warm.
In Literacy we will be reading a range of books to develop our knowledge of plants through quality text.
Our focus texts this term are:
Jasper's Beanstalk written by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen
The Enormous turnip retold by Irene Yates
Oliver's vegetables written by Vivian French
The adults in the unit will also enjoy reading their favourite stories too.
In Maths, F1 will continue to practise their counting skills and develop their number recognition . We will also be looking at place value, thinking about what number comes before/after or what is one more/one less and exploring patterns.
In F2, children will be counting on and back from 20, looking at patterns, doubling and halving and solving number problem solving.
Adults in the unit will be providing daily activities and challenges on the class dojo pages. Please complete as many activities and challenges as you can. We look forward to see all your work and to hear about all the things you have been up too.
Hope you have all enjoyed your Easter holiday at home and have managed to keep safe, happy and busy.
Our learning question this half term is: What shall we grow? We will be thinking about things that grow in our world.
This week's focus text is 'Jasper's Beanstalk' by Nick Butterworth. Please watch the video of the story on Youtube. Just click on the link below.
Sorry I can't read you the story myself but I don't have this book at home.
I hope you enjoy the story of 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. He is not very patient is he. It takes a long time for most plants to grow. Can you remember what creatures Jasper dug up on Friday? Please draw a picture of them and label the pictures using your phonics (segmenting)
Hello Foundation Stage, we hope you are all keeping safe and busy while staying at home.
Thank you to all the parents who have logged in to Class Dojo-our new online classroom. It is great to be in touch with you all. We have enjoyed hearing all about what you have been doing at home. Please continue to post messages, send photographs and share your wonderful learning.
To continue your learning journey at home, here are some home learning menus to keep you busy learning!
The Easter holidays officially start now until Tuesday 14th April. Hope you all manage to speak to family members you can't visit and keep your spirits up.
Here are some fun activities to keep you busy over the break x
1. Hard boil an egg-decorate it or use it as part of a "Easter model".
2. Go out in the garden-help dig or weed. Look for mini-beasts.
3. Go on a number hunt in your local area-look for numbers on houses, cars, signs etc
4. Draw and cut out Easter egg pictures-ask an adult to hide the 'eggs'so you can hunt for them.
5. Have some water fun inside or outside. Make sure you ask your grown-ups first!!
6. Snuggle down and watch your favourite film or TV programme.
7. Read/share your favourite book with someone else.
8. Move in different ways-Run, jump, hop, skip, crawl, slide outside in your garden or in an open space.
Take care of yourselves and each other. Speak to you all soon. Love all your teachers at school xxx
Some Easter craft ideas.
Log onto class dojo for next weeks activities!
Our first week of nursery home learning activities all based around the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Spring Term 2
This half term our learning question is ' How do we get there?'.
Our Focus text are:
Who sank the boat
Mr Gumpy's outing
The Train Ride
Things that go.
Friday was Sport Relief. We had a really active day in the unit. F2 used the apparatus in P.E.
F1 did dough disco
F2 finished the day with activities and exercises outside.
Thursday 5th March was World Book day. We had an exciting day doing activities based on the story-Goldilocks and Just the One Bear. We had an engineering challenge to build a bed for baby bear. Look at our fantastic creations!
On Tuesday 24th March, we celebrated Pancake Day and made our own pancakes.
For our end of term celebration, we held a parent workshop. The parents joined in with many activities based on 'materials' and our learning question 'How do we put things together'.
In Literacy F2 wrote instructions on 'How to make a Gingerbread man'.
In Literacy F1 sequenced pictures of 'How to make a Gingerbread man'. We all baked our own Ginger bread man.
F2 decorated their Gingerbread man
Making Gingerbread man.
F1 painted a Gingerbread man.
In Maths F2 have been working on number skills. They have been counting one more and one less and making comparisons.
In Maths F1 have been practising our counting skills by matching the correct number to the amount.
In DT we have been learning to thread using wool and a needle. We made character puppets and decorated them.
Our character puppets.
Our focus artist this term is Robin Brooks. Robin is an American artist who specializes in collage. We have been making collage story book settings in F2.
In Literacy we will be reading a range of traditional stories such as The Little Red Hen, The Three Little Pigs and the Ginger bread man.
Here is some of our FS2 writing
We are very lucky to be a part of Our Street, Our Song Music Project.
Luke came to visit us.
We linked music to mark making.
As part of developing our oracy skills, we are now talking part in ' Rainbow Time' sessions.
We use our senses to develop our talk.
Autumn term 2.
This term our focus text are:
The shopping basket written by John Burningham
Hippo buys a has a hat written by Julia Donaldson
Don't forget the bacon written by Pat Hutchins
Week 3: This week we have been on a visit to Asda.
We got to take a look behind the scenes as well as doing a bit of shopping.
Friday 15th November was Children in Need. We came to school wearing our pyjamas and raised money for charity.
Lucas won the Pudsey bear raffle!!
Martin the musician came to school and we had fun singing with our families.
Autumn Term One
This term our focus texts are :
Titch by Pat Hutchins
Aren’t You Lucky! (Catherine Anholt)
This is Our House (Michael Rosen)
My mum and dad make me laugh (Nick Sharratt
Our end of term celebration was great!
We invited parents into the unit for a 'Keeping Healthy Workshop'.
We made healthy fruit kababs.
We created a healthy dinner collage.
We did observational drawings of fruits and vegetables.
We used the interactive write board to develop our counting skills and play games linking to foods we eat.
We completed interlinking fruit and vegetable jigsaws.
We looked at a range of fiction and non fiction texts all about 'Healthy eating' and 'Keeping healthy'.
Jean and her team from the school kitchen prepared 'more' healthy snacks for us all in the unit. the children all had a try and many enjoyed the fruit and vegetable tasting.
Mrs Saddiq and Mrs Fraser both read a story at the end of the workshop.
Freddie's baby sister visited us. We talked about how we have changed since we were babies.
We have started reading the focus text-This is our house by Michael Rosen.
F2 have been drawing their own houses and have labelled their pictures using initial sounds.
In P.E this week, F2 have been using big balls to throw, catch and kick. we had lots of fun!
F2 have started doing their Rainbow challenges each week. This week we have been mixing colours with paint, reading books and playing a number game.
We have some pet fish. They are called Elm and Chestnut after our class names.
We have been exploring and enjoying our new classroom.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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