Fantastic Home Learning During Week 1:
Even more fun during week 2 of Home Schooling!
Support for parents:
If you click on this link it will take you to the Oxford Owl website. It links to the phonics page and has some useful videos about reading. The video 'How to Say Sounds' will help you with how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet correctly.
THINGS TO ENJOY TOGETHER:
A Fairy Tale Quiz
During this time of Home Schooling, I am going to try to video myself reading stories that I think your children will enjoy! Being the star of a video is not something I'm that comfortable with, but I hope that the children will enjoy seeing them, and me!! Enjoy!
We love the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Click on the link below to listen to a version of the story together.
We have learned the story Let's Go Home Little Bear. Click on the front cover below to hear the story:
Click on the front cover below to listen to Michael Rosen retell We're Going on a Bear Hunt:
We have learned the Owl Babies story at school. Click on the link below to listen to a recorded version together.
Children love the Jolly Phonics songs - they are a great way of introducing the sounds that letter make to your children. They are very addictive and easy to learn! Click on the link below:
Can you believe it, we are half way through the school year! Time flies when you’re having fun! This half term our learning is focused around the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, followed by The Three Little Pigs. By this time Spring will be in the air (hopefully!) and we can learn about the new season and Easter.
Teddy Bears' Picnic
We received an invitation this week, from the Three Bears! They invited us to a picnic and told us to bring a bear. We made a list of all the things we needed, including bread, jam, spread, biscuits and crisps! Everyone worked together to organise the event; we worked together well! It was great fun.
World Book Day
We have had a lovely World Book Day! Everyone dressed up in character costumes, even the adults, with Mrs Keating being Daddy Bear, Mrs Newton being Mummy Bear and Mrs Elmore being Baby Bear! Booster Cushion Theatre came and we all enjoyed the fantastically funny show: Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus!
We really enjoyed making pancakes at school. We had to put our instructions into the correct order, then follow them carefully. We worked together to make the batter. Instead of having one each, we shared pancakes in groups of four children and had to work out how to cut them fairly.
Marvellous Maths Stay and Play!
We had a great time during our maths activity day! We were so pleased with the number of adults who stayed to join in on the fun. We hope that you all felt it useful and learned lots about our high expectations around maths and about how you can support your child at home.
Chuc Ming Nam Moi!
We have loved learning about Vietnamese New Year and have been busy enjoying so many different experiences. We made our own blossom tree, tried Sticky Rice Cake, made stir fry and used chop sticks. We’ve ribbon danced, had a dragon parade and learned all about the Zodiac animal race. We’ve built our own 5 Fruits Plate and enjoyed role play in our Vietnamese Kitchen. Not to mention all the cutting activities children have accessed and the information we have gained from our Vietnamese children and their families. Phew, what a fabulous, busy week!
Our Nativity Trip to Perthorpe
We had a fantastic day on our trip to Perlethorpe Education Centre. We travelled all the way to Bethlehem with Mary and Joseph as we enacted The Nativity Story. We also had a great time with lots and lots of Christmas crafts including snowmen cards, baubles, wreathes and pine cone keepsakes! Oh, and we all enjoyed our packed lunches too!
Our Foundation Nativity play this year was Whoops-a-Daisy Angel and we played the part of the starry night sky. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to our costume decorating session: all the children looked fantastic in their “home made” star outfit! The children put on an amazing performance and showed courage in front of such a large audience.
Thank you to Dr Sibson for coming to talk to us about being a doctor. We learned all about stethoscopes, otoscopes, medicines and thermometers!
Children In Need 2019
To help raise money for Children In Need, the children made decorated spotty biscuits and then sold them at the end of the day. By working together we raised around £25. We learned that it is good to do something that helps other people. We are kind and helpful.
The Worksop Fire Brigade have been to visit us today and, despite the extremely heavy rain, we had a great time. The children listened carefully while Richard and Adam, the fire fighters, talked to us about how to stay safe. We looked at the fire engine and noticed the ladders and the blue lights. We heard the loud siren too!
We had an amazing firework party! The children helped me to write a list of all the things we needed to buy and then we worked together to prepare hot dogs and a fruit punch! Foundation 2 made us some delicious firework biscuits too. After our party food we enjoyed the fireworks display! Everyone was so brave, even when the noisy, crackly fireworks surprised us!
Our Spiders and Pumpkins Stay and Play Session
We had a great time at our first Stay and Play session. The activities were all designed around supporting physical development, both fine and gross motor. Thank you to the many parents who supported this event. We hope you had a super time exploring with the children and learning all about how you can help with physical development at home.
We are learning all about Autumn and have enjoyed collecting different coloured Autumn leaves (thank you to all the families who have supported their children with this!). We have explored lots of different vegetables and watched how farmers harvest their crops. The children have enjoyed developing their chopping skills and worked together to make a delicious, healthy vegetable soup.
We have had a great time learning the Little Red Hen story and are very good at remembering the words from the text. Last week we had a visitor to the class: The Little Red Hen! She wrote us a letter to let us know she was visiting and even sent us some bread to try! We really enjoyed making friends with her and spent a long time noticing her features. She must have been happy with us as she even laid an egg!
We received a second letter from The Little Red Hen, giving us instructions for how to make bread. We all worked together to mix, kneed and roll. We even used a pestle and mortar to grind some wheat into flour. The bread was lovely!
We have been to Clifton Park for our Summer trip. It was wet, wet, wet and the rain might have only stopped for a brief 10 minutes! However, we still had a great time and we are very thankful to have such amazing parents/carers who kept the children positive. We dug in the sand pit, had a picnic under the shelter of the band stand, had fun on the rides and finished off in the water park! The water was lovely and warm and the children loved sharing the experience together. We finished off the day with a free ice cream and headed back to school, soggy but cheerful, and very proud of ourselves - what resilience we have!!
We have learned lots about how to keep our bodies healthy. For a healthy treat we made fruit kebabs. We had to peel and chop the fruit and then be very careful as we put it onto the skewer. They were delicious!
We have made boats using box modelling equipment and used tape, glue or blue tax to attach the mast. We learned the words 'mast', 'sail' and 'flag pole'. We tested our boats in an experiment where we asked the question 'will your boat float?'. We learned that if your boat had holes in, it would sink. If your boat was made of cardboard it went soggy and sank too!
We had a great time on our walk to Worksop Library. Lots of parents came with us (thank you!) and helped us to stay safe. We listenened to pirate stories, looked at lots of books and made pirate hats. Thank you to the staff at the library for making our visit special.
Last term we learned lots of Fairy Tale stories, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.
Thank you to all the parents that came with us on our school trip to Perlethorpe. The children had a lovely time enacting fairy stories and enjoying craft activities to support our work on The Three Little Pigs.
LETTERS and USEFUL LINKS:
We love to learn outdoors! One of our priorities in Foundation is to develop our outdoor space and we'd love your help! Click here to see a letter that outlines many things you could donate to us! Thank you.
Click on the image below to access the Oxford Owl website. It has lots of information about how to support children's reading and maths skills at home.
Are you having trouble getting your child into a good bedtime routine? Does your child wake through the night and need help to drift back off? Click on the link below for lots of useful information.
Click on the image below to go to the Language for Life Website. It has lots of tips and advice on how to develop your child's language and communication skills.
The Hanen Centre specialise in developing children's language and communication. Click on the link below to a useful article about how to help your child with their speaking skills: