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2020-2021

 

Team SWAN

Show respect, Work together, Aspire, Nurture

 

Miss Harding and Mrs Nicholson 

 

 

Foundation 1 Class Page 2020-2021

A warm welcome to the Foundation 1 class page. 

 

Welcome to the Foundation 1 page! We hope you enjoy having a look at all the exciting things we’ve been doing in school this term.

 

Due to the school following guidelines to ensure the safety of the whole school community, communication will be different to what we are used to with parents/carers. If you have any questions or need to pass on information please do not hesitate to contact me via email: iharding@loverslane.notts.sch.uk and I will get back to you at the nearest opportunity. 

 

Stay safe everyone smiley

Foundation 1’s Home Learning Activities for W.B. 19.07.2021

 

If you need any support or have any questions, contact me on iharding@loverslane.notts.sch.uk

This week in school we were starting to read the story ‘Mad about Minibeast’, so this week your home learning will be based around this story.

 

Friday 23rd July 2021

 

End of Year Activity – Today is the end of the school year and we are really upset we will not be able to get to spend your last day with you. However, Miss Harding is looking forward to being you Foundation 1 & 2 teacher again in September 2021. Also, Mrs Hopewell is looking forward to becoming your Teaching Assistant in September 2021.

To end the school year, we would like you fill in a ‘Memory ‘Sheet’ and ‘Looking forward to Next Sheet’.

Please see the sheets below, if you cannot print them off you can make your own version of these.

Phonics – Initial Sound Lesson - Today some of you will be sent a text message which contains a video of a phonics lesson for you to watch. The sound we will be doing today is 'x'

 

Phonics - Nursery Rhyme Performance - If you don't receive a text message, we would like you to do a performance of the nursery rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ with the Makaton signs and post a video of it on Tapestry. We look forward to seeing these performances.

Incy Wincy Spider with Makaton - Singing Hands

Thursday 22nd July 2021

 

Phonics – Initial Sound Lesson - Today some of you will be sent a text message which contains a video of a phonics lesson for you to watch. The sound we will be doing today is 'z'.

 

Phonics - Nursery Rhyme Makaton Signs- If you don't receive a text message, we would like you to carry on learning the Makaton signs to go with this week's nursery rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider'. In this session you will listen to the song again and watch The Singing Hands’ performing the Makaton signs. We would like you to join in with the words and begin to try adding some of the Makaton signs.

Incy Wincy Spider with Makaton - Singing Hands

Summer Fun Day - Today would have been our Summer Fun Day so we would still like you to have some fun at home today and choose some fun summer activities to complete. You can complete as many of the activities as you would like. The activities are:

  • Activity 1 - Can you make your own ice lollies or flavoured ice cubes? Ask a grown-up to help you prepare them and then, check on them later to see how they have changed. You will enjoy having these on a hot day.

 

  • Activity 2- On a sunny day you can have a great time going for a picnic. Could you help to make some tasty treats for everyone to enjoy in the garden? You could make some sandwiches or a tasty cake!

 

  • Activity 3 - Have a water fight in a garden! How long can you try and stay dry before somebody soaks you! This is a great activity for a sunny day!

 

  • Activity 4 – To finish the summer fun day off have a movie night and make some popcorn. Ask a grown-up to help you make some delicious popcorn. Have you ever heard the noise that it makes when you are heating it up? Pop, pop, pop!

Wednesday 21st July 2021
 

Literacy/Expressive Arts and Design – Character Artwork – Watch or the read the story ‘Mad about Minibeast’ again.  Choose your favourite minibeasts from the story and try making a model of the minibeasts. You could use playdough, empty card boxes/tubes, yogurt pots or plastic bottles. Don’t forget to post your models on Tapestry!

Mad About Minibeasts! Children's read-aloud (audiobook), with illustrations.

Phonics – Initial Sound Lesson - Today some of you will be sent a text message which contains a video of a phonics lesson for you to watch. The sound we will be doing today is 'w'

 

Phonics - Nursery Rhyme Makaton Signs- If you don't receive a text message, we would like you to learn some new Makaton signs to go with this week's nursery rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider'. In this session you will listen to the song and watch The Singing Hands’ performing the Makaton signs. We would like you to join in with the words and begin to try adding some of the Makaton signs.

Incy Wincy Spider with Makaton - Singing Hands

Physical Development – Minibeasts Yoga – Today I would like you to do the PE activity that we would have done in school. With Cosmic Kids this week we are going to be joining in with an ‘Minibeasts’ yoga session. Don’t forget to post your videos on Tapestry as we want to see the amazing work you’re doing at home.

Kids Yoga all about BUGS! 🐜🐞🕷🐝🐛

Tuesday 20th July 2021

 

Literacy/Communication & Language – Story Information – Watch or the read the story again ‘Mad about Minibeasts’. Then tell a grown up about all the different minibeasts in the story. Can you draw a picture of a minibeast and get a grown up to write down a few sentences you tell them about the minibeast?

Mad About Minibeasts! Children's read-aloud (audiobook), with illustrations.

Phonics – Initial Sound Lesson - Today some of you will be sent a text message which contains a video of a phonics lesson for you to watch. The sound we will be doing today is 'v'

 

Phonics - Nursery Rhyme Makaton Signs- If you don't receive a text message, we would like you to carry on learning the words to this week's nursery rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider'. In this session you will listen to the song again and begin to join in with some of the words if you can.

If your child is struggling to learn the words use MTYT (My Turn, Your Turn) method we use in school so the adult sings 1 line of the song (My Turn) and then your child repeats the line back (Your turn).

Incy Wincy Spider with Makaton - Singing Hands

Maths – Shape of the Week – This week for a shape activity we will be recapping all the 2D shapes we have learnt this year. With a grown up watch our shape song and join in if you can.

Shapes song for kids | The Singing Walrus

Shape Activity – 2D Shape Construction – Gather some sticks, stones, pens or coins to use for the activity. Then we would like you to explore using the different items to make a circle, triangle, square and a rectangle. With a grown-up talk about the shape names as well as some words to describe the shapes and what they look like. For example, 4 sides, 4 corners, straight lines, long sides, short sides and curved.

Here are a selection of questions a grown up could ask you:

  • What shape can you make using the sticks?
  • Can you make a triangle?
  • How is my triangle like your triangle? How is it different?
  • Can you make a shape with four corners?
  • How many sticks did you use?
  • Are there any shapes you can’t make using the sticks? Why not?
  • What could we use to make a circle?
  • Can you tell me how to make a rectangle? What do I need?
  • What can you tell me about the shapes we made?
  • How do you know this shape is a triangle?
  • Could this shape be a circle? Why? Why not?

Monday 19th July 2021

 

Literacy/Communication & Language – Story Introduction – With a grown up read the story ‘Mad about Minibeasts’ and once you’ve read it talk about the story. Here are some questions to ask your child:

  • What minibeasts did you find out about in the story?
  • Which minibeasts was your favourite one?
  • Can you talk about your favourite minibeast?

 

 

Mad About Minibeasts! Children's read-aloud (audiobook), with illustrations.

Phonics – Initial Sound Lesson - Today some of you will be sent a text message which contains a video of a phonics lesson for you to watch. The sound we will be doing today is 'j'. 

 

Phonics - Nursery Rhyme Activity - If you don't receive a text message, we would like you to learn a new Nursery Rhyme. We would like you to learn the song ‘Incy Wincy Spider’. In this session you will listen to the song and begin to join in with some of the words if you can. If your child is struggling to learn the words use MTYT (My Turn, Your Turn) method we use in school so the adult sings 1 line of the song (My Turn) and then your child repeats the line back (Your turn).

Incy Wincy Spider with Makaton - Singing Hands

Understanding the World – Minibeast Hunt – Take a walk around your garden and go on a minibeast hunt. What minibeasts can you find? Try looking under stones or plant pots, look on leaves, bushes or around plants and flowers. You could draw a picture or take a photo of the minibeasts you find.

Friday 16th July 2021 Home Learning

We're sorry that we have had to close again especially as we had planned an exciting end to our Arts Week with some Woodland Music Sessions. 

 

Phonics - Initial Sound Lesson - Today some of you will be sent a text message which contains a video of a phonics lesson for you to watch. The sound we will be doing today is 'y'. 

 

Phonics - Nursery Rhyme Activity - If you don't receive a text message we would like you to learn some new makaton signs to go with this week's nursery rhyme 'Five Little Ducks'. In this session you will listen to the song and watch Mr Tumble performing the makaton signs to go with the song. We would like you to join in with the words and begin to try adding some of the makaton signs. 

If your child is struggling to learn the words use MTYT (My Turn, Your Turn) method we use in school so the adult sings 1 line of the song (My Turn) and then your child repeats the line back (Your turn).

CBeebies Songs | Something Special | Three Little Ducks

                                                    

 

Arts Week Music Session - As part of the Arts week today we would like you to take part in a nature themed Music session. Today we would like you to work through 'The Woodland' Oak Academy videos. Please follow the links below to access the different sessions. 

 

The Woodland (Part 1) - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-woodland-part-1-6nj30t 

 

The Woodland (Part 2) - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-woodland-part-2-6rv68e

 

The Woodland (Part 3) - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-woodland-part-3-6tjkar

Monday 12th July 2021 Home Learning

We're sorry that we have had to close again today but we have some fun activities planned for you as this week we are having an Arts Week. 

 

Phonics - Initial Sound Lesson - Today some of you will be sent a text message which contains a video of a phonics lesson for you to watch. The sound we will be doing today is 'w'. 

 

Phonics - Nursery Rhyme Activity - If you don't receive a text message we would like you to learn a new Nursery Rhyme. We would like you to learn the song ‘Five Little Ducks’. In this session you will listen to the song and begin to join in with some of the words if you can. If your child is struggling to learn the words use MTYT (My Turn, Your Turn) method we use in school so the adult sings 1 line of the song (My Turn) and then your child repeats the line back (Your turn).

 

Five Little Ducks

Arts Week Physical Development Activity - As part of the Arts week today we would like you to take part in a Nature themed yoga session. In the Cosmic Kids video you will join in with an ‘Outside in the Woods’ yoga session. Don’t forget to post your videos on Tapestry as we want to see the amazing work you’re doing at home. Here is the link to the video.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: Outside In The Woods | Cosmic Kids

Arts Week Art Activity - Today for an Art activity we would like you to draw a picture of yourself and then use natural resources to decorate your picture. Please see an example below of a nature picture. Don’t forget to post your photos on Tapestry as we want to see the amazing work you’re doing at home.

Foundation 1 News

We hope you enjoy looking through some of the exciting things we have been learning in Foundation 1. 

W.B 28.06.2021 - This week in Nursery we enjoyed making some healthy donuts from apples and yogurts. We did add a few treats to them too as we now know we can eat small amounts of unhealthy foods.

W.B 21.06.2021 - This week we have been reading the story Dear Zoo and we’ve drawn our own story maps for the story. We are now able to recall the key events from the story using our story maps.

W.B 14.06.2021 - This week we’ve been working hard on number and quantity matching. Miss Harding was very proud of us 😀

W.B 17.05.2021 - This week it rained a lot but we managed to get our wellies and waterproofs on and had fun jumping in puddles in our waterproofs. Also we made some healthy vegetable faces and talked about the importance of healthy eating.

W.B. 10.05.2021 - This week we have been learning about real heroes who might help us. We have focussed on talking about Police and their job.

W.B 03.05.2021 - This week we have been reading ‘Supertato’, we talked about the characters and made our own Supertato potato. Also we have been talking about healthy eating and we made our own fruit kebabs. We were very careful to use a knife correctly to cut the fruit up.

W.B.26.04.2021 - This week in school we have been having fun in our new role play area 'Crazy Cuts Hairdresser'. We enjoyed using the resources to give Miss Harding a lovely new hairstyle.

W.B. 19.04.2021 - In the first week back at school we enjoyed taking part in a Science experiment making some Superhero balloons.

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26.03.2021 - Today we independently followed a picture recipe to make our own jam sandwich. Miss Harding was very proud of us and our independence.

W.B 22.03.2021 - This week in school we’ve had lots of fun in our new outdoor area playing in the sandpit, mud kitchen and water area. Also we have been reading the story ‘Room on the Broom, By Julia Donaldson’ so we decided to make some magic potions!

W.B 15.03.2021 - At school this week we worked really hard on our name writing and pencil grip. Also we read the story ‘Snail and the Whale, By Julia Donaldson’, we really enjoyed this story and decided to paint some pictures of the character the whale.

W.B 08.03.2021 - This week was everyone’s first week back at school after Lockdown we all enjoyed playing in our new outdoor area!

W.B 22.02.2021 - In the first week back after half term we've had lots of fun at school trying new toppings on our pancakes and have enjoyed exploring our new EYFS outdoor provision!

W.B 08.02.2021 - Baking Session in School - This week we’ve been learning new baking skills when making Valentine’s Day biscuits and pizza muffins. We had lots of fun and all our bakes were very tasty!

February 2021 Snow Day at School - This week we’ve enjoyed exploring and talking about the snow in our new waterproofs and we have been making snow angels which was great fun!

W.B. 25.01.2021 - Home Learning and School Learning - Well done everyone, another successful week of work! We're so proud of you all!

W.B. 18.01.2021 - Home Learning and School Learning - Well done to all the children working at home and to the children attending school. We had lots of fun this week baking gingerbread men and jumping in muddy puddles

W.B 10.01.2021 F1 Home Learning - Well done to all the F1 children who have completed their home learning this week! We're very proud of you ⭐

W.B. 04.01.2021 - Well done on your first week of Home Learning F1. We're so proud of you and look forward to seeing some of you in school next week. Keep up with the hard work at home though too!

Foundation 1's Home Learning W.B.01.03.2021

This term in school we going to reading a range of Julia Donaldson's books and this week we will be reading ‘The Highway Rat’.

Foundation 1's Home Learning Activities for W.B. 22.02.2021

This term in school we going to reading a range of Julia Donaldson's books and we will be starting with ‘The Ugly Five’.

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Foundation 1's Home Learning Activities for W.B. 08.02.2021

This week in school we were starting to read the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, so this week your home learning  will be based around this story.

                                                                                    

Foundation 1’s Home Learning Activities for W.B. 01.02.2021

 

This week in school we were starting to read the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’, so this week your home learning will be based around this story.

  

Foundation 1’s Home Learning Activities for W.B. 25.01.2021

 

This week in school we were going to read the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, so this week your home learning will be based around this story.

Foundation 1’s Home Learning Activities for W.B. 18.01.2021

 

This week in school we were going to read the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’, so this week your home learning will be based around this story.

 

Home Learning for this week coming soon!

Foundation 1’s Home Learning Activities for W.B. 11.01.2021

 

This week in school we were going to read the story ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’, so this week your home learning will be based around this story.

Foundation 1’s Home Learning Activities for W.B. 04.01.2021

 

This week in school we started to read the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, so this week your home learning will be based around this story.

Extra Home Learning Activities

F1 2020-2021 Latest News

F1's Home Learning Week 2 - W.B. 23.11.2020 - This week we have been doing some more brilliant learning at home such as going on a colour hunt, shape hunting, reading stories, completing jigsaws, creating artwork making seasons wheels, singing nursery rhymes and working on the number '6' Well done everyone!

F1's Home Learning Week 1 - W.B. 16.11.2020 - This we have been doing lots of exciting activities such as going on a shape hunt around the house, joining in with cosmic kids yoga, baking bread, designing mehndi patterns, making rangoli patterns, playing I Spy number 5, creating paper lanterns and working on our writing. Well done everyone!

To celebrate Remembrance Day we have been doing lots of exciting activities. We have made poppy sun catchers, paper plate poppies, toilet roll poppy fields and baked some yummy poppy biscuits!

In Foundation 1 we have been making Autumn Cakes. We had so much stirring the mixture and spooning the mixture into the cake cases but the best part was eating them😀

In Nursery we have been drawing 'Caterpillars' with Squiglet. Have a look at the children's pictures, they are becoming brilliant little artists!

Have a go at home drawing with Squiglet!

We have been using our gross motor skills to join in with some cosmic yoga. See the YouTube video below to have a go at home.

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A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure - !Mimi the Mermaid

We have been using lots of different materials to build houses and buildings! It has been lots of fun.

Foundation Key Information

Foundation 1 morning session will start at 9.00am and finish at 11.30am. Foundation 1 afternoon session will start at 1.00pm and finish at 3.30pm. If your child is staying all day their session will start at 9.00am and finish at 3.30pm.

An adult from the Foundation team will meet the children at the FSU gate onto the playground. We will then check their temperature using a thermometer to the wrist. When the children arrive in the school building, they will be washing their hands and provided with hand sanitizer. This will be repeated throughout the day.

 

Staff

Miss Harding (Class Teacher/EYFS Lead) and Mrs Nicholson (Teaching Assistant)

 

PE

PE will be on Tuesday morning, the children are to come in school on this day in their PE kit: school jumper, plain navy/black/grey jogging trousers or shorts and a plain white/navy/black/grey T-shirt with trainers is expected. PE will be done outside, weather permitted. We will review the additional indoor PE session over the term, alongside government guidelines.

 

Reading

Your child will be given a reading book of their choice for you to share at home. They will change their book every Monday and we expect you to read with your child at least 4 times a week to support their communication and language development. The books have to be quarantined which is why we are setting days to change reading books. More support on phonics at home will come later in the term.

 

Learning and well-being

The main focus for the children is to ensure they are happy and settled in school especially with all the uncertainty at the moment. We will be provided them with many opportunities to share and discuss their lock-down experiences, worries and support with gaps in learning.

Extreme Reading Pictures - Well done to the children who have enter the extreme reading competition!

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