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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. 

 

Foundation 1’s Week 2 Home Learning Activities 

W.B. 23.11.2020

 

Thank you for all your support last week with the home learning you have been completing. We are very proud of all of you and hope you enjoy this week’s home learning activities.

 

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

 

This week in school we should have been looking at ‘Seasons’ and we had lots of exciting activities planned so hopefully you will be able to do some of them at home.

 

 

 

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!

Friday 27th November 2020

 

Literacy/Communication & Language – Get Squiggling – Troll –Today we’re going to work on your pencil grip and drawing skills. With our friend Squiglet we are going to practice drawing a troll like the ones we’re pretending to be Cosmic Kids yoga. Follow the step by step instructions from Squiglet in the following video. I look forward to seeing your drawings on Tapestry.

Get Squiggling | Troll |

Personal, Social and Emotional Development/Physical Development – Cosmic Kids Yoga Trolls Session – This week for our PE session we are going to be doing Yoga session which is based around one of Miss Harding’s favourite films ‘Trolls’. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and don’t forget to post your videos on Tapestry.

Trolls | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Thursday 26th November 2020

 

Communication and Language/Physical Development – Seasons Gingerbread Men Baking – Today with a grown up I would like you to follow the instruction below to make your own Gingerbread Men. Once there are baked and cooled I would like you to decorate them for different seasons. For example, you might put icing shorts on a gingerbread man ready for summer, an icing scarf on a gingerbread man ready for winter etc.

Gingerbread Man Recipe

Phonics – Nursery Rhymes – Row Row Row your Boat – Partner Song – With a grown up or sibling sit opposite each and holding hands and as the song is sung the following actions will be learnt and added to the verses.

- In each verse you will be pushing and pulling with your partner to pretend to a boat.

 

- Verse 4 - Mouse Verse – Sitting up quickly, they hold hands, rowing slowly to stay quiet past the mouse and squeak quietly at the end of the verse.

 

- Verse 5 – Polar Bear Verse – Carry on rowing until they see a polar bear and give themselves a hug as they shiver at the end of the verse.

Maths – Finger print number trees - Finger paint different numbers of leaves onto trees of different seasons, e.g. orange/yellow leaves on Autumn Trees, blossom on Spring trees. Can you write the number under each tree for the amount of leaves?

                                             

Wednesday 25th November 2020

 

Literacy/Communication & Language – Seasons Wheel – After looking at different seasons and weather over the last few days I would like you to create a seasons wheel that shows what happens in each season. For example, in the winter section of the wheel you might draw a snowman, in the summer section you might draw you and your family at the seaside etc.

 

There is a season wheel template to print off if you want to but if you don’t have a printer just draw a season wheel on a piece of paper.

                       

Seasons Wheel Document

Phonics – Nursery Rhymes – Row Row Row your Boat – Partner Song – With a grown up or sibling sit opposite each and holding hands and as the song is sung the following actions will be learnt and added to the verses.

- In each verse you will be pushing and pulling with your partner to pretend to a boat.

 

- Verse 2 - Crocodile Verse – Sitting up quickly, they hold hands, rowing faster to avoid the crocodiles and shout a loud scream at the end of the verse.

 

- Verse 3 - Lion Verse – Sitting up quickly, they hold hands, rowing faster to avoid the lion and roar loudly at the end of the verse.

Maths – Number of the Week – ‘6’ – Today we are learning all about the number ‘6’. Watch the numberblock video on BBC iplayer for number 6 -                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgksd/numberblocks-series-2-six

Then you have two activities to choose from, you can play ‘I spy Number 6’ game (you can either print off the game or do it on a laptop/mobile screen) or you can complete ‘The Adventures of Number 6 Activity Mat’.

 

                             

                     

Tuesday 24th November 2020

 

Communication and Language/Literacy – Weather Can you find….? ActivityUse the Weather/Seasons Can You Find? Posters to encourage children to talk about the weather and seasons. This activity will support your child’s listening skills and understanding of questions.

 

       

                              

 

Phonics – Nursery Rhymes – Row Row Row your Boat – Today using the method MTYT (My Turn, Your Turn). (You do this method by the adult sings 1 line of the song (My Turn) and then your child repeats the line back (Your turn)) I would like you to learn the next 2 new verses to our song.

Below are pictures and the words for the verses I would like you to learn today.

Maths – Shape of the Week - ‘Square’ – Today we’re going to learn all about a ‘square’. With a grown up watch our shape song and join in if you can. Then read the PowerPoint pictures to learn all about a ‘square’ and discuss the different features of a square. Next you can go on a shape hunt around the house to see if they can spot any circles. Happy shape hunting!

Shapes Song

Monday 23rd November 2020

 

Literacy/Communication & Language – Introduction to Seasons – This week in school we were meant to be looking at different seasons and weather. So today with a grown up I would like you to watch the seasons story below. Once you have watched it I would like you to talk to an adult about what you see/hear/feel in SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN & WINTER.

Four Seasons of the Forest

Phonics – Nursery Rhyme Introduction Verses 1-3 – Row Row Row your Boat – Today I would like you to begin to learn a new Nursery Rhyme which is ‘Row Row your Boat’. You can learn the song with  a grown up using the method MTYT (My Turn, Your Turn). You do this method by the adult sings 1 line of the song (My Turn) and then your child repeats the line back (Your turn).

Below are pictures and the words for the verses I would like you to learn today.

Maths – Colour of the Week – ‘Green’ – With a grown up watch the colour song below and try to join in with some of the words. Once you’ve watched the video go back through it and find the colour ‘GREEN’ and name the colour you can see on the screen. Next go on a colour hunt around your house to see if you can find any GREEN items.

What's Your Favorite Color?

Foundation 1’s Week 1 Home Learning Activities 

W.B. 16.11.2020

 

Thank you for all your support and patience with us as a school during this difficult time. We are grateful for all the positivity and understanding from parents/carers after today’s closure of EYFS for 2 weeks. We hope we will be able to provide you with some fun and exciting learning to complete at home.

 

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

 

This week in school we should have been looking at ‘Diwali’ and we had lots of exciting activities planned so hopefully you will be able to do some of them at home.


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!

Home Learning Activities Week 1 - W.B. 16.11.2020

Friday 20th November 2020

 

Understanding the World/Communication & Language – Diwali Baking Traditions – People often celebrate Diwali by eating/giving sweets or cakes. Today with a grown up I would like you to make some cakes or sweets to share with your family. You could even find a traditional Diwali recipe online to make traditional Diwali sweets. Make sure you follow the instructions from an adult when doing the baking activity.

 

Understanding the World/Expressive Arts & Design/Physical Development – Lanterns and Diva Pots – Diwali is called ‘The Festival of Light’ therefore during Diwali Hindus have a lot of diva pots with candles in or lanterns hanging up in their homes. Today I would like you to make your own diva pot out of playdough, salt dough or use the paper template below or you could tray making a paper lantern by following the instructions below.

 

  

 

 

Thursday 19th November 2020

 

Physical Development/Communication & Language – Diwali Traditions – In the videos from Monday we saw that when celebrating Diwali Hindus have mehndi draw on their hands and Rangoli patterns outside their houses (If you can’t remember you can watch the videos from Monday again). Today I would like to draw round you own hand and design a mehndi pattern on it or draw a circle onto a piece of paper, then draw use lots of different shapes and colours to design a Rangoli pattern. (Below are some pictures of ideas for you).

 

      

                                                        Mehndi (Henna) Patterns

 

 

    

                                                           Rangoli Patterns

 

Phonics – Nursery Rhymes Performances – Today I would like you to carry on practising the song with the Makaton signs and then if you feel confident enough with the song ‘Five Little Ducks’ I would like a grown up to video you singing the song and post it on Tapestry.

 

CBeebies Songs | Something Special | Three Little Ducks

 

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

Cosmic Kids Yoga | SUPER YOGA - Underwater Party!

Wednesday 18th November 2020

 

Literacy/Communication & Language – Rama and Sita Story – With a grown up watch to video below of ‘Rama and Sita’ story which is the reason Hindus celebrate Diwali. Once you’ve watched to video talk about the characters in the story with a grown up. Then can you draw a picture of your favourite character and tell an adult why it is your favourite. (I have put some pictures below of the characters from the story to help you).

The Hindu Story of Rama and Sita | Religions of the World

Phonics – Nursery Rhymes - Five Little Ducks – Today we are going to learn some Makaton signs to go with the song so we can have singing hands with the song. Below is a video of Mr Tumble singing the songs while using Makaton signs. I would like you to watch the video and work on copying some of the makaton signs while you learn the song. 

Makaton Signing Three Little Ducks

Maths – Number of the Week -'5' On a Wednesday we learn about a new number and this week we are learning all about the number ‘5’. With a grown up watch the numberblock video for number 5 and then play ‘I spy Number 5’ game. (You can either print off the game or do it on a laptop/mobile screen).

 

Numberblocks - The Number Five

                            

 

Tuesday 17th November 2020

 

Literacy/Communication & Language – Introduction to Diwali – With a grown up watch the videos on the below link to learn about Diwali and to listen to the story that relates to Diwali. Talk with a grown up about the special events you spotted in the video. Here is the link to the videos - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali

During the week I will be giving you home learning tasks that link with things you see in the videos so watch them carefully.

 

Phonics – Nursery Rhymes - Five Little Ducks – This week we were meant to be learning the song ‘Five Little Ducks’. Today I would like you to 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

Maths – Shape of the Week - 'Circle' On a Tuesday each week we learn about a new 2D shape and this week we are learning all about a ‘circle’. With a grown up watch our shape song and join in if you can. Then with a grown up look at the shapes below and see if you can identify them as a circle. (If your child is unsure on the name of the shape you can name it for them). With an adult talk about a circle and its features such as it is ‘round’. Then your child can go on a shape hunt around the house to see if they can spot any circles. Good luck shape hunting!

Shapes Song

Contact

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.

F1 2020-2021 Latest News

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.

Still image for this video

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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