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Show respect, Work together, Aspire, Nurture

Hi everybody! I hope you have had a wonderful half term and enjoyed all of the sunny weather we have been having

recently. As many of you will be aware, school is now not expected to reopen until June 15th and then it will only be for

Year 6 pupils initially. As such, work for F2 children will continue to be uploaded onto the website daily, just as it

has been over the past few weeks. I will continue to provide a Maths, Literacy, Phonics and Creative/Physical activity for you

to do at home with your child. I really am incredibly grateful to you for taking the time to upload the work that you do at

home to Tapestry and to everyone that has been keeping in touch by email, just letting us know that you are all

safe and well. As always, please don't hesitate to contact me on the form below, by Tapestry or by email.



Mrs Williams and Mrs Hopewell 😊

Friday 10th July 2020


Maths - Number Formation

Today I would like you to find a 'messy' way of practising writing the numbers we have looked at this week. You could paint them, write them in cornflour gloop, make them out of playdough or even write them in shaving foam. Dont forget to take pictures and send them to Tapestry!


Literacy - The Jolly Postman

Thank you to those families that have sent me pictures of their postcard for The Jolly Postman, if you haven't finished yours yet then that is what I'd like you to do today. If you have finished your postcard, can you retell the story of The Jolly Postman to a grown up or sibling? Here is the video again to watch.

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

Phonics - Oxford Owl

Thank you for continuing to access the Oxford Owl ebooks. When you have reached then end of the Sound Blending 1 books please begin to look at the Red Ditty Books, starting with book 1. these get progressively harder so pleased try not to skip any. If there are any sounds that your child is struggling to sound out, they could repeat watching the Set One Speed Sounds videos on the Read Write Inc YouTube channel again. As always, any problems please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Creative activity - The Jolly Postman

Today I would like you to draw, paint or build a model of a character from The Jolly Postman. Don't forget to send us pictures on Tapestry, myself and Mrs Hopewell love seeing all of your artwork!

Thursday 9th July 2020


Maths - Balloon Pop!

Today I would like you to have a go at a game over on the Busy Things website. The game is called Balloon Pop. Have a look at the number the bottom creature is holding up and try to pop the correct balloon. You will need the sound on for this game as sometimes the creature says the number rather than show it!

Literacy - The Jolly Postman

Today I would like you to start to write a postcard for The Jolly Postman to deliver. You can choose to send the postcard to whichever person you would like, real or not real! I think I would write my postcard to the witch from Room on the Broom and ask her how her new broomstick is getting on. We will carry this over then next couple of day so you don't need to worry about doing it all at once! You could write the address today and the postcard tomorrow or vice versa.

Phonics - Oxford Owl

Please continue to read the Sound Blending books on the Oxford Owl website.


Creative activity - Cosmic Yoga

Normally I would give you a link to a video over on the Cosmic Yoga page but today I thought I would let you choose. There are so many brilliant videos, from Star Wars to Frozen, why not have a browse and see which one you'd like to do. Here is the link to their YouTube page: 

Wednesday 8th July 2020


Maths - Number of the Day - 18

Today we are going to look at another number video, have a go at doing the different tasks in the video - number formation, one more / one less, finding the number on a number line or on a calendar, finding different ways of making the number using the part/whole method and finding groups of that number of objects. Can you see what 18 looks like on a ten frame? Here is one for you to print out and use at home.

Number of the Day 18

Literacy - The Jolly Postman

Today I'd like you to finish your story map of The Jolly Postman. If you managed to do the whole map yesterday then today you could edit it and retell the changed story to a grown up. There are lots of thing you could change in this story, it could be called The Jolly Postlady, you could change one of the characters or the postman could deliver presents instead of letters!


Phonics - Oxford Owl

Please continue reading the next Sound Blending e-books and continuing to watch the Read Write Inc videos if your child is still finding recognising and saying the Set One Speed Sounds tricky. As always, let me know if you're unsure of anything,


Creative activity - Porridge!

Reading The Jolly Postman reminded me of one of my favourite breakfasts - porridge! Can you remember which of the characters that The Jolly Postman meets eats porridge? Here is a video about Goldilocks and then a recipe for you to make your own porridge - delicious!

Goldilocks And The Three Bears | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

When Goldilocks sneaks into the three bears' cottage, it seems there's no one home. So she helps herself to their porridge; she sits in their chairs; and she...

Tuesday 7th July 2020


Maths - Number formation

Here is the next sheet following on from yesterday's number formation. This time we are looking at numbers 11-20.

Literacy - The Jolly Postman

Today I would like you to start to draw you story map. As it is a long story, it isn't necessary to do every section, as long as your child can remember the correct sequence. It might help to watch the video again and stop it at the parts your child would like to draw.

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

Phonics - Oxford Owl

By now, you should have an idea of how your child is finding the Sound Blending books. If they are able to sound out fluently then please keep going in the series. If they are finding sounding out the letters tricky then please go back to watching the Set One Speed Sounds videos over on the Read Write Inc YouTube channel. These are still running in the same format as before, available for 24 hours and a new sound uploaded every day at 9:30am. 


Creative activity - Monster Tunnel

I seem to have so many cardboard boxes at the moment and this looks like a fun way to reuse them! Your child could draw dinosaurs, superheroes, princess or even family members if they didnt want to draw monsters. Dont forget to send us pictures on Tapestry of how your monster tunnels turn out.

Monday 6th July 2020


Maths - Number formation

F2 children have been trying so hard over the past few weeks with all of their maths work, myself and Mrs Hopewell are so proud of you! This week I would like us to practise number formation - making sure that numbers are correctly formed and facing the right way. 

Here is a sheet for you to print out and have a go at, look at the number and say it, trace over it and the cover it up and write it independently.

Literacy - The Jolly Postman

I love the format of this book and the characters that the postman meets on his travels. It is quite long story so the activities we do this week will take place over a couple of days. Today lets start by watching a video of the story and talking about all of the characters that we meet, you will recognise a lot of them! 

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

Phonics - Oxford Owl

Thank you to all of the parents that have tried to access Oxford Owl and to those that have contacted me for a new log in. For our phonics activity for the next couple of weeks I'd like you to continue reading one of the Sound Blending e-books on the Oxford Owl website. If you read book 1 on Friday and your child could sound out and blend the words fluently then please move on to book 2. If your child found it tricky then please have another try at book 1 and revisit the Set One Speed Sounds videos on the Read Write Inc YouTube channel. If you need any more help with this, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Creative activity - Royal Mail

Following on from reading about The Jolly Postman, here is a video all about the Royal Mail, what happens when we post a letter, where it goes and how it gets to us!

Journey of a Letter

Film exploring the journey of a letter from post box to recipient.

Friday 3rd July 2020


Maths - Coconut Ordering

Today on the TopMarks website I'd like you to have a go at coconut ordering. This is a game that the children are very familiar with in Foundation, so they should be able to access this independently. From the main page, select Coconut Ordering > Numbers > 0-10 or 0-20.



Literacy - Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell

Today I would like you to 'edit' your story map and retell your new story to your grown up at home. You could change the character, what he uses for a shell, the setting, or the ending, it's completely up to you. Edit by adding a piece of paper or sticky note over the part you would like to change, just like we have done before.


Phonics - Oxford Owl

Yesterday was the last sound in the Set 2 Speed Sounds. If your child would like to continue watching the videos on YouTube then that is absolutely great, they can choose from either repeating Set 2 again or rewatching Set 1. From now on, I would like to move our activities onto the Oxford Owl website and begin to develop your child's reading by giving them the opportunity to use and apply all of the sounds they have learnt whilst they were in school and during their home learning. As we can't individually assess each child I would like everyone to start by reading the Sound Blending 1 books. If your child finds this easy to read independently then please move on to the next book. At the start of the book there is a page that lists all of the sounds your child will need to know to read the book. Please try not to skip any books as the sounds follow on in order that the children have learnt. Revisiting sounds is great for building up fluency in your child's reading. Here is the website link, from where you will need to log in using your Oxford Owl details.

This is a picture of the Oxford Owl screen you should be able to access following the link above and a picture of the front cover of the first book. If you have any problems, please don't hesitate to contact me!


Creative activity - Marble Painting

This would have been a great activity to make marbled planets last week whilst we were looking at space but it is still a fun activity to do. Let me know how you get on!

Thursday 2nd July 2020


Maths - Counting in 10's jumble

Do you remember a few weeks ago we made a number line out of leaves in the garden? Today I'd like you to do something similar but with 10's to 100. For example, you could find 10 leaves in the garden and number each one 10, 20, 30, 40 etc. Jumble them all up and see how quickly you can put them in the right order. If you dont have leaves you could stick numbers on teddies or dolls, use lollipop sticks or make number cards. Here is another counting in 10 video for you to watch as a quick reminder of the number order.

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song | The Singing Walrus

Literacy - Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell

Today I would like you to choose one part of your story map and try to write a sentence about the picture you have drawn. It can be any part you like, the beginning, the middle or the end or something in between. Both myself and Mrs Hopewell have been so impressed with the amazing writing you have been doing in your Home Fun books, we can't wait to see what you will write this time.


Phonics - 'oy'

'oy, oy, toy to enjoy!' Today is the last of the Set 2 Speed Sounds videos so from tomorrow we will start to do some different activities for our Phonics job. For today though I would like you to have another go at the Buried Treasure game we played last week over on the Phonics Play website. Start with 'oy' and then have a go with some of the other sounds that we have looked at. You will need to choose Phase 5 to find the 'oy' sound. Here is the link you need to play:



Creative activity - Cosmic Yoga

I really enjoy doing these videos, although I wish I was as bendy as the lady that does them! I couldn't find a video about a snail but I did find one about a bee which I thought was close.....!! 🐝🐝🐝

Enzo The Bee | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Wednesday 1st July 2020


Maths - Counting in 10's

Following on from counting in 2's we are now going to look at counting in 10's. Here is a video by the ever energetic Jack Hartmann to help you practise and there is a sheet underneath for your child to complete. At the top of the sheet is number line with some numbers missing. Cut out the squared numbers and stick them onto the number line in the right order.

Count Together by 10's | Counting Workout for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Literacy - Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell

Story map time again! I'm so pleased to see how amazingly good all the F2 children are getting at drawing story maps now, this skill will really help them as they move up through school. Story telling and understanding story structures are vital skills in Literacy. Becoming familiar with story language such as 'once upon a time', 'after that', 'next', and 'finally' makes becoming a writer so much easier for your child as they get older. Don't forget to upload pictures of your story maps to Tapestry! πŸ™‚


Phonics - 'ou'

'ou, ou, shout it out!' Here is the link to watch today's Read Write Inc video and then I would like you to watch Geraldine the Giraffe in her 'ou' video. Can you find any of the objects in your house?

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ou/ in pound

Creative activity - Snail food!

I loved these pictures of snail inspired food - easy to make and healthy! Why not have a try at home, you could substitute any of the ingredients for ones your child will eat or ones that you already have at home.


Tuesday 30th June 2020


Maths - Counting in 2's bracelet

Today we are going to continue looking at counting in 2's. Here is another video for you to watch and then a great little activity to make a worm watch to help you count in 2's!

Count by 2s | Number Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children

Literacy - Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell

Today I would like you to design a new shell for Norman. What could he use for his shell...? It can be as crazy as you like or it could be shell shaped but a snazzy pattern. It is completely up to you. Can you have a try at labelling your picture, you could label the colours you have used or the objects.

Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell - Read Aloud Book British Accent

Read aloud in a British Accent. Norman the slug with the silly shell by Sue Hendra. Read With Me.

Phonics - 'ir'

'ir, ir, whirl and twirl!' Today, this is the special friends video you will be watching over on the Ruth Miskin page. Here is the link again if you can't find it: 

After you have watched the video I would like you to have a try at the Phoneme Pop game. You can choose different sounds to play with but I would like you to start with the 'ir' sound. Here is the link to find the game and a picture of what it should look like:


Creative activity - Paper snails!

Here is a picture of some great paper snails that look really simple to make. You could even find a real leaf to use instead of drawing one. Don't forget to take any pictures of your artwork and upload them to Tapestry!

Monday 29th June 2020


Maths - Counting in 2's

This week we are going to be revisiting counting in 2's and 10's. We practise counting forwards and backwards during our maths sessions in school and having quick recall of these numbers really helps the children when they move up into Year One. Here is a video for your child to watch and a worksheet to complete underneath.

Counting by 2s

It's a skip counting song by 2s. This is designed to help with early years numeracy and sight words for numbers.

Literacy - Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell by Sue Hendra

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! Sue Hendra writes some fantastic children's stories and this is one of my absolute favourites. Today I would like you to watch the story (if you don't have a copy to read at home) and talk about the characters, especially Norman. Then I would like you to make a puppet of him. You could make him with his donut shell, as a slug or however you like. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I do! 🍩🍩🍩

Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell - Read Aloud Book British Accent

Phonics - 'air'

'air, air, that's not fair!' There are just a few sounds left of the Set 2 Speed Sounds now and then we will have watched the whole set twice. After they have finished we will start to look at the Read Write Inc reading scheme on Oxford Owl. If you don't have a log in for this or have misplaced it, please could you let me know as soon as possible so that I can set a new one up for you as you will need it to complete the Phonics activities in the coming days and weeks. Today though, I would like you to watch the 'air' video over on Youtube and then write and finish these sentences in your Home Fun books:

My chair is .......

My hair is ......

The chair ......


Creative activity - Slug / Snail hunt!

I love Norman the slug in our story this week, so today I would like you to see if you can find any slugs or snails in your garden on on your walk. Can you take any photo's of them and send them to me on Tapestry? Here are some photos of some interesting snails I found on the internet. Aren't their shells amazing?

Home Learning Activities Weeks 10 + 11
Home Learning Activities Weeks 8 + 9
Home Learning Activities Week 7
Home Learning Activities Weeks 5 + 6

Home Learning Activities Weeks 3 + 4

Home Learning Activities Weeks 1 + 2

I couldn't resist sharing these wonderful new images from Julia Donaldson. Over the

past few weeks we have read lots of her stories and have all enjoyed

looking at the wonderful characters in her books. Your children will know that 

Room on the Broom is my favourite and so I was delighted to see it featured

in these new posters all about staying safe at home . I hope you will enjoy

sharing them with your children smiley  

There has been some amazing learning happening at home over the past two weeks. A big thank you to all of the parents/carers that have sent me pictures by email and on Tapestry. Here is a section of the incredible activities:

Home Learning Activities

In your Home Learning books you will find the following sheets to use as extra home learning activities for your child:         

        - Home Fun sheets - A range of activities that can be completed if you haven't   

          already done them.


        - 30 Days Lego Challenge - Follow the instructions for each day. The only rule is to

           have fun and use you imagination. Don't forget to post your photos of the

           challenges on Tapestry!


        - Busy Things Login - Visit the following website where you can access lots of

          different educational games. -

Children love routine and family time, especially in uncertain times, so here are some ideas for a daily timetable whilst home schooling:

Contact Mrs Williams here if you have any questions or need help with your work at home.

Please use this form to get in touch with Mrs Williams who will help with your questions.


Here you can find out lots of information about what we have been learning about in Spring Term 2020.


We have had such a busy few weeks in Foundation 2. This half term we have been continuing to explore our Fantasy Settings topic and have really enjoyed looking at the settings Julia Donaldson uses in her brilliant stories. We all have our favourite book, mine is Room on the Broom and Mrs Hopewell really likes Tiddler! Why not ask your child if they can tell you their favourite Julia Donaldson story, they might even draw you a story map to retell it to you! 


As part of our Fantasy Settings topic we have been exploring places such as the rainforest, space, underwater and the desert. We have made dragons, split pin giraffes, monkeys with bouncy arms and legs and even pirate hats. The Creative Station in F2 is never empty! Depending on what happens over the next few weeks you may find that some of the activities posted for you to do at home reflect some of these places that we have explored.


As part of Talk for Writing, the children have all been learning how to draw and edit story maps of the books we have shared together in Literacy. Below is an example of a story map for the book Handa's Surprise. Our story maps get us to think about four things that happen in a story:

- Characters

- Setting

- Problem

- Solution

We always start our story maps with what happened at the beginning of the story and finish with what happened at the end. What you draw in the rest of the story map is up to you but we always remind the children that the events must happen in the correct order. We then use our finished story map to retell the story in our own words. It would be amazing if you could record your child retelling a story and send me the video on Tapestry!


Now, more than ever, we need your support in showing us what your child does at home via Tapestry. This is such a valuable way for us to see your child doing things that they may not experience whilst in school. Any photo, video or comment that you can upload will help us to build a bigger picture of your child's development. We can then use this evidence when assessing the children in relation to the Early Learning Goals at the end of the school year. If you need any help in sending me anything via Tapestry please don't hesitate to use the 'Contact Mrs Williams' form on the F2 class web page. As a Foundation Unit we love seeing pictures and videos of the children at home and, please be reassured, you can never send in too many! 


As always, the Foundation team are here if you need help with anything. Please don't hesitate to use the Contact form to send me any questions or queries you may have. I will do my very best to get back to you as quickly as I can. 


Mrs Williams 


Handa's Surprise story map example:


















F2's Latest News

We had a great time learning about Chinese New Year.

Our Autumn walk to the park was a huge success, the children had lots of fun looking for leaves, sticks, conkers and looking at all of the trees.

On here you can find out lots of information about what we are learning. In the Foundation Stage, your child’s learning is guided by the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is composed of 7 areas of learning.  Below you can find more information about each area of learning and some photos of activities we have been doing to support each area. 

A few reminders ...



Our PE is on a Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in a drawstring bag on their peg on a Thursday. The PE kit should include navy or black jogging bottoms or leggings for girls, plain black or navy shorts, plain white t-shirt, navy sweatshirt or jumper and trainers for outdoors, plimsolls for indoors.




Our Forest School session is on a Friday. Please make sure your child brings their wellington boots and is dressed appropriately to keep warm, dry and have lots of fun in our school grounds.



ReadingIt is our school’s new expectation that Foundation Children need to read 4 times every week to be rewarded with a treat.  So please keep reading. Come on F2 wouldn’t it be great for everyone to be rewarded with the next treat? Can we do it? - Yes we can! Books are changed every week.  Please write this in your child's school diary.



Home fun – Our school expectation is for you to complete one piece of home fun each week. If you can complete more that is brilliant. Certificates are awarded to children who complete one piece each week and prizes to those who do more. We collect the home fun books in on a Tuesday and send them out again on a Friday to give chance for the books to be marked.