Welcome to Foundation Stage 1’s Learning at Home page.

Please use this page to support you with your learning at home. Tapestry is available during normal school hours so please send through any evidence and observations of tasks and activities your child complete. 

On this page, you will find:

  • suggested timetable which may help you in structuring your time.
  • Weekly tasks and activities set that are linked to the FS1 curriculum
  • Daily video tutorials that will support the activities set (Please follow the link below for this).

All current activities are in the bright green box. 

Home Learning Video Tutorials

Once you click on the video tutorial button, you will need a password to access the video tutorials that are uploaded. We hope these are useful and support you and your child with learning at home.

Stay Safe Online!

Whilst you are learning at home, you will be online more than usual over the next few weeks so it is important that you remember to stay safe online. Remember to STOP, BLOCK & TELL an adult if you see or hear something online that worries you.

Adding an observation to Tapestry

Please find below a tutorial from Tapestry, explaining how you can share your child’s learning with us. 

 

In line with government instruction, Foundation Stage 1 reopened on Thursday 21st January. Home learning will continue to be provided and will now be sent daily through Tapestry. 

This week (1st-7th February 2021), it is Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. There are some activities on the suggested grid over on the main Home Learning page linked to this themed week. It looks like this:

Week 3 – W/C 18th January 2021

Suggested Timetable

 

Welcome to week three of home learning. The children seem to have adapted really well to this and we would like to thank you all for your dedication and support in making this happen. We hope that you all had a wonderful week last week and managed some winter walks in the snow. Thank you for all of the amazing learning that you have been sharing, the children look so happy and engaged and it has been a delight to see what they have been doing.

We are going to continue with our theme of winter this week and learn a little bit more about changes in the environment, as well as complete some challenges that are winter themed. Please see our suggested timetable below. Have a wonderful week and stay safe.

FS1 Suggested Timetable – Week 3

Monday 18th January

Session 1: Book of the week

To start the week we have two video tutorials for your child. Please start with Miss Hutchinson’s introduction to the day and then Mrs Gray will be sharing a story with the children. The story today is ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth.

FS1 video tutorials page

 

Challenge 1

After watching the tutorials, please discuss the following questions with your child-

  • Can you tell me what Percy put on to keep warm when he went outside?
  • What was the weather like? What season do you think the story is based in?
  • Who were the characters in the story?
  • Why did the animals knock on Percy’s door?
  • What was your favourite part of the story and why?

 

Challenge 2

For your child to make a new home for the animals to keep them warm and dry. They could use anything they can find, such as cardboard boxes or Dulpo. Your child may need support in creating a roof, please discuss the importance of this to shelter the animals and then explore how it can be done. You may want to extend this learning by investigating which materials are waterproof. Your child could predict this first from a selection of materials and then you could leave them outside or pour some water from a watering can onto them to see what happens. When your child has discovered which material would work the best, they could complete their shelter.

 

Challenge 3

To act out the story. Your child could use the shelter they have just made if they would like to. They could use soft toys, small world animals or you could make puppets in order to support your child in retelling the story of ‘One Snowy Night’.

 

Session 2: Maths

This week in maths we will be continuing to explore numbers to five, to recognise them, to count to five and to look at how else the number five can be represented, such as on the face of a die. Some children may benefit from just working with numbers to three. Some of these activities can also be extended to numbers greater than five if your child is ready for this. Please start with Challenge 1, then your child can watch the video tutorial before completing the next challenges.

 

Challenge 1

This is a video your child is familiar with from school. Please encourage them to join in with the singing and actions.

 

Challenge 2

FS1 video tutorials page

Please open the document below and then encourage your child to count the snowmen and then point to the correct numeral. To extend this further, you could ask your child to count the snowmen and then ask them what one more or one less would be.

Counting snowmen activity

 

Challenge 3

This sheet has a range of activities all linked to the number five. Please choose a couple of activities for your child to complete.

The Number 5

 

 

Tuesday 19th January

Session 1: Phonics and Technology

Today we will be learning about the ‘t’ sound. We will look at the letter, look at objects that start with that sound and then get to take some photographs of objects that start with this sound. Please watch the video tutorial first.

FS1 video tutorials page 

 

Challenge 1

To play ‘I spy…’ with a selection of objects from around the home. Please choose 4-5 objects and place them on the floor. Each object should begin with a different sound, however please make sure that one object starts with a ‘t’ sound. You could take it in turns to say “I spy…” and to answer.

 

Challenge 2

Using a camera on a device, we would like your child to go around the home and take photographs of anything that they can find that starts with a ‘t’ sound. They can then look back through the photographs and share them with another member of the family. Can they work out which object in each photograph starts with a ‘t’ sound? Were there any objects that they found more than one of? Which object is their favourite?

 

Session 2: Physical Development

Please start by encouraging your child to join in with the video below.

 

 

Challenge 2

To join in with the ‘Dough Disco’. Please get a small amount of dough ready before your child watches the video.

 

Challenge 3

We would now like your child to make a dough snowman. Please encourage them to make their own spheres, using the techniques used in the ‘Dough Disco’ video. They could then decorate their snowman with items from around the house such as buttons, beads and sticks.

Wednesday 20th January

Session 1: RE – Getting to know Jesus

Today we will find out about how Jesus helped and healed people who were ill. The children will have the opportunity to reflect on the story that they hear and to then pray with me, for those who are ill. All of the challenges today are within the video tutorial.

FS1 video tutorials page

 

Session 2: Understanding the World

We would like to spend some more time finding out about our local environment and also doing something to help the wildlife within it.

 

Challenge 1

Please ask your child to look out of the window or have a look around their garden or local area and talk about the signs of winter that they can see. You could ask your child to describe what the trees look like, what the weather is like or if they notice any puddles, mud or even snow. They could then draw or paint what they see, such as a bare tree, looking carefully at the shapes and colours that they will need.

 

Challenge 2

In order to support the local wildlife, we thought it would be lovely to make some bird feeders. We have attached some ideas below, but please feel free to make an alternative. Please encourage your child to participate in as much of the process as they can, such as counting out a particular amount of raisins or cutting up some apple into smaller pieces. We are looking forward to seeing your creations. Once your bird feeder is up, please encourage your child to keep watching and see how many feathered visitors you get!

Bird Feeders

 

 

Thursday 21st January

Session 1: Maths

Today we will continue to explore the number five, focusing on matching the correct amount of objects to a numeral and exploring different ways of representing numbers one to five. Please remember that some children would benefit from just working with numbers to three and other children may be able to challenge themselves with numbers higher than five. Please start with the video tutorial.

FS1 video tutorials page

 

Challenge 1

We would like your child to have a go at matching the correct amount of objects to each snowman. Please start by printing out the snowmen sheets below, or drawing five snowmen and labelling them with a different number from one to five. Your child could use a variety of objects, such as pom-poms, small spheres of play dough or beads. Using tweezers or pegs, your child should count the correct amount of objects onto each snowman and then count them again to make sure that they have the correct amount. To extend this activity further, you could ask your child to say what one more or one less than that particular numeral is.

Snowman Buttons

 

 

Challenge 2

This activity involves cutting out the pictures beforehand. Your child could also cut one or two of the pictures out too. We would like your child to have a look at all of the smaller pictures and work out what number they represent. They can then add the picture to the correct numeral. If you do not have access to a printer at home, you could ask your child to roll a die or you could show a specific amount of fingers and ask your child to say what number it represents.

Numerals          Pictures 1-5

 

Session 2: Physical Development

Please start by encouraging your child to join in with ‘Jump Start Jonny’. Can they copy the dancing and freeze when Jonny does?

 

Challenge 1

We would like your child to continue to explore using scissors safely, holding them correctly and using them with control. Today’s activity is for your child to cut out the mittens and then match them into pairs. Please start by supporting your child in holding the scissors correctly. You may want to turn the paper for them initially, so that they can continue to cut away from themselves in a straight line. Your child may only physically be able to cut a few out and these may just be a small shape that does not look like the mitten, this is fine. The main thing we want is for the children to become more comfortable, confident and independent in using scissors. They may want to cut them all out a few at a time, or just a couple might be enough for them and you can cut the rest. Once you have a selection of mittens, please ask your child to match them into pairs based on their design.

If you do not have a printer, your child could draw around their hands, using a different colour to decorate each pair, so that they can be matched up again. They could then cut them out.

Matching Mittens

Friday 22nd January

Session 1: Phonics

Today we will be making instruments that your child can then use to make different sounds with. Please start with the video tutorial.

FS1 video tutorials page

 

Challenge 1

To join in with a listening walk in the video tutorial.

 

Challenge 2

To make a musical instrument using materials from around the home, such as cardboard boxes and plastic bottles. Please see some examples below for ideas.

 

Challenge 3

Once your child has made their musical instrument, we would like them to explore making different sounds with it. Can they make a slow or fast sound? Can they make a loud or quiet sound? Can they make a sound with their instrument to the pulse of their favourite song or nursery rhyme?

 

Session 2

There is a video tutorial of us sharing a story available.

FS1 video tutorials page

 

Challenge 1

We would like your child to spend the end of their week completing a simple speaking and listening activity. We thought it would be nice for you and your child, as well as any siblings, to have a look through some old photographs. These could be from family holidays, of people who are important to them, baby pictures or photographs of yourselves from when you were younger. Please discuss your memories of these people and places together, celebrating the special times that you have had. You may want to compare your life as a young child to that of your son or daughter’s. Your child should be given the opportunity to ask and answer questions, comment about what they can see and to listen to others.

 

 

Week 2 – W/C 11th January 2021

Suggested Timetable

We hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and that the children had the opportunity to play and explore in the snow! Thank you for sharing your home learning videos and photographs with us, we are so proud of how well the children have adapted during this unusual time. Please do continue to send these daily and we will provide personalised feedback for each one. If you have any questions, if you would like to share something that your child has really enjoyed or if you would like to speak to a member of FS1 staff, please do get in touch through Tapestry.

This week’s suggested timetable is below. Please also have lots of family time together, playing games, sharing stories, singing, dancing, going for walks, doing whatever your family enjoys doing the most. Have a lovely week and stay safe. FS1 Suggested Timetable Week 2  

 

Monday 11th January

Session 1: Book of the week

Over the next two weeks we will be learning about winter. This will involve walks in the local area, sharing stories and completing a variety of activities. Our book this week is Stick Man and we will be using it to explore the seasons further.

Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

After watching the video tutorial, please ask your child the following questions and discuss the answers-

  • Can you tell me what happens in the story?
  • What was your favourite part and why?
  • What did the swan use the Stick Man for?
  • How did Stick Man get home?
  • Julia Donaldson is the author. Can you remember what the author does?

 

Challenge 2

We would like your child to make their own Stick Man family.  They could collect sticks from outside and use a variety of materials such as pipe cleaners, wool, paper and pegs to decorate them. Please ask your child how they could attach the pieces together and explore this further, such as by using string, glue or elastic bands. This is a lovely activity for children to express their own ideas and then try them out, evaluating which methods work best as they construct their own Stick Man family.  They could then use their creations as props, as they act out the story.

 

Challenge 3

This link has further activities that can be completed online or printed, such as a Stick Man picture that your child can colour in. Stick Man Activities

 

 

Session 2: Phonics

Today in phonics we will be learning about the ‘s’ sound. Please read through the challenges before watching the video tutorial, as there will be the opportunity to complete them throughout the tutorial.

Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

We would like your child to find and then draw three objects from within the home that start with a ‘s’ sound.

 

Challenge 2

We would like your child to separate a group of objects into words that start with an ‘a’ sound or a ‘s’ sound. Please print out the letters that are below or draw them for your child. You could then have a variety of objects or pictures that start with an ‘a’ or a ‘s’ sound, we have added some ‘s’ pictures below and reattached the ‘a’ pictures from last week if you require a new copy.

This activity could be done in lots of different ways, such as by hiding the images or objects in a sand tray for your child to pull out with a peg. This could just be an old baking tray with sand or salt in it. Alternatively the pictures or objects could be hidden around a room to find and then sort. For children who love to be outdoors, this activity could also take place in the garden.

‘S’ ‘A’ Words          ‘S’ Pictures          ‘A’ Pictures

 

 

Tuesday 12th January

Session 1: Maths

Today in Maths we will be exploring the number five, working on our touch counting skills and using one more and one less in our learning. Please start by watching the video tutorial.

Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

We would like your child to independently choose five objects from around the room or house and then check the amount by counting them.

 

Challenge 2

Once your child has five objects, please ask them what one more than five is. If they can tell you the answer, you can then ask them to show you and see if they are able to get another object independently and add it to their collection. If your child is unsure of what to do, please add one more object with them and then guide them in counting the amount. You could then ask what one less than five is and work together to take one away if they are unsure. Please repeat this activity with a different starting amount of objects, using numbers that your child can confidently count to.

 

Challenge 3

To have a look for the numeral 5 around the home and local area.

 

Challenge 4

To watch Numberblocks!

 

Session 2: Signs of winter

Challenge 1

We would like you to go for a walk in your local area and look for the signs of winter, such as discussing the weather, the clothes that you are wearing to keep warm, the trees and any snow or ice you might find. You could ask your child what has happened to the leaves on the trees or why there are not many flowers? You could then compare the signs you find with what you may find in summer. When we return to school we would like to make a seasons display, so please send us a photograph of your child next to their favourite sign of winter.

 

Challenge 2

We would now like your child to compare what they found on their walk with the illustrations towards the end of ‘Stick Man’. If you have access to the story at home, then you could use that, alternatively you could watch the film below and keep pausing it.

Did your child see any trees without leaves or could they see any snow or ice? Do their clothes differ from those in the story? You could then discuss how you know that the season keeps changing in the story, such as by the clothes the characters are wearing or the weather.

Stick Man Film

 

Wednesday 13th January

Session 1: RE Getting to know Jesus

Last week we found out that by making people happy and by doing things that are kind, we are showing our love to Jesus too. Today we are going to continue to learn that Jesus loves each one of us, by sharing a story about how he welcomed some children. We will learn about how his friends felt about this and how Jesus then reacted.

Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

After watching the video tutorial, please discuss the following questions with your child-

  • Who did the children want to see?
  • How do you think the children felt when they were told to leave?
  • What did Jesus do when he heard his friends asking the children to leave?
  • How do you think that we can show Jesus that we love him?

 

Challenge 2

Please ask your child to look back at the happy face that they drew or painted last week. Explain that the children in the story felt sad when they were told to leave. Your child could then look into a mirror and look sad. You could ask them whether they are smiling like in their original picture and explain that we do not tend to smile when we are feeling sad. Ask your child to draw a sad face and then compare it to the happy face that they created last week. Do they notice any differences?

 

Challenge 3

Your child could then discuss with you what makes them feel sad. You may want to do this as a family and take it in turns, before then discussing what that person could do to make them feel happier.

 

 

Session 2: Physical Development

Challenge 1

Today we are going to make our own play dough. Dough is not only a fantastic resource to use, but making it is also a very fun learning experience for children. Using the recipe below we would like the children to make their own dough. Please allow plenty of time for this and give your child the opportunity to do as much of the process as they can. They could tip or pour the ingredients into a cup and you could use the language empty, half-full, full and overflowing, then encourage your child to do the same. The mixing will also really help to build up their muscle strength. You could discuss whether the mixture is dry, wet, sticky, cold, warm, lumpy or smooth throughout the process. What other words can your child think of to describe the texture of the mixture?

If you do not have any food colouring, you could just leave it plain or try adding a substitute, such as powder paint.

Dough Recipe

 

Challenge 2

When your dough is ready, you could use a small amount and join Shonette at a ‘Dough Disco’. This is a great activity for developing fine manipulative skills and you may want to include it in your daily home learning routine. There are lots of other great ‘Dough Disco’ videos on YouTube that your child can follow.

 

Challenge 3

Using some of the techniques that your child has used in the ‘Dough Disco’ session, we would now like them to have a go at making their own Stick Man. They could then add materials such as leaves or beads to finish their creation.

Thursday 14th January

Session 1: Phonics

In Phonics today we will be developing our listening skills and playing some sound games. These could be incorporated into a daily walk or simply be an activity for the garden or home. Please start with the tutorial. Video Tutorials  

 

Challenge 1

To ask your child what they can hear outside. For this activity you might even want to make some special listening ears to add to your child’s hat! The children should close their eyes, sit or stand still and just listen. After 10 seconds they could open their eyes and you could discuss what you both heard. You could then repeat this either in the home or a different location outside. Are the sounds they hear the same in the different locations? Some possible sounds may be cars, people talking or dogs barking.

 

Challenge 2

To play ‘I spy…’ This is a great game for hearing initial sounds and can be played anywhere and at anytime. To start with you may want to have a small selection of objects that your child could choose from. This could be things like a book, toy dog and peg. Please start by saying what the objects are together and then you can play ‘I spy…’ with them. As their confidence grows, the amount of objects could increase and the game could then be extended to include anything they can see around them.

 

Challenge 3

To create their own sounds, comparing the sounds they make. Your child could use a stick or pencil, or anything else that you have available that could be used like a musical instrument beater. They can then tap their beater against different objects around the garden or home, such as a wall, fence, shed, gravel, worktop, book or a plastic toy. Can your child describe the sound? Do any two objects sound the same? Can your child make a loud or a quiet sound with their beater? Can they make a long or short sound, slow or fast sound?

 

Session 2: Mark-making and Name Writing

We are going to do some activities to help your child to recognise and write their name. Please start by printing out the letters in their name from the documents below. If you are unable to print them out, you can handwrite each letter on a separate piece of paper. Please note that the font used is the font that we use at school and it would therefore be beneficial for your child to write their name using this. The uppercase letters for the first letter in your child’s name are attached separately.

Uppercase Letters      Lowercase Letters

 

Challenge 1

For your child to order the letters in their name. You could start by hiding the letters around the room or in a tray of sand, salt or glitter. Once your child has found all of their letters you can work together to put them in the right order. They can then practice forming these letters. It may be helpful for your child to trace over each letter one at a time first, using their finger or a pen, so that they can get used to the shape before attempting to form it themselves.

 

Challenge 2

Your child can explore forming the letters in their name in a variety of different ways. For example, you could fill a tray with salt, sand or glitter and they could use their finger to form the letter. They may want to paint the letters on large paper, use water on a paintbrush to form them on a dry wall outdoors, use chalks on the ground or even roll dough into the letter shapes. Some children are not yet ready to write their name on paper, however these activities will support them on a much bigger scale, which will be more engaging to start with. We will continue with name writing throughout the year.

 

Challenge 3

For your child to draw or paint the stickman and then attempt to write their name on their work.

 

 

 

Friday 15th January

Session 1: Maths and Technology

Today we are ordering objects by size, using different vocabulary to describe them and finding objects around the house and garden that are longer than a stick. Please start by watching the video tutorial, as this has the starter and information about each of the below challenges. We have asked that these are completed outside during our winter week, however they can also be done inside.

Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

To find three sticks in the garden or local area and then order them from the smallest to the longest. What other vocabulary can your child use to describe the size of each stick?

 

Challenge 2- Technology

We would like your child to use a device in order to take photographs and to then be able to look back through them in the gallery. Using their longest stick from Challenge 1, we would like your child to find items in the garden or local area that are longer than their stick. They can then take photographs of them. It does not matter what their photographs look like, the main thing is that your child has a basic understanding of how to take a photograph and know that they can then look at them.

 

Session 2

Please begin by watching the video of Mrs Gray sharing a winter story.

Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

To explore what happens to water if it gets cold and freezes.

On a cold night– Start by showing your child a cup of water and ask them to predict what might happen to it if it is left outside overnight. You can then pour it into a container and ask your child to add some special objects to it, such as glitter, plastic toys or leaves. After leaving it overnight, let your child explore what has happened to the water and the objects that are inside of it. You could say that it has frozen, taken a solid form, is cold and slippery.

On a warmer night– If you do not feel that it will be cold enough to freeze the water overnight, you could use a freezer. Water could be placed into a balloon, rubber glove or ice cube tray, and your child could add some special objects as mentioned above. They can then discover what has happened to it the next day.

Over the next few weeks, while you are walking in the local area, you could look for frozen water and link it back to this learning. You may see frozen puddles or ponds for example.

 

 

Whole School Closure – Tuesday 5th January 2021

We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish you a Happy New Year.
We are very disappointed not to be welcoming you all back to Nursery today and hearing about your Christmas experiences.

We understand that this half term is going to be a little different and we will support you as best we can through this. After the announcement of school closures last night, we are busy preparing resources so that the children can still be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning, including video tutorials and challenges. These will be available on this page from tomorrow. Once you have completed the activities, we would love for you to share them. Please could you send any photographs or videos linked to each activity through Tapestry daily and we can then respond to them.

Tuesday 5th January

We are going to be linking our learning to the story of The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff this week. If you have this story at home, please share it with your child today, alternatively there are video’s on YouTube of it that your child can watch.
Once your child has heard the story, they can discuss the characters and then make puppets. These could be drawn on paper, painted or even be 3D models from junk modelling. It is completely up to them.
The second challenge is to discuss the setting in the story and then make a bridge. Ask your child what they think a bridge can be made from and explore these ideas such as Duplo or paper.
Once you have a sturdy bridge your child can explore placing the troll ‘on’, ‘under’, ‘next to’, ‘behind’ and ‘in front’ of it.
We will use these props again tomorrow so please keep them safe.
Please feel free to work together as a family on this and include any siblings that may be interested.
We look forward to seeing your creations.

We will miss you all and look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Please do contact us through Tapestry if we can help with anything.

Kind Regards,

Miss Hutchinson and Mrs Gray

Week 1 – W/C 4th January 2021

Suggested Timetable

 

Please find below a suggested timetable that can be used as a guide to support your child with their home learning. There are two video tutorials a day which should be watched first and then activities to follow. Please follow the button at the top of the page to take you to home learning video tutorials. We look forward to seeing your child’s learning on Tapestry.

If you would like to print the timetable, here is a PDF version. FS1 week 1 suggested timetable to print  

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th January 

Session 1: Book of the week

 

This week we will learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Please start by watching the first video tutorial where we share the story with the children. We then have some challenges for your child to complete. Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

Using the characters and the bridge that the children made yesterday, we would like them to now act out the story. Please encourage them to use well known phrases from the story such as ‘Who’s that trip-trapping over my bridge?” If they are finding this a little bit difficult, please don’t worry. You could play the video tutorial of the story again for the children to act out as they listen to it.

 

Challenge 2

We would like your child to have a go at drawing or painting a troll under a bridge. They can use any media for this, however we would like you to ask them to think about the colours they will need and to think about the features that the troll will have.

Session 2: Maths

 

Today in maths we are working on saying numerals in order to 20, recognising numerals to 5 and beyond, as well as matching the correct amount of objects to a numeral. We have attached some numerals that you can print out and use at home, alternatively you could write them on paper for your child to use. For the following challenges you will also need 15 objects, these can be anything such as buttons, blocks or small world animals. Please start with the video tutorial. Video Tutorials Numerals 1-10

 

Challenge 1

Following on from the tutorial, it is now your child’s turn to order numerals 1-5 and add the correct amount of objects to each number. You could extend this further by using numerals 6-10.

 

Challenge 2

Your child could go on a number hunt around the house or local area, identifying different numerals that they can see. As an extension of this, they may want to clap that amount, so 6 claps if they can find the numeral 6. Some examples would be page numbers in a book, a clock, house number and food packaging. We look forward to finding out about their discoveries!

 

 

Thursday 7th January

Session 1: RE Getting to know Jesus

Today we will be learning about how Jesus has a great love for each one of us and we will think of ways that we can show our love for Jesus. Please start by watching the RE video tutorial which includes our question of the day, RE and a prayer. There are also questions within the tutorial that you can discuss as a family. Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

We would like your child to draw or paint a happy face, this could be done using any media. Please encourage your child to look in a mirror beforehand and notice what their face looks like when they are happy. Do they notice their smile? They can then include a smile in their picture. Please keep these safe as we will look at them again next week in RE.

 

Challenge 2

Please discuss as a family what makes you feel happy and what you could all do to help other people feel happy. You could pass an object around, such as a soft toy and whoever has the object can then share their experiences. We would love to find out about your child’s ideas so please let us know on Tapestry.

 

Session 2: Phonics

In phonics today we will be blending sounds together, learning about the sound ‘a’ and making some ‘silly soup’ with objects or pictures that start with an ‘a’ sound.  Please read the challenges below before watching the video tutorial, as they will be mentioned within it. Video Tutorials

 

Challenge 1

Can your child find the letter ‘a’ in the house? Perhaps in books or on food packaging? We would love to find out about where they found some, please let us know through Tapestry. There will be the opportunity to do this challenge within the video tutorial.

 

Challenge 2

We are going to make some ‘silly soup’! There will be the opportunity to do this within the video tutorial, however beforehand you may want to get a mixing bowl, spoon and some objects starting with the ‘a’ sound together. These could be objects from within the home, pictures that your child has drawn or you could print out the examples below. The rules of today’s ‘silly soup’ are that only objects starting with an ‘a’ sound can be ingredients, so to challenge your child please add another couple of objects that start with a different sound. Please keep these objects or pictures safe, ready for next week. 

‘A’ words for Silly Soup

 

Friday 8th January 2021

Session 1: Maths

To end the week we will be singing some nursery rhymes and number rhymes. Please complete challenge one before watching the video tutorial today, as the resources that you make can be used as props. Video Tutorial  

 

Challenge 1

The challenge today is to make, paint or draw five ducks. Please encourage your child to keep counting the ducks as they make them and discuss how many more they need to make five. If they end up with too many, please discuss how many they need to take away. The ducks could be drawn, painted, made from play dough, box modelling or anything else that you have in the house that would be suitable. If the ducks are on paper please cut them out, so that the children can take one away during the number rhyme in the video tutorial.

 

Challenge 2

The next challenge is to join in with the number rhyme within the video tutorial. Please make sure that the ducks that the child made in challenge 1 are dry and ready to be lined up and moved. Your child may then want to sing it independently.

 

Session 2: PE

Challenge 1

For today’s starter in PE, we will be joining ‘Jump Start Jonny’. He creates simple workouts for children to join in with, so please make sure there is room for your child to move around as they watch it. There are a few free videos to choose from, however our class favourite has been ‘I like to move it’.

Jump Start Jonny

 

Challenge 2

We would like your child to make their own obstacle course. Please support them in using objects from around the home, to make a course with parts that they can go under, over or through. They may also want to include some jumping, hopping and even walking backwards. It is completely up to you as a family based on the resources that have available within your house or garden.  Please do send us any videos or photographs of this, as we would love to see what you all come up with. Good luck and have lots of fun together.