Welcome to Foundation 1 (Ash Class)
Mrs Jones (class teacher) and Miss Jones (teaching assistant) welcome back the F1 children and those who are new to us in the summer term.
We are also pleased to welcome Mrs Creighton (teaching assistant).
This term we have 3 groups: Green Triangles (Mrs Jones), Red Circles (Miss Jones) and Blue Squares (Mrs Creighton).
We learn through play and practical activities both inside and outside every day with a mixture of adult-led teaching and plenty of opportunities for children to select their own learning.
On Wednesdays the children need to come to school in suitable outdoor clothing and wellingtons or strong footwear as most of the session is outdoor learning. Please ensure that your child has a warm, waterproof coat and a hat in cold weather.
We love to dig and plant in our garden and may get quite messy so old clothes are ideal.
Our topics in the summer term are: All Things Bright and Beautiful and Amazing Animals.
Bouncing Back in Foundation 1
Everyone is excited to be back at nursery where we are enjoying our new play areas and equipment which is helping us to learn about sharing and taking turns and to develop our physical skills.
We hope you enjoy the photos-
Enjoying learning in our lovely outdoor area:
F1 Fun Day
Here we are having a great time on our fun day. All the activities were set out as an obstacle course:
F1 had a great time learning outdoors. Firstly, we read a story called "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, then we looked for the bear that was hiding outside. We made dens for the bear to hide inside. After that, we learned about creatures that live around us and counted how many legs they have. Looking for worms was the favourite activity and we found out that they have no legs!
This is a song that we enjoy singing in F1 and it helps us to learn about simple shapes. You can find this on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs or type in The Shapes Song on YouTube
Helping your child with Maths
Enjoy helping your child to learn maths skills using simple fun activities. Cbeebies has a great site that gives you lots of help with this. Have a look at the web-link and try some of the activities:
Hungry Little Minds
This is a website for parents/carers with young children. There are lots of useful ideas for fun activities. Take a look:
Tiny Happy People
There are activities and information on this site for children from birth to 5 years, including a section for 3-4 years which is relevant for our F1 children. The activities are fun and can be done easily at home with resources that can be found around the house and garden.
The National Literacy Trust's Family Zone
Have a look at this site to find video stories read by the author, such as Now Wash Your Hands by Tony Ross. It is good for children to hear stories read out loud as it helps them to use expression and become more fluent readers.
Learning the alphabet
Here is a video that we enjoy singing along to when we are learning our alphabet:
Don't be surprised if your child does an action for each letter too!
Keeping your child safe online
Children often spend time on devices to use online sites which is a useful way for them to learn about the world around them. However, it is vitally important to keep children safe whilst using them.
This is a government document giving advice that will help you to keep your child safe while they are online:
Nottinghamshire Children's Centre Service
This service provides lots of support for families with young children:
More useful websites:
BBC School Radio- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-medleys/zf2792p nursery rhymes
BBC School Radio-https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-counting-songs/zn67kmn counting songs
There are lots of songs on these websites that will help your child with their listening skills as well as counting and shape recognition skills. Enjoy!