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Welcome to Foundation 1 (Ash Class)

 

Mrs Jones and Miss Jones welcome back the F1 children and those who are new to us in the spring term.

 

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.

 

Welly Wednesday

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. We will let you know in advance when we will start to do this in the spring term.

 

Our topics in the spring term are: Dangerous Dinosaurs and Transport.

 

 

 

Curriculum Overview Spring Term 2021

Home Learning Activities

Here are some suggestions for keeping your child busy at home and to support their learning:

 

Story Time

Snuggle down on a cold winter's evening to watch CBeebies Bedtime stories with the theme of Winter-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0872pd5/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-669-maureen-lipman-a-dot-in-the-snow

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ctrw/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-735-joanna-page-snow

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09jkzfp/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-608-suranne-jones-the-snowflake-mistake

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000crs7/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-734-gregory-porter-walking-in-a-winter-wonderland

 

There are lots of lovely stories on this website.

 

 

 

Fun with Maths

Numberblocks is a great CBeebies programme for learning about numbers 1-10. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgxq5qj5Mgo

Try this short clip- copy and paste the address into your browser or find it on YouTube by entering CBeebies Numberblocks A Star is Born

Shapes Song

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

 

Days of the Week Song

These songs will help your child to learn the names and order of the days of the week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/days-of-the-week

These are short songs that focus on each day of the week.

Keeping Active

 

In F1 the children joining in with action songs and moving around in different ways. Here are some action songs that we love to do:

 

Shake Your Sillies Out 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0&list=PLW9eOAw9JaIoVF9qTxW5D44mHTfkOQfae

 

The Milkshake Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9LLfv7yauM

Koo Koo Kanga Roo-Milkshake

 

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRgy-8Q0SE

 

Have fun!

 

 

Some ideas for things to do at home

 

If you need a few ideas, we have compiled a list of some useful websites that we often use with the children.

Have a look at the BBC links such as Hungry Little Minds and Tiny Happy People which have lots of information to support parents and carers. There are some great ideas for activities and ways of making learning fun; you will find the links on this web page.

 

Keep safe and well,

The F1 Team

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:

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3

 

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

 

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.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

 

 

 

 

 

Learning the alphabet

Here is a video that we enjoy singing along to when we are learning our alphabet:

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs

 

Don't be surprised if your child does an action for each letter too!

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!

 

 

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