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 autumn 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.
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 again in the autumn term.
Our topics in the autumn term are: All About Me and Fantastic Festivals.
This month, Northfield Primary and Nursery School are following a plan of learning which will support those children who have missed out during the Lockdown. We have called it Step-Up September. If you need more information about this you can read the document on this page.
In Foundation 1 (Nursery), we will be focusing on the three prime areas of learning that are part of our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. These include: Communication and Language, Personal and Social Development and Physical Development.
P.E. for under 5's
Here are some links with lovely ideas for physical and outdoor activities:
Balancing - My Little Friend
Using Objects - Target Games
Moving - Obstacle Course
Choo Choo Resource Card
Hand washing advice
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:
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.
Stories about COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Here are some stories for young children, but you may need to simplify them for your child, just pick out the most important facts and say them in a way that they will understand.
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!