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.
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.
Home Learning Activities
Here are some suggestions for keeping your child busy at home and to support their learning:
Snuggle down on a cold winter's evening to watch CBeebies Bedtime stories with the theme of Winter-
There are lots of lovely stories on this website.
Fun with Maths
Numberblocks is a great CBeebies programme for learning about numbers 1-10.
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
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.
These are short songs that focus on each day of the week.
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
The Milkshake Song
Koo Koo Kanga Roo-Milkshake
Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
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
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.
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!
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!