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Welcome to Foundation 1 (Ash Class)


Mrs Jones (green triangles), Mrs Beaumont (red circles) and Miss Jones (blue squares) welcome back the F1 children and those who are new to us this 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.


Our topics this term are: All Things Bright and Beautiful (plants) and Amazing Animals.




Free audio and ebooks for you to enjoy online with your child :-)

All educational visits are cancelled until further notice.

Announcing "P.E with Joe" | Daily LIVE workouts for kids | The Body Coach

Starting Monday 23rd March I'm going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel. With the schools closed and with us all spending ...

P.E. for under 5's

The summer is coming! 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

Just to say that the F1 team hope that you and your family are all well and are keeping busy during this difficult time.

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

We would also like to keep in touch by phone every week, so you will be hearing from us soon.


Keep safe and well,

The F1 Team


Some of our Northfield staff have made a short video to make you smile. If you would like to watch this here's what you do-

Go to the Children drop down menu. Choose Home Learning. At the bottom of this page click on Video Centre. Enjoy!


Did you spot Mrs Beaumont and Miss Jones? smiley

We would like a say a big THANK YOU to those parents/carers and children who made a fantastic video for us. Your dancing and singing of Baby Shark was awesome, it really made us smile! laugh

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:

Listen to the story of Mr Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham.

This is a story we read last term, your child may remember and be able to join in with the animal sounds and some of the words.

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!

You are all special and we think you deserve a certificate.

You can download and print it if you are able.

 Take a look at some of our displays about Winter, Chinese New Year and Dinosaurs.
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Pancake races: Ready, steady, go!

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On Shrove Tuesday we went to KS1 Hall to have a pancake race. We all had fun holding the frying pan and trying not to drop the pancakes! Everyone had a special certificate to take home.

Library visit

F1 children visited the Mansfield Woodhouse Library on Thursday 5th March. We walked there and back after looking where to go on Google Street view before we set off. Thank you to all the parent/carer helpers who were able to come with us on that morning.

While we were at the library, we shared lots of lovely books. We would like to thank the library staff who helped us.



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World Book Day 

We dressed up in costumes of characters from the books by Jez Alborough. Everyone looked amazing and we had lots of fun!

White Post Farm Roadshow

We would like to say a big "Thank you" to Farmer Craig and Farmer Hayley who came to visit us and showed us some fantastic animals. The rabbits were very soft and furry and we noticed how long the rat's tail was. We were very brave as we stroked the snake and got very close to the big, hairy spider!