Foundation Stage - Home Learning Ideas
We hope you are all staying safe and at home. We will be updating this page weekly and keeping you updated via Tapestry.
Monday 6th April Update
Just wanted to share that the author Tom Fletcher is going to be reading one of his children's books every Monday @6:30pm live from his YouTube channel (click here).
Friday 3rd April Update
Miss Archer and Miss Bennett and the FS team are all well and hope you have had a successful couple of weeks of home learning. Below we have added some Easter Activities (click on the daffodil) for you to complete over the next two weeks!
We hope that you have a lovely couple of weeks and we look forward to seeing your activities on Tapestry.
Why is there a yellow book in my child’s book bag?
Please can your child use this book to record any work they do at home (practising letters, numbers, sentence writing). As well as tasks set by the school. We ask that this book be used by the children to show the work they do themselves, once directed, as independently as possible.
In order to support your child’s learning, we have created a list of activities below to be completed while you are at home.
Daily Suggested Activities
Practising Phonic sounds: If possible everyday go over the sounds with your child. Watch the ‘Jolly Phonic Songs’. Refer to the Phonics Star on the Foundation Stage page for help, ideas and games (Phonics Play).
Letter formation: Your child can practise writing their letters in the yellow book, ensuring they form them the correct way and are written right way round. For support go to Teach Handwriting.
Number formation: Watch ‘Ten Town’ with your child and use the rhymes to practise forming their numbers in the yellow book.
PE: Joe Wicks a fitness coach is releasing a YouTube video every morning @9:00am (click here). He will be doing a short, easy workout for children of all ages to follow. Other useful videos to use: Cosmic Yoga, Trolls Dance, Move and Freeze.
In order to help your child’s reading progression, there are additional books in their book bag. Please read with them and record in Reading Record books. Please also record any books from home they have read – these can be storybooks, recipe books, comics, etc!
We would like you to read 5 times a week.
Online Ebooks - Oxford Owl
Once in the website, click on 'My class login' in the top right hand corner
Caterpillar Class Ladybird Class
Username: manorfieldcat Username: manorfieldlady
Password: cat 123 Password: lady123
Once in the website, click on 'Class sign in' and enter log in details.
Caterpillar Class Ladybird Class
Username: cat123 Username: lady123
Password: tentown Password: tentown
Login information in green reading record books
Other Useful Websites
BBC Bitesize – KS1
This is a good website with a range of different games and activities to help your child’s learning across the curriculum.
Use this opportunity to teach your child how to dress themselves and zip up their own coat. Encourage your child to help you around the house:
Load and empty the dishwasher / Wash and dry the dishes (Be careful of sharp objects)
Make their own bed
Set the table with place mats and cutlery
Help with the cooking
Tidy their own bedroom and toys in other rooms
How does Tapestry work?
Staff have iPads in the classroom with the Tapestry app on them. Each member of staff has a unique login to enable them to access the pupils. When an adult observes your child making a step in their learning they write an observation and a photo/ video maybe attached.
How can parents/carers use Tapestry?
You can write a positive comment or give positive feedback about the learning taking place or add anything that you feel could add more insight into the observation. You can upload any photographs or short videos of a family day out, your child riding a bike, reading a book at home or a religious celebration. If you have any queries about logging in or your child's journal then you can book an appointment with Miss Archer or Miss Bennett.
How can I access Tapestry?
You will have a unique username and password.
https://tapestryjournal.com or you can download the app on all smartphones.