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"Learning is a journey, to be taken together, one step at a time."

Welcome to the Foundation Stage home learning area!

You can find a range of activities here that you can do with your children during school closures.

Don't forget to check out the Useful Websites page for more resources, games, activities and more!

We will be continually updating this page.


EYFS Curriculum and ELGs

Here is a copy of our EYFS curriculum with the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) highlighted in green. Children are expected to achieve these ELGs in each area by the end of their year in Foundation Stage.

EYFS_curriculum.pdf


Writing

Please continue to encourage independent writing and drawing at home. You could ask your child to write a list, a letter to a family member, a birthday card or write about a drawing they have done.

The following document shows the order in which we teach children how to correctly form their letters.

Letter Formation

This 'I Spy' picture sheet is one we find useful for the children to practise sounding out and writing simple CVC words. We have also used this resource to build into writing simple sentences beginning with 'I can see...'.

'I Spy' sheet

The following document can be used as prompts for writing.

Simple Sentence Prompts

The following documents have a picture stimulus if the children feel confident to write sentences on a more independent basis.

Park Beach Under the Sea Home Farm



Reading

Please continue to encourage your child to read through their reading books and support them to develop their comprehension by talking to your child about the story, characters and events.

We understand that if you are in self-isolation you will be unable to change your child's reading books, so therefore we ask that you read other books and material you have at home.

Here is a useful link to Phonics Play Comics which can be read online: https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html.

The following document has questions that you could ask before, during and after reading.

Questions

Phonics

To find out where your child is currently up to in their phonics learning, please see their blue books. Please be aware that your child will need support with any sounds and tricky words that have not yet been covered.

Sight Words

Phase 2

The sound mat and tricky word mat can be used for the children to consolidate these sounds and words.

Sound Mat and Tricky Words Tricky Word Bingo

The following activities are designed for your child to practise their reading skills.

Picture and Word Matching Picture and Caption Matching

The children have to read each word, if the word is a real word it goes into the treasure chest and if it is a nonsense word it goes into the bin.

Buried Treasure

The following Read and Race games require the children to use their blending skills to read a variety of words.

Read and Race 1 Read and Race 2 Read and Race 3 Read and Race 4 Read and Race 5 Read and Race 6

Phase 3

The sound mat and tricky word mat can be used for the children to consolidate these sounds and words.

Sound Mat and Tricky Words Tricky Word Bingo

The following activities are designed for your child to practise their reading skills.

Picture and Sentence Matching Questions

The children have to read each word, if the word is a real word it goes into the treasure chest and if it is a nonsense word it goes into the bin.

Buried Treasure

Phase 4

Sound Mat and Tricky Words Picture and Sentence Matching

Actiphons

A new Manx company for physical and online phonics activities.

Daily sessions are held between 10:00am -10:20am

Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Nursery and Reception.
Tuesday and Thursday for Year 1 & 2.

To access Actiphons, search for them on Facebook.


Maths

Here is a link to the White Rose Spring Guidance for Foundation Stage. We have used this document to guide our planning this year. We have covered all sections in this document apart from the 'Shape and Space' section at the end. Please feel free to repeat any of the suggested activities in the other sections with the children to consolidate and embed their knowledge.

Click here to find the White Rose Summer Guidance for Foundation Stage. Again we would be using this document to guide our planning this coming term. This content is not something which has already been covered in school, however the children will be building upon previously learnt skills as they handle larger numbers (11-20).

Also here is a lovely website which has lots of interactive games that your child can play to practise their Maths skills - Top Marks

Numberblocks

We use the Numberblocks videos to support our Maths learning. You can find all of the videos on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here.

Number Formation

Children can use these strips to practise their number formation to 20.

Number Formation

Counting

The following activities can be used to practise counting irregular arrangements of objects.

Counting an irregular arrangement to 5

Counting an irregular arrangement to 10

Counting an irregular arrangement to 20

Below we've uploaded flashcards that can be printed (or copied if you don't have access to a printer) to help the children with their subitising skills. Subitising is a skill whereby the children are able to recognise the total number of objects (in this case dots) without having to count each one individually. Find out more about subitising here.

You may find that your child needs to count each dot individually and that is absolutely fine - this is a new skill which needs to be practised and does not need to be secure by the end of Foundation Stage. We would suggest starting with the cards that show numbers up to 5 initially.

Subitising Flashcards

Addition & Subtraction

Below are some number sentence cards which can be used by the children to practise their addition and subtraction skills. They do not have to be printed out and can just be displayed on a screen for the children to see. The children can use whichever method they wish to solve the number sentences whether it be using physical objects (marbles, Lego pieces, etc), using their fingers or using the part-whole model (also posted below).

Tip: Make sure your child pays close attention to whether it is an addition number sentence with the + sign or a subtraction number sentence with the - sign.

Number bonds to 3 Number bonds to 4 & 5 Number bonds to 6 & 7 Number bonds to 8 & 9 Number bonds to 10 Number bonds to 11 Number bonds to 20

Blank Part-Whole Model

2D Shape

2D shape activities 2D Shape Poster 2D Shape Colouring More 2D Shape Activities

3D Shape

3D Shape Activities3D Shape Poster 3D Shape Challenge Cards 3D Shape Animal Nets 3D Shape Sorting Sheets

The following booklet can be worked through with your child.

Maths Booklet


Science Investigations

Here are a range of different science investigations you carry out with your children. We've also included prompt cards for each investigation full of questions you can ask your child in order to encourage scientific thinking, predictions and discussion.

Growing a Bean in a Bag

Growing a Bean in a Bag Growing a Bean in a Bag Prompt Card

What lives on us? A mouldy bread investigation.

This is a great investigation for children to think about and see the importance of hand washing!

What lives on us? What lives on us? Prompt Card

Make a Rainbow

Make a Rainbow Make a Rainbow Prompt Card

My Heart. An pulse investigation.

My Heart My Heart Prompt Card

Balancing Dragonfly

Balancing Dragonfly Balancing Dragonfly Prompt Card

Spider Webs

If you don't have a toy spider for this experiment you could always print and cut out the spider on the activity sheet.

Spider Webs Spider Webs Prompt Card


Practical Ideas

Here are some other practical ideas that you can do with your child.

FS Practical Ideas

30 Day Lego Challenge

10 Food Based sessions - https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/462629/10-food-based-sessions

This resource contains ten activity ideas which involve preparing healthy foods for different meals within the day. Linking to many aspects of the EYFS curriculum, they explore healthy eating and the importance of a healthy balanced diet. Through designed for EYFS the activities could be adapted for use across the primary phase. Each activity includes teachers’ notes, a letter to parents and information on safe food preparation.


P.E

Joe Wicks on YouTube (The Body Coach TV) is doing live streaming P.E lessons for children of all ages at 9:00am Mon-Fri. We've posted the link below.

Joe Wicks - The Body Coach TV

Go Noodle - a free website full of workout videos for your child. We use this in school so the children will be familiar with the content. We've posted the link below.

Go Noodle

Here are some Yoga cards you could do with your child.

Yoga Pose Cards


Easter

Here are a few challenges you could complete at home at Easter. Please make sure that if you go for an Easter walk, that you adhere to the advice about Social Distancing. If you are Self Isolating, this challenge can be completed in your garden.

Easter Home Challenges




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