Room on the Broom

We have had another busy week in Foundation Stage. We have continued the theme of Funny Bones and introduced Room on the Broom focused activities.

Foundation Stage 1 children have continued with lots of listening activities in their phonics sessions. There are lots of listening activities on You Tube you can play to practise with your child.

Foundation Stage 2 children are building their recall and recognition of the sounds s,a, t, p, i, n, m and d. They are continuing to practise rhythm and rhyming and blending sounds together for reading. As soon as each set of letters is introduced, children are encouraged to use their knowledge of the letter sounds to blend and sound out words. For example, they will learn to blend the sounds s-a-t to make the word sat. They will also start learning to segment words. For example, they might be asked to find the letter sounds that make the word tap. It is important that children can blend both real and nonsense words, eg pat and tis. While they are developing these skills, we continue to practise listening skills, identifying sounds at the beginning of words and matching the written letter (grapheme).

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

Super Storytelling and Role Play

We’ve had a great week in Foundation Stage, retelling stories, making skeleton masks, having fun on the stage and completing lots of Funny Bones challenges.

Phonics

Foundation Stage One have been playing with sounds. They have been listening carefully to sounds around them, making sounds with musical instruments, body percussion and investigation rhythm and rhyme. There are lots of ways you can practise these skills at home. Here are some ideas:

Foundation Stage Two children have been learning/recapping the sounds s,a,t,p,i,n. Listening is really important before the children begin to read so some of the above activities may also be suitable for FS2 children. We have also been practising some early reading skills: rhyming, alliteration and counting the ‘beats’ in words. These are key skills which form the foundations for reading and writing and should continue to be practised as the children begin to learn to recognise the written letter(s) (graphemes) and sounds (phonemes).

Here are some ideas for practising at home:

Friday 17th July – A final farewell from me.

I cannot believe it’s the last day and the summer holidays are here. It certainly isn’t the way I thought we would be ending our school year. It has been an absolute pleasure teaching you in FS and I think you’ll all agree it took some adapting back in March when we all had to begin home learning. I think we should all be proud of ourselves, your mummy’s and daddy’s too. I’m so glad we had the blog and Evidence Me so I could still see what everyone was getting up to and was lovely for you to still be able to share your work with me. Well done on everything you’ve achieved this school year at home and at school. Keep being stars and shining bright.
I’ve heard there is a beautiful present at school which Mr Barnes is going to kindly deliver tonight and I will post a final thank you once I have received it. So kind and thoughtful 🥰 .

I hope you all received the little notebook and pencil from me, I’ve heard lots of you have been busy drawing and writing in these already. I’m gutted I wasn’t able to see everyone but was lovely to see lots of you on Tuesday when I was in. So here is a final little message from me.

Have a great last day, have fun, party and lots of outside play in this beautiful sunshine. Take care, stay safe and have a fantastic summer holiday. I will see you all in September when I visit with the new addition 😊 Lots of love Miss McIntyre x

Sports week round up 🏀 ⚾️ 🏈 🎾

Another fab week, well done to everyone that completed activities and had a great sports week. Take a look below at some of your activities. Keep scrolling down for today’s FS Friday activity and a message about next week.

Matthew and sister Emily’s sack race.

I had to share this video from Thomas and brother Leo – dancing Glastonbury style last week. Great fun!

So this week was the last of the subject activity posts, remember to check out today’s spelling and French activities. Next week is our last week of the school year – I can’t quite believe it. We have lots of fun activities planned for you on the home learning blog. Remember to check back here on the FS blog next Friday for an end of year message from me.

FS Friday treat

With the weather being a bit dull and drizzly I thought you might enjoy watching a sporty Numberblocks today. You could even have a go at making your own Numberblocks.
Enjoy and have a fab weekend. Miss Mc 😊

What a creative week 🎨

I hope you’ve all enjoyed creative arts week. It’s been lovely to see so many different creations and artwork. Below is just a selection of your amazing activities from this week. Keep scrolling to the bottom to see today’s treat activities for foundation Stage.

Friday activities

Seeing as today is a bit of a rainy day I thought you might like some more indoor art activities. The link below has 10 all time favourite art activities – there really are some fun activities from salt painting to nature sun catchers to marble painting. Click on each activity or the website to find out more.

Here’s one your grown-ups may remember. This next activity will be too wet outside today so you could have a go inside or get planning your ideas and have a go over the weekend. Watch the video below to see a ‘big art‘ creation from the art programme Art Attack, this was one of my favourite things to watch when I was younger. Why not watch some more Art Attack episodes and see what else you could create. Enjoy, have fun and have a lovely weekend.
Miss Mc

Fantastic picnic week 🧺 we’ve certainly had the ☀ for it 😊

I hope you all enjoyed ‘National Picnic Week’ and have got out for a picnic in the beautiful sunshine. There has been so many fantastic activities completed again. Here is just a selection of your fab pictures and activities from this week, see if you can spot yourself or the activities you did.
Remember to scroll down to the bottom where there is a little Friday treat just for foundation stage 😊.

Some Friday fun for foundation Stage …

A few activities to choose from today. Remember you could have a go at one of them or a few but have fun.

Today I thought it would be fun to make daisy chains, hopefully it’s going to be a little cooler today. Have a hunt in your garden or if you go for a walk and see if you can find any daisies, collect as many as you can. Watch the video below carefully to see what to do. You may need to ask an adult to help you.

Another activity you might like to do today is design your very own picnic. When things get back to normal and we can see everyone we would like to; who would you most like to go on a picnic with?

Can you draw a picture of who you would take on your picnic, it could be your friends or family. You could draw this on plain paper or I have attached a picnic blanket if you are able to print. You could just take pictures of a picnic you might be going on at the weekend. You could also write an invitation to invite who you choose on your picnic. I have set a Purple Mash to do picnic invitation if you wish to have a go.
I have also attached some fun picnic activities if you wish to have a go today or over the weekend. Remember these are just ideas if you would like them.

Now here’s a little to treat to chill with this afternoon, enjoy and have a lovely weekend. Also, enjoy anymore picnics you might go on. Miss Mc

What a wonderful ‘Into the Woods’ week 🌳

Another long post below full of fantastic pictures and more – keep reading to the end! I hope you all enjoyed going ‘Into the Woods’ this week. There has been more amazing activities completed. Here is just a selection of your fab pictures and activities from this week (there was soooo many fab activities uploaded/emailed), can you spot yourself or your picture? At the bottom is a little Friday treat just for foundation stage 😊.

Foundation Stage Friday treat activities

Once you have collected your small nature objects see if you can make a nature smiley face to make us smile when it’s raining. Upload or send me any smiley faces and I will post a smiley nature collage picture to make us all smile on Sunday. Have fun.

A sneak peek at next week’s theme …

Don’t forget to keep practicing your phonics, reading and counting. Look back at previous FS blog posts for resources/helpful websites or email me if you need any support.
Have a fab weekend, Miss Mc 😊