Good morning FS – Friday 22nd May ☀️🐛🐞🐌🦋🐝😊

Can you believe it’s Friday again. What another fantastic week it’s been. You have been so busy with many home learning activities, learning new life skills, practising tricky things and having lots of fun in the sun. Very proud of everything you are achieving and keeping busy with at home Here’s a selection of pictures from yesterday. Warning long post below.

Minibeasts – Superworm week

Activity – My interesting worm information – I found out that there are World Worm Charming Championships, the contestants are given a small area of soil/grass and a time limit to encourage the most worms to come to the surface by doing a dance.

Activity 2 – Seeing as we had some rain this morning (hopefully the sun will shine later) and to have some Friday fun let’s get moving. Can you create your own worm dance? Think about your favourite music or tune you could use, you could even chant the Superworm chant while moving, what will you wear for your dance? Practise your dance then ask your grown up to film your performance. Why not get your family involved and joining in too. I would love to see some of your dances or actions so feel free to email me any and I will post on the blog. If the video is too large to email you can upload it onto Vimeo for free and send me the link. Feel free to email if you have any questions about this.

I have also attached below some minibeast actions and activity challenges you might like to have some fun with.

Great Science Share – Another dancing challenge you might enjoy is the Great Science Groove-along. Mrs Platten our Science co-ordinator has given us the opportunity to be part of The Great Science Share. It is a project asking as many children and families as possible to take part in the Groove-along. You need to watch the video which takes you through the simple dance steps needed to perform and how to film it. You can submit your video to be included as part of a national video montage.

You can find out more about it on the main National Share website here: https://www.greatscienceshare.org/getinvolved2020#get-involved2020 There are also weekly themes you can take part in.

Activity 2 – This week we have been looking at lots of different minibeasts and you have thought about your favourite minibeast. Can you now ask your family what their favourite minibeast is? You could even ring/video call other family members grandparents etc and ask them too. Have a go at making a list with your grown up of your families favourite minibeasts. This could be done on plain paper, I have also attached some resources below if you wish to use or for ideas. You could use these minibeasts or make a list of your own by drawing your own.

Why not have a go at completing a minibeast bar graph. You could even create your own with the results you collect.

Take time today, over the weekend and through half term to have a go at any activities you haven’t yet done and would like to. I have also posted LOTS more resources below if you wish to use them or want any more ideas for your own activities. There is phonics, maths and colouring activities.

Ongoing – FS1’s keep practising and having fun with your letters, name writing, mark making and numbers.
FS2’s Please keep practising your phonics sounds, tricky words and reading. Take some time to look back over past blog posts which offer lots of website links and videos for phonics, reading and maths. Also remember to check the ideas on the first home learning letter that came home when school first closed. Feel free to email me if you need any more support or ideas.

Have a good day and a great half term. Have lots of fun. Take care and stay safe. Miss Mc x

Good morning FS – Thursday 21st May ☀️🐛🐞🐝🐜🐌🦋

What a beautiful (and very hot) day it was yesterday. It was lovely to see and hear of you enjoying the sunshine outdoors. Have a look at what you got up to – fab minibeast hunt pictures and fun in the sun.

Something happened to Libby’s worms overnight – let’s have a look. Password – worms2.

Minibeast week – Superworm

Why not start today with some Cosmic Kids Yoga all about bugs.

Activity

Activity 1 – It’s definitely another day to get outside in the sunshine today. Can you make a nature collage picture outside. Choose a minibeast – it could be one you found yesterday or make up your own and see what you can find around your garden or out on your walk to make your collage. You could also make your own picture collage. Make sure you ask your grown up before picking things for your college. There will be lots on the ground you could use leaves, twigs etc. If you can’t find much on the ground you could use chalk or objects in your garden. Below are some pictures if you need any ideas. Have fun with it and I look forward to seeing your collages.

Activity 2 – Think about where you saw the different minibeasts yesterday. If you haven’t been on your minibeast hunt you could do that today. Where do different minibeasts live? Can you make a list of where different minibeasts live? You could pick 3 minibeasts and tell your grown up where they might like to be – in the soil, on a flower, by a pond. This can be done on plain paper – I made a quick table your grown up could help you with or write for you. I have attached some resources below if you wish to use or for ideas. FS2 use your phonics to help you sound out.

Number activity

You could watch the story “I can only draw worms” by Will Mabbitt on You Tube.
Or watch step by step how to draw your own worm.
Number lines starting at different numbers.

Number time – Can you draw your own worm number line? You could do a 1-10 or a 1-20 number line (choose the activity that suits your child). You could start at different numbers and count on. Can you count backwards using your number line? I have attached some worms below you could use instead of drawing your own or your grown up could draw some for you.

I have also attached some Minibeast counting activities you might like to have a go at.

Please remember these activities and ideas are there if you would like them, you could choose 1 or have a go at a few.
Here is the picture of the worm I found yesterday – I actually think it was the real Superworm it was that long and looked super strong. I am saving my worm fact for you for tomorrow’s fun Friday activity.

Have a lovely day in the sun and enjoy the outdoors. Miss Mc

FS2 Reading – if you haven’t already check out Oxford Owl online ebooks. It’s free to sign up and they have a great selection of ebooks online. A good one for for today is ‘An Odd Bug’.

Good morning FS – Wednesday 20th May ☀️🐛☺️

Another fab day of home learning activities – Foundation Stage you are just wow’ing us. Here’s a selection of your fab activities from yesterday.

Minibeasts – Superworm week

Activity

Activity 1 – With the sun shining today let’s get outside. Can you go on a minibeast hunt? Head outdoors this could be in your garden or for a walk in the sunshine, what can you find? Remember to be really careful if you find any and look after them. Where do you think you’ll find different minibeasts? On the ground? The grass? The soil? In water? Can you record and write down what you find and how many? This could be a picture or a label with lines, dots or the number for how many. You can do this on plain paper or I have attached some resources below if you wish to use for ideas. What’s the biggest minibeast you can find and the smallest? How do you know it’s a minibeast? I am also going to head out and see what I can find. I would love to see pictures of what you find. Have fun.

Activity 2 – Did you find any minibeasts? Think about what you saw (if anything). What is a minibeast? Now choose your favourite minibeast and see if you can find out any facts or interesting information about that minibeast. You could copy some facts of the internet, tell me anything you already know or record one cool fact you found out. You could tell me what your favourite minibeast: can do, looks like or what it does. This could be on paper, your grown up could write it down for you or you could ask your grown up to record you saying your fact. I have attached some resources below if you want to use for any ideas.
FS2’s you could make a minibeast fact file with what you found out.

I have found out some funny facts about worms that I will share with you for tomorrow’s activity. Below are some great websites if you wish to use.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/05/minibeast-facts/

https://www.mylearning.org/stories/minibeasts/58

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-04-18/cbeebies-eight-minibeast-facts-for-children/

Minibeast counting

Have a sing and count along. How many different types of minibeasts can you see in the video?
FS2 challenge – After you’ve counted along, can you count in 10’s after each set of minibeasts?

Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine. I look forward to seeing what you get busy with today. Miss Mc.

Good morning FS – Tuesday 19th May 🐛📏

What a fab start to the week. Some amazing worm lengths were sorted and you have wow’d me with your rhyming work. What superstars! 🌟 Here’s a selection from yesterday’s activities and today’s activities further down.

Minibeast Superworm week

Did you have a think about what happens next in the story? Shall we see if you were right? Here’s Max’s prediction followed by the 2nd part of the story (you could watch part 1 from yesterday again first then follow on with this one). Thomas knows the story well and retold in his own words.

Activity

Activity 1 – Talk together and tell your grown up any words you can think of (this is a good start to tomorrow’s activity). Can you think of 4 words to describe a worm? Your adult could write down your words, you could copy the words, video you saying the words or FS2 you could use your phonics to sound the words out (choose the activity to suit your child). You could even just practice your name or write some tricky words on worms. Below are some resources if you can and wish to print or use as ideas. Adults you could draw some worms for your child to mark make/write on. There are also some pencil control activities if you would like some ideas or can print.
FS2’s – Once you have your worm words, there is a worm poem attached below you could have a go at. Can you write 1 short sentence for each letter?

Here’s a worm I started on pic collage using a worm template if you wanted another idea.

Activity

Activity 2 – Can you make your own worms and worm patterns? You could use paint and string/wool like in the ideas above or you could make your own worm or worm pictures. You could make some play-doh and make play-doh worms (if you haven’t already), stuff a sock or some tights with paper or newspaper and make some eyes for it, draw wiggly worms with colours, chalk or water and paintbrushes outside or use string/wool and wrap it around a cut out worm shaped bit of cardboard. The picture below has more ideas if you wish to use them and I have attached an idea below if you can and wish to print or use for ideas.

Maths time – Measuring worms

Today’s maths comes from Libby, Iris and Matthew. One of yesterday’s activities was to make your own worm family. Lots of you used the worm length ordering activity, some of you made play-doh worms and lots of you drew your own worm family. If you haven’t yet you could do that today (some pictures from yesterday’s activities above if you need any ideas).
Today I want you to see if you can measure your worm family. You could do this in non-standard units using objects in the house to measure e.g. pasta, hair grips or paper clips OR you could use a ruler or measuring tape if you have one. Talk to your child about the numbers and see if they can measure how long each worm is. For example – “the longest worm is 10 pasta pieces long” “the shortest worm is 1 paper clip long” or see if your child can use the numbers on the ruler/measuring tape and talk about measuring in CM (centimetres) – “the longest worm is 16cm long”. Can you compare the numbers using more/less. Can you write the numbers of how long each worm is?
Watch Libby below talking about her worm family length sizes (password – worms). Well done Libby – this was tricky. I have also attached some more measuring ideas below if you would like any more ideas (Or if you have already measured).

Remember these are a selection of activities and ideas, you could have a go at 1 of them or all of them -today and throughout the week.

Have a great day and have fun, Miss Mc.

Good morning FS – Monday 18th May 😊

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Here’s a few more pics from last week’s activities and a few from the weekend. Are you ready for another fab week?

Minibeast week Superworm

This week we are looking at the story ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. It’s a longer story so I am splitting the story into 2 parts. Enjoy part 1.

Monday moves – Can you wriggle like a worm? We would love to see your worm wriggling pictures.

Activity

Activity 1 – Superworm has lots of rhyming words throughout the story. Did you hear any? Can you tell your grown up any rhyming words you heard – you might need to listen to the story again. Can you copy any of the words that rhyme or tell your grown up and make a list together.
Can you make a list of words that rhyme with; cat, dog, pen ? FS2’s use your phonics to help write your list.
I have attached some resources below if you can and wish to print or use for ideas.

Activity 2 – Can you put the Superworm family into the correct size order? You could cut and stick the sheets attached below or draw your own different size worms. Can you label your worms with names or with family member names? Use your sounds and phonics to help you.

Extra Challenge – Listen to the story again – what do you think is going to happen next? Can you talk about the characters and what you think they might do. If you know the story can you tell your grown up if you remember what happens next?

Finally for today – Mrs Brompton has been getting creative and has made a lovely word art picture for everyone. You could have a go at making your own – you could draw and write your own with help if you need it or you could use an app with a grown up to make one. You could use your family member names or make one about your friends. There are lots of apps you can download for free on you phone, tablet or iPad – if you search: Word art.

Remember these ideas and activities are there if you would like to have a go. Have lots of fun whilst doing them and enjoy.
Have a great Monday, Miss Mc.

Good Morning FS – Friday 15th May 🕷🕸👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

What another great week of home learning. We are so proud of all you are doing and achieving at home. Few more pictures below of what you have been busy with.
Warning – long post and lots to read below so keep scrolling down. Today’s ideas and lots of phonics and reading info at the bottom.

Have you had a try at the spider counting challenge from Wednesday? It’s tricky. How could you count them all? Could you put them into groups or cross them off as you count them. If you haven’t had a try yet why not ask an adult to help you. Spiders counted so far…

Libby’s family all got different numbers. I keep getting different numbers every time I count. Today I am going to have a go at putting them into 2’s, 5’s or 10’s to help me count. Why not have a try.

Spider week
Today we are going to have a finishing off and fun Friday. It’s been another busy week and there has been lots of activities and ideas posted throughout the week. You have worked hard and I am so proud of what you are achieving. Please take time today to finish or have a go at anything else you would like to from this week.

I haven’t seen any pictures of spiders you’ve found yet, so with the weather warming up maybe today you could get into the garden and see if you can find any. You could take a picture and label it using pic collage. Why not draw your own spider. Activity below if you would like it.

Activity – Can you find a spider outside (or in the house) and take a picture of it? Or can you draw your own spider? Can you label your spider? Tell your grown up what parts of the spider you know (head, body, legs etc). Have a go at labelling your spider. What would you call your spider? FS2’s can you write 1 sentence about your spider?

Below are LOTS of resources if you can and wish to print or ideas to make your own – spider labelling, Spider life cycle, Spider-Man mask, colouring activities and more.

A real challenge – why not talk about the body parts of a spider – parts of a spider labelling below.

Some maths activities to print or use pic college on your phone, tablet or iPad.

Don’ forget the Purple Mash 2Do challenges if you would like them. I have an extra maths challenge I will post a little later if you would like to have a go. Don’t forget Matthew’s reading challenge – where is the most unusual place you can look at or read a book? Don’t forget to send me you pictures – email or upload to Evidence Me.

Most important of all today and this weekend, take lots of time to play. Whenever you are playing, you are learning so have fun and enjoy learning new things and life skills. Please remember all these activities are just ideas if you would like them.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend – enjoy the sunshine. Miss Mc

Phonics Focus
FS2 – Please keep practicing all phase 2 and 3 sounds and tricky words and phase 4 tricky words. This should ideally be done daily just a short 10-15 minutes going through all the sounds will really help to consolidate them.
FS1 – Can you join in with some of the phase 2 sounds? Why not have a try.
Phase 2 –

Phase 3 –

FS1 – Have a go joining in with the video below.

FS2 Reading

Again please keep practicing reading as much as possible. There are so many websites with great online books. Simply Phonics has some great reading activities. The videos below are great for reading sentences and longer words. Try them with the sound off.

Then try part 2 …

Online reading and resources

The link below takes you to some instant online phonics decodable books – stick to the red/yellow band books (they are American so some words you will need to swap – mom – mum).

https://rolls.bublup.com/abctutor/free-decodable-books

Reading comprehension activities –

Below is the blog post from 19/3/2020 that has some great reading links.

Children can download free eBooks from the library, they just need a library membership and pin number, but it’s free to join and can be done online.

There’s lots of great children’s eBooks/eAudiobooks and some interesting magazines like National Geographic etc that may be of interest.

Join the library here (click the online option) https://library.eastriding.gov.uk/web/arena/self-registration

For eBooks and eAudiobooks, download the Borrowbox App from Play Store/App Store – guidance here: https://www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/libraries-online/ebook-instructions/

Other links to eBooks and stories online; 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Good morning FS – Thursday 14th May 🕷🕸

It’s been lovely to see so many of you having a go at the positional language activities and having lots of fun with it.

Some videos and pictures to share with you today. There are lots so keeping going down. How fab is Kip and his sister Nancy’s VE Day dancing – amazing! Just enter password ‘Veday’ to watch below. Today’s activities at the bottom.

Kip’s super retelling the story. Password ‘Spider‘.

Amazing positional language from Bayden.

‘Where’s Libby’ great positional language.

Matthew confidently using positional language with Buzz Lightyear.

Spider week

I hope you are enjoying the activities this week so far. You have done amazing with ‘The Very Busy Spider’ story, so many fantastic creations and activities completed. Today I am going to share our next story about a spider with you. Watch and enjoy the story below.

Activity
Thinking about both stories you have now heard – ‘The Very Busy Spider’ and ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider’, today we are going to look at similarities and differences – things that are the same and things that are different.

Activity 1 – Can you talk about some of the things that are the same and the things that are different in the two stories? Your grown up could video you saying some of these things. You could have a go at writing using your phonics or coping some words or ask your grown up to write what you say. I have attached some resources below if you can and wish to print, they might give you some more ideas. You could make a simple list like I’ve started…

Activity 2 – Next have a go at comparing some different things. Can you tell your grown up any similarities and differences with the things below. Again your grown up could write or record what you say or FS2’s have a go at writing 1 word for each thing.

Why not have a look around your house – can you find things that are the same and things that are different? Can you find 5 things that are similar and 5 things that are different. How are you similar and different to your family members?

Remember these are just ideas, you could have a go at 1 of them or have a go at all of them. Did you manage to count all the spiders yesterday? If you haven’t had a go yet have a try today or have a guess if you’re not sure – there are so many to count you will need some help (yesterday’s tea time blog post).
Also don’t forget the reading challenge set by Matthew. He says “Where is the most unusual place you can read or look at a book or share a book with a grown up? He read his in his car. 🚗📖 Send me your pictures when you find the most unusual place – this challenge is for the rest of the week too.
I will post some Maths activities at lunch time for you to have a go at this afternoon if you would like to.

Have a great day, feel to email if you need any help or have any questions about today’s activities.
Miss Mc 😊