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 😊

Wow – what an amazing ‘Under the Sea’ week it’s been!

WARNING ⚠️ Long post below full of pictures, videos and more – keep reading to the end! I hope you all enjoyed the first week of the new ‘Home learning blog’ (don’t forget to check there for today’s activities too) and had fun ‘Under the Sea’. There has been some 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😊.

I also received some fab videos I had to share them …

Password: fish

Let’s have some Friday fun … dress up and party under the sea.

To end a fantastic under the sea week why not get ready to go down into the ocean. You could have some fun today creating your own costume or under the sea equipment. I have posted some ideas below if you fancy having a go. You could become an ocean animal or even a deep sea diver. You could use those cardboard delivery boxes, clothes or paper. Then check out the video below ready to party.

Now, I hope you’ll join me with one of my favourite Disney songs. Let’s all join in with this Just Dance Disney party under the sea.

Have fun and well done again on such a fab week. Remember to check the ‘home learning blog’ for next week’s activities, then check back here next Friday. Have a great weekend, Miss Mc.

What stars you are 🌟 more pictures from this week below.

First of all I want to start by saying WOW! You really have wow’d us with everything you have been getting up to and achieving at home. What superstars you are! I also want to say a HUGE thank you to all the grown ups who have supported you whilst you have been at home.
Some of you will be returning to school next week and some of you will continue with home learning. The new whole school home learning blog will make it easier for all to access and ensure what is happening at school is what you have access to at home. Remember you can choose which activities you do or have a go at them all, you can change or adapt them to suit your child if needed.
Keep being stars 🌟

For those that are coming back in the next few weeks the story below might be nice to share with your child to help them understand that it will be a bit different. They will see and work with different adults in school Mrs Brompton, Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Gell and lots more of our wonderful staff. I am very sad not to be retuning to school just yet, but I am always here if you need anything. Feel free to email me on the FS class email if you have any questions or queries. I will be working from home and continuing to grow my bump 😊

You are all amazing! Look what you’ve been busy with this week. Keep sending me or uploading your activities and pictures, I will be posting on this blog every Friday a celebration of what you get up to.

I thought you might like this snail activity and story this afternoon seeing as it’s a bit rainy.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-playtime-snail/zvt9382

Have a fab weekend! Missing you all lots, Miss Mc x

Good morning FS – Friday 5th June 🐌🐳

It’s Friday yay! Sorry another longer post today. Today’s activities at the bottom.

Just a reminder that today will be the last time I post activities on this blog. This FS blog will change to a Friday only blog post celebrating photos and activities of all that you have been busy with from the home learning blog at home and in school. Remember there may be a Friday FS treat so check back on here every Friday and don’t forget to still send me pictures of what you have been getting up to and the activities you complete. Upload to Evidence me or email them to the FS class email.

We have some great fun activities planned and there will be 3 activities posted each day by all of us teachers on the home learning blog. I can share with you that we are starting with ‘Under the Sea’ theme to link to world ocean day on Monday which I know you’re going to love. Why not take a sneaky peek at some of the things you could join in with as well as all the activities set on the blog. Type in Google www.worldoceanday.school

Now back to today’s activities

Remember to look back over the week’s activities to see if there’s anything you haven’t done that you would like to.

Activity 1 – The snail goes on an adventure and yesterday lots of you thought about where you would like to go if you were the snail. To go on an adventure you need to take a backpack with you. What would you pack into your backpack? It might be some of your favourite toys, some special things from home or you might even want to pack your family 😊
Can you draw or write what you would take with you on your adventure? FS2’s you could do both. I have attached a template below if you wish to print or this can just be done on plain paper. Once you have done this why not have a go at actually packing a bag at home with some of your favourite things. If you want to take your family see if they will squeeze in your bag but be careful – they might not! 😆 Have fun packing.

Activity 2 – Have you ever held a snail? What did it feel like? How do they move? See if you can find any snails in your garden and look closely at it.
Can you label a snail? Below is a sheet to print if you wish or why not have a go at drawing your own snail to label. You could follow the instructions of ‘How to draw Super Snail’ below.
If you find a snail, with the help of an adult only you could very carefully hold one on your hand if you’re brave enough.

Fun activity for over the weekend – Snail trails can look a little slimy. Have you ever made slime? George and his family made some earlier this week – it’s so much fun to play with and it really isn’t too messy. It’s easy to make but you might need to see if you can get the ingredients to make it.

I have posted lots more activities below that I have found that you might like to have a go at if you want to print or use as ideas to copy. Remember you don’t have to they are there for ideas.
Have a great day and don’t forget to check back here later today to see lots of your fab photos and activities from this week. Miss Mc.

Good morning FS – Thursday 4th June 🐌🐳

Longer post today but important blog info then today’s activities further down.
New home learning blog – As I explained on Monday, next week W/C Monday 8th June we will be changing the way we run the class blogs for home learning. We will move to a whole school home learning blog that will be followed both at home and in school. It can be found just above the Foundation Stage blog on the school website and will be called ‘Home Learning’.

It will be similar in that it will be based around one theme and there will be a range of activities set and posted each day by the teachers. Some activities will be differentiated across key stages FS – Year 6 and some will be differentiated by outcome. Feel free to adapt and change to suit your child if you would like.

Please keep uploading and sending me work and activities in the same way – by uploading to Evidence Me or emailing work/pictures to the FS class email: fsbrandesburton@gmail.com and on a Friday I will post a celebration of the week’s activities back on our FS class blog so you can see what everyone has been getting up to. There may also be an FS treat posted on our blog on a Friday from time to time so be sure to send me what you have been busy with.
Please email me on the FS class email if you have any questions or queries at all.

Back to this week.
It was lovely to see you keeping busy in the house yesterday – at least the plants and gardens will have enjoyed the rain. Some fab pictures from yesterday’s home activities below. Amazing maths, dens and story scenes. Today’s activities below.

Snail and the Whale Week
Activity

Activity 1 – Can you make your own snail trail? If you were a snail where would you go? You could make a trail of where you have been yesterday or this morning using objects or string. It could start in your bedroom, where did you go next? The bathroom? Into another room? The kitchen? Can you draw a simple map and make a trail on it where you have been?
You could even just make a snail trail picture if you have any glue or sellotape. Or why not go on a snail trail hunt – can you find any snail trails outside to take a picture of? The rain may have brought them out. What do you think a snail’s trail is made of? I have attached a sheet below if you wish to look at for ideas.

Activity 2 – The snail goes on an adventure with the Whale. If you were a snail where would you want the Whale to take you? Would you go the same places the snail in the story went? Or to your favourite place?
FS1’s Can you tell your grown up where you would like to go on your adventure. You could copy some words or see if you can write the first initial sound of where you would go?
FS2’s Can you use your phonics to write where you might go on your adventure. You could write words or see if you can write 2 sentences. This could be done on paper or grown ups you could draw another snail shell to write the words in.
I have attached some resources below if you wish to use for ideas.

Number time – Have a go at counting the fish – you may need to pause the video to guess or write your answer.

Have a fab day and enjoy the activities. Miss Mc