Good morning and welcome back. I do hope you had a really good break and enjoyed the rest. I wonder how many of you enjoyed celebrating Valentines Day and Pancake Day. I would love to hear about what you did. We are beginning this week thinking about the change of seasons and looking forward to Spring. Our book this week is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I am sure lots of you have this book at home and know it well. It is a fantastic book to help us think about time and new life which we will be exploring in other activities. First of all lets have a look at how you finished the last half term.

Today’s activities are as follows:

Phonics FS2 – Because you’ve had a short break, we will begin by recapping the learning form last half term
Phonics FS1 – Environmental sounds: Drumming
English FS2 – The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Maths FS2 – Calendar and Time
Maths FS1 – Number of the week: Number 6
Physical Development – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Yoga
Expressive Arts: Music – Sing The Very Hungry Caterpillar


FS2 Today I just want you to refresh your memory with the sounds you have learnt and get back in to the practice of blending. I have added lots of games on phonics play which will help you to do that. If you have other games you prefer to play, whether on line or not then please use these. Today is all about getting back into the routine of learning.

When using sentence substitution be careful to pick the sentences with only the sounds you have learnt so far.

FS1 This week we are going to recap the Phase 1 learning so far. It is really important to keep using all of the skills to help with developing fantastic listening which is so important before learning to read and write. I think lots of you will enjoy today, it can be as noisy as you like. Sorry Grown Ups! Take it outside if the weather allows or have a go inside if it won’t disturb too many people!


This week we are going to read The Very Hungry caterpillar. I think many of you will know this story. It is a really good story to read again at this time of year. I wonder if you can think why?

Over the last few weeks you have been thinking about the different parts to stories. Today I would like you to think about The Very Hungry Caterpillar and draw a picture for each of the following. Perhaps you could write a label for each. You can use the download but you don’t need to, just ask an adult to copy the headings (or you can) and then draw your pictures.


FS2 Grown ups: This week we are going to be thinking about Calendar and Time but it is really important to keep going back to some of the number learning from the last half term. This can be done easily throughout the day without it being too formal, spotting numbers in the environment, talking about numbers, counting things at home, playing board and card games. If your child enjoys watching Numberblocks, these episodes are a good way to recap numbers. Revising numbers to ten includes all of the learning we covered, numbers, subitising, more, less, adding and subtracting. Alternatively I will add number activities/games each day if you choose to use them.

Today we are going to be looking at time and the seasons. When we think about time in Foundation Stage, we are not learning to tell the time but beginning to have an awareness of a sense of time, understanding what time is.

Can you make your own calendar? Draw pictures of the seasons and different weather or use the template below.

Today’s number activities:
Mathematical Bowling

FS1 Number of the Week : 6 This week we will be learning all about the number 6. Watch this video to get started.

Physical Development

Learn the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar through yoga moves.

Expressive Arts: Music

You can sing the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald’.

Have a great day and I hope you have enjoyed getting back to learning.

Mrs Atkinson

Monday 22nd February

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