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).

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.


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: