Halloween, Bonfire and Fireworks

It’s been a busy week back and we have continued our ‘Let’s Celebrate’ theme. We have been learning some halloween nursery rhymes and learning more about fireworks and bonfire night. We have all thoroughly enjoyed investigating our pumpkins – thank you again to The Butler family at The Pumpkin Patch Produce for bringing them in for us.

We made chocolate sparklers and ate them around the bonfire!

FS2 Read Write Inc. home learning


This week we have all learnt – x. Some of us have learnt sh, th and ch. Some of us have worked on previous sounds to ensure we are retaining taught sounds.

x – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/7bNrA43p/4TeuoGM7

‘Special friend’ sounds

sh – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3Y7oMDUi/HKiH6bno

th – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/q6H2MiDb/AmM7ZfXc

ch – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/OVuAOPac/7qW4QGmy

This week’s blending videos –

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/6uat1Ty7/2wlQS7sn

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/gMwrfiMO/sbZIEJZj

Jobs, careers and when I grow up…

It’s been another great week in Foundation Stage. This week we have been learning all about different jobs and careers. We have been lucky to have some school staff members come over and talk to us about their job roles. We enjoyed listening to Miss Northen, Mrs Irvin and Mrs Gell. We really enjoyed talking about what we would like to do when we grow up. We have also been busy learning the nursery rhyme ‘Five current buns’ and lots of other activities too, take a look…







FS2 Read Write Inc. home learning

This week we have learnt letters f, e, l, h and r.

f – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/wKm1Kp2o/64DnO2VJ

e – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/xTN1ki1d/uSzEAZ9d

l – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/lQfHxbLP/9J4QfL87

h -https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/tiXrzNa1/fQyVfixh

r – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/IwV8Wn99/hXvDx3ot

This week’s blending videos…

Lesson 3 – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/fv1U3eGO/7l15AMsf

Lesson 4 – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/swnXNhru/WaA70vst

All about birthdays 🥳

What an exciting week we have had! We have had lots of birthdays recently and it was also Benny Bear’s birthday on Friday. We have been so busy making him cards, decorations and wrapping presents for him. We had some great discussions about celebrations and how people celebrate differently. We all got invites to Benny Bear’s party and enjoyed responding to him and what great fun we had celebrating on Friday!

Benny Bear’s party day

We had lots of fun for Benny Bear’s birthday. We danced, wore our party hats, played pass the parcel, decorated biscuits, sang Happy Birthday and helped Benny open his presents!




We have also been very busy in all areas of the classroom!




FS2 Read Write Inc. home learning task

Below are links to all the sounds we have learnt so far. We will aim to post the sounds we have learnt each week. We apologise that there are so many on here this week, we have only just learnt how to post these on the blog. We thought they would be helpful at home and if you get chance to sit with your child and have a watch together so your child can recap through them that would be great. Practising the letter formation at home will always help too.

m – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/MKOpICV6/7cYgJUb3

a – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/SzTdYw4m/IHMy92xv

s – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/viewhttps://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/KGJJQbBu/C313bv2H/RvcRzjgT/Ljcc059e

d – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/01tlVG27/0s3vKSxf

t – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/mJ4rZP2U/OrDcMQah

i – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Mddi8Sd4/HMNkbFCd

n – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/sJMI0k6g/g4NTdDaP

p – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/50K2sXBA/deau9UqG

g – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/LN6uuqnv/FWvlEhZc

o – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yQ5ZEsnU/h8Fo3D3s

c – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3eRK0Tot/ai12srwO

k – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/hwDjq2gl/VlDMCq1X

u – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/0LGLGW76/ET49NViO

b – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/KGJJQbBu/C313bv2H

Learning to blend at home – the following video links will support helping your child to blend by sounding out and blending to read a word.

Learning to blend at home – lesson 1 – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/uWMJbkge/1n0Pcmtn

Learning to blend at home – lesson 2 – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/uK5ugxIl/snYnedkK


Anyone questions or queries please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us.

Many thanks, The Foundation Stage Team.

My class…

This week we have been looking at our class and continuing getting to know our friends and our classroom even better. We have been playing games to encourage using each others names and have been looking at each other’s school uniform to colour and paint pictures. We have also been looking at the areas in our classroom in more detail by drawing maps and colouring pictures for the different areas.

Show and tell was a busy one this week. Here are some very proud children who brought their medals and trophies in to show. Well done! It’s always lovely to celebrate achievements out of school.




My Family…

This week we have been talking about our families. We have been discussing who’s in our family and who lives in our house. We made our own ’who lives in my house’ pictures and have been drawing our families.

In Maths we have been looking at things that are the same, matching and looking at pairs of objects.

We have also been singing nursery rhymes, listening to music and moving our bodies to the rhythm and playing games to recognise our names.

FS2’s began RWI, Read, Write, Inc. is the phonics programme we are using across the school. See RWI section on the school website for more information.


It’s been a shorter but just as busy and fun week.

We started our ’Come and Play’ sessions on Tuesday afternoon. It was lovely watching the children show their grown ups around our classroom and exploring the areas.

Settling in and having fun…

It’s been another great week in Foundation Stage. We have still been getting to know our classroom and enjoyed exploring all the areas of learning.

We had much excitement when our new painting and mark making station arrived and have thoroughly enjoyed using it.


Making patterns and moving in different ways outside…



We all want to say a great big thank you to Mr Musgrave for our amazing new fence and gate! We love it and it is already making a huge difference to us.

We made it… Happy Summer Holidays!

Well that was a rather hot last week 🥵 We have enjoyed lots of ice investigations to keep cool. FS2’s enjoyed their sports day on Thursday morning. It’s been a great end to the school year.

Foundation Stage, what an amazing year we have all had. You have all been so fantastic. A huge well done for everything you have achieved, you should be so proud. We couldn’t be any prouder of you all. Thank you for giving us a wonderful year filled with the best memories.

Parents and carers, thank you for your continued support throughout the year and for all of the kind and thoughtful gifts and messages at the end. We can honestly say it has been a real honour, privilege and pleasure to work with your children. They are definitely ready for FS2 and Year 1.

We hope you all have a fantastic summer, have fun, stay safe and we will see you all in September.

From The FS Team x

Healthy Eating and FS1 Sports Morning

This week we have been learning about healthy eating. We have been using our fine motor skills to cut out foods to make a healthy packed lunch. We have been sorting foods that are healthy and unhealthy and looking at different food groups. We even tried different types of infused water and tasted Elsie’s homemade jam.
We had a fantastic morning on Tuesday for FS1 sports morning. Thank you to everyone that came to watch, the children thoroughly enjoyed it.


Can you remember what we infused the water with? What was your favourite? The overall favourite was cucumber. We also discovered cucumber was the strongest flavour.