Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Foundation Stage 1

Mrs Cooper – Mrs Beard 

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Hello and welcome to Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)

Week Commencing 23/11/2020

Last week we started to model to the children how to create different models using a range of boxes and resources for example, egg boxes, small boxes, bottle tops etc. The children made a range of models including robots, cars, houses and trains. Here are a few examples of the children’s creations. If you have any spare boxes or resources for our creative area then we would love to use them for our fantastic creations.


We have also been learning how to bake both buns and biscuits this week. The children carefully followed the recipe cards in order to make these. If you would like a copy of these simple recipes then please email me and I will send them to you. The children find them easy to follow and can talk about their own learning.


We have been trying really hard to write our names this week. Here are a couple of children who were really proud of their name writing…


Reading at Home

Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy 

This collection of our top 10 tales, often read by the author, are suitable for 3-7-year olds (though older children may enjoy them too). The book covers are include so children can see and CHOOSE what they’d like. Reading for pleasure is about engaging with books or any texts that interest you, so children’s choice is key.

Digital Favourites to Enjoy 

Download a copy of digital favourites, with visuals so children can CHOOSE! The collection includes stories, poetry, comics, information books and magazines and so something to tempt every reader. The visuals are key to fostering motivation, so do pass on.

Poetry Basket:

We have started to learn some poems from ‘The Poetry Basket.’ The first poem we learnt is ‘Chop Chop.’  We have also learnt the poems ‘Leaves are falling’ and ‘Breezy weather’. The children really enjoy performing these throughout the day. See if your child can remember any of the words!

Last week the children began to learn the poems ‘wise old owl’ and a basket of apples. The children are doing so well to remember the different lines and actions that go with these poems. I am so proud of them!

Poetry Basket includes thirty-six videos containing poems with actions for children aged 3 to 6. Performed by MakeBelieve Arts Artistic Director Trisha Lee, these poems include many lesser-known children’s rhymes from anonymous authors.

 “If children know eight nursery rhymes by heart, by the time they are four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they are eight.”  Mem Fox – Reading Magic

Here are the words to the poems we will be learning throughout this Autumn term:


We have been trying really hard in phonics over the last couple of weeks with the children joining in with all of the different activities. We are starting to teach the children how to blend together different sounds to find a certain object or picture. (Aspect 7) We use our friend Rainbow to help us to blend the different sounds together in order to find a certain object.  You can help us by doing this at home too by having a collection of different cvc objects on the carpet e.g. dog, cat, pig, peg, pen and then say the different sounds e.g. c/ a/ t/. See whether the children can pick out the cat from the selection of objects.

We are also trying really hard to listen to and identify environmental sounds that we hear every day. We have been going on different sound walks  and listening to different video clips of sounds that we hear in our every day life encouraging the children to talk about what they can hear. Maybe you could go on a sound walk either around your home or around the local area and listen for different sounds.

We also spend a lot of time learning and singing different nursery rhymes and the children enjoy performing these outside in the music area and at the end of each session.

This website is really good for playing different games with your child and includes the different phases of learning.

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We are beginning to learn our numbers in Foundation Stage one and have already learnt about number 1,  number 2 and number 3. The children really enjoy learning the different numbers and love recognising them throughout the day both inside and outside of the classroom. The children have really found it helpful to watch number blocks as an introduction to each number and go home with a sticker stuck to their arm with the number they have been learning about. The children then tell everyone they meet which number they have been learning about.

This week we are going to be learning about number 4 here is the link to the clip for number blocks this week which you might like to share with your child.

This is a great resource with tutorial videos and activities for Maths.  It allows you to watch simple videos and take part in several activities that will help develop your child’s mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding.

Please register your child onto this fantastic website and enjoy taking part in the activities.  If you haven’t received the details or are experiencing any problems getting started then please let me know.

Each week new tasks will be set. There are helpful videos for you and your child to watch together. Your child will receive progress points and certificates for taking part in the different activities.

There are also some fun games on Top Marks to help learning to count and don’t forget to keep watching Number Blocks


Physical Development / Calming down time.

Why not try yoga with your child to help them to calm down but also to get exercise too. It is a little website called Cosmic Kids yoga and it has several types of yoga based on different stories. For example, The Hungry Caterpillar, Room on a Broom, Frozen. See which story you and your child like the best.

Or    – Andy’s Wild Adventures.

Once a week we go into the hall to take part in different activities for example,  moving rhythmically, singing nursery rhymes, exploring musical instruments and exploring the parachute. Look out for the different pictures which will be posted on here and on tapestry.


Speak to you again soon take care

Mrs Cooper x


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