Welcome to Foundation Stage 2
Mrs Cawkwell – Mrs Eyre – Mrs Nunn- Mrs Eagle
Please contact the teachers on the email above if you have any questions or problems accessing the following activities whilst you are learning from home.
Easter Break Activities Week 3
Look at this excellent website to help you learn all about the different aspects of Easter. It has several activities including how to make an Easter card, how to make a chocolate Easter nest and there is even an Easter number game where you can count, match and order numbers to 10. You can also share the Easter story with your child and look at the key events that happened.
There are several creative activities you can take part in with your child this Easter. Why not hard boil an egg and decorate it using paint, you could design your own Easter egg using a variety of creative resources and you could also make Salt dough or playdough and create different representations of Easter – not forgetting the Easter bunny!
Can you make a chicken using every day objects and materials from inside your house and from around your garden? E.g egg cartons, plant pots, kitchen roll tubes and feathers. Post your creations on tapestry or email them to me so I can see how well you have done. I have done a few examples to give you some ideas!
An easy recipe to explain how to make salt dough – don’t forget to use plain flour!
You can then make several different creations with your child linked to Easter. Please be careful when using the oven.
Different video clips to show you how to make playdough. See which one works best for you in order to make your amazing inventions!
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.
Three chicks hatched on Wednesday 25th March. Follow this link to watch the eggs hatching:
Can you come up with names for the chicks and email your ideas or post them on tapestry?
Watch us grow:
Have a look on tapestry and you will see videos and pictures of the 3 chickens that have recently hatched in our Foundation Unit. We will keep adding more pictures as they grow and develop. Please encourage your child to talk about them, draw pictures of them and label different parts of them using your phonics knowledge. Show your child the life cycle of a chicken on the internet and talk about the different stages of development. Can you create a picture of the lifecycle showing the different stages? (Adults to scribe) This is a great opportunity to develop your child’s speaking and listening skills and their understanding of how a chicken is created!
Why not be creative? Can you make a chicken using every day objects and materials from inside your house and from around your garden? E.g egg cartons, plant pots, kitchen roll tubes and feathers. Post your creations on tapestry or email them to us.
Our caterpillars have turned into butterflies:
Our texts this term: (you can access audio versions of these stories on you tube)
Phonics Week 2
Recapping phase 2 & 3 together with digraphs (2 letters –1 sound) and trigraphs (3 letters making 1 sound)
Phase 2 graphemes:
- Set 1: s, a, t, p.
- Set 2: i, n, m, d.
- Set 3: g, o, c, k.
- Set 4: ck, e, u, r.
- Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.
Phase 2 Tricky Words:
I, no, go, to, the, into
Phase 3 graphemes:
Set 6: j, v, w, x
Set 7: y, z, zz, qu
Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng
Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
Here are a few web links that you may wish to use to help your child with their reading and phonics:
Username: student25850 Password: family
Mathematics Week 2
Maths – numbers to 20 Practise counting from 0–20 with everyday objects.
Learn how to read, write and order numbers from 0–20
Numbers within 20
Explore the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, as well as those of the patterns we see around us:
RE Week 2
Lent – growing in love
During Lent, how can we think less about ourselves and more of others and grow in love? Talk about how we can do things for others, e.g. pray for them, help them in some way.
Draw pictures of sharing, caring and helping, put these on a large cut-out cross with the caption ‘Grow in love. Email or share on Tapestry.
New life Bring spring into your home and learn about life cycles, baby animals and even how honey is made. This module contains a variety of resources from spring-themed worksheets to an animal sound gallery, to help cover a range of EYFS goals and teach your child about new life.
New Life Baby Animals:
Baby animals information book:
Watch animal babies changing into adults:
Animal snap – who is my baby:
The Holy Father will be offering prayers and intercessions during this difficult time in St Peter's square today at 5pm (London time). You will be able to join the pope in prayer as he imparts [...]