Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Foundation Stage 1

Mrs Cooper – Mrs Beard

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Hello and welcome to Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)

Name Writing

We are trying really hard to write our names in Nursery using recognisable letters. Here are a few children who are really proud of their name writing. Can you try and write your name at home? Have a go and send us some pictures on tapestry.


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:

Please can you continue to practise re-telling and performing the following poems:

  • Chop Chop
  • Leaves are falling
  • Breezy Weather
  • Wise old owl
  • Apples in a basket

We will be beginning to learn new poems from the Spring booklet of the poetry basket.

We are starting to learn poems from the Spring Term Poetry Basket booklet. Below is the link to the poems.  We are looking at the following poem:

I can build a snowman p.8

Please read through this poem with your child and encourage your child to identify any rhyming words. Can you think of any other rhyming words?

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


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 beginning to teach the children the different phonemes from Phase 2. This week we are learning the phonemes i and n and the children are beginning to identify and find these around the environment e.g. in books, on posters etc. Can you find any of these phonemes at home?? We have learnt s, a, t and p so far in our phonics sessions.

We are also continuing 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 rhyming words. We enjoy singing our rhyming soup song where the children listen to which objects rhyme and sound the same e.g. cat, bat, hat. Can you find any objects at home that rhyme?

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.

Username:march20 Password: home



We are beginning to learn our numbers in Foundation Stage one and have already learnt about the numbers 1 to 8 and this week we are learning about the number 9. 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 9 here is the link to the clip for number blocks this week which you might like to share with your child.

We are also learning about matching numbers to quantities e.g. recognising number 3 and then drawing 3 flowers etc.

. We are also learning about finding one more, where the children work out and say the number that is one more than a given number.

. We are also learning about positional language where the children are encouraged to use words such as behind, next to, infront of in order to describe where something is.

Here is a fun song that the children enjoy listening to in order to understand about positional language a little bit better.

Daily Calendar:

Every day please encourage your child to sing the days of the week song and work out what the date it is by counting one more. You can also encourage your child to talk about the weather and the season. The children enjoy doing this activity every day and are excellent at remembering the different days!

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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