Foundation Home Learning

Hello Everyone, Week beginning 13th July 2020

I hope you are all well and have managed to do some of our activities from last week? For our final week, we are looking at another great book – What the Ladybird Heard. It is written by Julia Donaldson. You can watch and listen to a version of it by following the link below:

I hope you enjoy listening to it and trying out the activities below – please send us a few of your completed tasks. Maybe send us your favourite thing you have done? Please adapt any of the activities to suit.

Hello Everyone, Week beginning 6th July 2020

This Week we are looking at something a little different – Sports Day!

Check into the Google Classroom to find out about the activities we’d like you to try at home for our virtual Sports Day. We’ve linked our work this week to join up with the Sports day activities.

Our book this week is Poor Old Mum

I hope you enjoy listening to it and trying out the activities below – please send us a few of your completed tasks. Maybe send us your favourite thing you have done? Please adapt any of the activities to suit.

Literacy Activities:

Activity 1Spellings – Can you log in to try out spelling shed? Mrs Todhunter has set you a spelling list. You can earn honeypots for each game you play.
Activity 2Match the captions – Can you match the correct captions to the words – sound out the words. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dYzy-rt0SY9l1OBpANldYhHx8p4rFeZ9/view?usp=sharing
Activity 3Tricky words scavenger hunt – look through the story (or you could print it) and find the words said, they, was, came – you could look in other books too?
Activity 4Characters – Can you finish the sentences – What about writing your own my name is sentences – you could do them for people in your house? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G9fP8xgvlxGfk0cIpviYPO6nVATyLx-r/view?usp=sharing
Activity 5Report writing – Write us a report about how you did with your sports day events – Who came first, next and after that?

Numeracy Activities:

Activity 1Maths game – Can you help with the sports day results? http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ordinal_numbers/eng/Introduct/default.htm
Activity 2Sports Day colour by number – follow the instructions carefully https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c2FoR9EqmJbkz8H1OLfns8j0tOyc1FFO/view?usp=sharing
Activity 3Sports Day – Complete your Sport day tasks – Can you write the numbers and maybe time one of your grown ups when they have their turn – How many seconds in a minute?
Activity 4Counting – How many pieces of sporting equipment can you count? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZKCbYxZpq0FJWwK1LGhNCbVMdMrEj7ru/view?usp=sharing
Activity 5Counting in twos – Line up your socks and count in twos – how high can you count

Practical/Creative Activities:

Activity 1PE with Mr Dunstan – Log on to the Google Classroom and leave us a message under the PE lesson
Activity 2Sports Day – Complete your Sport day tasks and email them in
Activity 3Design a flag – Design a flag for people to wave to cheer you on https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GDkAO0vb5r9a1yRTsEgJ0QoosoFdoGLI/view?usp=sharing
Activity 4Design a Medal- Can you make a winners medal – what materials could you use? https://drive.google.com/file/d/10ZabaIWRO8dYWK0Djo8HKRS3KZG_9uzv/view?usp=sharing
Activity 5Music Lesson – Listening skills https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-playtime-sports-day/z4pgscw

This week we are looking at another great book – Mad About Minibeasts. It is a rhyming book with lots of different minibeasts for you to look at.

You can watch and listen to a version of it by following the link below

Literacy Activities:

Activity 1Spellings: Can you log in and try out spelling shed? Mrs Todhunter has set you a spelling list. You can earn honeypots for each game you play.
Activity 2Rhyming: Mad about Minibeasts is a rhyming book – can you make a rhyming string for the words below e.g. BUG – mug, slug, hug Words to try: BUG, DIG, BEE and FROG.
Activity 3Phase 3 tricky words: Can you play the game tricky word trucks on phonics play. It is free to play all the games at the moment. Instructions are below for how to get onto the game. www.phonicsplay.co.uk 
Activity 4What am I? Can you make your own ‘What am I?’ card. Write a clue describing a minibeast and then draw a picture of it on the back. Send it to us and we can guess what your minibeast is. (See Minibeast description activity for ideas)
Activity 5Favourite Minibeast: Choose your favourite minibeast from the story. Can you draw it and then write words or a short sentence to describe it?

Numeracy Activities:

Activity 1Recognising/writing numbers to 20: Can you play a game of Bingo like we did in our Google Meet last week? You could make it more challenging by doing an add or take away sum for the number.
Activity 2Minibeast Subtraction: Can you work out the answers to the take away questions. You can cross out the number of bugs you need to take away and count what is left. Choose from the options: Page 1=easier, Page 3 =middle and Page 5=challenge.
Activity 3Feed the Minibeasts – Can you share the leaves out equally between the minibeasts. You could use objects to be the leaves to help you.
Activity 4Numbots: Can you log on and try a few games on Numbots? Login details were sent home back in March in your packs but please email if you can’t find them. www.playnumbots.com
Activity 5Minibeast Top Trumps: Can you play a game with family members.

Practical/Creative Activities:

Activity 1PE with Mr Dunstan – Log on to the Google Classroom and try out one of the PE Lessons. Leave us a message under the PE lesson to say what you enjoyed!
Activity 2Minibeast description: Can you work out what the minibeast is from the clues given. You could print or just do it from the screen.
Activity 3Minibeast Hunt – Can you search for minibeasts in your garden or when you are out for a walk. You could tick off the ones you find on the minibeast hunt sheet.
Activity 4Minibeast Pattern Tracing – Can you use a pencil and carefully trace the patterns on the minibeasts?
Activity 5Minibeast Pebbles: Make a minibeast by finding and painting a pebble?

Happy Monday everyone! Week beginning 21st June 2020

Happy Monday everyone! This week our book is called Arrrrrgggh Spider! It made me think about what a spider may be thinking!

 You can watch and listen to a version of it by following the link below.

I hope you enjoy listening to it and trying out the activities below – please send us a few of your completed tasks. Maybe send us your favourite thing you have done? Please adapt any of the activities to suit.

Literacy Activities:

Activity 1Spellings – Can you log in to try out spelling shed? Mrs Todhunter has set you a spelling list. You can earn honeypots for each game you play.
Activity 2What are they thinking? Look at the pictures – When the spider is dancing or eating – what are the family thinking – there are speech bubbles on the worksheet – you could fill in their thoughts.
Activity 3Phase 3 tricky words scavenger hunt – hide the tricky words on little cards/pieces of paper around the house/garden. Children find them and read the word to tick it off.
Activity 4Incy Wincy Spider – Learn the Nursery rhyme and prepare to share it out loud, remember to speak clearly and look at your audience!
Activity 5Incy Wincy Spider – Can you put all of the pictures and events back in the correct order – which came first?

Numeracy Activities:

Activity 1Maths game – Can you throw the dice and help the spider to get out of the drain pipe? https://nrich.maths.org/8389
Activity 2Counting to 20 – can you count how many Creepy Crawlies are in each minibeast hotel? You can do it on the sheet or on the screen.
Activity 3Oak Nation lesson – Numbers within 10 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-actions-and-objects-up-to-10/activities/2
Activity 4More or less – Play this game with George and work out which coloured bugs there are more of https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bugs/
Activity 5Directions – look at the worksheet below, can you help incy get to her web

Practical/Creative Activities:

Activity 1PE with Mr Dunstan – Log on to the Google Classroom and leave us a message under the PE lesson
Activity 2Science – https://www.science-sparks.com/umbrellas-for-incy-wincy-spider/ Which materials make the best spider umbrellas
Activity 3Spider Web Art – look at the sheet and try some spider web art – can you use all of the colours of the rainbow?
Activity 4Computing – http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/incy_wincy/eng/Introduction/default.htm Can you help the spiders?
Activity 5Keep a weather diary – Is it rain to wash the spiders out? Or will the sunshine dry up all of the rain? What is the weather like

I hope you are all well and have managed to do some of our activities from last week? This week we are looking at another great book – The Creepy Crawly Calypso. It is a musical counting book with lots of different minibeasts for you look at. You can watch and listen to a version of it by following the link below. Get your dancing feet ready!

I hope you enjoy listening to it and trying out the activities below – please send us a few of your completed tasks. Maybe send us your favourite thing you have done? Please adapt any of the activities to suit.

Literacy Activities:

Activity 1Spellings – Can you log in to try out spelling shed? Mrs Todhunter has set you a spelling list. You can earn honeypots for each game you play.
Activity 2What would you be? Think about the creepy crawlies and instruments from the story. Can you think of your own creature and instrument e.g. sixth come the bees with big drums to bang loudly.
Activity 3Phase 3 tricky words scavenger hunt – hide the tricky words on little cards/pieces of paper around the house/garden. Children find them and read the word to tick it off.
Activity 4Creepy Crawly Facts – Choose one of the creepy crawlies from the story to find out a few facts about. You could choose a firefly or a cockroach!
Activity 5Creepy Crawly Matching Game – Can you match the creepy Crawlies to the instrument they played in the story.

Numeracy Activities:

Activity 1Ordering Numbers – Can you order your numbers to 20? You can use numbers cards or write out your numbers in order.
Activity 2Counting to 20 – can you count how many Creepy Crawlies are in each minibeast hotel? You can do it on the sheet or on the screen.
Activity 3Ordinal Numbers – colour the correct creepy crawly in the line or point to it on the screen.
Activity 4More or less – Play this game with George and work out which coloured bugs there are more of https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bugs/
Activity 5Minibeast Block Graph – Make a block graph by counting how many of each minibeast there is. Colour a square for each one e.g. 3 bees, 3 blocks coloured.

Practical/Creative Activities:

Activity 1PE with Mr Dunstan – Log on to the Google Classroom and leave us a message under the PE lesson
Activity 2Musical instrument – Can you make your own musical instrument? You could make a drum from a box, a shaker from pasta/rice in a bottle, or a guitar using elastic bands on a tissue box/margarine tub.
Activity 3Creepy Crawly Craft – Choose one of the creepy Crawlies from the story to draw, paint or make from junk modelling or playdough.
Activity 4Minibeast Hunt – can you search for minibeasts in your garden or when you are out for a walk. You could tick off the ones you find on the minibeast hunt sheet.
Activity 5Be a minibeast – Look at the minibeast action cards for ideas. Can you act like the chosen minibeast e.g. flutter like a butterfly. You could come up with your own minibeast and actions too.