Foundation Home Learning Resources

18th March 2020

Welcome to our Foundation Learning Page!
 CAP booklet

The idea behind this booklet for children, is to remind them of the CAP messages; in particular that they have the right to be Safe, Strong and Free. We have also included some fun activities in the booklet. We hope that you like it and find it useful in helping to continue children education at home. 

Please also have a look at the new resources below to help you teach online safety to your children.  These are suitable for children aged 4 and 5 and are fun as well as carrying an important message.


Below you will find some new fun play activities and also some more new Maths games and challenges.  Let us know how you get on.

We hope that you have been continuing with your phonics, reading and writing.  To help with this please log on to the website where you will find lots of information.  Your child will also be able to take part in a daily speed sound and spelling lesson, just as they would if they were at school. A schedule of activities is attached here.
There is also a link to Oxford Owl, where you can register and have access to free e books that your child will be able to read.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email either myself or Mrs Newstead.
Please continue to check out the useful website links page whilst your child is at home.  We have uploaded some more yoga and meditation links suitable for young children. 
Also please don't forget to share any activities, work and photos your child has been doing at home, as we would love to share them on the website, with your permission.  
(Please be aware that other parents will be able to view them if they are put onto the website).
Check out these lovely photos of all the fantastic learning being done at home.
Well done to everyone.
Listen to our stories!
No place Like home read by Mrs Ahmadi
Story read by Mrs Newstead
Dinos read by Zahra
Barry the Fish with Fingers read by Mrs Newstead
Chicken Pox read by Mrs Newstead
Giant Jelly Jaws and the Pirates read by Mrs Ahmadi
Dotty the Hen read by Mrs Newstead
Oliver's Vegetables read by Mrs Newstead
The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullaballoo read by Zahra
The Giant Jam Sandwich read by Mrs Newstead
Flora's Flowers read by Mrs Newstead
The Great Pet Sale read by Mrs Ahmadi
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 Mrs Newstead's dogs Eric and Eddie enjoying a swim!
Some parents have been asking about the school day and what we do with the class.  This is just a suggestion of some of the things you could do on a daily basis.
  • Literacy - the children read every day, spell 5 words a day and write at least one simple sentence.
  • Maths - the children participate in a 5 minute mental maths activity (an ideas sheet is included in your home learning pack) and then a 15 minute lesson on either a number activity or shape, space and measure activity.
During the week the children will also do an activity linked to other areas of learning in the Foundation Stage.  The following are an example of these:
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Learning how to look after themselves and others - keeping healthy.
  • Feelings - their own and that of others, through stories and games.
Communication & Language Development
  • Speaking & Listening activities - sharing their experiences and talking to others about what they are planning to do, doing the activity and then reviewing what they have done.
  • Small world activities - creating a land for the dinosaurs/ farm animals or just making up stories using their toys)
  • Auditory Games - listening games (e.g. go on a listening walk outside)
Physical Development
  •  Riding bikes/scooters, climbing, jumping and running. Ball skills 
  • Handwriting, drawing, colouring, puzzles, tracing, threading and play dough.
Understanding the World
  • Science activities - these include simple experiments as well as exploring the outside environment, going to forest school and talking about the world around them. (minibeasts, flora and habitats)
  • Technology (using the chrome book to access online games)
  • Geography - learning and talking about their environment linked to where they live,  walking to places and making very simple maps.
  • History - talking about past and present events linked to their own lives and that of their families. 
Expressive Arts & Design
  • Dance
  • Drama - retelling stories using puppets or props. Using their imagination to role play different characters (e.g a vet, doctor or super hero)
  • Music - singing songs, listening to a variety of music as well as exploring and playing musical instruments.
  • Creative - drawing, painting, collage, printing and junk modelling.