Home Learning Heroes – 22.01.21 – Foundation
Foundation have blown me away this week with their phenomenal attitude towards their learning! They have been ‘Tryatops’ by trying their best and have challenged themselves in all areas of their learning. We have been talking about the ‘Zones of Regulation’ this week and are making sure we are discussing our feelings with our adults. In maths, we have been experimenting with the part-whole model and the bar model. In literacy, we have been writing some beautiful letters to Gerald the giraffe from ‘Dear Zoo.’ We have also been practising our digraphs in phonics and challenged ourselves to read some adjacent consonant words! We have been developing our skills in oracy and have been debating on whether or not zoos should exist. In our zoom sessions, we have been playing some games such as ‘Blankety Blank’ and ‘The Chase!’
Amazing work Foundation, you all deserve a huge STAR!
Take a look at our incredible learning below:
This week in Foundation, we have had a superb week. The children have been working incredibly hard writing questions to Gerald the giraffe. We copied Gerald’s movements in PE and made up movements for other animals. The children also made some zoo’s for Gerald to move into. They up levelled their zoo’s by describing them as “immense,spiky, sharp, colossal and terrifying “.
The children really enjoyed using a part-part-whole to partition 7 and to discover all the number bonds to 7.
All the Foundation children have been working their ‘socks off’- well done Foundation! Keep up that amazing resilience!
Foundation have continued to blow me away this week with their amazing learning. They have been working so hard on developing their understanding of number 7 in maths. We have looked at different representations and how we can see number within number. The children have also been recapping digraphs in their phonics learning and have been continuing with our topic of Dear Zoo in Literacy. They have created some fantastic story maps to support them in retelling the story and worked hard to learn the Makaton actions to accompany it.
During our zoom lessons this week, we played ‘The Masked Singer’ and fed some of our phonics words to a dinosaur!
Well done for an excellent first full week of home learning Foundation! You are making all of your teachers so proud with your resilience and attitudes towards learning! A huge thank you to all of the parents and carers of Beech and Ash for your support! 🙂
Have a look at some of our phenomenal learning:
This week in the Foundation bubble, we have been focusing on climbing out the ‘learning pit’. The children have been challenging themselves and then working collaboratively to improve. Well done Foundation bubble.
We have looked at one less than, our number of the week, 7. The children really enjoyed using cubes to secure their understanding.
Well done to all of Foundation. Miss Redwood and Miss Banning are incredibly proud of all your hard work and achievements, both at home and in school.
Ash and Beech class have been working incredibly hard in their new bubble. Miss Redwood and Miss Banning have been extremely proud of all the Foundation children’s resilience and enthusiasm this week.
This week we put on our wellies and went on a fantastic nature walk. We discussed nocturnal animals and looked at these animals in more detail. We really enjoyed learning about one more and one less in our maths lessons. The children loved collaborating to represent one more/one less in a tens frame.
The children enjoyed seeing Miss Banning on the ‘big screen’ and playing a game with her. They told her about their week in school with Miss Redwood and what they did for Christmas.
Well done to all of Foundation for a fantastic week!
Foundation have blown me away this week with their amazing remote learning. They have all been so resilient when facing a new challenge and have made Miss Banning and Miss Redwood so proud. It has been so lovely to see your smiley faces on Zoom and I have enjoyed playing lots of fun games with you all. This week, we have learnt lots about our new topic of ‘Starry Night’ and have introduced our new Talk for Writing topic – ‘Dear Zoo’. We have also been learning about one more and one less in maths.
Well done Foundation, you are SUPERSTARS! 🙂
Look at all of our fantastic learning:
In Foundation, we have been creating circuits. The children have used different components to create circuits. They really enjoyed making the bulb light up and developing their understanding. The children loved answering questions about why things were/weren’t part of a working circuit.
We have been working really hard to challenge ourselves in Foundation. We learnt the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and created our own story map. We then decided to uplevel our story map by adding adjectives and adverbs from our vocabulary wall! We thought about all the different adjectives we could use to describe the bears and chose to order them according to how effective they were.
In Foundation, we have been using different resources to make number 5. We created number sentences using cubes, numicon and counting bugs. We represented 5 in lots of different ways!
This week, the children in Foundation have been learning all about Diwali – the festival of light in the Hindu faith. The children enjoyed dancing to celebration music, making diva lamps and experimenting with rangoli patterns.
We had lots of discussions about Diwali and why it is important to Hindus.
This week in Foundation, we have been reflecting on our progress so far this school year. The children have loved looking at their special books. The children have looked back at their learning and decided how they could improve. We are encouraging the children to think about their targets.
We had a very exciting visitor to Foundation Stage this week… a fairy! Two fairy doors arrived in our classrooms and we even watched a video of the fairies flying around!
We decided to write some letters to the fairies and left them outside the door.
The children in Foundation have been learning all about the sound ‘w’. We even had a go at sorting the bugs from the spider’s web.
Things got a bit spooky in Foundation today as we started to explore the pumpkins. We used spoons and tongs to scoop, mix and chop the pumpkins.
We talked about the smell and texture. We also collaborated with our friends so that we all got to have a go.
We had great fun today planting our different fruit and vegetable plants. We grew cucumber, watermelon and tomatoes. They grew very tall so they were ready to be moved outside. Daniel made some beautiful signs for us so we remember what is planted in each pot. 🙂
We also looked for some inspiration from the Chelsea flower show and then created our own special gardens. We carefully labelled them and put them on display for everyone to see!
Some of the children in Ash class practised their independent writing today and wrote what they really liked doing at school. The only word they had some help with was ‘because’. We’ve also been learning about the number 19 so we made some ‘part, part, whole’ diagrams and wrote some number sentences.
Ash class had great fun creating these ladybirds with 18 spots! They then had a go at writing the number sentences for each ladybird. For e.g. 9 + 9 = 18
In Beech class, we have been exploring the field and collecting everything we could find to create wild art pictures. We also tried to see what shapes we could create after learning about shapes in our maths lessons.
Jamie’s apple tree:
We had a lot of fun and we even spotted some bugs.
Lucas worked really hard to draw this house. He also did some fantastic maths learning using different dice patterns and listed some tricky words. What lovely letter formation Lucas! 🙂
Georgie has been working hard at home and has created this beautiful sculpture from recycled materials. She was inspired by the story “The Snail and the Whale.” Amazing work Georgie! 🙂
We have been making up our own number stories for our number of the week: 18. We also practised counting down from 18 and had great fun firing the bubble rocket when we got to zero!
The children in Ash class had great fun today as we made our own version of air hockey! We used some glue pots and beanbags and had a fantastic time! We made sure that we all scored 18 as it is our number of the week. 🙂
Foundation had great fun experimenting with the bubble rocket today. They each had a go at sending the rocket into the sky and loved watching all of the bubbles come out. We counted down from 18 each time because 18 is our number of the week. We had a fantastic time! 🙂
Ash class had a very exciting day today as they found a toad hidden in Forest school! The toad had his leg caught under a log so Mrs Proctor used the trowel to carefully free him. We then gently picked him up and moved him to the pond where he jumped straight into the water! We all thought he looked much happier at the pond. 🙂
In Foundation, we learnt about the number 17 this week and made up our own number sentences using number beads we made from pipe cleaners and beads. We also learnt about 2d shapes and played a ‘what shape am I?’ game. We had to guess what shape we had on our forehead by asking our class for clues e.g you have 4 equal sides and 4 corners.
We have been investigating the number 17. Look at the ways we partitioned 17. We could even say some number sentences to describe what we had done.
Can you think of another way to make 17?
Wrenna’s mummy very kindly donated some tomato plants to us and we each planted one in a pot. We made sure we handled them carefully and gave them some soil and water. We can’t wait to see how they grow! 🙂
The children in Ash class went on a snail hunt today and found lots of different snails. They observed them closely and we decided to carry out an experiment to see what they liked to eat. The snails all ate the flour and it was so interesting to see their mouths opening up to munch lots of flour! We then let the snails loose on a black piece of card and they made beautiful art from their shiny trails! Great work Foundation! 🙂
We’ve been learning about spiders and snails this week and we discovered snails in our Forest School! We listened to a story by Ruth Brown called Snail Trail. We’ve also been learning about the number 16. We practised writing the number 16 and made up some great number 16 stories e.g There were 16 dinosaurs and 4 jumped off the ship. How many were left?
We have been working so hard at school again this week. We have done some wonderful writing, marvellous maths and brilliant playing. Look at what we have been up to!
The children in Ash class have been really busy today. This morning we went on a spider hunt and we found a butterfly, a spider and lots of woodlice!
When we got back to the classroom we all wrote a speech bubble pretending to be the spider. They were great!
Welcome back to lots of our Fantastic ‘Foundationers’!
It has been lovely to see lots of children back at school and what busy bees you have been. Look at some of the great work we have been up to!
If you are working at home, keep up the good work and don’t forget to send pictures of the great work you are doing. We LOVE to see it.
Foundation have been working really hard to stay in their own bubbles. We decided to create a display to remind us when we get to school and to remember that even though we are all apart at the moment we are still a Foundation family. 🙂
Today we went on a minibeast hunt around the school field. We found lots of different insects and made our own ‘nature bracelets’. We had a great time and had lots of fun recounting what we had learnt in our literacy books. 🙂
Ash class have been working hard again this week. They have been having lots of adventures with ‘flat’ Miss Banning who came to visit this week. Well done Ash class for being such super learners, you are all showing such resilience and resourcefulness during this time! I have seen so many Tryatops, Thinkodocus’ and Explorasaurs this week! I feel so proud! 🙂
Arthur had a visit from ‘flat’ Miss Banning. She has been helping him to do some fantastic learning!
Lucas drew a fantastic picture of a chick and labelled it. He also used his animal stamps to help him create some amazing number sentences, great work Lucas!
Wrenna found some real Pupa in her garden and has been working really hard on doubles.
Mason has been completing some fantastic maths questions!
Buddy went for a walk at Stover and then drew this chick, how cute!
Charlie worked hard to write some words about life cycles in literacy.
Savanna has been practising her writing. I love how she has tried to keep her letters the same size!
Leo T has been working hard to practise his maths learning.
Anna introduced ‘flat’ Miss Banning to her favourite toy Big Bunny. She also drew this lovely picture of a chick and wrote her own sentence, beautiful writing Anna!
Indie and ‘flat’ Miss Banning have been having a great time together this week!
Wow Foundation! You are continuing to make us very proud. We love getting photographs of all the great work you have been doing. Well done!
Look at this fabulous phonics and what an amazing frog!
We have also enjoyed reading your responses to the questions for your reports! It’s great that you are proud of all you have achieved and you have even more goals which you would like to reach. Keep practising and you will get there. 🙂
Thank you Foundation for all the lovely work you have been sending to us! We love to see what you have been up to and all the adults are so impressed with your hard work. Look at all this fabulous writing! We have been learning about the life-cycle of frogs recently and some of our children have found tadpoles! Do you think they will turn into frogs? What will happen as they change?
Ash class have been doing some fantastic learning this week. I have really enjoyed looking at all of the amazing things you have been doing. Well done Ash class for being Growth Mindset-osaurs and always trying your best! I am missing you all very much but it makes me so proud to see all of your lovely pictures.
Rupert has been teaching his new baby brother some maths learning.
Ruby lives on a farm and has helped to deliver some of the baby animals. Here she is looking after a calf.
Ruben made a beautiful rainbow sun to make everyone smile.
Georgie pretended to be Miss Banning and taught her family about the number 3!
Anna made her own version of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, it looks fantastic!
Lexi did some brilliant maths learning,
Leo made a beautiful life cycle of a frog.
Lucas created a fantastic butterfly life cycle.
Indie also made a beautiful butterfly life cycle.
Teddy A created this picture of a frog.
Teddy E had lots of fun ordering some objects into size order.
Isla-Rose has had lots of fun learning about The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Savanna has been working hard at home on her maths learning.
Well done Ash class, you are all super stars! 🙂
Today we made a fantastic rainbow using our handprints. We painted our hands and took in turns to decorate the rainbow. We added a message and hung it up on the fence outside school for everyone to see.
We had a fantastic time in Foundation today. We made our own binoculars and visited the pond to see if we could spot any frogs. We saw lots of tadpoles, it was very exciting! We also made our own frogs using recycled materials.
I have been blown away by the amazing learning the children in Ash class have been sharing with me! Here is a gallery of some of our fantastic home learning. Well done Ash class, you are making me so proud! 🙂
Hi Everyone! Wow! What a lot of brilliant learning you have been doing at home. We are very impressed!
I’m so glad you are practising using tricky words to make sentences. Here, somebody challenged themselves to write some of the words in this sentence on their own.
We have been starting to learn about Spring, so look at the work here all about seasons. They have also been looking at where number 13 comes on a number line. Well done! What a Superstar! What has been your favourite part of home learning?
We are doing some fantastic home learning in Foundation! I have been sent some brilliant maths learning. Thank you for sharing your learning with us, we are really enjoying looking at all of the exciting things you have done so far!
We are so proud of all of the children in Foundation and can’t wait to see you all soon! 🙂
Foundation had a new mud kitchen delivered just before Easter, it was very exciting! Miss Banning made it from some old wooden pallets and a recycled sink. We can’t wait to play with it soon!
Hello children and your families. We all hope that you are doing OK. We are missing you and look forward to seeing you as soon as we can go back to school. ❤️💛💚💙💜
Wow! I have been sent pictures of some amazing writing that has been done at home. Thank you for sending me pictures of your hard work 😀I noticed that the letters were all sitting beautifully on the line, with the descenders going underneath! Fabulous! I was also sent some experimental work one of our children chose to do. He made parachutes using different materials for his toys and then tested them! What a good idea! What home learning have you been doing? Keep up the hard work 😃
The children in Foundation did 13 laps of the playground for Sports Relief! We ran, jumped, hopped and skipped! Well done Foundation 🙂
We had great fun creating our own seesaw today. We experimented with different sized planks to get the right effect.
The children in Foundation had their first ever PE lesson in their PE kits. It was very exciting! We all moved around the hall like different animals. We stretched up tall like a giraffe, hopped like a rabbit and walked like a bear.
The children in Foundation had great fun making Zentangle designs. They each created a design and we added them together. We worked collaboratively and helped each other!
Look at our fantastic models. Because we wrote labels to say what they are, we are able to display them in the classroom until ‘Friday tidy’! Look at our amazing writing!