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This video presentation explains how the EYFS curriculum works and how we support your child's learning through a play based curriculum.

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We are hoping to run short assemblies on Zoom for the Foundation children on Wednesday 13th January.  Please see the guidance and agreement below and complete the agreement form for your child to take part.


Monday 11th January 2021


Phonics- This week our new sound is 'e'. You can share the story and see the picture from our big book using the picture attached. The little boy goes to stay on a farm and collects some eggs for breakfast. The farmer's wife cracks them open on the side of the pan and says 'e,e,e'. You can see the action on the bottom left of the page. Here is a link to the letter sound and song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU8DrJK9Idg.  Ask your grown up to write the letter e in yellow felt tip for you 10 times. Can you trace neatly over the top in your favourite colour? I would really like you to practise your sound book. As most of these are at nursery with your reading diaries, I have made a set of slides for you to click through. Challenge- can you find anything beginning with the sound 'e' at home? Keep up the good work!


Maths- Today we are going to practise comparing numbers. Find 12 items that you can use to count out with e.g. lego pieces, pennies, blocks. Roll a dice and count out that many items. Now it is your grown up's turn to roll the dice and count out (make sure they are touching each item as they count and putting them in a line!). Now compare your amounts. Try and use our maths words 'more', 'fewer' and 'the same'. When you have had a few turns, practise recording what you found. You could use marks on paper or pictures. I had added a template you could draw out and use. Please send me a photo of what you did.


Topic- This week we will be doing some topic work around the story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. You can watch the story using the link from last week again if you want to. Today I would like you to make a picture of a tiger using any materials you have at home. You might use crayons, felt tips, paints or collage materials and glue if you have them. You can choose! I would really like to make a little gallery of your art work on our nursery website page so if you can send me a photo of your art work it would be fantastic!

Tuesday 12th January 2021


Phonics- Today we are going to focus on rhyming words. Use the slides below to play 'The Stinky Bin' game. Each slide has four pictures. Three of the pictures rhyme together, one is the odd one out and must go in the stinky bin! Draw a stinky bin in the middle of some paper. Draw or ask your grown up to write the items that need to go in the stinky bin and send me a photo. If you would like an extra challenge, see if you can add any more rhyming words to the list.


Maths- Today we are going to think about the number 5. All numbers are made up of smaller numbers. For example the number 3 can be made up of 1 and 1 and 1 or 2 and 1 or 1 and 2! I would like you to explore different pairs of numbers than make up 5. You will need a blanket and 5 soft toys. Your grown up will hide some of the toys under the blanket and leave some on top. Your job is to count how many are on top and how many are hiding underneath. as you play more rounds, you might be able to tell how many are hiding underneath without looking! I would like to see you have a go at recording some of the different pairs to 5 that you make. You could do this by drawing circles and making marks or drawing pictures. I have attached an example of how you might like to do it but you can use another way of you like. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do!


Topic- Follow this link to enjoy a 'Listen and Play' programme from BBC School Radio. These are great for developing listening skills through stories music, movement and songs. They are around 15 minutes long so you may not get right to the end! This programme is called 'Tiny Tigers and Cosy Cats' https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listen-and-play-tiny-tigers-and-cosy-cats/zdssxyc. 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Phonics- Helicopter Stories.Today we are going to make a story map for a new story based on 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. I would like you to change the animal that comes to tea, what the animal does in the house and what happens at the end of the story. To make your story map, all you need is a line in the middle of the paper. I have added an example for you to see. Rather than send a video of your story, it would be great if you could retell it to your grown up and they could write it down for me. Send me a picture of your story map and your write up. I can't wait to read them!


Maths- Number hunt! Today we are going to work with numbers 0-5. Ask your grown up to make a set of number cards 0-5 and hide them around the room (no peeping children!). Your job is to find the numbers and put them into the correct order. If this is tricky, your grown up could draw a number line for you to match you number cards to. Once your numbers are in order, find objects from around the house to count out underneath. Count out the correct number of objects for each number card. Remember the top tip- put the items in a line. Please send me a photo of your number line.


Topic- Make some story characters/puppets. You can choose if they are from the original story of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' or if you make characters from your own version. I have added an example of mine. I would love to see a photo of you using your characters to tell the story to your family!

Thursday 14th January 2021

Phonics- Today I would like you to do some mark making. Make an invitation for afternoon tea at your house on Friday afternoon (tomorrow!). You can invite your family or perhaps some of your soft toys! Make it bright and colourful and remember to write your name at the bottom. You might also decorate it with some pictures. I look forward to seeing a photo of your invitation!


Maths- Today we will be doing some more counting and ordering, a little bit like the number line you made with objects yesterday. Follow this link to play the 'Gingerbread Man' game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game  . Select the pink 'ordering' button and play the games smallest to largest. Start with 1-5 and then move on to 1-10. Grown ups, please send me a photo of your child playing the game and let me know how they get on. Thank you.


Topic- Enjoy this episode of 'Andy's Wild Adventures'. In this programme, Andy and Kip travel all the way to India to get up close to Tigers. I'd love to see a photo of you watching! Here is the link- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01klvrc/andys-wild-adventures-series-2-4-tigers 

Friday 15th January 2021


Phonics- Today we are going to practise our letter sounds. Have another look through the sound book slides from Monday if you want to before this activity. Grown ups you will need to make some letter sound labels for each sound on pieces of paper. Ideally there should be three of each letter. The idea is for this phonics game to be active. Put one of each letter sound at one end of the room/garden (these are the base cards). Shuffle the remaining letters and give them to your child one at a time. The idea is for them to shout out the letter sound and then run and put it on the correct base letter at the other end of the room (matching the letters to the correct pile). This game is against the clock!Time how long it takes them to sort all the letter sounds. After the first round shuffle the cards again and see if they can beat their time- they might like to do a best of three!


Maths- Follow the link to see the number song 'One Big Hippo Balancing'. Listen to it all the way through to see what happens at the end! You will need some paper and felt tips. Watch the song again and each time there is a hippo comes to the rock, write the number of hippos down (you can trace over yellow if you need help with this). You should end up with a number line by the end of the song. Remember to include the all important 0 (zero) at the beginning. Next, you must cover your eyes (no peeping!). Your grown up is going to cover a number up. Can you work out which number they have covered up? Take turns with your grown up to hide a number. Remember to send me a photo of what you have done. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-one-big-hippo-balancing/zkfxwty 


Topic- Enjoy having a little tea party with your family or your soft toys, just like the tiger who came for tea! I don't think you should eat as much food as him but you might be able to have a drink and a treat! I would love to see a photo of your tea party!