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Foundation Stage

   Welcome to the Foundation Stage! 

 

We know that the current times seem really strange and the thought of home learning can be daunting...but please try not to worry! Mrs Shaw and Miss Alderson are always here to help. On this page we will provide resources, activities and suggested timetables which will help you on this adventure.

As well as these activities and suggestions for learning, please use this precious time to spend time together as a family. Spend time in the garden, build dens, bake, sing together, share stories and play games, as these are still a large part of your child's learning and development.

 

We have a fantastic group of children made up of F1s and F2s, and we are confident that they will adapt to this situation and thrive as they always do. They are a great group of children.

 

Have fun and stay safe!

 

 

 

 We will continue to use Google Classroom and this will be updated each day so please use that for work, please continue to check this regularly. Please find a guide on how to use google classroom below.

Guide To Google Classroom

 

You can share any activities that you and your children take part in on the school Facebook page or by email.

St Mary's Catholic Primary School Facebook Page        

 

If you need to contact the foundation team direct, you can email us at foundation@smcps.co.uk 

 

 

You can share any activities that you and your children take part in on our Class Dojo page or by email. We will also update the Class Dojo page daily with ideas and resources we think may be useful. Class Dojos are also linked to the school Dojo account so you can stay in touch with things happening throughout school.

 Please email the foundation team if you are not connected to your child's Dojo account.

 

Below is a step by step guide of how to add items to your child's portfolio.

 

 

School Closure

 

During the school closure we have been given access to Numbots. Each child in FS2 has a log in. Please email foundation@smcps.co.uk with your child's name and I will reply with the log in details.

 

We also have a free trial for PurpleMash.  Please email foundation@smcps.co.uk with your child's name and I will reply with the log in details.

 

Home Reading Hotline

From today, there is an email hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics. homereading@ruthmiskin.com

 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel to access Daily phonics lessons and lots of other useful phonics learning tools.

 

 

Twinkl -To support parents whose schools have closed because of the Coronavirus, Twinkl an educational online resource centre is also FREE for one month (this may be extended). Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer. Parents can use this to access high-quality materials from home.

Twinkl also has a number of really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. You can access these at their dedicated Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.

The area specifically for parents with children in EYFS, take a look through their EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share.

 

Here below are a list of other websites which are available for home learning:

 

Teachers Pet

They have created a range of free home learning resources for EYFS on free sign up

 

Oxford Owl

  • 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
  • 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
  • 28 Ditty practice sheets
  • Parent information booklets
  • 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows

 

Teach Starter

They are offering a free 1 month membership and a collection of free home learning packs.

 

Phonics Play

Free online phonics resources and games

 

Alphablocks and Numberblocks

Educational videos, games and resources to help with learning numbers and letters

 

Teach Your Monster to Read

Covers everything from letters, sounds and reading full sentences – free on the computer (a small fee for the app)

 

Top Marks

A great range of free online games

 

Podcast stories by JoJo Gnome

 

Tiny Tap

A range of games and activities made by teachers. Free to use on a computer or through the TinyTap app.


Virtual Museum and Gallery Tours for Children
 

Active Learning: 

The following websites have high energy, and mindfulness/yoga activities.  Plus healthy eating content.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Go Noodle

Imoves
 

Thank you for your patience at this time.
Mrs Shaw and Miss Alderson

This booklet provides guidance to parents/carers on what to expect in the Foundation stage. We encourage working in partnership with parents to support the children's learning and development.

During the Foundation years children work towards the Early Learning Goals. The picture below shows the skills that children, on average, should achieve by the end of the Foundation Two year.

During the Foundation years children work towards the Early Learning Goals. The picture below shows the skills that children, on average, should achieve by the end of the Foundation Two year. 1
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