Welcome to our Foundation Home Learning Page.
If you are self-isolating you will find useful weblinks and resources to help support your child with completing this week's school activities. Please note that this page will only be updated as and when required.
Please also note that this page does not reflect all the areas of learning that would be taking place in school. Children would have lots of opportunities to learn through the concept of play. We have simplified the home learning content to focus on specifically; reading, writing, phonics and maths.
We would highly recommend that you not only complete these tasks but also engage and join in with your child's free play. This will help to build their social skills and also strengthen their emotional development.
Home Learning for the week beginning the 30th November;
If you are looking for additional online lessons please see; https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage
This week we will revisit all the sounds that we have previously taught (e.g. m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u , b, f, e, l and h). Any practise with these sounds at home will help support your child with their phonics knowledge. Towards the end of the week we will be learning the ‘r’ sound and the ‘sh’ digraph (two letters, one sound).
Additional links to support teaching of Phonics;
Learning the sh digraph (two letters, one sound)
Learning the r sound
We will be writing our wish list for Father Christmas this week! We will be discussing what we would like and the children will then have the opportunity to write these words out with adult support.
We will also be wring the missing initial letters in words and having a go at spelling simple CVC words e.g. cat, dog etc containing the sounds that we have already covered. Children will use their sound mats to help support them with their writing.
We will be learning all about the number 10. The children will be recognising the number 10 in the environment, counting out 10 objects, writing the number 10, sequencing numbers 0-10 correctly in order and exploring all the different ways of making 10 (e.g. 10+0=10, 9+1=10, 8+2=10, 7+3=10, 6+4=10, etc). The children will use the songs and characters from Numberblocks to help with this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcBQgHLXIYk&safe=active
Additional links to support teaching of number 10;
- Sesame Street Number 10 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRiUEr89ep0&safe=active
- NumTums Number 10 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H44J6b_syY&safe=active
- Jack Hartman Number 10 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zVLWGaLi7g&safe=active
Other specific tasks
The children will draw a design for a rocket, make it out of junk materials and decorate it. Then we will review and discuss our design plan and end model and suggest how we could improve it next time.
We will continue to practise our word blending during our Phonics lessons. We will use Fred Frog to help us. We will also be learning the Red Words (sight word) ‘I,' 'the,' 'to' If you wish to find out more information on Red Words please visit the page on our website called ‘Red Words’.
Word Blending - You can support your child with their word reading, by revisiting the individual sounds we have previously covered. You can then practise blending these sounds together to make simple words. Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) words work best for this (e.g. c-a-t - cat, d-o-g - dog etc).
- If you are unsure how to pronounce the Phonics sounds correctly please watch this video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q
- If you wish to find out more about blending (sounding out) with Fred Frog, please watch this video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q
If you wish to support your child further with their Phonics at home, you can purchase a set of Read Write Inc flashcards from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Read-Write-Inc-Home-Flashcards/dp/0198386710/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=read+write+inc+flashcards&qid=1604834784&sr=8-1. The diagraph (two letters that make one sound) flashcards would also be a good investment as we teach these after Christmas: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Read-Write-Inc-Phonics-Flashcards/dp/0198386818/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=read+write+inc+flashcards&qid=1604834866&sr=8-2
The children learn each sound using a picture hook, an action and a letter formation rhyme. These are explained on each flashcard. Any practise with these at home would greatly support your child with their phonic knowledge.