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March 2020

  • An A-Z of vegetables

    Published 31/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    Good morning!

    So today you could learn a whole alphabet of vegetables. Watch the video below.




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  • week 2 Amazing Monday !

    Published 30/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    Another Super selection of great activities going on.

    Lots of you enjoyed making a vegetable shop and charging your mums and dads for their food!

    Really nice to see strawberries being planted by Emmanuel and Sophia.

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  • Home Learning Reassurance and Resources

    Published 30/03/20, by Gemma King

    Learning from home;a guide to help! 

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  • Week 2 - Monday challenges!

    Published 29/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    Welcome back to our second week of 'Home Learning'

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  • What a busy week!

    Published 27/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    A massive thank you to everyone who has been putting pictures and videos on their Tapestry journals. 

    You are all AMAZING!!!!

    A big thank you to all the Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas who are taking the time to have a go at our activities and coming up with amazing ideas yourselves too.

    Please don't ever feel that you HAVE to do the activities we post. We just wanted to give you some ideas just in case you were a bit stumped! Plus it helps the Foundation team to still feel connected to you all.

     If ever you want to ask us questions just add it to an observation on Tapestry and we check it over a few times a day. Or email

    We also know that as Teachers we have magic powers that mean the children do as we ask them.........(most of the time) Luckily we are all mums and know that if a mum asks their child to do something they can dig their heels in and refuse! So as the novelty of working at home is starting to wear off, don't worry if it is becoming harder to get the children to settle down to a task.  

    Perhaps start to get a routine going so the children know that once a certain time has finished they wil be able to have free choice throughout the rest of the day. Alternatively split the day up into sections. eg 20 minutes of this and then you can go and do your cars etc. Half the reason school works so well is because the children know what to expect. They get their own little routine secure in their heads.

    We will always record a personal little message for your child should you think they need a boost in morale. It is such a strange time and a friendly message can sometimes help. Just let us know.

    You will perhaps be glad to hear that next week we are broadening our vegetable focus but for now here is another carrot challenge for you to talk about or even have a go at yourselves.

     Mrs G has posted a playdough carrot challenge on tapestry too. So take a look.






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  • Carrot word hunt

    Published 26/03/20, by Sara Lindley



    The sun is out again so it seems a shame not to be doing an activity outside. Mrs G and myself have combined our activities today so you do one giant carrot / word hunt. Hide 10 carrots (or anything you can get your hands on!) around your garden and under each carrot hide a piece of paper where you have written a letter (seahorses) or one of the tricky words (starfish) 

    Have fun and don't forget you can do the hunt again and again, taking turns hiding the carrots and the letters/words. The more the children see the words or letters the better they will get at recognising them.

    Seahorses why not start with some of the sounds we have been looking at at school plus a few new ones 
    m. a. s. d. t. i. n p g. o

    Then at some point visit our sounds blog on our website and see how we normally teach these sounds at school 

    Starfish class - by the time you finish this school year you should be able to recognise a certain number of 'Tricky' words. These are ones you can't 'Fred in you Head'. That just means you can't work them out, you just have to be able to recognise them.

    Here are ten words to learn for now.

    I, no, go, to the, into, he she, me we

    Mix in the maths there too, just like Flynn. Carefully count the carrots then put them in order of size using language like longer than, shorter than. Give clues as to where they are hidden by using positional language like under, behind, to the right.

    Have fun in the sun!

    Don't forget to send in your photo's  using       or add to your Tapestry Journal.

    Mrs L and Mrs G

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  • Lots of Carrot Writing and loads more too!

    Published 25/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    Another Super day and those sentences have flowed!

    Well done to everybody who wrote about............ carrots.

    Sorry about the annoying song!       I can't get it out of my head either.

    Reading Eggs passwords have now been sent out. Check on your Tapestry journals and try to login.

    Let me know if you have any problems.

    Mrs L

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  • Carrot song Challenge!

    Published 25/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    So here is a catchy tune (sorry it will get stuck in your head!)



    Two challenges for today.

    Mrs G 



     This activity is for all foundation children. It helps them develop their mathematical language. Use real objects where possible. The idea is you do the same activity with the same objects more than once so your child had chance to keep trying out new ideas. For example Flynn this morning talked a lot about big and small. So in the next session I am going to start introducing long and short for the carrots. After you have done the activity just leave pens, pencils and paper out for your child, you may find they want to mark make or older ones may start writing numbers and sums

    Mrs L

    I am setting you a talking challenge (seahorses)  or a  writing challenge. (Starfishes)

    Listen to the song and learn lots of facts about carrots.

    Talk about or write about three things about a carrot

    eg. What conditions do carrots need to grow?

    Name some of the different ways we eat or cook carrots.

    I have attached a piece of special carrot writing paper below if you have a printer at home just to make your writing look extra carroty! Or just draw a border of carrots around a piece of plain white paper. Seahorses, ask your grown up to write down what you have talked about. Starfish class, we are expecting a little more from you as it is time you started to have a go at writing a simple sentence all by yourself.

    Top tips for successful independent writing

    Don't forget those finger spaces when you are writing so that it makes it easier to read each word.

    Use your Fred Fingers to try and work out the sounds you can hear.

    Use your RWI speed sound pictures that were in your home learning pack. Have it right next to you as you are writing and it will help you quickly find the sounds you need.

    Don't worry if you can't work out all of the sounds. Lets start with the first sound and then what can you hear at the end. Then lets work out what comes in the middle! 


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  • Day 2 -WOW again!

    Published 24/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    Another great day!

    loads of you getting in contact and rising to the challenges we set you.

    Take a look a the amazing variety of activities you have all been doing.

    Great learning going on!

    Click here to take a look at all of the photos you have been sending in throughout the day.

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  • Counting Games

    Published 24/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    Hi everyone

    So we have a mini teacher from the Gerrard family today who has decided that we need to play number games together, especially you Seahorses! Print off a game or find one in your cupboard and get counting!

    Then check out the Carrot Counting challenge on your Tapestry journals.

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  • Day 1 - Wow!

    Published 23/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    So Folks


    So many of you have got in touch with all of the fabulous things you have been finding out about

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  • Rainbow Challenge!

    Published 23/03/20, by Sara Lindley

    The sun is out and it is time for another challenge. This time it has been set by Mrs Boon and mrs Gerrard.

    We told you we would be keeping you busy!

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