Hello Meadowsfoot class,
How are you all? I am very impressed with all fantastic things you have been doing during this tricky time.
I have never seen so much keep fit and baking! I have been keeping busy at home and my dogs have had lots of walks around the farm. However my little dog Fern is not so keen as she spends most of her days snoring so my daughter has taken to pushing her around in the buggie!
I have put up some Easter activities for you to try at home over the next few weeks. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.
Keep safe and well.
Lots of love
Links and Ideas for this coming week 23/03/20
Read everyday and share stories with your parents or older siblings.
To keep up the reading please visit https://www.risingstars-uk.com.
On this site you are able to access all the reading rocket books. They go up from pink level(phase 2) all the way up to white level
The username is: email@example.com
Show off your phonics by playing phonics play.
Try to do some phonics each day. Recap phase 2 -3 for Foundation and Phase 3-5 for Year 1.
You could also enrol on https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com
Have lots of fun with your maths on numbots.com
Other maths ideas.
This week we would have been learning about shape and space.
Go on a hunt around your house and see what items can you find that are 2d or 3d shapes. Make a tally of the following shapes you can find around your house.
3d-Cube, cuboid, sphere, pyramid, cone
2d-square, rectangle, circle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octogon
Why not go on a walk and see what other shapes you can find in your area.
Don't forget these home learning links:
Twinkl have some good packs and anyone can use the code UKTWINKLHELPS to download bits and pieces
Discovery Education Espresso www.discoveryeducation.co.uk (choose Espresso from the drop down menu)
Try to exercise as much as you can and go on lots of lovely walks.
Tune in to PE with Joe , The Body Coach TV. This is on Monday to Friday at 9am live each day.
As we have been learning about the Mayflower, why not make your own boat at home from recycled items. What will your boat be called and where will it sail to?
Perhaps you could see if it will float in the sink or take it to a stream.
Pretend you go on a voyage and write a diary entry about your experiences.
Make a nature postcard.
How to make: On a piece of card put some double sided tape down the middle or fold over some sellotape/masking tape.
Go on a walk and collect plants and leaves. Then stick them on to a piece of card like this. You could make a pattern with them or a face. See how interesting you could make them. I look forward to seeing them.
Dear Meadowsfoot class,
I hope you and your families are all well and you are being helpful at home.
I am missing you all already and it will be a little while before we all see each other again but please all keep in touch. I will be updating this page as much as I can with activities and links that you can do at home. Please also let me know if you need any help with anything as I am only too happy to help.
Foundation children -Don't forget to get your parents to take photos of all the things you get up to and upload them on to Tapestry.
Year 1 children-you can do the same and send them through messenger on our facebook page. I would love to see what you are up to.
Here is a photo of my animals who love having me at home. As you can see, Bear the cat is the boss because he gets the bed!!
Take care and be good for your Mummies and Daddies. Have a wonderful Mothers day tomorrow and I hope your Mummies like your fabulous cards.
I look forward to hearing about everything you have been up to.
Lots of love
Our Class Structure:
We are currently a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class led by Mrs Edworthy and Miss Slyfield. We have two TA's to help us: Mrs Watson and Miss Martin.
Our Foundation curriculum is delivered through half termly projects which are influenced by the children's ideas and interests and the wider world in which we live. We believe in providing as many hands-on experiences as we can in order for the children to thrive and develop through their own natural curiosity. We are lucky enough to have a covered outdoor area, so we can access both indoor and outdoor learning all year round.
Have a look below to see just some of the amazing and exciting things that we have been up to so far this year!
Autumn Term 2018 - first half:
This term, we started a new activity called Forest School. This is led by Mrs Readey and we are the first class lucky enough to be taking part during this first half term! We have been for walks through Longtimber Woods, made bark rubbings and built dens for Stickman to live in. We may even be going on a Gruffalo hunt.....
Spring Term 2018 - second half:
This half term, we have been looking at the festival of Chinese New Year. The children have been finding out all about the traditions linked with the festival and have been making traditional festival objects and decorations including lucky red money envelopes, paper dragons, writing Chinese symbols, making Chine cherry blossom pictures and much more! They also made a huge dragon's head and attached material for it's body so that they could take part in their very own Chinese dragon dance!
Spring Term 2018 - first half:
This was a busy first half of the spring term! Not only did we look at the topic of our senses through using stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, we also looked at the topic of the theatre and joined the rest of the school on a trip to see a production of The Enormous Turnip and the Theatre Royal in Plymouth.
Our roleplay area was turned into a Dental surgery and the children took on the role of teaching each other about how to care for your teeth:
Whole School Art Days - 7th and 8th Feb 2018:
At the end of the first half of the spring term, we had two art days, where the children found out about particular artists who like to combine clay and natural materials to make their sculptures. The children had the opportunity to design and make their own sculptures out of clay and the natural materials found in the school grounds and nearby park. The second day focused on patterns in nature and printing techniques and the children produced their own material and paper prints. The final pieces were proudly displayed in an exhibition for parents to come and see the wonderful work of the children:
Science Workshop on Floating and Sinking:
We had some visitors from Babcock who came into work with us on designing experiments around floating and sinking. First of all the children looked at which objects would float and which would sink. They made predictions and then tried them out. Then the children were set the challenge of trying to make an object which sank at first then float! The children had a piece of plasticine which sank when it was in the shape of a ball but they discovered that if they flattened it out and made a boat shape with it, not only would it float but that it would also hold objects! We had a competition to see who's boat would hold the most 2p coins!