Foundation Stage 2
Foundation 2 activities to complete at home:
The following document will be updated on a weekly basis:
Twinkl is a website containing thousands of teaching and learning resources. The website is offering a FREE membership for ALL PARENTS. Please click on the link to sign up and make use of this fabulous resource:
Classroom Secrets Resources
Free resource packs for each year group to help your children learn from home.
Health and Self Care
Whilst our regular daily lives are disrupted, it is often the little, but important things which can get forgotten. Good oral health habits are especially important at the moment given that we cannot currently visit our dental professional.
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Programme have put together some resources for primary school children to help support their parents and give the children fun things to do.
Click here for a downloadable brushing chart to ensure good oral health habits, including fun games and some interesting facts about oral health.
For more activities and resources follow the link below:
Read Write Ink are streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on their YouTube channel. Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.
Click the following link for more information:
Please use the following links for extra support with teaching phonics at home:
Below is a chart of phonics ideas that can be completed at home:
Talk for Writing: Free Talk for Writing Home-school units. The units are age-related and all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording.
Here are some examples of writing activities and games your child could complete at home:
Make outdoor learning part of your regular routine. Below is a chart jam packed with ideas for taking literacy outside. Click on the image to enlarge the chart:
The Summer Reading Challenge
It’s that time of the year again… The Summer Reading Challenge. This time online! Click here to find out more information, or alternatively visit their website:
We hope to see lots of you getting involved. Good Luck!
Your child has been given their Bug Club username and password.This is a resource containing age appropriate books for your child to read at home. The books will be updated regularly by the class teacher (school code- ga6a).
Teach your Monsters to Read : Create a monster and take it on an adventure through a magical world. Travel to exciting places, meet fun characters, play games and win prizes as your monster learns the first steps of reading. The computer version is free.
The Cbeebies Storytime app aims to make reading fun, with playful and imaginative stories designed to help support early years reading. Every story is brought to life with magical things to touch, swipe and play with. There are also questions to help develop comprehension skills, so you and your children can enjoy reading, playing and learning together. For instructions to download the app visit their website below:
Storytime 4 Hometime James Mayhew, a children’s author and illustrator, is reading a story as he illustrates the story, drawing upside down! A lovely, soothing end to the day at 3pm. Click here to visit his YouTube channel.
Audible (by Amazon) are instantly streaming an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children to continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. Click here to read your favourite stories.
Stay at Home Storytime: Oliver Jeffers, author and illustrator, is reading one of his books every weekday on Instagram and talking about some of the things that went into making it. https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/
National Literacy Trust Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage children at home. You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges Visit their website below:
Nosy Crow Stories: lots of activities, resources, free Nosy Crow books and other content which they hope will help keep families happy
Nosy Crow Stories Aloud: They are also sharing a free picture every day, that you can read as they read it aloud. https://nosycrow.com/nosy-crow-storytime/
Toppsta create a daily schedule of bookish ideas, which can be found here.
Booktrust: Lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing. There are classic children’s stories that we think you and your family will love, including Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd to Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson, along with newer favourites such as Chris Haughton’s Oh No, George! and Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall
The Home Time page links to lots of activities where you can play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Why not listen to a story being read?
Books for Topics: Need help to find suitable books to buy for your child? Follow the link below:
Oxford Owl: an eBook library, containing over 100 free eBooks. The eBooks have been developed for children aged 3 – 11
Tops Tips from Education Endowment Foundation: Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for learning during school closures.
Reading opportunities are everywhere. Follow the TRUST ideas to talk about anything your child enjoys reading.
Learning opportunities are everywhere. You can make anything a learning experience for your child, just follow the TRUST ideas.
Click on the links below to access three short stories for you to share with your children at home. These stories have been kindly donated by the author during this difficult time- Enjoy!
Below is a chart of reading ideas to complete at home:
Drama helps children to develop acting, communication skills, confidence, verbal reasoning, empathy, storytelling, literacy, presentation skills, focus and imagination.
Below is a chart of drama ideas to complete at home (click to enlarge):
As you will be probably aware we are using the scheme ‘White Rose’ to support our teaching of Maths in school. The website is organising online training videos and activities for you to use at home. This is going to be an EXTREMELY valuable resource to use at home with your child. Please visit the following link to access the materials to support your child’s home learning.
The Maths Factor – The course contains over 1,000 maths sessions, organised into topics. Carol Vorderman teaches each topic through a fun and lively video, which is coupled with practice sessions to build your child’s knowledge and confidence in maths.
Cbeebies- ‘Everything parents need to know about Numeracy development from 0-6 with fun activities you can build into everyday life and play’
Click the links below to find a selection of creative Maths activities:
Maths on Toast:
Below are more links to maths resources and activities for your child to complete at home:
Below are links to support general learning (Personal, social and emotional development & Understanding the World):
Click here for online safety activities your child can complete at home.
Fancy doing something a little different?
Canal and River Trust
Canal and River Trust have got lots of ideas and activities to help you and your family have fun in the outdoors this summer by their canals and rivers. Canals and rivers are great places to get active and enjoy a healthier life.
Below are some activities included on their website:
Visit their website to see the full list of activities:
Stripes for 6 is a fun road safety challenge for children and their families. Complete 6 challenges in 6 days for a £6 donation for the 6 kids that are killed or seriously injured every day on roads.
For more about the Stripes for 6 challenge click here.
The Royal Albert Hall have some great activity ideas:
- A special storytime event with action songs and stories for those under 5. Click here for more information.
- A DIY puppet theatre – use the PDF on screen or print out to make it 3D and create your own puppets to put on a show. Puppet theatre and Puppets
- Meet the Orchestra – be shown video clips and talked round a number of the instruments in the Royal Albert Hall’s orchestra. New clips added regularly. Click here to find out more! Can you make an instrument of your own?
- They are also streaming live events so watch on Twitter for further information.
Why don’t you have a go at entering ‘The Secret Garden Competition’? Follow the link below for more details:
or click here to open the competition entry form.
Or visit ‘The Great Indoors’ website, which includes a bank of inspired indoor activity ideas to keep your children learning new skills and having fun all in ‘The Great Indoors’.
Please click here for more information.
Each week the following website will upload 5 new species, one for each working day, each with a downloadable image and a fact about that day’s species so you can learn about the wonderful creatures we share this planet with. Each species features a reference illustration and a downloadable colouring image which can either be printed out or edited on your computer or tablet.
Wildlife Watch UK – If you care about nature and love wildlife, Wildlife Watch is the club for you!
Edinburgh Zoo webcam – Watch the pandas, penguins, tigers or koalas and the zookeepers who look after them.
Home School Safari is an online, free to access, learning resource hub from Learning & Discovery at Knowsley Safari. Click here for free access.
Maybe try a bit of cooking at home with your parents? Click the following link for some scrumptious recipes:
Have a little look at the following photographs for some exciting Forest School ideas:
We feel kindness is more important than ever at the moment, so your job is to carry out daily acts of kindness and record these on your calendar. It would be lovely to see some pictures of your calendars. Just simply email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and these can then be forwarded to your class teacher. You may even see your kindness calendar on the school website or our Twitter page!
Below are some resources and ideas to help you:
Red Cross Resources:
Free and engaging online resources during the coronavirus lockdown, to explore and promote the value of kindness.
The resources will:
- encourage simple acts of kindness
- build resilience
- connect the whole family and the community
- cover topics including first aid, preparedness, wellbeing and empathy.
Click here to access these free resources.
Make a garden competition: