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Meet the team: 

Mrs Lawrence
Class Teacher
Mrs R Jones
Teaching Assistant
Miss Winkworth
Teaching Assistant
Ms Hammett
Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning - please scroll down for latest news. 

We have moved the Home Learning introduction, learning in the EYFS and general ideas to the tab at the side of the page. Please refer to this for further ideas of activities you could do at home,  if you so wish! 

We have also put a tab with links to supporting websites for Home Learning. Great news - the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel is starting daily Phonics sessions again from Monday 20th April! If you also want to take part in more Maths activities, the White Rose Maths Hub have home learning daily sessions for the EYFS, these are lovely videos with fun activities you can do. We might refer to some of them in our own videos as we move forward. For links to both Read Write Inc and White Rose, please see the Home Learning supporting website tab. 

 

Wednesday 8th July.

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds! I hope you are all doing well. Wasn’t it lovely to have the sunshine yesterday! Hopefully the rain today won’t last long.

Today, in writing we are going to Antarctica again! Watch the following clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqnQo3DgEoo

Once watched, talk about the different animals and things you see. You can watch it more than once and pause it to talk about what you spot! Following this, we then want you to write a sentence about what you see. Use your known sounds and red words to help you.

Mrs Foster has thought of the following sentences, after watching the video:

I see white snow.  I see a whale. 

You don’t have to do this, but I’ve also thought about how I could make my sentence longer. You could use the word ‘and’ to join your ideas, or write about what the animal is doing. For example:

I see white snow and a whale. 

I see a whale swimming in the sea.

Day 3 of WhiteRose maths, is looking at how many more vegetables or fruit Oliver has planted – he can’t remember so needs your help! I know you will do well!

Lots of love the EYFS Pod team xxx

 

Tuesday 7th July.

Hello Honeybees and Ladybirds! I hope you have all woken up smiley and happy this morning! The sun is promising to show today! Yay!

Today, thinking about ice in Antarctica, we have some fun investigations we want you to carry out about ice! Hopefully, you have some ice you can use. Attached at the bottom of the page are 2 possible tasks you could try at home. One is looking at freezing an object and seeing what happens. The other is an investigation about how to melt ice! We are not expecting the children to write lots, use the sheet more as a prompt for what to do and talk about it together. We can’t wait to hear about what you find out! 

 

For day 2 of maths, the first task is playing a game called “I went to market” but you can change that to whatever shop you want! This is a memory game, seeing if you can remember the number and item that has been bought before! I remember playing this game with my Mum when I was little! It then goes on to counting fruits and vegetables, thinking about pairs (2s).

Have a great day and enjoy yourself, whatever you do! Love the EYFS Pod team xxxxx

 

Monday 6th July.

Happy Monday children! Where has the lovely, summer weather gone? I hope you still managed to get out and about this weekend. Fingers crossed the sun returns for us soon!

This week, we are off to the Antarctica! It is very different to Australia. Do you know what the weather is like there?

We want you to watch the following episode, but pause it at 4minutes 30 seconds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00086jq/go-jetters-series-3-7-go-jetter-heroes-polar-explorers

Talk to your grown up about what you have seen and learned. Have you found out what the weather is like? We want you to talk about what we would need to pack to go on our own polar expedition. On a piece of paper, see if your grown up can draw a blank suitcase. Inside, we want you to draw and label things you would need to pack. Use the sounds you know to help with spelling. You could use some of the labels and make a sentence using them eg: I will pack a hat. Once completed, watch the end of the episode! Enjoy!

At the bottom of the page there is also a cutting and sticking activity to do with a suitcase and different holiday destinations. If you want an extra task, you could find the items you would take to Antarctica and cut and stick them into the suitcase.

The maths this week is Week 29th June (remember we are a week behind). It is based around a book called: Oliver’s Vegetables. Oliver only eats chips! Until he spends time with his Granddad trying new things! The first task is sorting different foods - healthy and unhealthy…I think I might try this task with Kasper at home too! Then it goes on to looking at patterns.

Have a great day, Love the EYFS Pod Team xxxx

P.S – grown-ups, tomorrow there is an ice investigation. If possible, it would be great to make or buy some ice. If you have a container that would work, it would also be great if you could freeze a small figure, or even a piece of lego inside some ice! Thank you!

 

 

Friday 3rd July

 

Happy Friday Honeybees and Ladybirds! We can not believe how quickly this week has flown by! Have you had a busy and fun week too? 

 

Today for English we would like you to watch Thomas the Tank Engine visits Australia! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdgPq1PjQSc  

After watching the story we would like you to create a story map recalling the story in the correct order. You can label your drawings with captions and sentences to explain what happens? Listen carefully for those sounds.  Below is an example of a story map from a familiar story we know 'The Hungry Caterpillar' - can you create pictures and a story map for Thomas the Tank Engine? 

 

It is the last day for Zog! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Have a wonderful weekend and keep smiling! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxxxx

 

Thursday 2nd July

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds! How are we today? We have started practising Sports Day events within our Pods ready for a 'Pod Sports Day' next Thursday 9th July. We thought now would be a great time to start practising Sports Day activities at home so that you can join us from home next Thursday! At the bottom of this page you will find 'Sports Day at Home Task Cards' which show you what activities you can do in your home, park or garden! You do not have to do all of them but there are plenty to choose from! We have also attached Sports Day bunting, a design your own poster template, certificates and leader board record cards so your family can join in! Have fun practising! 

 

'Zog' is also very active today and is doing a 'Chinese Dragon Dance'. Do you remember when we did this at school during the Chinese New Year? We had so much fun! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Have a great day! We miss you lots! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxxx

 

Wednesday 1st July

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds! We are crossing our fingers for better weather today ... maybe you could do another sun dance? Have you noticed the change in the month today? It's now July! 

We would like you to look at the 'Australian Animals' document at the bottom of this page and discuss them with your adults at home. We have also attached an 'Australian Animals Word Mat' which can be used to help you write about your favourite Australian animal - it doesn't have to be one of the animals we've shown you - you could do your own research too! We would love you to pick your favourite Australian animal and draw a picture of it and write about it! Remember to use your sounds that you know and red words for example 'The emu is fast' 'A Koala has a pouch'.

If we were at school we may also make our favourite animal at the construction area or the creative table with junk modelling or we may paint it in the painting area! These are just extra ideas for if the weather is rainy! 

Also we are now on day 3 for our 'Zog' week!  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Have a great day, lots of love from the EYFS Pod Team Xxxx

 

Tuesday 30th June

Good morning all! How are we today? Do you know what today is? The last day of the month! Do you know what the next month is? Can you remember all the months of the year in order? 

 

We are going to look at a fun activity today and that is an Aborigine painting! Firstly, did you discuss what Aborigine means yesterday? If not ask your adult now! Please use the picture below to give ideas but we recommend using fingers and paint and creating a picture through dot painting! 

 

 

Remember it is day 2 for maths with Zog! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Have fun whatever you do and we can't wait to see your creations! Love the EYFS Pod team Xxx

 

 

Monday 29th June

Hello and happy Monday to all! Did you have a lovely weekend? We hope you had lots of fun and enjoyed the sunshine! Talking of sunshine - this week we are going to Australia! Do you know where that is? We would love you to look at the PDF document below titled 'Introduction to Australia'. Have a look at the first three slides then answer the following questions;

  • What do we think Australia is like?
  • Do we think it’s the same weather? 

Now look at slide four and ask yourself 'what do you think we would see?' Now look at the remaining slides and with your grown up talk about the outback and the rainforest, talk about the animals we might see and landmarks there. Now ask your grown up to draw a map of Australia or maybe you would like to write the word Australia and then our writing task today is to use our sounds to write what we can remember about what we might see or do in Australia! My first thoought is the word 'hot'! We can't wait to see your ideas! 

 

In maths we are following White Rose w/c 22nd June and it is all about one of our favourite stories 'Zog!' https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ There are some lovely pattern activties today but if you would like to watch the story of 'Zog' please use the following link for a 26 minute story! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

 

Have a great start to the week, love the EYFS Pod team xxx

 

Friday 26th June

Happy Friday Honeybees and Ladybirds! We are hope you have had a lovely week and that you are staying cool! 

 

Today we love you to make a poster of London! Imagine you are making a poster to give to people to encourage them to visit the city - What would they be able to see and do? Why should they go to London? This is a great chance to use all the information you have learnt throughout the week. You can draw, label, write or be as creative as you wish! Here is an example poster:

 

 

Don't forget there is also day 5 on the White Rose home learning website -  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ Today, it is looking at doubles, counting spots and then goes on to look at pairs of shoes. Finally, there is a fun activity to do with measuring and capacity. Lots to keep you busy! 

 

Take care and have a great day and weekend, lots of love the EYFS Pod Team xxxx

 

Thursday 25th June

Happy Thursday Honeybees and Ladybirds! What a beautiful week we are having! We hope you are enjoying the sunshine. 

 

Today we are thinking about our physical development or what we call at school PE! However, today we are thinking of all those tiny muscles in our hands and arms that help us get really strong to write! So today we would love you to try some 'fine motor skill' activities. This could include any of the activities from the below list;

  • Poking straws into holes such as a drink carton.
  • Pasta necklaces.
  • Weaving around cardboard with string and holes that your adult can make in the cardboard for you.
  • Pipe cleaners or spaghetti being put into colanders.
  • Beads on spaghetti or cheerios.
  • Water play including writing your name with water on the ground using your finger or a paint brush.

Further ideas can be found here https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/

As the weather is so beautiful we also thought some shadow drawing would be fun! Please see the image below for inspiration! 

Don't forget there is also day 4 on the White Rose home learning website to keep you busy!  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Take care and have a great day, lots of love the EYFS Pod Team xxxx

 

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning lovely Ladybirds and Honeybees! How are we all today? Apparently today is going to be the hottest day of the year so far! Do you know how temperature is measured and how we can tell it is so hot? Ask your adult at home to investigate with you! 

 

Today for English we would like to look at 'London Calls' again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ8jw2-iY2c please can you ask your adult to pause on the London Eye image. Now we would like you to play ‘I Spy with my London Eye’ and spot things you would see! This might be a really big clock or a famous river! Then we would like you to pick 3 sights or attractions and draw them, labelling them as you do so. You may even wish to write a sentence or a caption! For example 'I can see Big Ben.'

 

Today in maths we are thinking about making a cure for the dragon pox! This is a really fun activity on the White Rose website to help us think about order, measurement and language (mathematical words!) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Have fun and enjoy the sunshine! 

 

Love the EYFS Pod team Xxx

 

 

Tuesday 23rd June.  

Good morning Ladybirds and Honeybees! I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday!

Today, we have two creative tasks. You could choose one, or do both!

  1. The first task is looking at practising cutting and sticking, to make a London bus! See the picture below. If you don’t have coloured card, you could paint a bus template and use any coloured paper to make the windows and wheels. How many windows will you add on your bus? We want you to cut square shapes for windows and circles for wheels.

  1. The second task is to make the London Eye using a paper plate! With your grown-up have a look online at a picture of the London Eye!  We would like you to cut shapes to make carriages and stick them around the paper plate. Can you draw people in the carriages? How many people are there?

Don’t forget to check out White Rose maths day 2! Today is adding, looking at combining two groups to find out how many pox spots you can see! Also, remember you can watch the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc videos to practise your sounds and spelling.  Rosie also now has some writing videos – hold a sentence – these are great!

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

Monday 22nd June.

Happy Monday Honeybees and Ladybirds! I hope you had a good weekend? This week looks set to be super hot! We are looking forward to hearing about what you get up to in the sun! This weekend we went for a walk at Budbury Rings again. Kasper and Rudy loved running up and down the hills!

This week in writing we are going to focus on London. We started to look at how we would get to London when we looked at Peppa and when she met the Queen. Today, we are going to look at how we would travel around London once we were there! First look at where London is on a map and compare to where we live. Has anyone ever been to London before? We want you to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ8jw2-iY2c   Let’s think about what types of transport there is to get around London – what transport did you see in the video? We would like you to draw a picture of a type of transport you might use if you were in London (eg: bus, train, tube, bike, boat, walk). Can you use the sounds you know to label the picture? You could put your ideas in to a sentence using red word ‘you’. For example, ‘You can get a bus.’ ‘You can ride a bike.’.

Maths for this week is WhiteRose Home learning – remember we are a week behind, so click on Week 8 15th June. The story is Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox! Today, you will be seeing if you can spot 3D shapes – can you name any? Then, using 3D shapes see if you can build a palace for Princess Mirror-Belle! The last challenge is a pattern challenge, seeing if you can complete them correctly.

We hope you have a fun day!

Love the EYFS pod team xxxx

 

Friday 12th June.

Happy Friday Honeybees and Ladybirds. We hope you have a good week! Did you hear the thunder storm yesterday?

Today in maths, we would like you to look at day 5, ‘The Princess and the Wizard’. There are a lot of talking activities in today’s tasks – can you use as much mathematical language as possible including positional words. Perhaps you could play the game we did at the start of lockdown, where Mrs Foster and Kasper hid a teddy around the house, we’ve also attached a sheet you could do or talk about at home!

In English today, we are going to think about what we know about our local area and what we have found out about our local area this week. With all this information can we draw a map and label the village?  Some things on your map may include ….

Your house (if you live in the village) Our school! Church, Old school, Tesco, Library, Park, Bus stop, The Old Barn, Doctors, Village Hall.

If you would like some extra writing activities now would be a good time to return to Monday’s notes and write about what we now know in the ‘what we have found out’ column. Alternatively, you can discuss this and your adult at home can write your findings. We can’t wait to hear more about our village!

Have a lovely weekend, love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

Thursday 18th June.

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds! Today, is another creative task! We hope you enjoyed making wands, we loved seeing pictures of your creations.

Continuing on from The Princess and the Wizard, let’s make a wizards hat!

What you will need:

  • A piece of paper to make a cone shape.
  • Paint/colouring pens/stickers/pictures to cut and stick/glitter…whatever you have!
  • Decorate your hat.
  • Roll the paper to make a wizard’s hat!

Now with your wand, you can pretend to be a wizard! Perhaps you could act out some of the story – The Princess and the Wizard! (If you haven’t listened to the whole story here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=babXCIRMjQM)

Today the White Rose Maths task is about halving, before watching the video maybe you would like to halve something with your adult at home such as a cake, apple or slice of toast? How do you halve something?

Don’t forget to watch the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc videos to practise your sounds and spelling – the children in school have enjoyed watching Rosie too! Did you know Rosie has new videos? Hold a sentence – these are great for practising writing.

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

Wednesday 17th June.

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds! Haven’t we been lucky this week with the weather! We hope you’ve enjoyed some time outside too.

Today in maths, please continue to use the White Rose Maths resource. If you didn’t do day 2 yesterday, then please look at this, the children in school enjoyed making number books. Otherwise, the activities today are hide and seek and what’s the spell Mr Wizard?!! It sounds really fun, we can’t wait to hear about it!

Today in writing, we would like you to think back to Monday, when you made your ‘what you know and what you want to find out about’ our local area. Grown ups, we’d like you to introduce the internet and a search engine, such as Google, and explain this is how we can find information. Children, with your adults at home you are going to investigate the answers to your questions and write your favourite thing that you have found out about today and draw a picture of it too. You may even want to visit our area to investigate further! Looking at some of the home learning we’ve had sent in, some of you want to find out about the school and what it was like in the past. See if you can find out where the school used to be, it moved to the place it is now in 1992!!

Remember to use your known sounds to spell words, use your red word mat to help and fingers spaces between words! If you would rather, your grown up could write your ideas for you and you could label a picture.

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

Tuesday 16th June.

Good morning Ladybirds and Honeybees! I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday!

Today, we have two creative tasks. You could choose one, or do both!

  1. Thinking about your local area, we wondered if you could draw a picture of something in your local area or even a picture of your house?  Your house drawing could be really detailed and you could include labels. You could draw something from your local area, such as the park, a river, the shop, the school, a woods… If it’s not raining you could go out with your paper and pencil and draw it whilst on a walk. It’s up to you! In Mrs Foster’s pod, children drew our school, their house and the park!
  2. Following on from the White Rose Maths – the Princess and the Wizard, we would like you to make a wand! In school we made a wand yesterday, from a piece of doweling, different coloured string/wool, selotape and felt tip pens! At the bottom of the page we’ve attached ideas to make a wand using a stick! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Don’t forget to check out White Rose maths day 2! Today is about making your own number booklet! Also, remember you can watch the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc videos to practise your sounds and spelling – the children in school have enjoyed watching Rosie too!

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

Monday 15th June.

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds, we hope you had a good weekend? Let’s hope the sun is back soon! Did any of you go splashing in muddy puddles like Peppa and the Queen?

This week in maths, we would like you to follow the White Rose Maths again – this week looking at the story ‘The Princess and the Wizard’! This is a fantastic story and has the same author as last week’s story – do you know who it is? Please make sure you click on the week Summer term week 7 – 8th June. We will come to the 15th June next week! The focus today is continuing patterns! There are some lovely activities to do. Make sure your grown-ups join in the days of the week song with you!

In English today we would like you to think about our local area! Discuss what local means? Does everyone live in this area?

We would like your adult at home to write down into three columns ‘what we know about our local area’, ‘what we want to know about our local area’ and a third column of ‘what we have found out’ – this will be blank until the end of the week. We have attached a PDF document at the bottom of this page named ‘Our Local Area’ if you would like to use this too.

Mrs Foster’s local area is a town called Wimborne, which isn’t far from school!  Mrs Foster and Kasper had a chat and here are their answers. Mrs Foster helped Kasper think about what he wanted to find out!

What we know about our local area: It has a park and a scooter ramp! It has a church where Granddad helps look after the books (The chain library at the Minster). It has a shop. It has a river. There is a woods. It has a school.

What we want to find out: What did the park look like when Mummy was little? Who rings the bells in the church that we can see at the top? What lives in the river?  

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

 

Friday 12th June.

Happy Friday Honeybees and Ladybirds. We hope you have a good week! Does time feel like it is going quickly? It certainly does for the teachers in school! Let’s keep our fingers crossed the rain disappears this weekend!

Today in maths, we would like you to look at day 5, Super Worm. The activities are based around length and making comparisons in length. Who can make the longest worm? We will be trying it in school too! You could also use play dough or string to make lots of worms and compare the lengths.

In English today, we want you to think about Peppa and her trip to visit the Queen. I wonder what you would say to the Queen if you met her…what questions would you ask? Remember, when you ask questions, we use the words WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW, WHO, WHY. You can talk to your grown-up about what you would ask, and if you like, you can try to write some of your questions down using your sounds and red words to help. Talk about what comes at the end of a question when writing, it is not a full stop!

I would ask the following question to the Queen – How many pet corgis do you have? Maybe you could find out the answer for me! (Mrs Foster)

Have a lovely weekend, love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

Thursday 11th June.

Happy Thursday Honeybees and Ladybirds! We hope you are having a good week and still having fun in the rain.

Today, we have found some fun Peppa Pig activities, please find the pdf attached to the bottom of the page. The activity we would like to do is all about keeping healthy and encouraging you to eat fruit and vegetables. We would like you to make a days of the week calendar, this could be using the sheet attached to the page or creating your own. On each day we want you to draw 5 boxes! When you eat a piece of fruit or veg, we would like you to tick a box! Let’s see if you can eat your 5 a day! Perhaps you could even try a new fruit or vegetable!  

Today the White Rose Maths task is about using numbers to solve questions. For example how many minibeasts would you have if you had 4 spiders and 5 slugs? (Please note, we have not uploaded these at the bottom of the page, as EYFS is still free to access!)

Don’t forget to watch the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc videos to practise your sounds and spelling – the children in school have enjoyed watching Rosie too!

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

 

Wednesday 10th June.

Good morning Ladybirds and Honeybees! We hope you are having a good week? The weather doesn’t look as sunny as it has been, but hopefully you all still get out and about.

Today in maths, please continue to use the White Rose Maths resource. If you didn’t do day 2 yesterday, then please look at this, counting on from different numbers, yesterday in school we pretended to be rockets and practised counting forward and backwards too! Otherwise, one of the activities today is making up a rain dance!! It looks really fun, but maybe don’t do it too much…we want the sun back soon!!!

Today in writing, we would like you to re-visit your thoughts from what you would do if you went to London and met the Queen! Today we are going to be story writers and write about our ideas! The story will be titled with your name (child’s name) Meets the Queen. We would like you to try to write three (or more) sentences using your sounds and red words.

Here is an example from Mrs Foster!

Mrs Foster meets the Queen

I went in my car to London. I met the Queen! We played musical statues and it was fun! Then I went home.

You can draw pictures to go with your sentences or even fold a piece of paper in half to make into a mini book, with the title on the front and a picture and a sentence on each page! Your adult can help you with this. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

 

Tuesday 9th June.

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds! Did you watch the Peppa Pig video yesterday? Wouldn't it be lovely to meet the Queen! What would you ask her? 

Today we have a lovely craft for you to try at home inspired by our new topic 'England' and it is making your very own crown - just like the Queen wears. This craft will help with practising your cutting skills, which is a very important skill to master! All you need is a long piece of paper or card, tape, a pair of scissors and some pens, pencils or decorations you might have at home. 

Step 1: Get a piece of paper or card that is long enough to wrap around your head.

Step 2: Cut zig zag shapes out of the top - be careful with the scissors!

Step 3: Decorate your crown with drawings, patterns or any decoration pieces you have at home.

Step 4: Wrap the crown around your head and ask a grown up to help you fix it with some tape!

Step 5: Wear your beautiful crown for the rest of the day! 

 

We can't wait to see photos of you in your crown creations!

Don’t forget to check out White Rose maths day 2! Today is about counting on from different numbers! We are looking at missing numbers on number lines in school too. Also, remember you can watch the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc videos to practise your sounds and spelling – the children in school have enjoyed watching Rosie too! Today we are also going to practise our RED words and try and spell some too!

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

Monday 8th June.

Good morning Honeybees and Ladybirds, we hope you all had a good weekend? The weather wasn’t as warm as last week! But we hope you got out and about and kept busy. Kasper and Rudy had lots of fun yesterday down at a pond in a field near our house. We found tadpoles and very small frogs! We spent a lot of time looking at them and spoke about the changes from frog spawn, all the way to a frog, it was lots of fun!

This week in maths, we would like you to continue to follow the White Rose Maths again – this week looking at the story SUPER WORM!! We loved reading this book in school, so hopefully you can remember the story well. Please make sure you click on the week Summer term week 5 - 18th May, rather than the 8th June. We will come to that next week! (Please email your class email addresses if you have already completed week beginning 18th May.) The focus today is around patterns! There are some lovely activities to do, which we will be looking at in school too!

In English today, we would like you to watch the following Peppa Pig episode, when she goes to meet the Queen! We are linking our English to our topic, which this half term is 'England'. After watching this episode we would like you to discuss the story and think about what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Can you sequence the story and include details of the setting (where the story is happening), characters and events? Then we would like you to think about what you would do if you met the Queen! For example how would you get to London? What would you do when you got there? How would your story end? Try to use as many wow words as you can! Please ask your adult to write down your thoughts and save them, ready for the next writing task later this week! Lots of talking to today and sharing ideas!

Peppa Pig link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOfm3NZbEo

 

Have a fun day! Love the EYFS Pod Team xxx

 

 

Friday 5th June

Happy Friday! Well done to all Honeybees and Ladybirds for their at home and school learning! We look forward to welcoming some more of you back next week! You have all done amazingly this week at home and school and the EYFS team is so proud of each and every one of you.

 

Today we would love you to write about our book of the week 'The Snail and the Whale'. We are going to see what we can remember and write words around our swirly snail picture! Please see the following link for more information:

 

Writing snail link: https://youtu.be/OvkQV8V7otY

 

Also do not forget the wonderful White Rose has 5 videos and activities for this book and we have attached the activities as a PDF at the bottom of this page. The following link takes you to White Rose: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Have a fantastic weekend, lots of love from the EYFS team xxx

 

Thursday 4th June

Good morning to all of you! How are you today? Did you notice a change in the weather yesterday? If so what was it and how do you think it happened? Don't forget to keep talking about the world and environment around you, as we will be looking at our local area later this term! 

 

Today we would like to keep with the theme of mindfulness ... we will put a mindfulness challenge up every week as we did before. Today's challenge links with our physical development curriculum too as we are going to be doing some yoga! Please follow the links below to stretch, strengthen and focus the mind! These sessions are specifically designed for children and linked around areas of interest, we have given two choices of 'Frozen' or 'Trolls', however, the Cosmic Yoga videos provide lots of options online found within this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Frozen Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk

Trolls Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Q6FKF12Qs

 

Don't forget, you can continue with White Rose Maths learning, based around the brilliant book - The Snail and the Whale! 

Have fun and keep safe. Love the whole EYFS Pod team! xxxxx

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Welcome back Honeybees and Ladybirds! We are all missing you lots and hope you had the loveliest of half terms especially with this beautiful weather! Home learning will look a little bit different this half term as we will be making the most out of some fantastic online resources as the teachers return to school, however, we will be sending you messages when we can starting with some hellos from some of the EYFS pod team below! The activities we post on here will be what we are doing in school, so we can all be learning and practising the same things 

 

Mrs Foster from Pod 2 says hello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dBREe5BhRw&feature=youtu.be

Mrs Lawrence from Pod 4 says hello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty-bmlTYsO0&feature=youtu.be

Mrs Helm from Pod 1 says hello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysAXazcyTT8&feature=youtu.be

Mr Spence from Pod 1 says hello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoo6O1VUkpQ&feature=youtu.be

Miss Barker from Pod 3 says hello: https://youtu.be/ujysR1i8X84

Miss Rodell from Pod 6 says hello: https://youtu.be/mM6AX2MqDso

 

For home learning this week we would like you to look at the white rose resources for maths around 'The Snail and The Whale'. We would suggest starting with the day 1 video for Wednesday, day 2 for Thursday and day 3 for Friday. However, if you would like to do all 5 videos from day 1-5 you are more than welcome and all the videos can be found in the following link: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Just scroll to the top of the page and look for Summer Term - Week 6 (w/c 1st June), the videos and 'Get the Activity' link are all in order as you scroll down the page. We have also included all 5 activities in a PDF format at the bottom of this page for ease of access. 

We also thought the children might like to watch the story of 'The Snail and the Whale' and we have included a link below to the BBC iPlayer story (please note this video is 26 minutes long so get comfy!) 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

The challenge today is for the children to talk about the order of the story, can they remember events in sequence? Talk about main characters and the setting? Discuss the beginning, the middle and the end? 

 

We will be back tomorrow and Friday with some more video messages and home learning ideas. Have fun whatever you choose to do and keep being safe. Lots of love from all of the EYFS staff and EYFS pod team!