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Welcome to Foundation

 

Mrs Inquieti-Lamb, Mrs Senior, Miss Parry, Mrs Bowles and Mrs Oliver would like to welcome you to the Foundation Unit. On this page you will find exciting class news, pictures and general information about the things your child has been doing in class.

 

If you have any ideas for this page please let us know!

 

Keeping safe.

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

Written by Kim St. Lawrence Read by Ryan St. Lawrence Note from the author: No children's story should be written in a weekend, but I wanted to get this out ...

Mental Health

Looking after our mental health- this site  has lots of ideas to help.

Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Physical development

Play dough gets little fingers moving. F1 love taking part in dough disco. Here is a recipe to make your own play dough. Making this with your child is a fabulous activity involving maths, science and language. Use your play dough for lots of fun activities. We keep ours in a plastic bag in the fridge over night so it can be used several times. Below the recipe is a link to a dough disco activity.

Playdough recipe

 

                      

 

Makes 1 coloured ball, takes about 10 minutes.

Ingredients: 8 tbsp plain flour, 2tbsp table salt, 60ml warm water, food colouring, 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Method

1. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together water, a few drops of food colouring and oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

3. Dust a work surface with flour and turn out the dough. Knead briefly- then it's ready to use.

4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) or an airtight container in the fridge to keep it fresh. It usually lasts for 3 to 4 working days.

If the dough gets sticky, just add more flour or if to dry add more water.

 

See what fabulous things you can make, or just hold it in your hand and roll it, squeeze it, stretch it, prod it, or push things onto it to make patterns. Have fun! 

Below are various links to activities to help your child develop their physical skills. 

Cooking and baking:

Great to get children's fingers moving as well as great for language development, maths and science skills. Follow the link to great recipes to try.

Easy Cooking with Kids recipes - CBeebies - BBC

There are many activities to help your child's physical development.

Going to the local park, climbing frames, slides, swings etc help develop strength, balance and an awareness of safety.

Hopscotch - chalk it on your patio or use paper to make it indoors. Throw bean bags onto the number, then hop and jump on alternate numbers to reach your beanbag.

Bubbles - blow bubbles and let your child pop them with their fingers or clap them to pop them. 

Bikes, scooter and balance bikes - are great for core stability and balance. They can be expensive, but Ebay or give away sites have some bargains!

Balls, beanbags, balloons -anything which can be thrown and caught is great for hand eye co-ordination. (Balloons are great for using indoors if you can't get outside easily.)

Speech and language

Speech and Language Development in Early Years

 

We recognise that early language development is essential for many other areas of development.

 

We provide a language -rich, communication-friendly environment, supporting all children's speech, language and communication needs to give children the skills to progress with learning.

Helping with early literacy skills at home.

Helping with language and thinking skills at home

How you can help with language at home

Speaking and listening

This website has ideas about developing your child's speaking and listening skills. Activities from babies upwards. 

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3

 

Stories and reading

Stories and book based activities:

Visit Book Trust for some lovely book related activities and hear some stories read.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun

Stories help with listening, attention and language skills. They also help your child become a reader.

Bedtime stories read by the staff at Lawrence view can be found in the video resource center. .

 

 

How to help your child become a successful reader.

Oxford Owls reading books online. Free decodable books to read online.

Phonics

Phonics

We teach phonics every day in foundation 1 and 2.  We follow the letters and sounds systematic phonics programme. 

Here is some information about phonics and some resources which will help your child.

Phonics lessons recoded in lockdown can be viewed in the video resource centre.

Letters and sounds

Here are some short videos to help your child to recognize and pronounce our letters.

Phase 2 week 1

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s a t p

Phase 2 week 2

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i n m d

Phase 2 week 3

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g o c k

phase 2 week 4

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e u r

Phase 2 week 5

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h b f ff l ll

Phase 3 week 1

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j v w x

Phase 3 week 2.

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y z zz qu

Phase 3 week 3

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sh ch th ng

Phase 3 week 4

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ai ee igh oa

Phase 3 week 5

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oo oi ow

Phase 3 week 6

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ar ur or

Phase 3 week 7

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air ear ure er

Phoneme mats for phase 2 and 3 phonics.

Useful phonics websites

Maths

We use White Rose Maths to plan our maths sessions as well as in our continuous provision.

Maths sessions also available in the video resource centre

Helping with Maths at home

F1 maths activities

Maths extra activities

Maths Challenges at home

Number games:

This link has lots of fun number games for your child to play.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Creativity and relaxation

It's important to keep your mind and body healthy. Try some of the activities we use:  

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga.

One way we keep children's minds healthy is Cosmic Kids Yoga. Click the link below to select a yoga story to enjoy at home with your child. Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Rainbow Meditation 

Each week we use Rainbow meditation as a way to be calm, happy and relaxed.

Follow the link if you would like to try this.

 

8/21 Days of Compassion and Gratitude: Rainbow Meditation For Kids and Adults/ Chakra meditation - YouTube

 

Go Outdoors!

We use our outdoor area everyday, whatever the weather. We also use the school environment for forest sessions each week. Being outside helps us feel good, getting fresh air on a walk to the park, a picnic, playing in the garden, digging for bugs etc all help us feel good!

Remember, even rainy weather can make you feel good if you've got your wellies on splashing in puddles.

Foundation experiences
                                   Foundation's caterpillars

caterpillars

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caterpillars

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Caterpillars

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Caterpillars

The butterflies have emerged.

View Mrs.Inquieti-Lamb's Live bird cam by visiting the link below.

 https://lynncroft-primary-and-nursery-school.primarysite.media/playlist/mrsinquieti-lambs-bird-cam

 5 videos show you the growing stages of the new hatched chicks.

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Bird watching - with a hidden camera

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A view of the bird box in the garden

Mrs.Inquieti-Lamb's bird cam

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3 baby birds born 15.05.20

Mrs.Inquieti-Lamb's bird Cam

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The babies are ready to flee their nest any day.

Remembrance Day

We visited the local Cenotaph on Monday 11th November. The F2 children laid the class wreath they had made to remember all those who had fought in the war. 

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