Foundation One Remote Learning


Hi Foundation One! 

I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home. 

It is very important that you continue to learn while we are all isolating at home.

Please find a home learning timetable below.

If you are unwell or need any support please do not hesitate to email me.

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Please find below activities and ideas to support the above home learning timetable. Colours link to the subject areas above. Black text refers to updates specific to this weeks learning.

Week beginning - 01/03/2021



World Book Day!

To celebrate World Book Day and British Science week the Foundation Stage teachers have read the following stories to help you think about all the different jobs people do.

Watch Mrs Everill read 'My Daddy is a Nurse' here

Watch Mrs Faulkner read 'My Mummy is a Soldier' here

Watch Mrs Horton read 'My Mummy is a Plumber' here

Watch Miss Roche read 'My Mummy is a firefighter' here

Watch Miss Yemm read 'My Mummy is an Engineer' here 

 Reading a story of your choice to your child.

Watch a story with your child.

Talk about the pictures in the story.

Encourage your child to ask questions, make comments and share their own ideas about the story.

Joining in with repeated refrains i.e, Run, run as fast as you can…

Role play the story e.g. make props using everyday objects. 



Join in with Fire Fit Wake and Shake with Nigel - Fire Fit Wake and Shake with Nigel - YouTube 

Go for a walk 

Joe Wicks Live on Youtube.

Ball skills- rolling, throwing, catching, kicking, dribbling.

Practice balancing and riding on scooters, trikes or bikes.

Skip, hop, stand on one leg and hold a pose for a game like musical statues.

Large Apparatus - Climbing, balancing, jumping. 

Being independent to get themselves dressed.

Pouring water in their cup during snack time.



Phonics with Miss Roche - My Mummy is a Firefighter story and rhyming activity - 

Phonics with Miss Roche - Initial sounds and Alliteration activity for s, a, t - 

Phonics with Miss Roche - Initial sounds and Alliteration activity for m and d - 

Click here to access the Initial sounds PowerPoint for s, a, t, m, d. Its your turn to play the game. 

Learn the 'People who help us' song with your parents - 

Phonics with Miss Roche - Sound Box game -  

Phonics with Miss Roche - Easy Peasy rhyming tricks -  

Phonics with Miss Roche - Noisy Neighbours (Make up your own actions to the song, what else could the noisy Neighbours be doing to make noise?) - 

Phonics with Miss Roche - My Little Ear game (play the game using lots of different letter sounds you can thing of)  

Phonics Songs - Teach Your Monster to Read -CBeebies Nursery Rhymes - 

Washing Line Rhyme -

Thirty minute medley of nursery rhymes - 

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy - – Please access phase one activities – Sound starters, Welcome to the zoo, Hickory Dickory Dock. – Please access phase one activities – Match sounds, What’s behind the door.

You tube -

I Love to Rhyme | English Song for Kids | Rhyming for Children | Jack Hartmann 

Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze | Rhyming Words for Kids | Exercise Song | Jack Hartmann

Rocco the Rhyming Rhino | Rhyming Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann -   

The Rhyming Words Game | Rhyming Song for Kids | Reading & Writing Skills | Jack Hartmann

I Can Move My Body Like Anything | Movement Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann - 



Recognising their own name. Hide their name in different places around the house.

Go on a print hunt e.g. door number, logos e.g. food packaging’s (Tesco, Morrisons).  Please click here for recognising logos -Toys. Please click here for recognising shop logos.

Sing Nursery rhymes with your child and encourage them to sing songs of their own choice independently.

Listening to a variety of stories relating to Jobs. Discuss the stories you listen to e.g.  characters, setting, events that happened in the story. Sequencing the story - what happened at the beginning, middle, end.  

Months of the Year Syllable Song | Counting Syllables | Phonological Awareness | Jack Hartmann -

Days of the Week Syllables Song | Jack Hartmann | Days of the Week Syllable Song - Please note that we teach the days of the week as Monday-Sunday. 



Make a Thank you card for a busy keyworkerClick here to download front of card (decorate, cut and stick for front of card). Inside (top) draw a picture of a keyworker, inside (bottom) write your name with adult support. Please watch Mrs Horton's letter formation videos, under the fine motor section, to ensure correct letter formation. 

Mark making activities including drawing, painting – finger painting and using a paint brush, chalking (inside and outside), paint brush and water marking, sand mark-making. Encourage your child to talk about what they have drawn. - 

Jack Hartmann video – 2D shapes (access via Google). Encouraging gross motor movements to air draw shapes.

Imitating drawing simple marks and shapes after watching an adult such as circles, straight lines, diagonal lines, squares,


Fine Motor

Dough Disco - Please click the links Dough Disco - YouTube  

Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it - YouTube

'I like to' playdough action song - YouTube 

Colouring sheets 

Peg boards

Threading- maybe pasta

Children to practice doing their Zip on their coat

Children to practice doing their buttons on clothing

Drawing- maybe a picture to go with the story from story time.

Cutting and sticking activities -  Click here to download Community Helpers cut and stick matching activity.

Chunky children’s tweezer sorting object activities.

Practicing mark-making different shapes - Please click here for tracing shapes sheet.

Pencil Control -  Click here to download People Who Help us matching activity.

Recording letters using correct formation. These are often easier if practised with similar letter groups i.e.

l, t, f, i, j, k Watch Mrs Horton model the formation of these letters here  

r, h, n, m Watch Mrs Horton model the formation of theses letters here

c, a, d, g, o, q, s Watch Mrs Horton model the formation of theses letters here

b, p and v, w Watch Mrs Horton model the formation of these letters here

u, y and others are unique- e, x, z   


Click here to download five little firemen counting activity resource linked to the rhymes - Five little firemen click here and Five brave firefighters click here

Play Helicopter rescue game to identify numbers 1-10 -

Click here to download People who help us count to 5.

Click here to download People who help us counting to 10. 

Click here to download People who help us count I Spy 1-10 activity. Click here for checklist. Click here for answers.

If your child is confidently recognising numerals you can encourage them to write the numbers. Click here to download a number representation and formation power point 0-10.

Please encourage your child to count during play, matching numeral and quantity, also showing the correct amount of fingers the represent quantity and numerals. (you can write each number on a piece of paper). 

Watch CBeebies House Songs | The Shapes Song - YouTube

Play - Shape Monsters - 2D Shapes Matching Game (                                                                          

Watch Maths family counting game with Miss Roche 

Number recognition and counting actions with Miss Roche and Mrs Faulkner - 

Matching numeral and quantity with Miss Roche and Mrs Faulkner 

Play the game to order numbers 1-5   Chinese Dragon Game - Ordering and Sequencing Numbers ( 

Shape Patterns (

ARTHUR | Games . Planet Pal | PBS KIDS 

Jack Hartmann videos- You tube

Information and Numbots login details have already been sent home.

Completing jigsaw puzzles - Access Early Years Maths activities. 

Patterns – recognising patterns on clothes, toys, e.g. spotty, stripy, swirly. Make a pattern with objects, e.g. car, train, car, train etc. Please click here for the pattern PowerPoint. 

Counting to 10

Number songs – finger rhymes

Counting objects to 5 – inside and outside, fingers, toes, stairs, toys, food items, sounds and actions (clapping, jumping).

Size – big, bigger, small, smaller – encourage language of size during play

Recognise numbers to 5 – number hunt, hide numbers inside/outside the house.

Number Time 1 - Number 1 - YouTube

Number Time 2 - Number 2 - YouTube

Number Time 3 - Number 3 - YouTube

Number Time 4 - Number 4 - YouTube

Number Time 5 - Number 5 - YouTube



Mark making activities – drawing pictures, painting pictures, finger mark making in cornflour, sand, shaving foam. 

Explore paint - use different parts of their body, e.g. fingers, hands, feet, brushes, sponge print painting, rollers.   

Explore colour and colour mixing – learn the names of colours, experiment mixing different colours together to make a new colour.  

Junk modelling, e.g. making an object out of food boxes, plastic cartons, kitchen rolls, scrap material. 

Model making with dough - Click here for People who help us playdough mats.

Cutting activities / sticking activities -  Busy Key worker Activity Pack Click here 

What Color Is It? | Color Song for Kids | Learn your Colors | Jack Hartmann - 


Understanding the World

To celebrate British Science Week we are thinking about all the different jobs that people do...  Click here to find out more.

Click here to learn more about different jobs.

Click here to download a Busy Key Worker activity pack.

Click here to download a People Who Help us Home Learning Challenge.

Click here to download a Powerpoint game. Can you guess who it is?

Click here to download a Who can help me? Powerpoint.

Click here to download a Who can help me? activity.

Click here to download a 'Ring 999' poster to discuss with your child.

Watch a video of 999 call – Lookout Lion

Access -Cbeebies 'Something special': 

Fire Station -

Dentist -

Vets -

Post Office -


Access - Youtube Come Outside: 

Watch Come Outside 'Letters'

Watch Come Outside 'Buses'

Watch Come Outside 'Wood'

Watch Come Outside 'Rubbish' 

Watch Come Outside 'Bricks'

Explore the natural world, hands on exploration – Nature walks, collecting natural found objects, mini beast hunt – talk about what they have found. Go for a walk - talk about what you can see, what you have found on your walk. 

Talking about photographs, encourage your child to look back at photographs and talk about memories, recalling their experiences. 

Similarities and differences – family/friends. 

 International Women and Girls Day in Science. To celebrate this we have recorded a story to inspire you.

Watch Mrs Horton read My Mum is a Scientist here



Watch Miss Roche sing 999 Emergency song here

Finger Family Song | People Who Help Us | Emergency Services | Nursery Rhymes for Kids | Fiona Felt

Learn the 'People who help us' song -

Join in with the 'People who help us' Music session - More people who help us (

Watch Mrs Harvey and Mrs Faulkner demonstrate Soundpots session 1 here

Watch Mrs Harvey and Mrs Faulkner demonstrate Soundpots session 2 here 

Watch Mrs Harvey and Mrs Faulkner demonstrate Soundpots session 3 here 

Watch Mrs Harvey and Mrs Faulkner demonstrate Soundpots session 4 here 

Watch Mrs Harvey and Mrs Faulkner demonstrate Soundpots session 5 here

 Watch some new Soundpots Make Some Noise activities here Soundpots Session 3 - YouTube 

 Dancing to different music. 

Copying a simple rhythm i.e. clapping.

Singing nursery rhymes / songs. 

Exploring musical instruments. 

You Tube – Please access Stoke-On-Trent City Music Service Make Some Noise Soundpots. Stoke-On-Trent City Music Service Mini Music Makers.


Turn Taking Games

Practice taking turns during play, my turn, your turn e.g. building a tower, pushing car down the ramp, ball games.

Simple matching games, my turn, your turn.

Hide n seek with a toy. Turn taking to hide or find the toy.




Watch the latest Family Mass here

Watch The homily on the Gospel for Ash Wednesday and Lent One is here:

Watch Mrs Everill talk about Lent wk 1 here  

Watch Mrs Everill talk about Lent wk 2 here

Singing simple songs including:

God’s Wonderful World YouTube

What noise shall we make? YouTube

Jesus Love is Very Wonderful YouTube Little Kids Praise