Foundation Stage

Week commencing 30.3.20

Dear Swans, Swifts and Doves,

We are really missing you but it has been great logging on to Tapestry to see what some of you have been learning at home.  We have enjoyed seeing photographs of counting, phonics, gardening, play dough, family trees, yoga, baking, money, experiments, art, shapes, PE, stories, slime, reading, bird watching, recipes and outdoor learning.

We will set new activities and challenges for you to complete each week.

If you have not done so already then have a look at Mrs Hale’s YouTube channel for more online learning.

We hope you have enjoyed the sunny weather and have been out for a daily walk to stay active.

Take care and continue learning!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown, Mrs Moore and Mrs Hale

Week commencing 20.4.20

Dear Swans, Swifts and Doves,

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed the sunny weather.  Perhaps some of you had an Easter egg hunt, enjoyed Easter craft activities or completed your Learning Log?  It would be great to see what you did during the holiday, so ask a grown up to upload a photo or video on to Tapestry.

We are really missing you but we know how much you love learning, so we will continue to set new activities and challenges for you to complete each week.  Logging on to Tapestry to see what you have been learning at home is a great way for all of us to keep in touch.

Take care and enjoy your learning!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown, Mrs Moore and Mrs Hale

Week commencing 27.4.20

Dear Swans, Swifts and Doves,

We hope you are well and keeping yourselves safe.  Did you enjoy the activities that we asked you to complete last week?  We always look forward to logging on to Tapestry to see what you have been learning at home.  We will continue to set new activities and challenges for you to complete each week.

It can be tricky learning at home, so thank you for learning with your grown-ups and trying so hard.  Lots of you have been watching Mrs Hale’s phonics videos, baking, using technology, learning outside and recording video messages.  Some of you have been following your own interests and learning in lots of different ways.

We have been busy spending some days at school or working from home.  In the evenings we have been using technology to have virtual meet ups with our friends and families and on Thursdays at 8pm we clap for the NHS.

Take care and enjoy your learning!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown, Mrs Moore and Mrs Hale

Week commencing 4.5.20

Dear Swans, Swifts and Doves,

We hope you are all safe and well.  We have a new set of activities and challenges for you to complete this week.

We know that you are missing your friends and adults at school, so to cheer you up here are some jokes.

Q. What do kittens like to eat?

A. Mice cream.

 

Q. What do you get if you cross a fish with an elephant?

A. Swimming trunks.

 

Q. How do bees brush their hair?

A. They use honeycombs. 

 

Q. Why did the banana go to the doctors?

A. Because it wasn’t peeling well.

 

Q. What is brown and sticky?

A. A stick.

 

Q. What does a cow do for fun?

A. Go to the moo-vies.

 

Q. What do you call a donkey with three legs?

A. A wonkey.

 

Q. How do all the oceans say hello to each other?

A. They wave!

 

Q. Why do giraffes have such long necks?

A. Because they have smelly feet.

 

Take care and enjoy your learning!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown, Mrs Moore and Mrs Hale

Dear Swans, Swifts and Doves,

We hope you are all enjoying your learning and staying safe.  As you know, we are working from home, going into school, planning activities for you and reading your observations on Tapestry.  We love seeing what you are learning and so we thought you would appreciate messages from us so that you know what we are doing at home.

Mrs Brown

“I have been keeping in touch with my friends and family online; there have been several birthdays and we have had to celebrate them in a different way.  I go on a walk every day to Cooper’s Hill or Ampthill Park, which is keeping me fit.  Here are some jokes that should make you laugh:

Q. Why is 6 afraid of 7?

A. Because 7 8 9.

Q. How did the barber win the race?

A. He knew a short cut.

My son and I laughed a lot when he asked me to cut his hair – it was very short!”

Mrs Moore

“I have loved watching all of your dance party videos; I’ve been listening to lots of music at home.  I have been walking every day and discovered Bluebell woods, it is a long walk but the flowers look beautiful!  My favourite thing to do is see all of my family on a zoom chat: we have weekly quizzes.  I hope you are still keeping in touch with all your friends and family, some children had even posted letters to their friends or had their own zoom chat so that was lovely to see.  I hope you all have the best week and enjoy the sunshine with lots of outdoor learning

Mrs Hale

“I have been going on bike rides, playing in the garden and playing shops with my little girl.  Here are three of my husband’s best jokes:

 

Q. Why are fish so smart?

A. Because they live in schools.

 

Q. What do you call bears with no ears?

A. B's

 

Q. Why wouldn't the shrimp share his treasure?

A. Because he’s a little shellfish.

We have also been walking our dog around the village and painting/drawing with chalks outside.”

So now you know what we have been busy doing at home. We look forward to seeing how you get on with the activities and challenges this week. 

Take care and enjoy your learning!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown, Mrs Moore and Mrs Hale

Week commencing 18.5.20

Dear Swans, Swifts and Doves,

We hope you are all enjoying your learning and staying safe.  We thought you would appreciate messages from us so that you know what we are doing at home.

Mrs Brown

Thank you for being so good for your grown-ups and learning at home.  I love to see your photographs and videos on Tapestry; you are being so creative and have such awesome ideas that I have been truly amazed by how fabulous you are! 

I have been busy working from home and going on walks around Ampthill Park enjoying the sunshine – I have discovered many new places.

My guinea pigs have kept me busy, I have had them since February but they are still quite skittish.  I will post a photograph of my guinea pigs and my hamster on Tapestry and tell you all about them.

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine.

 

Mrs Moore

Wow! Another week of fantastic learning at home.  I have loved watching the videos of you playing your instruments and dancing, they really cheered me up! I have been enjoying the sunshine and exploring different places around Ampthill with my husband.  All of your baking pictures have inspired me to bake something special this week and I plan to finish reading my book, I hope you are all reading at home to your teddies and grownups. 

Have a brilliant week, I hope to see you all on tapestry this week being busy. 

 

Mrs Hale

You have all been so busy again this week! Please keep sending in videos of you singing and dancing and making tik toks, it really cheers me up and Bluebelle loves them too! As you may have seen on Tapestry, we have Blue Tits nesting in our bird box and this week the chicks have hatched! They are very noisy and very hungry- we are filling the bird feeder up with mealworms, fat balls, peanuts and Cheerios every morning! We don't know how many chicks there are at the minute as they are still so young, but hopefully in the next couple of weeks they will start to poke their heads out and we can try to count them. We have also been very busy with our cheeky dog Franklin this week as he managed to sneak out of the garden by digging a hole underneath the shed! He went on a lovely adventure around the village and was given lots of dinners from people trying to lure him home! He eventually came home when he was really tired though. He snuck back under the shed, in through the kitchen door and went straight to his bed! I hope lots of you will be getting outside in the next few days as we're supposed to be having sunny weather again!

 

So now you know what we have been busy doing at home. We look forward to seeing how you get on with the activities and challenges this week. 

Take care and enjoy your learning!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown, Mrs Moore and Mrs Hale

Week commencing 25.5.20

Dear Swans, Swifts and Doves,

We hope you are well and keeping yourselves safe.  Did you enjoy the activities and challenges that we asked you to complete last week?  We have enjoyed logging on to Tapestry to see what you have been learning at home. 

It can be tricky learning at home, so thank you for learning with your grown-ups and trying so hard.  Some of you have been following your own interests and learning in lots of different ways.

Next week it is half term so we won’t be setting any activities or challenges for you to complete.  It looks like the weather will be warm and sunny, so you’ll be able to spend time outside with your family.  Remember to wear a sun hat and sun cream if you do go out.

 

Take care and enjoy your half term!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown, Mrs Moore and Mrs Hale

Week commencing 1.6.20
Week commencing 8.6.20
 
Hi Doves, Swans and Swifts!
We really hope you are doing well at home, we have been very busy this week organising lots of piratey things for you! 
We have loved seeing your updates on Tapestry, so please keep sending them in.
Here is a pirate joke to start off your week:
 
Why are pirates called pirates? Because they ARRRRRRR!!
 
We will hopefully see you very soon! 
Mrs Hale, Mrs Brown and Mrs Moore. 
Week commencing 15.6.20
 
Week commencing 22.6.20
Hi Doves, Swans and Swifts,
It has been so wonderful to see so many of you back at school, with a few extra children joining us this week.
 We are all having so much fun with our pirate topic in our bubbles and have been trying to get lots of time outside.
We hope you are all fit and well and are enjoying the pirate topic at home. The fitness ‘Wow challenges’ have been keeping us all very busy and I’m sure they have been keeping you and your grown ups busy at home too! 
Enjoy another piratey week and we hope to see you all very soon!
Mrs Hale, Mrs Brown and Mrs Moore xx 
Week commencing 29.6.20
Doves, Swans and Swifts,
 
We hope you are doing well and have been enjoying the sunny weather! We cannot believe how hot it has been!
 
We have all loved making our mermaids and mermen this week, we hope you have enjoyed making them at home too!
 
This week our home learning is slightly different and you will need to follow the Maths and Literacy challenges in order from 1-4 so that they make sense! We are going to be doing lots of work using number lines in Maths and in Literacy we are going to be writing our own pirate stories- ARRRRR!!
 
We hope you have another fantastic piratey week!
 
We can't wait to see you soon,
 
Mrs Hale, Mrs Brown and Mrs Moore xxx
Week commencing 6.7.20
Hi everyone,

We hope you are well and enjoying learning at home.
 
On Monday we have our morning where you can meet your new teacher on the field and we really hope you can come along to say goodbye to Doves, Swans and Swifts and say hello to Owls, Puffins and Wrens! 
 
We have another piratey week waiting for you, with a new pirate story to read yourself! 
 
See you all very soon!
 
Mrs Hale, Mrs Brown and Mrs Moore
Week commencing 13.7.20
Wow! Foundation Stage, this is it!
The last week of term and the end of such a busy year!You have all been such superstars this year, thank you for working so hard. You have shown courage to tackle challenges, determination and enthusiasm to your learning and we are so very proud of every single one of you.
We will miss you all very much next year but promise to always be available if you want to show us some of your amazing year 1 work or even just for a quick chat!

Have a fantastic and well deserved summer holiday; play outside as much as you can, eat lots of ice-cream, try something new and make sure you rest your brain!

Love from,

Mrs Hale, Mrs Brown and Mrs Moore

xxx