Foundation

Welcome to Swallowfield Foundation

Garden FoundationOur ‘Foundation’ classes are for our children who are in their Reception year, from when they start school until they enter Year 1 in the September after they are 5.
The early years of a child’s life are an important stage when the foundations for future development are established. At school, in the foundation stage, we foster the child’s own interests and offer activities that extend, enrich and develop potential. Activities and first hand experiences are the key to learning and lay the foundations for their further education.

Young children learn as they play. Attitudes, skills and knowledge are acquired as the child strives to understand his world.

 

Meet the team

               YFP                                                YFD

 

Teacher – Miss Papworth                             Teacher – Miss Davison

 

LSAs in YFP – Mrs Ditty and Mrs Warwick
LSAs in YFD – Miss Mann and Mrs Warwick

 

Mrs Garratt and Mrs Thomas teach in both classes throughout the week

For your information

Click the links below to see what we will be doing over this academic year.

Summer Term:

Summer 1 Planning Overview 2021.docx

Spring Term:

Spring 2 Planning Overview 2021

Foundation Spring 1 Planning Overview 2021

Spring 1 Foundation Welcome Letter 2021

Autumn Term:

Autumn 2 Welcome Letter 2020

Autumn 2 Planning Overview 2020

The home learning activities for Autumn 2 have also been assigned on Google Classroom along with possible Scientist Stanley activities to dip into as you wish. You will be able to share your work and creations with us by using the ‘turn it in’ option to feedback to us each week and share photographs etc.

Please let us know if you have any difficulties in accessing these and we will try our best to support you in finding a solution.

Autumn 1 Welcome Letter 2020

Autumn 1 Planning Overview 2020

YFD Typical Timetable

YFP Typical Timetable

Self Isolation Home Learning

If you are self-isolating for a short period of time whilst waiting for covid-19 results, here are some ideas for home learning during this time. If you need further learning resources for an extended period of time then please contact us via email and we will arrange this for you.

Our aim is to focus on one country per term.

The Spring Term country is China:

Foundation Spring Self Isolation Themes for Learning China Flag

Foundation Spring Self Isolation Themes for Learning Mandarin Number Flashcards

Foundation Spring Self Isolation Themes for Learning

The Autumn Term county is India:

Foundation Autumn Self Isolation Themes for Learning India

Weekly Timetables (Find out what we will be learning about this half term):

Please note that school life is very busy and these can be subject to some change throughout the week.

Summer 1 Week 1 Timetable YFP.docx

Summer 1 Week 1 Timetable YFD.docx

General Resources:

Celebrate your children’s achievements at home with us using the following template:  home celebration recording template

We are so sorry but because of technical issues with the formats the voice and video recordings have no been able to be uploaded. Please find the detailed Foundation Parent Presentation on the link below:

Foundation Parent Information 2020

Access to the NumBots early Maths support app can be accessed on your computer by following the link: https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

Keywords are shared in the following order to support children’s early recognition of phonically irregular words:

keywords

Parent support for Read Write Inc letter sounds and digraphs:

Please find the formation rhymes for the letter sounds below in a document kindly produced by Miss Harding. Please note that since this document was created the set 1 sounds teaching order has changed slightly. All the digraphs (2 letters, 1 sound) are now taught after all the alphabet singular sounds have been taught.

Read Write Inc Formation Rhymes

 

Foundation News

Magical Monday – Footprints in the Snow

Monday, November 30, 2020

‘Aha! Oho! A track in the snow!

Whose is this track and where does it go?’

 

We hope into all the boys and girls tummy’s tonight! We hope the children can tell you exactly how we made our edible prints. Take a look at us all hard at work below:

Foundation’s Gruffalo Hunt

Monday, November 23, 2020

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found a clue, and the clue looked cool.

Where are you going to? The little clue read. 

“Help find a mouse” It carefully said

“When you find him, it’s time to go.

He’ll help you look for a gruffalo!”

 

“And where shall you look for him?

You’ll look around the school, 

Perhaps he’s getting wet

In the ……”

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found a mouse, and the mouse looked cool.

 

“Where are you going to?” The mouse’s note read. 

“Come and read books” It carefully said

“It’s awfully kind of you mouse but no

Let’s go and look for a gruffalo!”

 

And where shall we look for him?

If we were magic, we’d wave a wand,

Perhaps he’s hiding near the….

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found a fox, and the fox looked cool.

 

“Where are you going to?” The fox’s note read. 

“Come and write numbers” It carefully said

“It’s frightfully kind of you fox, but no.

We’re going to look for a gruffalo!”

 

“A Gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?

A Gruffalo, why didn’t you know? 

He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

And where shall you look for him?

We won’t want a fuss,

So let’s go and look for him,

Round by the …..”

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

On went Foundation around the great big school,

Foundation saw an owl and the owl looked cool.

 

“Where are you going to?” The owl’s note read. 

“Come and do key words” It clearly said

It’s wonderfully kind of you owl, but no.

We’re going to look for a gruffalo!

 

“A Gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?

A Gruffalo, why didn’t you know? 

He has knobbly knees, and turned out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

And where shall you look for him?

We’re not scared of Knobbly knees

He could be playing with the

Children at ………”

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

On went Foundation around the great big school,

Foundation saw a snake and the snake looked cool.

 

Where are you going to? The snake’s note read. 

“Come and do writing” It beautifully said

It’s wonderfully kind of you snake, but no.

We’re going to look for a gruffalo!

 

A Gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?

A Gruffalo, why didn’t you know? 

His eyes are orange and his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back.

And where shall you look for him?

We don’t know where he’ll hide,

Maybe he’s playing on the …….

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffal…..

 

OH!

But who is this creature with terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

He has knobbly knees, and turned out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

His eyes are orange and his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back.

Oh help!

Oh no!

It’s a GRUFFALO!

 

My favourite food the Gruffalo replied

Are the secret treats I like to hide.

If you follow my footsteps and soon you’ll see 

Where my treats are likely to be…

 

All right said Foundation bursting with laughter,

You go ahead and we’ll follow after!

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found the treats, and the treats were cool.

Magical Monday – Mouse Making

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Today we have had a brief introduction to our story for this week, the super popular ‘The Gruffalo’. Today we created one of the character out of 2D shapes. We practised using tools to cut out and join the materials to complete the character.
Can you guess who we created? Use the pictures for some clues! You can award yourself a bonus point if you can then name all 5 characters from the story without looking at the text for clues!

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