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*Home Learning During School Closures*

Hello Foundation Class parents! We hope you are well and enjoying time with your children! We miss them very much! There is no pressure to keep up with what children would have been doing at school during this time, but naturally you will want to support your child's continuing development so please dip into the ideas and resources here as you see fit. You should all have received a Parent Mail with a list of recommended websites to keep your children learning whilst at home. A copy of this list can be found below. In addition to these websites, please also check out the link below to MrMCMakingMemories.com where you will find some more excellent resources and advice. If you don't have the app 'Teach Your Monster To Read' then I highly recommend it! It is a fun, phonics game which progresses at each individual child's pace. It's around £4.99 on a phone or tablet but you can play for free on a computer! (Link below.) And Oxford Owl are currently offering their full library of e-books for free. (Link below.) They have a fabulous range of books for all stages so do check them out and keep listening to your children read as often as you can. Keep an eye on this page for updates and in the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the school office.

Foundation Class

A Sunny Day in St Pius
Welly Wednesday!
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PE

Dinosaur 🦕

We have been learning about dinosaurs for our topic this term. We have learnt about different types of dinosaurs, where they used to live, different features of a dinosaur and the differences between dinosaurs. For this topic, we read a range of "Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs" books, and we made biscuits shaped like a dinosaur claw print, and we looked at fossils and dinosaur bones. Check our page to keep yourselves updated with what we have been doing in class!

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Our Christmas Dinner

Christmas Jumper Day

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Autumn Term

We are enjoying a busy term.

We have been learning in many ways such as painting, outdoor playing, nature walk and colouring.

Keep an eye on our page, we will be adding more photographs smiley.

Autumn Leaves
Nature Walk
We're going on a shape hunt!
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Outdoor PE

 

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Balanceability

Nature Walk

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Art Week

Harvesting potatoes

This week we harvested the potatoes that we had planted last month, and we cooked them. They were delicious!!!

Sports Day

Here are some pictures of us taking part in Sports Day

Sports Week

Over the past few days we have been doing a lot of sports activities to celebrate and enjoy PE and school sports. We have been doing hula hooping, skipping, orienteering, street dancing and yoga. 

End of Spring Term 

We had a very busy and eventful week, and now it is time to enjoy the sunny weather!☀️

Foundation Assembly

Look at us practising for our assembly!

A Visit to Blessed Sacrament Church

Golden Mile

A golden start to our Friday morning to wake us up!

Book Week

This week we dressed up as our favourite book character for Book Week to celebrate reading and share the joy of books with everyone. Look at our pictures to see what we had dressed up as for Book Week!

Jack Frost Came to Visit

He came and froze everything in our school!

We made biscuits shaped like a dinosaur footprint!

It was yummy!🐾

Our very own dinosaur model

We made our own dinosaurs using recycled materials.

We're going on a Dinosaur Hunt...

We would like to wish you all a

Merry Christmas!🎅🎄

Christmas Jumper Day❄️

Today, we wore a Christmas Jumper to raise money for Save the Children.

 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

For this topic, we have been working as a team to make a bridge for the three billy goat brothers to cross on to get to the meadow

This week, we have been learning about shapes:triangle, square, rectangle, circle and pentagon.

We learnt how many sides each shapes has. Make sure to scroll down to see the pictures of

what we have been doing in class!

Baking biscuits with our class

History Dress Up

Phonics - At St Pius we teach a rigorous, explicit, systematic synthetic phonics programme. The children learn to blend for reading and to segment for spelling. Handwriting is taught alongside phonics. We hold a meeting early in the school year to help parents support their children at home with phonics and reading. We are always willing to help with further questions as they arise. The attached document lists the sounds taught during Foundation Stage, together with an example to help with pronunciation of the sound.

Booktime  - Each child received their free Booktime pack which included Open Very Carefully, a book with bite. We enjoyed reading the book in school and we hope you have had fun reading it at home. Booktime have activities linked to the books - http://www.booktime.org.uk/

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