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Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to the Foundation Stage 1 Class Page. 

This is where we will keep you up to date with the activities you are expected to complete while school is closed.


Remember - we will communicate with parents via Tapestry on a daily basis. The most important thing is that your child feels safe and happy. The following activities are only suggested. You know your own child best!

4th April 2020

Spring Break

Now we have reached the Spring Break, we think everyone needs a well deserved rest (teachers, pupils and parents !!), therefore we will not be setting daily tasks on the website. However, we will set a project to complete over the two week holiday as we normally do. As with any holiday period we still expect children to access online learning at home (for help with logins etc check the info page by clicking here). Teachers will not be checking who is going on this daily but will check at the end of the two week holiday.

Please feel free to still add photographs and videos to Tapestry/Dojos as the staff would love to see what the children are getting up to and we know the home school link is now more important than ever. Staff won't be responding to these but will add them to the children's online portfolio.

Daily tasks will resume on the website on 20th April.

Mrs O'Neil Edwards will also be adding a headteacher's challenge to the website for children to work on over the two week holiday.

Have a wonderful Easter, be kind and stay safe. πŸ£πŸŒˆπŸ’–

 Daily Project Activity: Week beginning 30.03.20

This week at school we would have been working on Easter activities. So there will be an Easter activity each day for you to enjoy at home.

Earn some Dojo points!

Suggested weekly outdoor activity: Make shapes with natural resources. Can you make a square, rectangle, triangle and rectangle. How many sides and how many corners do they have?

Friday 3rd April 2020

Thank you for all your hard work over the last two weeks, you have all been amazing!

This is our last daily activity for this term, we will start up again after the Easter break.

So for today, see if you can do a science experiment with an egg.

Can you make a bouncy egg?

Follow the instructions here   and post your results on Tapestry.

Top Tip – The activity says use ‘white’ vinegar, if you don’t have that use brown vinegar.

To finish off our term check out the latest messages on Tapestry and Class Dojo’s.

 Thursday 2nd April 2020

Can your child sing some nursery rhymes or poems about eggs? There are some examples on the following website: can either post a video or a photo of your child on Tapestry.

We have had a recommendation from a fellow parent from Mendell about Sing Along Nursery Rhymes videos on the following link: on the 'tots online' square. Darren sings songs and tells Easter stories. There is also Easter craft and colouring to download. Dojo points will be rewarded! 

Wednesday 1st April 2020 April Fools Day!

Last Wednesday lots of you posted a video for your friends and we all loved seeing them. It helped us to feel connected and its brilliant to actually see each other. This Wednesday I would like you to make another short video and I will share them with the whole class. If you didnt make one last week, please make one today so that the children who did make one can receive one this week.

You could show us your egg creations, or your baking or just tell us what you have been doing.

Be brave!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Today's activity is to bake or cook using an egg or eggs. What changes can you see? Can you weigh the ingredients? Can you count how many scoops? How long does it take to cook? Have fun and enjoy your snack or meal. 

Monday 30 March 2020

Can you decorate an egg? What could you make it into?

You could hardboil it first (adults only!) and then either draw or stick collage materials or natural objects onto the egg. 

If you don't have any eggs, don't worry, perhaps a grownup could draw one for you to decorate in any way you choose.

Upload onto Tapestry and earn Dojo's.

Daily Project Activity: Week beginning 23.03.20

This week's project will be based around The Gingerbread Man. There will be a daily activity linked to this.

Suggested weekly outdoor activity: Go outside to look for signs of Spring. 

Friday 27th March 2020

Today's activity is to create a gingerbread man or woman, outside, using natural objects. Take a photo of it and post it on Tapestry to get more Dojo points. Have fun creating! 

Thursday 26th March 2020

I hope you enjoyed listening to Mrs O Neill Edwards reading The Gingerbread Man to you last night. Today's activity is to bake a gingerbread person with an adult. If you need a recipe perhaps you can Google one (you may all have different ingredients available). Please post a picture on Tapestry; Dojo's are being rewarded for any Tapestry, Bug Club, etc engagement as staff are notified when you engage. Have fun!

Wednesday 25th March 2020

We know how much you will be missing your friends at school so today's task is to make a short video message for a friend in our class. Post this on Tapestry.

You can tell them what you have been doing and what you are looking forward to. Write in the observation box who you would like us to send your video message to and we will post it on their Tapestry for them to receive.

Have you listened to Mrs O Neill Edwards bedtime story. It is on the Headteachers page.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

In the story of The Gingerbread Man there are lots of rhyming words. see if you can make some sets of word that rhyme. Your grown up can write them down for you, or you can just talk about them. For example - can/man/van etc

Don't forget Mrs O' Neill Edwards weekly challenge!

Monday 23rd March 2020

Read or watch the story of The Gingerbread Man

Please talk about the story afterwards with your child.

Tuesday 24th March

Maths Update:

White Rose Hub are a team of teachers and mathematicians who have for a number of years been supporting schools with planning, lesson ideas and resources of a very high standard.


They have just released a website to support all those children who are affected by the school closures with a daily lesson which includes:

  • A short 'teaching' video to watch first which explains the daily topic.
  • A number of activities to practice this skill and a few to challenge you further.
  • The answers for these activities which also shows how they worked out these answers.

These lessons are released every Monday and are organised by Year group (from Foundation Stage through to Year 6)


If you don't have printer at home, just use whatever paper you have and write the question out yourself.  Remember, it's all about having a go and doing your best, don't worry if you get stuck and don't give up because as each day goes by they will be going over the same topic / skill and you will get there πŸ‘πŸ».


You do not need a login or password, just click here or visit (


They did struggle yesterday due to the number of visitors to their site and have been working through the night to increase their capacity but if it isn't working just leave it for a while and try later.

21st March 2020


With schools closed and us all having stay apart to keep each other safe, Audible have created an  amazing resource to help make things a little easier.  They have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free (no accounts or passwords needed!) Just click here to stream and listen (or visit  All their stories will stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.


The books are sorted by age group with sections just for primary school children.  This is a great way to break up your day, take a break from a screen, just sit back and enjoy having a book read to you.

20th March 2020

Suggested FREE websites:

The Literacy Company

Disco Dough


Play Hooray

ABC does

Story time from Space

Parent Zone 

Joe Wicks PE

Live Science



  • Please read/share at least one story with your child every day. This could be at bedtime or during the day but it is crucial that they continue to read with an adult daily. You can read any stories, information books, poems etc that you have at home.

        Bug Club:

  • To access Bug Club you can google 'Bug Club' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Tapestry or email
  • The school code you will need is gpbe.
  • For those parents whose children have been absent from school prior to any closure I will message your child's personal log in details on Tapestry.
  • The books that the children have access to are mostly without words and it is important that an adult talks with your child about what is happening in the story. Talk about characters, setting, plot as well as feelings. I can access this to see where your child is up to.
  • Please use books from home to supplement this and just read stories together.


Phonics Play:

  • Please access Phonics Play games daily for approximately 5 -10 minutes.
  • Please access Phase 1 and 2 activities.
  • Your child can play on reading and spelling games.
  • Phonics Play is free for some games and activities. just google Phonics Play.



  • Name writing (first name)
  • Following the name writing sheet (previously given out for homework, another copy has just been sent out also) and using correct letter formation and correct pencil grip.
  • This should be practised daily.
  • It is really important that your child uses mark making tools at least every day, keeping up with their fine motor physical development. 




Weekly Projects:

  • EYFS children will be given weekly projects to complete. These will appear at the top of this page.
  • Please celebrate your child's learning on Tapestry.
  • This will be updated regularly and will be activities that you can share at home, similar to ones that we might have been working on in school.


Physical Development:

  • Please ensure that your child spends some time outdoors each day.
  • This is really important for their physical development as well as there mental well being.
  • Share what they are doing outside on Tapestry.



  • Please upload at least one piece of evidence of your child's learning on Tapestry each day.