Foundation

Welcome to Foundation Stage!


Mrs Devitt (Assistant Headteacher, SENCO, KS1 and Early Years lead) is the teacher of the Dragonfly class. Miss Fox (Phonics lead and Reading lead) teaches the Butterfly class. Both classes are supported by Mrs Dyble (HLTA).
 
Mrs Sadler runs our Daycare and Nursery and is supported by Miss Kidner, Miss Sargent, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Shelton, Miss Steventon, Miss Horton and Miss Ross.


Each child is guided through their learning journey and are happy
and cared for in the school. We have great fun in Early Years and
learn through exciting play and interacting with each other.

 
Due to current school closures we shall be updating our website page regularly with useful links to help with learning at home. Class Dojo will be updated daily with specific activities set for children in the Butterfly and Dragonfly classes.
We would love to see any pictures of what your children have been up to and welcome any questions. Please feel free to send these to us over on Dojo!
Miss Fox, Mrs Devitt and Mrs Dyble.
 
Nursery please refer to class Dojo too where Mrs Sadler will be updating it!
Twinkl is currently offering free access to all of the parents who are currently being affected by school closures. Here you will find resources specific to age groups, online games and online stories.
 
At Stoneydelph Primary School, we use Read, Write, Inc to teach the children how to read and write. From Monday 23rd March RWI Phonics lessons will be available at home on Facebook and YouTube.
 
Set 1 Speed sounds at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm. This session is suitable for all children in Reception.
 
Set 2 Speed sounds at 10.00am and again at 1.00pm. This session is suitable for any children who are in Mrs Dyble's or Mrs O'Neil's phonics group.
 
To find these online lessons, search for Ruth Miskin Training on either Facebook or YouTube at these times. These sessions will only be available at these times and will not be able to be accessed after.
 
Monday 23rd March
Today can you imagine that you are travelling into space. Find the piece of paper that says 10 things I would like to take to space in my rocket. Can you write about what you would take with you? We can't wait to see your answers! Please send us a photo of your completed work.
Parent tip- If your child has incorrectly formed letters, then please write them correctly and ask your child to write over the top. Remind them to use small writing and to write on the lines.
 
In Maths today, please can you find your pattern sheet and colour in the repeating pattern. Eg. blue, red, blue, red what would come next? Send us a video telling us the colours from one of the patterns you completed!
(Please note, your pattern worksheet may look slightly different to this one. We wanted to make sure that it was specific to your childs ability).
Miss Fox and Mrs Dyble
Tuesday 24th March
Good morning everybody! Your maths challenge today is to find your 'Pets' sheet in your pack. Can you carefully count how many of each animal there are? Remember to think really carefully about how to write your numbers and make sure they are facing the right way! Can you draw your own animals on the back and add two groups together? Try and write the number sentence. We look forward to seeing your work submitted on Dojo.
 
Your Literacy challenge today is to practise writing your name. Can you write your last name too? Some of you will have your name writing card in your pack to help. 
Some of you will also have writing templates in your pack which have silly questions on such as 'How did this banana grow so big?' Answer your question and send it over to us on Dojo!
 
Parent tip- You do not need to write this out for your child to copy. Ask your child to carefully Fred talk the sounds that they can hear in the words they want to write and to write them down independently. There is a sound mat in your child's pack to help. We don't expect their spelling to be perfect, this is something you can talk about with your child afterwards!
 
I shall set a task on Dojo where I would like your child to practise their reading one of the books we put into your child's pack. Please send us a video over so that we can see how they get on!
Miss Fox and Mrs Dyble
 
We’ve also added a link to Jo Wicks P.E lesson that goes live from 9.00am every morning Monday-Friday, you don’t have to do this live as it is saved on his YouTube channel The Body Coach so you will be able to access this whenever you feel your children need some exercise during the day.
 
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The children love using Now Press Play in school and I know you’ve seen them using it in our class stories, now th ehave a chance to introduce it to you at home.
 
Follow the link above to engage in fun and exciting interactive lessons using NowPressPlay at home.
Whilst you are all learning from home you can use your headset (like we do in school) or listen through your computer speakers to participate in a variety of subject specific lessons. The site has an 'enter free' box on the right which allows access to all children and a password box which gives you as a Stoneydelph pupil the school registered access. Enter the password below and you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of fun activities. Enjoy!
 
Password: nowpressplay
Wednesday 25th March
Good morning! Todays maths challenge is to find your number workbook in your pack. Some of you will start from the number 1, others from 11. Can you practise writing the number? Can you carefully count the objects? Once you have finished, have a look around your house, can you find different objects to match your number? We look forward to seeing your pictures over on Dojo!
 
Your Literacy challenge today is to read the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. Can you write about your favourite part of the story? Remember to independently Fred talk the sounds carefully. If you are writing sentences, remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We can't wait to read all about it!
 
The weekly reading challenge is also still active on Dojo.
 
Remember RWI phonics lessons are still available daily. Mrs Devitt also added links for P.E with Joe and NowPressPlay (they will love this!)
Have a great day everybody!
Thursday 26th March
Day 4 of home learning! We are all missing you lots, but hope you have been enjoying your activities at home. Your maths challenge today is to find your superhero sheet in your pack. Can you carefully add the superhero items together to find the answer. Some of you will find that your sheet has missing numbers, try to use your superhero powers to find the answers to the problem. Good luck, we'll be over on Dojo waiting for your amazing work!
 
For your Literacy activity today, please could you log in to NowPressPlay (information was posted by Mrs Devitt on how to do this). Once you are on, please look for 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'- it's storytime! Some of you also have a copy of this story in your pack if you would prefer to read it (but then you will miss out on a bit of acting in your living room!) If you have the wanted poster sheet in your pack (attached to the back of the story) please could you complete this. Remember, Goldilocks is missing and we need to know all of the information to find her! If you do not have this sheet, please could you talk with your child about the different parts of the story (eg. beginning, middle, end). We look forward to hearing all about this over on Dojo!
 
Remember, RWI phonics lessons are still available Monday-Friday on YouTube or Facebook, as is Joe's P.E lesson. Have a fab day everybody!
Friday 26th March
Good morning everybody! Following on from yesterday, if you have the 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' story in your pack, please could you read this with a grown up. Afterwards, have a look in your pack and find the letter writing template. Imagine you are Goldilocks, can you write a letter to the Three Bears? I think you had better say sorry for being in their house!
If you do not have this story in your pack, please find your Read, Write, Inc letter formation booklet in your pack. Have a go at reading and writing some of your sounds.
 
Your maths challenge today is have a look in you pack for one more or one less dinosaurs. Can you carefully count the dinosaurs, what is one more? What is one less? Think really carefully about if you need to count on or backwards (we've had lots of practise in Maths Meeting!)
If you do not have this piece of paper, then please continue with your counting booklet from number 2.
Have fun everybody! We look forward to seeing what you've been up to over on Dojo!
Monday 30th March
Good morning everybody! We hope you managed to have a lovely weekend. Your maths challenge today is to practise counting forwards to 20. Can you count backwards too? Send us a video over on Dojo. If you have the counting in 2's worksheet in your pack, then please also complete this. Remember to think carefully back to maths meetings! What do you need to do when you are counting in 2's? We look forward to seeing your work!
 
Your Literacy challenge today is to read your favourite book with a grown up. Mrs Dyble will be reading hers too and we shall send you a video! After, can you draw a picture of your favourite character from your story? If you log in to your student account on Dojo, you will be able to draw this straight on to there. Don't forget to tell us who your character is and from what story. We can't wait to see and hear about your favourite book!
 
Don't forget that RWI phonic lessons are still available on Facebook and YouTube. Have a great day everybody!
Fancy a dance class or two 
 
Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing has been uploading dance classes for kids every day.
 
They are live on her youtube channel from 11.30 am, if you fancy joining follow the link below to her youtube channel where you can find all her dance classes, as well as ones for adults if you'd like to join in!
 
 
 
Tuesday 31st March
It's time for another story! So turn your listening ears on and head over to Now Press Play to hear the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. You're on your way to Grandma's when you meet a wolf in the forest. When you arrive, Grandma's looking a bit odd today, have her teeth grown?
After you have acted out the story, your Literacy challenge today is to write a description of a character. Will you choose Little Red Riding Hood, The Big Bad Wolf or Grandma? Remember to try to write in full sentences using capital letters (at the start of a sentence and for names), finger spaces and full stops. Send us a photo over on Dojo, we can't wait to see who you will choose!
 
Your maths challenge today is to find your Numicon addition sheet in your pack. Can you carefully add the pieces together? Can you find the answer? Who thinks they could even write a number sentence?! If you do not have this sheet in your pack, then please could you practise counting items with your child. You can use absolutely anything in your house! Remember to remind your child to touch the item and count one number at a time. See if your child can touch count to 10. Good luck everybody, we look forward to seeing your video's over on Dojo!
Wednesday 1st April
Pinch, punch first of the month! Happy April Fools day everybody! I wonder if I'll be able to trick Mrs Dyble today...
Your Literacy challenge today is to find a new story in your pack and to practise reading it. We have missed listening to you read, so look forward to your videos over on Dojo!
 
Your maths challenge today is all about money! Ask your grown ups to see if they have any loose change. Can you remember what each of the coins are worth? See if you can name all of the coins. What is having a 10 pence coin the same as having? We look forward to seeing your work over on your student account! If you have the money worksheet in your pack, see if you can complete this too. Good luck!
 
Psst! We'd appreciate any stories of April fools too...
Thursday 2nd April
You've almost made it to the Easter holidays! (Parents that's you too...) Today your Literacy challenge is to look in your pack for CVC phoneme frames. These have a picture at the top and boxes underneath. Can you impress your grown ups by carefully Fred talking the word and writing down the sounds that you hear? Remember to use your sound mat if you need a bit of help remembering what the sounds look like or how they are formed. If you do not have this is in your pack then please look for the next silly questions writing frame. We absolutely loved some of your answers to this activity last week, so we are looking forward to you using your imaginations again! Remember to answer in full sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Send your work to us over on Dojo once you've finished. Good luck everybody!
 
Your maths challenge is to find your caterpillar one more or one less activity in your pack. I had lots of messages from parents last week saying how amazing you all are at one more or less with numbers to 10. Let's see if we can impress them even more by going  up to 20! Remember to think carefully about which way your numbers are facing, we don't want any p's instead of 9's! Afterwards, have a look below. 
If you don't have this sheet in your pack, then click on the link below to a shape pattern game (Freddie, I think you are particularly going to enjoy this!)
 
Have a brilliant day everybody!
 
Friday 3rd April
Good morning everybody, happy Friday! Your maths challenge for today is to look inside your new Easter pack. In there you will find a clock, can you write or stick the correct numbers on the clock? Remember to start at the top on number 12. Now, during maths meetings I've asked you lots of times to find out what time your bedtime is (I know lots of you forgot to do this by the time it was home time). Now is finally my chance to find out! Parents... Lots of your children have told me that there bedtime ranges from 4pm right up to 6am! Can you make the time on your clock that is your usual bedtime? I know that you might be able to stay up a little later whilst you're not at school... so can we!
 
Your Literacy activity today is to find a piece of paper. I want to know something that you have enjoyed doing whilst you have been at home. You might also want to write about something you miss about being at school. Try to write a sentence, however if you find sentence writing a little tricky, write us a list instead!
 
Later on today, we will put a list of websites and resources that you might want to look at over the Easter holidays on our class page.
 
Don't forget to send todays work to us over on Dojo! Have a great day and happy Easter holidays!
Easter Holiday websites
Well done parents... you have made it to the Easter holidays! Over the holidays, we will not be setting work in your child's portfolios each day but they are more than welcome to complete the activities in their Easter packs that we delivered to you on Wednesday. On Monday 20th April, we shall start setting activities for you to complete from your new packs then (please do not complete these until they are set).
Below, I've attached some links that you might find useful over the holidays. Lots of websites are currently free, so I've had a look for the ones that I think your children will find the most enjoyable. We hope you have a fantastic Easter and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Miss Fox, Mrs Devitt and Mrs Dyble 
 
Useful websites:
 
Maths meeting songs:
Phonics songs: