Foundation Unit

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Spring Scavenger Hunt 1 Please ensure you wash your hands thoroughly

PLAYMOBIL Explain the Coronavirus to Children

This is a confusing time for children, PLAYMOBIL have created this amazing video to help answer any questions they might have!

Tuesday 31st March -  5 Minute Filler 


Monday 30th March '5 Minute Filler'


Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

This weeks learning is all about the season of spring and starting to think about the Christian Festival of Easter. 


Please find a youtube links:

'Rabbit Springtime Adventure' - rabbit wakes up from his burrow and goes out to explore signs of spring.

A short clip of Peter Rabbit where Jemima lays an egg as a sign of spring.

'We're Going on an Egg Hunt' story supports the Maths Mastery activities. 



I have attached a selection of activities to support the learning;

  • In The Spring I See writing frame - Just like when Rabbit woke up and explore Spring, can you explore signs of Spring in your home/garden. What can you see? What do you already know about spring? Have a discussion about the season and support your child to write a couple of sentences about what they have found out. 
  •  Maths Mastery activities on the story 'We're going on an Egg Hunt' 
  • 2D Shape chick - can you make a chick using 2D shapes. You could use the template or create your own. Can you name the 2D shapes used? 
  • Paper daffodils - can you create some paper daffodils? You could follow the instructions and use the templates or create your very own using what ever you can find around the home. 
  • EYFS Maths activity booklet - contains a variety of maths games, sheets and puzzles to keep their brains working!  
  • Easter dot-to-dot activities to recognise and order numerals 
  • Easter baskets to practice cutting skills and fine motor colouring. Fix the tabs to create a little Easter basket to keep your Easter bits safe.  


I will continue to post daily '5 minute filler' phonics and math's tasks by Tapestry and on the Website. 

Remember to upload any work onto Tapestry so it saves in your child's own Learning Journal. You can email me about any questions, queries or just to say hi! 

It was lovely to see some photos of the children, if you would like to send another photo this week remember to state that you are happy for the image to be shared on our website. 

Have a good week and keep safe! 

Miss Sharp

ABC to Read's Useful Tips for Reading with your Child

Friday 27th March 2020 - 5 Minute Filler


A few other activities to entertain: 

  • Chester Zoo are running a free Virtual Zoo Day on their facebook page from 10am - 4.30pm today (Friday 27th)
  • Edinburgh Zoo have live webcams to their Panda, Tiger, Penguin and Koala enclosures. If your lucky you might see them being fed! 
  • Google 3D Animals is great fun to explore - Check it out! 



Thursday 26th March 2020 - 5 minute filler!


Wednesday 25th March - 5 minute filler:



Hello All,

I thought it would be nice to try and keep the children connected through this difficult time.
Take a photo of your child doing something they enjoy and share it with me on tapestry or email it to and I will put them on our website so that the children can see each other and can talk about their friends that they are no doubt missing. (Please state that you consent to me sharing the image on our website)

Let's try and stay connected!

Miss Sharp


What have you been up to this week?

Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

This weeks learning has come from the children. At the start of this topic the children said they would like to know about vets, whilst they are not part of the emergency services they are still important people who help us. 


Please find a youtube link to the story 'Paula the Vet' by Julia Donaldson


I have attached a selection of activities to support the learning;

  • Paula the vet worksheet to complete after reading the story. 
  • Vets writing page - can you write about your own experience of a vet, how to care for an animal or about a pet you have.
  • The Zoo Vet Story Powerpoint to share and read
  • The Zoo Vet Story 'What am I' animals powerpoint - work through the powerpoint talking about the clues and what animals it could be. 
  • I spy and count to 20 - can you spot and count the different animals and record them on the checklist sheet. 
  • The Zoo Vet What Happened Next - can you write some sentences about the animals at the vets? Maybe you could write your own vet story or some simple sentences about the animals you can see. 
  • The Zoo Vet days of the week sequencing - can you cut and stick the days of the week into the correct order. 
  • The Zoo Vet Reading Comprehension - a more challenging read for more able readers, or can be shared and read with parental support. There are some questions on the pages that follow to ensure children are extracting meaning from the text that they read or listen to. 
  • Maths estimation activity - uses some simple equipment; a bottle, bowl or box and some items to fill, estimate and the accurately count. The activity gives questions and ideas to extend the activity further to enable a deeper level of thinking mathematically. 

This weeks weather is set to be dry and sunny, so if you can get out in the garden for some fresh air but remember to keep safe. 

Miss Sharp 



Join Joe Wicks daily for a live PE lesson

Join Joe Wicks daily for a live PE lesson 1

As this weeks theme is vets and animals I thought this would be a nice activity to do outside while enjoying some fresh air and sun!

As this weeks theme is vets and animals I thought this would be a nice activity to do outside while enjoying some fresh air and sun!  1


Good Morning All!


A few further suggestions have been emailed my way by you lovely parents. 


A free online phonics class -


Some fun activities for the little ones to keep them active and support development (fine/gross motor, cross lateral, etc). -


Thank you!


A nursery parent has just emailed me about a church playgroup that they used to attend is going to attempt a Facebook livestream on Tuesday mornings at 11am. They will do their usual music and storytelling featuring puppets, nursery rhymes, bible story, Christian songs and ’Mr Bible’. The group is called Little Starz based at Warfield Church.

It may be of interest to other children and families. 


Please do share any great ideas, activities and online resources that you find. You can contact me on tapestry or by our class email and I will post them on this page.


If your child is on the SEN Register and you would like some help regarding SEN support or your child learning at home, please email Mrs Gresswell or Mrs Featherstone at


Take care and look after yourselves, 


Miss Sharp 

20/03/20 I would like to recommend the Oxford Owl website for accessing reading scheme ebooks. They are computer and tablet friendly and feature Biff, Chip and Kipper as well as the popular Project X scheme. There are some great articles for parents too, especially if you are a little unsure about the teaching of phonics. 

20/03/20 Another great resource for phonics and reading is Phonics Play and they are offering their website game for free during this period. Please see the user name and password below to access the website. and for free phonetically decodable comics for children to read. 

What we are learning about this week and for those at home in self-isolation.


Week beginning 16th March 2020

We are learning about the fire service


See below our class read 'Charlie the Firefighter' 

I have also attached a selection of activities to support this text;

  • Talk discussion cards to encourage language and understanding of the text. It may raise questions that make great research points to explore further.  
  • Fire engine colouring in - Can you find an image of a real fire engine and use the correct colours for each part of the engine and its equipment. Can you label some parts of the fire engine or its equipment? 
  • Addition to 10 - count the images and add to two groups together. To extend this can the child record the number sentence to support the images. For example 4+3=7. Practicing number formations and recording of maths is our current objective. 
  • Please see the 'Fire Safety' powerpoint - use this to discuss fire safety and set some rules about who and when fire should be used responsibly (cooking, bbq, candles, fire works, sparklers etc..) and what children can do to stay safe. 
  • Create a fire safety poster. Write a sentence or two about how to stay safe. 
  • For fun, why not make some fruit and veg fire wands to enjoy. 

Teach your Monster to Read


This is a free to use computer game and until Monday 23rd March they are providing the app version for free too (usually £4.99)


Welcome to the Holyport Foundation Stage Unit


Meet the team;

Miss Sharp - Early Years Leader and Class Teacher

Mrs Abbott - Nursery Nurse

Mrs Herridge - Teaching Support Assistant

Mr Deveral - Sports Coach

Look at some of the things we did in our first term of school


Tapestry is our online learning journal. Each child child in the early years has an active learning journal that you can view online and contribute to.


Activation emails were sent to the email addresses parents provided. If you haven't received an email please check with us that the email address we hold is correct. Activation links are only valid for a few weeks so please ensure you respond promptly. The email will will ask you to set up a user account and password. Please follow the link and instructions within the email.  


Any queries please find a member of staff.


Miss Sharp

Tapestry Instructions

We are all thinking of you, at this difficult time. Please stay safe, keep in touch with us and we hope to be back together soon.