Early Years and Key Stage 1

Ireland – Maria O’Neill – Key Stage Leader – maria.o’neill@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
Wales – Lizzy Sloan – Teacher – lizzy.sloan@abbotsleaschool.co.uk

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) And Key Stage 1 work together in Abbot’s Lea school. In Key stage 1 we adopt the strong foundation of learning through play and having lots of cross curricular activities.

EYFS

There are 7 different areas of learning that would normally be focused on in school during your child’s typical week. These are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and designs

In KS1 we follow the national curriculum subjects throughout the week. These are

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Geography/History
  • Music
  • Art/Design Technology (DT)
  • Computing
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Due to the cross curricular nature of our subjects we have created a task bank of activities under each of the areas below which will include all subjects in fun and engaging projects and activities. We have included a helpful visual tab where you will find visuals to help you during activities.

Chatta+

Chatta is an amazing app which we have been developing in each key stage across the school. They have been sending out exciting daily Chatta activities to parents who sign up for free as part of our school package.
To sign up to the Chatta club, follow this link: https://www.smore.com/xc462-chatta-club
To find out more, click here: https://vimeo.com/400735498
Chatta User Guide for parents  – Uploaded 20th April
Chatta Home Learning Activities week 5 – Uploaded 22nd May
Chatta Home Learning Activities week 4 – Uploaded 15th May
Chatta Home Learning Activities week 3 – Uploaded 7th May
Chatta Home Learning Activities week 2  – Uploaded 1st May
Chatta Home Learning Activities week 1  – Uploaded 20th April

Our Project - home heroes+

A4 The Five Senses Display Poster – Uploaded 22nd May
Camping-Trip-Hunt-Checklist – Uploaded 22nd May
EYFSKS1 Our Great Outdoors Home Project Page Week 1 – Uploaded 22nd May
five-senses-field-walk-worksheet_ver_1 – Uploaded 22nd May
all about me fact file – Uploaded 15th May
EYFSKS1 Home Project Page Week 4 We are Heroes – Uploaded 15th May
Doctors Equipment Sorting Game – Uploaded 7th May
EYFSKS1 Home Project Page Week 3 Our Medical Heroes – Uploaded 7th May
Week 3 Florence Nightingale – Uploaded 7th May
Week 3 Florence Nightingale – Uploaded 7th May
EYFSKS1 Home Project Page Week 2 Our Community Heroes – Uploaded 1st May
Book List for Our Heroes – Uploaded 20th April
EYFSKS1 Home Project Page – Uploaded 20th April
Week 1 Our Home Heroes – Uploaded 20th April

Visuals+

Great outdoors visuals – Uploaded 22nd May
We are Heroes visuals – Uploaded 15th May
Medical Heroes visusals– Uploaded 7th May
Community Heroes visuals – Uploaded 1st May
Home Visuals – Uploaded 20th April

PSHE+

Create Your Own Board Game – Uploaded 15th May
Superhero Board Game – Uploaded 15th May
Teddy Bear Hospital – Uploaded 7th May
I want to be a doctor  – Uploaded 7th May
Dress for the Season  – Uploaded 1st May
This Is The Way We Get Dressed – Uploaded 1st May
Getting Dressed Activity PDF – Uploaded 1st May
Teeth Brushing Activity – Uploaded 20th April
Brush those teeth – Uploaded 20th April
Shine time game – Uploaded 20th April
Teeth brushing song – Uploaded 20th April

Fun activities

Arts and Crafts+

Leaf Monsters – Uploaded 22nd May
Natural paint brushes – Uploaded 22nd May
Superhero cuffs – Uploaded 15th May
Superhero qualities activity – Uploaded 15th May
Superhero qualities mat – Uploaded 15th May
Medical Heroes elastic band challenge – Uploaded 7th May
Medical Heroes kit bag activity – Uploaded 7th May
Community Hero high five – Uploaded 1st May
People who help us colouring sheets – Uploaded 1st May
People who help us playdoh mats – Uploaded 1st May
Home Heroes bunting – Uploaded 20th April
Home Heroes masks – Uploaded 20th April

Fine motor Activities+

EYFSKS1 fine motor skills week 5 – Uploaded 22nd May
EYFSKS1 fine motor skills week 4 – Uploaded 15th May
EYFSKS1 fine motor skills week 3 – Uploaded 7th May
EYFSKS1 fine motor skills week 2 – Uploaded 1st May
EYFSKS1 fine motor skills week 1  – Uploaded 20th April

Investigations+

Bug Catcher – Uploaded 15th May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning – Investigations Activity 3 – Animal Habitats – Uploaded 7th May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning – Investigations Activity 4 – Seeds – Uploaded 7th May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning – Investigations Activity 2 – Uploaded 1st May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning – Investigations Activity 1 – Uploaded 20th April
Paper cup bubble machine investigation – Uploaded 20th April

Maths+

Great outdoor container challenge – Uploaded 22nd May
Great outdoors collect and sort challenge – Uploaded 22nd May
Number recognition 1-10 – Uploaded 15th May
Days of the week number hunt – Uploaded 15th May
Leaf peg counting – Uploaded 7th May
Medical Heroes counting activity – Uploaded 7th May
Number rescue finger gym activity – Uploaded 1st May
Superhero counting worksheet – Uploaded 1st May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning – Maths Activity 1 – Uploaded 20th April
Counting Bus challenge – Uploaded 20th April
Exploring Cube patterns – Uploaded 20th April
Number Bonds song – Uploaded 20th April
Number Jacks Song – Uploaded 20th April

Messy Play Ideas+

EYFSKS1 Messy Play week 5 – Uploaded 22nd May
EYFSKS1 Messy Play week 4 – Uploaded 15th May
EYFSKS1 Messy Play week 3 – Uploaded 7th May
EYFSKS1 Messy Play week 2 – Uploaded 1st May
EYFSKS1 Messy Play week 1  – Uploaded 20th April

Outdoor Ideas+

EYFSKS1 Home Learning Activity – Outdoor Superhero Activity – Uploaded 15th May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning Activity – Outdoor Activity 6 – Uploaded 7th May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning Activity – Outdoor Activity 5 – Uploaded 1st May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning Activity – Outdoor Activity 4 – Uploaded 1st May
EYFSKS1 Home Learning Activity – Outdoor Activity 3 – Uploaded 20th April
EYFSKS1 Home Learning Activity – Outdoor Activity 2 – Uploaded 20th April
EYFSKS1 Home Learning Activity – Outdoor Activity 1 – Uploaded 20th April

Sensory and Relaxation Ideas+

Relaxing Disney – Uploaded 15th May
Breathing Wand – Uploaded 15th May
Ice Cube Activity – Uploaded 7th May
Ways to Give Pressure To Your Body – Uploaded 7th May
What’s In The Box – Uploaded 7th May
Let’s Make A Den – Uploaded 1st May
Tin Can Alley – Uploaded 1st May
Breathe Think Do – Uploaded 20th April
Lullabies and song a longs – Uploaded 20th April
Dragon guided breathing – Uploaded 20th April

We would suggest that if you are able to engage in work, you should try to access the ‘To Dos’ set by your class teacher and then select a few ideas from the areas listed. Remember we learn through play and anything and everything can be educational and a learning opportunity.

If you have limited time, we suggest you focus on simple maths, reading and phonics with your child. Each class teacher will continue to upload appropriate activities for your child within Purple Mash, Education City and Bug Club. The link to Phonics Play https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/  will take you to the Phonics Play site. This is a very effective resource. However, it is important that you know which “phase” your child is at in developing their phonics ability. Your child’s reading suggested stage can be emailed to you by their classroom teacher upon request.

If you are in a position to record your child enjoying any learning activities, we would love to see them. If you are able to, please email photos/videos to your child’s class teacher. We will be able to look at them and talk to your child about them via email. This will go some way to helping maintain positive teacher-student relationship during this time of social isolation.

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