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Foundation One - Activities

The Gruffalo (What is hiding in the deep dark wood?) 25/5/20

I would like your child to begin to think about fantasy creatures by watching the following short film about The Gruffalo.


Can your child use words to describe The Gruffalo to you?

I would like you to have a go at creating a Gruffalo character for yourselves. You could paint, draw or colour The Gruffalo. You could have a go at junk modelling and painting the Gruffalo, or you could make The Gruffalo from play dough. If you want to get outside, why not have a go at making a large scale Gruffalo or using chalks to draw him on the floor. Don't forget to talk about what he looks like and use lots of describing words with your children.

When you have finished making your Gruffalo please take a picture and send it to us using Tapestry. I can't wait to see what you create! 



Monsters (Are all monsters scary?) 1/06/20



I have put some activities for you to have a go at this week.

If you have any stories about monsters at home please read them together and talk about whether monsters are real or made up.

If you have access to the Monsters Inc. film you could have a film afternoon and talk about which of the characters are bad monsters and which are good monsters. Don't forget to talk about what the monsters look like using descriptive words, e.g. fluffy, slimy, furry, feathery, etc.

I have included two links this week in your work. The first link is to a story we would have been reading called Not Now Bernard and the second link is to some fun monster games on the cbeebies website.

Have fun designing your own monster and completing the activities.

Don't forget to send me your work through Tapestry.

Remember Have Fun and be creative. 

You are all doing such a great job. Keep up the good work. 

Mrs Morson :) 




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Foundation Stars

Welcome to our Foundation Superstars at Pilsley Primary School.

We provide for both Nursery and Reception children.

We are a vibrant and joyful Foundation Unit where everyone is welcome. Our aim is that all the children are happy and well motivated, enjoy learning and growing together.

Our learning environment and experienced staff support enhance the children’s learning and challenged them to achieve high standards through a rich and varied curriculum. The children have a wealth of opportunities and are encouraged to investigate, explore and learn.

We aim to create a happy, caring school community where good behaviour and manners are expected and celebrated.

Early Years Foundation Stage provides a wide and structured curriculum that is delivered through planned and supported play activities. This ensures that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and experience the best possible start to their education.

Learning Journey

In the Foundation Unit we observe our children and collect photographs, paintings and examples of work. All of this information goes into each child’s Learning Journey booklet which records and celebrates each child’s progress and achievements.

We work together with parents and share information to determine the learning goals of each child.When the children leave the Foundation Unit, the Learning Journey booklet is sent home as a record of their achievements.