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Robins - Foundation


Welcome to the Robin Class!



Mrs Binley - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Thorne - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Teaching Assistants

Ms Cornish

*Help and support to continue your child's learning during the COVID19 outbreak*
To use Purple Mash online learning resource, go to our school’s portal and login using the username: Noa and the password: 58

Foundation's Daily Timetable, to help you structure your home learning day:

8.45: Name Writing/Sentence Writing (this could be done in sand, foam, using coloured pencils, on whiteboards, get creative!)

9.00: Wake & Shake or Cosmic Yoga (YouTube) The children copy along with the actions and wake their brains and bodies up for the day! Or Joe Wicks is providing PE warm ups every day at 9am!

9.15: Reading/Phonics. Children to practise their Read, Write Inc sounds using the sound chart below:

or if confident with Set One, then Set Two:

Then read your home school or RWI reading book together, encourage your child to 'Fred Talk' the words (this means sound out slowly) and then blend it together (say the word) if they are finding any words tricky.

There are lots of great reading reources available online, including Read, Write Inc online phonics lessons daily (10am).

This website is providing FREE online reading resources for children of all ages...

10.00: Free Play! Set up puzzles, board games, imagination play for your child and interact and play together. Teach them fine and gross motor skills, balancing games outside if possible, building games with blocks or shapes, water play (preferably outside as this can get messy!) or play on your bike/trike outside.

10.30: Snack and quiet time (read a story while they eat some fruit/veg).

10.45: Maths/number work. We have been learning lots about the numberblocks in school, so if you would like to continue this, youtube or cbeebies have many of the videos easily accessible:

Encourage your children to; count objects to 10 by moving them, then above, count objects that cannot be moved (on paper by ticking/crossing out), order numbers correctly to 10 then above, recognise numbers in the environment, copy/trace writing the numbers correctly (we have rhymes to help us remember how to draw them, see below)

Look at adding two groups of objects together to make bigger numbers and count how many there are altogether. Practise writing this as a number sentence, eg: 3 + 2 = 5. There are lots of great number activity ideas on Pinterest:


In Robins class this term, we started learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Can your child complete this shape online game to test their knowledge?

Learning counting songs and nursery rhymes can also be a great way to encourage your child to enjoy counting and help them to remember! You could try learning some of these songs together:

1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive

Zoom Zoom, We're Going to the Moon. ...

  • One Potato Two Potatoes. ...
  • Five Little Ducks. ...
  • Ten In The Bed. ...
  • Five Little Monkeys. ...
  • This Old Man. ...
  • Ten Little Indians. 
Can you add instruments into the songs and practise joining in with the rhythm/pulse of the song? If you don't have any instruments, create some using stones/pasta/rice into a plastic bottle! Get creative!

11.30: Outside play/brain break!

12.00: Lunch time, why not try creating lunch together or following a recipe to create something new and delicious!

1.00: Online resources for ICT/ipad games that your chidlren will love:

1.30: Small world ideas to stimulate your children to play alone and explore different small world play...

2.00: PE/Understanding the world; Get outside if you have the space or use this time to explore your local area during your allowed daily outing. Go on a treasure hunt. Make binoculars to take with you and see what you can find!

Do some gardening if you have a garden, get stuck in helping to de-weed the flowers or create a mud pie!

Create a rainbow with whatever resources you have and display it in a window for others in your area to see and be encouraged to do the same!

Enjoy this time together! Make the most of this difficult time and enjoy having quality time to learn and play together. Try not to put too much pressure on learning lots every day. Make learning fun and take time off if they need it! Please dont hesitate to contact anyone at Mount Wise if you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning during this time. We miss you all and...


STAY SAFE cheeky



Summer Term 2:

People Who Help Us


Can you think about what you know about this topic already? Who helps us? How do they help us? Talk to a grown up about what you know.

Keep an eye out on tapestry, we will be setting daily Reading/Writing, Maths and topic challenges for you to complete independently or with an adult.
18.5.2020: Home learning activities for this week attached below:

20.04.20: *COVID19 Home Learning*

Our Topic this term: Where does food come from?

Numberblocks: Practising counting to 20 and back. Celebrate spring with this number counting song:

Read, Write Inc: Please watch daily, Read, Write, Inc lessons online from 10am:

Many of the Robins and Sparrows will need to recap the Speed Set 1 sounds and practise their blending of CVC (constant, vowel, constant words; eg, cat, mat, hen, sit, hot...). If they are confident with these, continue onto revising words from Set 2. You can also see sounds for each on the timetable above to print out and use at home if you wish. Read to your child every night before bedtime and ask them questions about what they have read (who were the main characters? What was the problem in the story? How did they resolve the problem? Have we read any other stories like this? What did you like/dislike about the story?

Writing: Continue your child's great progress with their name writing and use these fine motor skills to begin writing sentences about anything they like, eg; The dog is fat. My mum is funny. The sun has got his hat on. I miss my friends.

Children should sound out any tricky words using their 'Fred Fingers' (c-a-t, m-u-m). Some words cannot be decoded by doing this (my, the, of, was, when, said...) these words you can help them to spell and learning off by heart, these are called out 'red words'. We write up new red words we have learnt each week and place them around the classroom and test ourselves on spelling them regularly, you can also do this at home. Here is a list of all the red words you can teach your children how to spell, one at a time, choose a new one each week...




A trip toe Devonport Library:


Welcome to the 4th term in Foundation!


This term our topic is all about SPACE! We will be thinking about what it is like to visit space, who has been there and reading the very funny story 'Aliens Love Underpants!'

by Clare Freeman and Ben Cort.


We will be learning about adding and subtracting, shapes and positional language (forwards, backwards, underneath, inside, on top etc) in maths.

We will be continuing to learn new sounds and blending these into words in Read, Write Inc.

P.E. is every Thursday for Robins so everyone needs a full P.E. kit

(Shorts, t shirt, socks and trainers).

Homework is given out each Friday and should be returned by the following week.

Book bags should be brought to school every day with their RWI and reading record inside.


9.3.2020: We have had a really busy week this week, writing our letter to the Children at a school in South Africa. Well done to everyone for their superb writing! You have absolutely blown our socks off this term :) We also had fun exploring different ways to move in PE in the hall this week. We talked about moving around the hall like different animals; crawling, rolling, stomping, slithering etc.

5.3.2020: Happy WORLD BOOK DAY!




Happy Birthday Ellie! :-) We hope you enjoyed making your cake today.


2.3.2020: This week we have started planting our seeds to grow flowers for our mothers for Mother's Day. We chose to grow pansies and need to make sure that they get lots of sun light and we water them regularly, but not too much.

24.2.2020: Welcome back to a new term at Mount Wise Primary School. This term foundation will be learning all about SPACE. Can you have a think about what you would like to find out this term?


10.2.2020: We mixed colours and painted our favourite Fairytale characters for display. 

3.2.2020: This week we have been learning about Floating and Sinking, as the big troll is back! and this time the clever Billy goats want to build a raft so they don't need to go over the bridge and be eaten by the troll. We thought about the different properties of materials and why some things floated and some things sunk.

27.1.2020: This week we continued our learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and created trolls using clay and sticks. We thought about what he looked like and how we could create a mean and angry looking trolls using the clay tools.

20.1.2020: We have been busy bees this week playing with the bridge in the garden, acting as trolls and goats as part of our storytelling. We took it in turns to be the troll and scare the goats away but the big goat was too big and too brave for the nasty troll!

13.1.2020: This week in Robin class we have been learning the days of the week by singing a song to help us remember the names and the order. We have been busy stepping the sequence to the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' in Storytelling as a whole class. We are going to use this to help us to write our own monster story. We have started to learn about gymnastics and movement in PE.


6.1.2020: Welcome back and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are starting the year with a new theme; What is a traditional/fairy tale? And have been looking at old stories that we already know. We will be focusing on The Three Billy Goats Gruff and using this as a theme throughout all of our learning. Well done to everyone who did work over the holidays and read lots at home. 

16.12.2019: This week is the final week before the Christmas Holidays. We had a jam-packed week with our Christmas Party, Choir in the hall with the rest of the school and we had a visit from Santa because of all of our hard work this year!

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Christmas Choir

Our Christmas Production is on Friday 13th at 9.45am in the main school hall.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before to be seating in time.

11.11.19: Today we remembered people who died for our country during the war. We created poppy headbands and wore these to the Remembrance Assembly with the rest of the school and had 1 minute of silence to think about people who lost their lives.

28.10.19 This week we celebrated Halloween and had a Halloween party in Foundation with decorations, fancy dress and games! We had such a spooky time, well done for everyone getting involved. Lots of very scary costumes!

14.10.10: Well done to everyone who took part in this week's homework and created a little red hen at home! These were absolutely FANTASTIC and we were blown away with the effort put in by everyone. WELL DONE!

Little Red Hen Homework

Little Red Hen Homework 1
7.10.19: This week Robins visited the local library to hear a story read by the librarian. We walked sensibly in pairs, crossing the roads carefully and always looking where we were going. Well done to the children for walking so sensibly and listening to well inside the library.

Topics we will be covering this year:




2019 - 2020

Term 1


Who am I?

Term 2


What do we celebrate?

Term 3


What is your favourite fairy tale?

Term 4


Would you like to visit space?

Term 5


Where does our food come from?

Term 6


Who helps us?

30.9.19: This week the Robins worked really hard to write their name as neatly as possible using a three-finger pencil grip close to the tip of the pencil. Holding our pencil correctly can be tricky, so we are practising this every day. Take a look at Lilianna's fantastic name writing in her book this week...

23.9.19: Another busy week in Robin class. We have settled so well into our new class, and well done to all those children are come in without any fuss and get straight to writing their name and are ready to learn! We have been learning to recognise the numbers we can count to this week, and practised using the number fans to represent numbers. Some children even worked with a partner to create two digit numbers! Great work Robins!

16.9.19: We have continued learning about the story of The Little Red Hen this week and started stepping the story and retelling it as a group. We have ordered the story and talked about what happened in each part. For homework this week, Robins brought in pictures of themselves as a baby. We talked about what makes us 'us' and who we live with in our family. 

13.9.2019: This week Robins were practising their pencil hold skills. It was tricky at first, but we are practising to use our 3 finger pencil grip. We learnt where things are kept around the classroom on a class treasure hunt and made some new friends during choosing time. What a busy week, well done Robins!

6.9.19: Welcome to Mount Wise Primary School!

This is a new term and a new start for many children in the Robin class. Welcome to the school and we look forward to starting the Autumn term and making some new friends. This week we have been getting to know each other, our teacher and our teaching assisstant. We have learnt about rules that help to keep us safe and happy in school. For homework this week, we will be bringing in baby photos of ourselves to talk about with our peers.

Welcome to the school Robin class :-)

What we are learning...