Sacred Heart

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Mere Close, Leicester, Leicestershire LE5 3HH

01162 624418


Welcome to Foundation 1  Acorns

If you have any problems, questions or wish to share your child's work please email me at our class email address:

Mrs Jackson

Scroll down for all our class photos, songs, phonics games, stories and disco dough!

.Foundation  1 Curriculum Plans

Foundation 1 English Curriculum Plan

.Foundation 1 Maths Curriculum Plan

Whole Year Curriculum Overview

Our First Weeks in Foundation-1

In our first weeks we explored our new classroom and found lots of different things to do!


Physical development is one of the most important things we do in F1. It helps your child with most of their basic life skills such as going to the toilet, running, climbing, playing, exploring, getting dressed by themselves, being independent and it also prepares them for writing! Each day the children do lots of different gross and fine motor activities such as threading, using pegs, creating things with play dough, balancing on stepping stones and using hula hoops.


We will soon be having daily dough disco sessions where we improve our skills through music and the use of play dough. Here are some ideas to get you started of what you can do to help your child at home. The dough recipe is below!

We think you'll love the dough disco at home as much as we do! So if you want to have a try here's a recipe for play dough that you can make at home, not only will it save you money but your child can choose what colour dough you have that week! If, like us, you want to make it even more 'DISCO' you can add glitter or different scents using herbs, spices or food flavours.

Play dough ingredients:

  • flour x 2 cups
  • salt x 1/2 cup
  • oil 2 tbsp
  • cream of tartar x 2tbsp
  • boiling water from the kettle 1 1/2 cups
  • food colouring of your choice!Extras: glitter, herbs, spices, food flavours 


  1. Measure out the flour, salt, oil, cream of tartar and food colouring into a large bowl.                                           (If you are putting in glitter or a scent add it now!)                                     
  2. Mix it all together using a spoon or you hands. (ALWAYS wear gloves if mixing by hand!)
  3. Add the hot water a little at a time, mixing as you add it.
  4. Once you have made a dough, knead it till it is smooth and you can't feel the salt granules anymore.
  5. Leave it to cool, then it is ready for the dough disco! 


You are now ready for your own DOUGH DISCO!!!

Once you've learnt the moves you can mix it up by putting the dough disco moves into different orders and choosing your favourite music, it's your disco!