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Reception

Our Class Blog:

A fantastic way to keep in touch with you teachers and class friends!

https://mrsclarkereception.edublogs.org/

Online Learning Tasks

Phonics play

Phonics play are offering access to all their phonics games for free using the following log in details.

username: jan21
password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Free phonics webinar session

If you are struggling with what phonics is and how to teach it here is some details of some free training for parents

Free phonics webinar session for parents 12th Jan 8-8.45pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/phonics-essentials-for-parents-tickets-135481634215

Free phonics webinar session for parents 14th Jan 8-8.45pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/phonics-essentials-for-parents-tickets-135845342075

Free phonics webinar session for parents 19th Jan 8-8.45pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/phonics-essentials-for-parents-tickets-135917305319

Home learning ideas

Class Teacher – Mrs S Clarke
Teaching Assistants–Mrs D Morris

‘The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences’ Loris Malaguzzi

Our children in Reception learn through enhanced continuous provision, both in our indoor and outdoor classroom. Our children learn through the Characteristics of Effective Learning, these are:

  • playing and exploring
  • active learning
  • creating and thinking critically

These are important life skills and attitudes which support children in being ready to face challenges, explore and extend their learning.

We have 7 different areas of learning these are broken down into our Prime and Specific areas.

Our Prime Areas of learning are:

  • Personal, Social, Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Our specific areas of learning are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

All of the activities planned within our EYFS key stage are linked to these areas of learning with close attention paid to the characteristics of effective learning.

What’s happening this term in Reception?

I cannot believe this is our final term in Reception! We have had such a fun time together despite lots and lots of barriers. The children have worked so hard and are an absolute credit to their families. We look forward to celebrating their achievements together this term as we prepare the children for their next journey.

English

This term our core text is the story ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes. This story is set in a jungle which will promote lot of discussion around a jungle habitat. We will be learning all about life in the jungle, animals that live in the jungle and where jungles are around our world.

Don’t forget our home learning project of making an animal which is due in school on Monday 28th June.

Phonics

In phonics this term, we will be introducing the Read Write Inc scheme. The children have been assessed and grouped according to their ability and phonetic knowledge.

We will be following a simple approach to Jolly Phonics by introducing a letter sound a day, with lots of opportunities to practise saying the sound, reading the sound, blending the sound and writing the sound with lots of help from our friendly friend Fred the Frog.

Cbeebies ‘Alphablocks’ is also a very educational and beneficial programme for the children to be watching which will help teach them the skills of blending and segmenting.

Mathematics

This term in mathematics we will be continuing to consolidate our knowledge of number. We follow White Rose Maths which allows children to delve deeper into number and learn all about what a number is and what it consists of. We will be looking at numbers to 20 and will be focusing a lot on doubling, halving and sharing. We will also be looked at pattern making, positional language and numbers that are odd and even.

Come and See

In Come and See we are learning about Friends and our final topic is called Our World. During these topics, we will share lots of our own experiences with each other and share scripture readings – making links between our own experiences and the teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Church.

What can I be doing at home?

Reading to your child every day! Reading allows children to enter a new world, learn new words, new cultures, new experiences and develops imagination. It provides the chance to question, predict and most of all enjoy!

Find reasons to write. Before going shopping, write down lists of what you will need. Ask your child to write down the first sound of the items, whilst shopping ask children to find the b,b,b bread. Draw pictures and write captions of the things you have been doing at home and over the weekends. 

Practice recognising your numbers every day and counting out objects to match. Find 1 more and less than numbers and create your own number problems. Count, count count!

Can you create your own maths problems? 

If I have 5 sweets but I ate 1 how many would I have left?

How many beads can you put into the pot into 1 minute?        

General Information

Tapestry is used daily by staff to record children’s learning. Please try to log in regularly to access your children’s achievements and successes and inform us of any out of school activities.

Each Monday we collect £1 which is used to buy snack for your child throughout the week. All contributions are greatly valued to ensure your child has a healthy week at school.

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