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Welcome to Reception!

Class teacher - Miss Kozij

Learning support assistants - Miss Dawson, Miss Burns and Miss Barranu

 

Spring 1

Welcome to Reception! Happy new year! I hope you have all had a lovely christmas break and a well deserved rest with your loved ones and are ready for a brand new half term as we continue to love learn and grow in Reception!

 

Key Dates 

 

Class assembly26th April 2022
PETuesday

 

 

Your classroom

 

The Reception gate opens at 8:45am. Please ensure your child arrives promptly to school each day. At the end of the day, the doors open 3:15pm. Please arrive promptly to collect your child. 

 

On our class page you will be able to find information about this half terms learning.

 

PE

PE (Physical Education) in Reception will take place each Tuesday outdoors. Therefore, your child should arrive to school in their PE kits each Tuesday. They will not need their standard school uniform on this day as they will stay in their PE kits all day.

As in line with our school uniform policy, your child’s PE kit should be as follows:

Plain navy joggers (no brands or logos).

A pair of trainers (velcro trainers if they cannot tie their laces independently).

Your child can wear their usual white polo shirt and navy school jumper on a Tuesday.

 

Home learning

 

Below I have listed the homework that we expect your child to participate in weekly to support their learning and achievements in school:

 

Reading – 10 minutes a night

Listening to your child read for 5/10 minutes a night makes a significant difference in their progress and attainment. It helps them practice key reading strategies and skills, develop their comprehension skills and supports their overall fluency and accuracy, which are vital skills they need for the future. A reading book and reading record will be sent home each week in your child’s bag. When they have finished the book, please sign the reading record so we can see how they have read.

 

Reading eggs – once a week      https://readingeggs.co.uk

Reading eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning. Your child’s log in for this is stuck in the front of their learning log. Please contact the office if you need your child’s password details resent.

 

Mathseeds – once a week       https://mathseeds.co.uk/

Mathseeds is an online website where a weekly homework task will be set by your child’s teacher every Friday to help consolidate and practice skills taught in school. These activities develop pupils’ confidence and fluency in Maths and the interactive lessons provide step-by-step examples to break down learning into manageable chunks. The log in for this is the same one you use for reading eggs.

 

 

Phonics home learning – 5/10 minutes a night

Starting from next half term we will be sending home phonics home learning for the children to practice the sounds they have been learning in their daily phonics sessions and words related to this sound. Every Wednesday, we will send home a list of words in your child’s book bag to practice. These words will be familiar to them and ones they have learnt and practiced in their phonics sessions. There will not be a weekly test but we hope to see your child applying these spellings and spelling rules correctly in their writing sessions. You can then practice these sounds further on fastphonics (www.readingeggs.co.uk/fast-phonics-games), which is the same log in as reading eggs.

 

 

Learning logs – Once a week

This half term, we would like to trial project based learning to replace our homework board. We will give these out on the first Wednesday of every half term and your child can complete over the half term. We ask that their project is brought into school on the last week of term to share and celebrate with their peers. You will be given a sheet of paper that will be stuck in your child’s learning log that will outline what the project is and ideas of activities you can do.  We feel this will give children more freedom to learn about real life world events, share personal experiences and will help motivate them to engage in home learning as it is child managed. It will also encourage them to be more independent, inquisitive and encourage outdoor learning together. This can be completed in your learning log, a scrap book of your choice or it can be uploaded onto Seesaw.

 

 

Our Learning in Autumn 2

 

This half term we shall guide and progress the children in all 7 inter-connected areas of learning and development within the new and updated EYFS Framework.

These 7 areas are:

Communication and Language (Listening, Attention and Understanding, Speaking)

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Self-Regulation, Managing Self and Building Relationships)

Physical Development (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Literacy (Comprehension, Word Reading and Writing)

Maths (Number and Numerical Pattern)

Understanding the World (Past and Present, People, Culture and Communities and The Natural World)  

Expressive Arts and Design (Creating with Materials and Being Imaginative and Expressive)

 

We monitor the children's progression through adult and child daily interactions, observations during whole class, group, individual teaching and during continuous provision. 

 

Our Autumn topic is: 1,2,3 Good to be Me​

We shall be thinking about Ourselves, Family and Community, Super heroes and Community heroes.​

Our literacy texts this half term will focus on these themes. 

Below are some of the texts we will read with the children this half term and our topic overview.

 

 

Maths

In Maths we will be focusing on counting objects, actions and sounds, ordering and recognising numerals to 5, subitising (instantly recognise small quantities), singing counting songs and number rhymes and read stories that involve counting, comparing and ordering, one to one correspondence. We will be sorting and matching, creating patterns and finding them around us. 

 

Literacy

In literacy, we will consolidate the listening skills the children have learnt in Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds, specifically, hearing initial sounds in words and segmenting and blending the sounds in simple words. We shall then move swiftly onto Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds where children will learn to recognise, practise the formation of and apply the sounds in this phase. We move through the programme by daily phonics sessions where children have the chance to read and write the sounds. 

For more detailed information on the phonics phases please see the Letters and Sounds website (https://www.letters-and-sounds.com/).  We will be doing lots of mark making in a variety of contexts and for varied purposes, encouraging the use of the letter formation as we learn them.  We will be working hard on our speaking and listening skills, having paired discussions with our 'talk partners', telling our news and sharing lots of stories and rhymes.  We will be using the Tales Toolkit approach ( https://talestoolkit.com/) to support shared narratives and independent story telling.

 

RSE

This term we will teach RSE, using the scheme Ten Ten - Life to the Full. Below is an overview of the lesson objectives your child will cover over the Autumn term.

EYFS – 

 

Religious Understanding

Me, My Body, My Health

Emotional Wellbeing

Life Cycles

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • We are created individually by God as part of His creation plan.
  • We are all God’s children and are special.
  • Our bodies were created by God and are good.
  • We can give thanks to God!

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • We are each unique, with individual gifts, talents and skills.
  • Whilst we all have similarities because we are made in God’s image, difference is part of God’s plan!
  • That their bodies are good and made by God.
  • The names of the parts of the body (not genitalia).
  • That our bodies are good and we need to look after them.
  • What constitutes a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, diet, sleep and personal hygiene.

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • That we all have different ‘tastes’ (likes and dislikes), but also similar needs (to be loved and respected, to be safe etc).
  • That it is natural for us to relate to and trust one another.
  • A language to describe their feelings.
  • An understanding that everyone experiences feelings, both good and bad.
  • Simple strategies for managing feelings.
  • Simple strategies for managing emotions and behaviour.
  • That we have choices, and these choices can impact how we feel and respond.
  • We can say sorry and forgive like Jesus.

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • That there are natural life stages from birth to death, and what these are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics websites

 

Mr Mc is doing fun and interactive daily phonics lessons for children age 4-5. He focuses on new digraphs and has lots of different ways to revisit already learnt sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcZnvuTeovlznioLRo0GOA/videos

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

https://monsterphonics.com/games/

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

Phonics apps

 

Jolly Phonics Lessons

 

Meet the alphablocks

 

Read with phonics games

 

First words sampler

 

Teach your monster to read

 

Maths websites

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 

Maths Apps

 

Kids counting

 

Maths Tree

 

Bugs and Numbers

 

Busy things

 

Maths ages 3-5

 

Maths YouTube videos

 

Jack Hartman

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/JackHartmann

 

Monkey floss counting backwards from 20

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hD26XpuUCc

 

2D shape song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0

 

3D shape song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q

 

Numberjacks

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWKuiktSh-V3E4ysPU0VC3Q

 

Numberblocks

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

 

Counting by 10s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmEe0-_ex8

 

Counting by 5s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ4jV14Oz5I

 

El Nombre for number formation

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB6RGn7x4ks

 

Money song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzAU3u06Ps

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