Reception Class Webpage

 

 

RR AND RER Reception class.

Welcome to the Reception class page were you will find lots of information about all the learning that happens in the Reception class during the Spring Term.

What an amazing Autumn term we had with lots of new and exciting learning. The Children performed the Christmas songs like true professionals. All the Reception staff were very proud of all the children learning to use some sign language.

This half term the main focus is Understanding of the World and Technology.

This Involves helping children to begin to understand about similarities and differences between themselves and others, including places, objects, materials and living things in their families, communities and traditions.

They will make observations of the outdoor learning and explain why some things occur and talk about changes.

In Technology they will begin to understand and recognise a range of technology and how it is used at home and in School. They will begin to select technology for particular purposes.

 

The Topic this term is Winter.

During the topic we will be thinking about cold habitats, changing seasons, cold weather and monitoring and observing changes. Hopefully we will get some real snow.

A lot of the continuous provision areas both indoors and outdoors will be enhanced with Winter themed activities.

The children will be drawing, writing and painting pictures of Winter and using ICT to record and describe Winter and it’s features.

The children will be reading and sharing lots of books on Winter and cold weather places. They will be learning rhymes and poems around the Winter theme.

Communication and Language.

Communication and Language will be books linked to the Winter theme. The children will listen to a range of stories and begin to accurately anticipate key events and characters in the stories and respond appropriately and be attentive in the activity.

Maths

Counting

In Maths the children will be reciting numbers to 20, then 100. Counting back from at least 10 to zero. Ordering numerals to at least 10. Count up to 20 objects.

We will be learning days of the week and the Seasons.

Pattern – Continue a repeating pattern with three colours/shapes/objects. Symmetrical patterns.

Counting on– Find one more and two more than any number to 10. One more than numbers to 20.

Begin to record the number in a set. To 5, then 10.

Phonics

In Phonics the children will be learning the Phase 3 Phonics sounds and the phase two/three key words. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

Outdoor learning

The children have access to the outdoor area where we develop children’s creative ideas through different role play areas enhanced with quality play equipment.

The outdoor learning gives children the platform to learn and explore through all the areas of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

 

Home learning

The children will receive homework on Friday and this should be returned by Monday. We provide a Math’s homework on Google classroom each week linked to the weeks learning.

 Reading books

In RER the children have Guided Reading on Monday and Thursday( due to a job share).

In RR the books are changed each Tuesday. The children have a Guided reading session with the class Teacher.

Books for Enjoyment.

The books are changed on Monday and should be returned on Friday. These books are for you to read with your child and not for the children to read.

We will be continuing to engage children and their parents with the Shine project. We have some new and exciting Maths stories to share.

 

 

Reception class.

 

Welcome to the Reception class page for the autumn term 2020.

The Reception class staff this year are Teachers: Mrs Rafferty (RR) Mrs Ethell and Miss Richards job share (RER). The Teaching assistants are Mrs Bellis and Miss Leach.

Within the Reception Class or Foundation Stage 2, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Guidance and Curriculum.  This sets out the learning and development for all children from birth to five years.

There are seven areas of learning.

Three Prime areas, which are particularly important during the first 3 years, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

Four Specific areas, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Observations and shared learning.

Within the EYFS children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active and creative.  As part of the EYFS curriculum, your child will be observed when they are planning across all areas in school. These observations are recorded using an app on our school i-Pads, usually with a photograph or video to evidence the observation. All observations are linked to the EYFS objectives, help to evidence, and track your child’s progress. The observations allow staff to plan and prepare activities and resources that interest the children and meet their next steps in learning.

 

This half term the focus is developing the children’s social and emotional development.

This Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities all this links to the terms topic.

The Topic this term is ourselves

During the topic, we will be thinking about what we look like and how we are similar and different. We will be thinking about our families and how families are all different.

The children will be drawing, writing and painting pictures of themselves and using ICT to record and describe themselves.

The children will be reading and sharing lots of fiction and non- fiction books on ourselves. They will be drawing pictures and we will record the children sharing their family experiences.

Maths

In Maths, the children will be reading, recognising, counting and sorting numbers to 20 and beyond.

They will be singing maths songs that we will post on the web page below.

We will be learning days of the week and looking at patterns.

The children will be participating in the SHINE maths program ( more information to follow)

Phonics

In Phonics, the children will be learning the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Phonics sounds and the phase two key words. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

We use the Story Time Phonics scheme to teach phonics. It supports the Phonics Planning of Letters and Sounds by learning the actions to the song for each new letter sound and the actions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

 

Outdoor learning

The children have access to the outdoor area where we develop children’s creative ideas through different role-play areas enhanced with quality play equipment.

The outdoor learning gives children the platform to learn and explore through all the areas of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

Home learning

The children will receive homework on Friday and this should be returned to school by Wednesday.

 

Reading Books

The children will have their Reading books change at least once a week. We ask that children bring in their reading book everyday as they may read with one of the adults in the class on different days. Please buy your child a School book bag.

Books for Enjoyment.

Books for enjoyment are given out on Monday and should be returned on Friday. These books are for you to read with your child and to develop and sustain a pleasure of reading.

Reception Key words

Below are the Phase 2 High frequency words, letter sounds and the actions the children will learn in Phonics.

 

Phase two High Frequency Words

 

Phase two letter sounds

http://ttsstorytimephonics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/StoryTime-Phonics-Phase-2-Overview.pdf

 

Phase two action sounds

 

http://ttsstorytimephonics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Sparkle-mark-sayings.pdf

 

 

We usually run a series of curriculum days in the autumn term for Phonics, Maths and Reading but due to Government guidance during Covid 19 we cannot hold parents meeting, we will be sending out more information to keep you informed.

 

You may find the BBC have put together some articles, videos and resources to support you and your child with starting primary school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

 

Happy Learning from the Reception class team.

Mrs Rafferty, Mrs Ethell, Miss Richards, Mrs Bellis and Miss Leach.

 

 

Reception class.

Welcome to the Reception class page for the autumn term 2020.

The Reception class staff this year are Teachers: Mrs Rafferty (RR) Mrs Ethell and Miss Richards job share (RER). The Teaching assistants are Mrs Bellis and Miss Leach.

Within the Reception Class or Foundation Stage 2, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Guidance and Curriculum.  This sets out the learning and development for all children from birth to five years.

There are seven areas of learning.

Three Prime areas, which are particularly important during the first 3 years, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

Four Specific areas, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Observations and shared learning.

Within the EYFS children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active and creative.  As part of the EYFS curriculum, your child will be observed when they are planning across all areas in school. These observations are recorded using an app on our school i-Pads, usually with a photograph or video to evidence the observation. All observations are linked to the EYFS objectives, help to evidence, and track your child’s progress. The observations allow staff to plan and prepare activities and resources that interest the children and meet their next steps in learning.

This half term the focus is developing the children’s social and emotional development.

This Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities all this links to the terms topic.

The Topic this term is ourselves

During the topic, we will be thinking about what we look like and how we are similar and different. We will be thinking about our families and how families are all different.

The children will be drawing, writing and painting pictures of themselves and using ICT to record and describe themselves.

The children will be reading and sharing lots of fiction and non- fiction books on ourselves. They will be drawing pictures and we will record the children sharing their family experiences.

Maths

In Maths, the children will be reading, recognising, counting and sorting numbers to 20 and beyond.

They will be singing maths songs that we will post on the web page below.

We will be learning days of the week and looking at patterns.

The children will be participating in the SHINE maths program ( more information to follow)

Phonics

In Phonics, the children will be learning the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Phonics sounds and the phase two key words. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

We use the Story Time Phonics scheme to teach phonics. It supports the Phonics Planning of Letters and Sounds by learning the actions to the song for each new letter sound and the actions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

Outdoor learning

The children have access to the outdoor area where we develop children’s creative ideas through different role-play areas enhanced with quality play equipment.

The outdoor learning gives children the platform to learn and explore through all the areas of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

Home learning

The children will receive homework on Friday and this should be returned to school by Wednesday.

 Reading Books

The children will have their Reading books change at least once a week. We ask that children bring in their reading book everyday as they may read with one of the adults in the class on different days. Please buy your child a School book bag.

Books for Enjoyment.

Books for enjoyment are given out on Monday and should be returned on Friday. These books are for you to read with your child and to develop and sustain a pleasure of reading.

Reception Key words

Below are the Phase 2 High frequency words, letter sounds and the actions the children will learn in Phonics.

 

Phase two High Frequency Words

Phase two letter sounds

http://ttsstorytimephonics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/StoryTime-Phonics-Phase-2-Overview.pdf

 Phase two action sounds  

http://ttsstorytimephonics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Sparkle-mark-sayings.pdf

 We usually run a series of curriculum days in the autumn term for Phonics, Maths and Reading but due to Government guidance during Covid 19 we cannot hold parents meeting, we will be sending out more information to keep you informed.

 

You may find the BBC have put together some articles, videos and resources to support you and your child with starting primary school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

 

Happy Learning from the Reception class team.

Mrs Rafferty, Mrs Ethell, Miss Richards, Mrs Bellis and Miss Leach.

 

Hi Reception, hope that you all had a lovely Easter holiday, enjoying family time and staying happy and safe.

We have found links (with brief descriptions) to lots of online home learning experiences for the Nursery and Reception children:

The BBC Launched a new Bitesize Daily Programme from Monday April 20th 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Here is a link to EYFS resource cards to use in the home

https://www.nurserynook.co.uk/extra-support-for-parents

Link to outdoor activities (adaptable for indoors to)

https://www.ltl.org.uk/resources/week-1-home-learning-early-years/

Link to activities covering all curriculum areas

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/parents-birth-to-five/3-5-early-years-parents

Link to lots of free online stories

https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122358011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-0

Link to lots of art activities

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/magazine-art-apps-for-children

Link to lovely stories and games

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Link to maths activities using the story ‘Supertato’

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

If you would like the home learning pack, please follow the link at the top of the page. If you need a printed copy let us know. Please feel free to share your learning experiences with us by sending photos or comments to our email addresses below:

sharon.palfreyman@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

debra.rafferty@corrie.tameside.sch.uk.

We wish you all well and look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Mrs Palfreyman, Mrs Rafferty and the Early Years team.

websites for the EYFS children.

Thank-you to all our families for their support during the last week.

At this difficult and uncertain time during the Coronavirus outbreak, we thought you might like some ideas to occupy your child. The links are the ones in your home learning packs with a few more –posted here

This is not a tick list, but suggestions of ways to engage your child and promote their love of learning. Many of these activities do not require any additional resources, as in school, we have tried to think of ideas that are open ended and flexible. Choose as many as you like, repeat your favourites or make up your own!

Website ideas

https://www.gruffalo.com

https://www.phonicsbloom.com

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

http://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

https://fiveminutemum.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years/early-years-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-eyfs-early-years

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk   (click onto the word espresso) Username: student22435 Password: corrie  (then choose ‘foundation’ section)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mhcr

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/presenters-number-rap-1