Welcome to the Reception class page were you will find lots of information about all the learning that happens in the Reception class at Corrie Primary and Nursery School.

What a fantastic start to the summer term. The children are excited to be back to school.

The Topic this term is Plants, Growth, and Mini Beasts.

Many of the continuous provision areas both indoors and outdoors will be enhanced with Growing and Mini beast themed activities. We have a Garden Centre role-play area.

The children will be drawing, writing and painting pictures plants growing and using ICT to record and describe Mini Beast and their features and habitats.

In the outdoor classroom, the children will be designing and making a growing area.

This will develop their understanding of gardening and growth and feeling a sense of pride in developing the outdoor area for planting.

https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/features/article/eyfs-activities-essential-experiences-gardening

Communication and Language.

The children will be reading and sharing many non- fiction books on plant growth and habitats for mini beasts. They will read the Traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk and the modern story of Jasper’s Beanstalk.

The children will listen to a range of stories, begin to accurately anticipate key events and characters in the stories and respond appropriately, and be attentive in the activity. These will be stories cross-curricular and linked to the writing tasks for the term: Being able to say and write a simple sentence.

Maths

Counting:

In Maths, the children will be reciting numbers to 20, then 100. Counting back from at least 20 to zero. Reciting numbers to 100, counting to 100 in 1s and 10s. Counting in 2s.

Counting on: Adding 1,2,3, given numbers to 20 by counting on.

2D shape and data handling: 

Pattern – Create and complete repeating patterns with two or three colours/shapes/objects/ actions.

 

Addition and Subtraction: Find 1 more/ 1 less. Subtract 2 by counting back.

Measures (capacity): Direct comparisons. More or less.

 

Money: Recognise all coins. Very simple addition and subtraction problems involving money.

 

 

Phonics

Please see all the Phonic Fairy story resources on Google Classroom using your child’s personal log in.

In Phonics the children will be learning the Phase 3 and Phase 4 Phonics sounds and the phase three/four key words. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

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

 

Outdoor learning – Gardening: Plants, Growth, and Mini- Beasts.

The children will collaborate to design and build a Garden and planting area.

We will plant and grow Beanstalks linked to the story.

The children will use a variety of large construction materials (crates, hollow blocks, planks etc.) for children to construct their own ideas and creation.

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 Wednesday.

 Reading Books

The children will have their 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.

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.

 

Thank you for your on going support the Reception team.

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

 

 

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 AUTUMN 1 BOOKS & STORIES

RECEPTION AUTUMN 1 BOOKS & STORIES

The Family Book by Todd Parr

Beegu by Alexis Deacon

Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do Yu See? By Eric Carle

Whiffy Wilson by Caryl Hart

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? By Eric Carle

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.