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Reception- Miss Holmes

Have a very happy and relaxed Half Term!!! 

Thank you for all of your continued support this half term. Especially so for International Food Afternoon. It was a great success and the food was absolutely delicious! And not to mention that the children absolutely loved it! 

We look forward to welcoming all the children back on Monday 25th February.

The EYFS Team 
:) 

 

Mathletics

Dear Parents, 

On Thursday 7th February your child brought home a username and password for Mathletics. Please either copy and paste the below link, or follow the above link, in order to login; https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student  

What are we learning this week?
Monday 25th – Friday 1st March

 

Personal, Social, Emotional Development


We will be discussing that we are all growing beings. We will talk about what grow means. 

What you can do at home?

Show your child pictures of how they have grown and changed from birth. Discuss what growth means. Discuss the different things that grow. Go on a nature walk and find different signs of spring. 
 


 

Physical Development

We will still be continuing with yoga throughout Spring 2 but will introduce cardio based warm ups. Our weekly theme will be following the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bears Hunt’.

 

What you can do at home?

 

Why not have a look at Cosmic Yoga and join in with your child.

 


Communication, Language, Literacy

 

We will be focusing on phonics and applying our sounds to words and simple sentences. We will also ensure the correct letter formation.

 

 

What you can do at home?
 

Have a go at looking at a picture and writing about it. You can keep it simple and write about what you can see – ‘I can see the sun’.


Maths

 

In maths we will be focusing on counting. And we will be discussing different counting strategies.

 

What you can do at home?
 

Continue to focus on counting at home. Find different toys, objects, or food to count. Pasta is a good choice for this type of activity. Encourage your child to then match it with the correct numeral. It would also be very helpful to practise ordering numbers from 1 – 20 (or even higher if they want!).


 

Understanding of the World
 

We will be introducing our new topic ‘Growth’. We will begin investigating plants in the outdoor area and exploring the different parts of a plant we can see. We will also explore the school and find what parts of our school have plants.  


What you can do at home?


Start sowing seeds to grow. Tomatoes work really well, even on a windowsill. Go for a walk in your local area and discuss all the growth around you. Explain that it’s not only plants that grow but animal and humans too.

 

 

 

Our Topics

Spring 1

This half term our topic is all about Growth.


 

RWInc Reading Books Reminder

Hello Parents, 

You should have all received your reading books by now. Just to remind you, please spend at least 5 minutes a day reading with your child. Below you will find information for 7 reading activities and how to use each book. You can spread these activities out over an entire week should you wish. These do not have to all be completed in one reading session. 

1 -  Please ensure you go through the Speed Sounds on page 2 before you start reading the story.


2 - Read the green and red words for the ditty you are focusing on (there are usually three ditties per book). Remember that green words are decodable, whereas red words are tricky words - you cannot sound them out! Your child will have to learn these words off by heart. 

3 - Each story comes with an introduction. Ensure your child listens to you as you introduce the story. It is a very short introduction so feel free to embellish the introduction to make the story seem more interesting. 

4 - Get your child to read through the ditty (first read). This will be the first read. Support them with any words they are unsure of, or cannot read themselves. Support them with sounding their words out by breaking them into sounds - as an example; swim will become s-w-i-m, or splash will become s-p-l-a-sh. 

5 - Get your child to re-read their ditty (second read) and go through the 'questions to talk about' on page 15. 


6 - Re-read the ditty (third read) and ensure your child uses a lot more expression and fluency. Encourage them to read as if they are story tellers. This skill comes with practice and confidence. 

7 - After you have read the 3 ditty stories, go through the speed sounds on page 16. How quickly can your child read the words? Make a game of it and time them. If they beat their original time, you could reward them! 

I hope you have lots of fun reading together :) 

Miss Holmes

Welcome to Reception.

It is our aim at St Mary's to ensure each child leaves the EYFS as happy, motivated and resilient learners who are ready to embark on their next exciting journey into Year 1.
We have extremely high expectations of each child in this class and know their progress is directly linked to their overall emotional wellbeing.
Our ethos is to ensure each child is happy and secure in school.
A happy child makes a successful learner.

Our Curriculum

 

In Reception our curriculum is designed to help your child attain the
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Early Learning Goals.

 

There are 7 areas of learning - the prime areas and specific areas.

The prime areas underpin all that we do in the EYFS. They are important because they lay the foundations for a child's success in all areas of learning. 

The specific areas provide the experiences and opportunities to broaden your child's skills and knowledge. 

Picture 1

The School Day
 

Children will have lesson of Religion Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics. French, Music, Art, ICT and PE are also taught throughout the week. 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

Drama

Whole School Liturgy

 

Phonics

Library/French

 

 

Hymn Practice

Mathematics

 

 

Mathematics

Infant Liturgy

 

Phonics

English/Literacy

 

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

 

Phonics

English/Literacy

 

 

English/Literacy

 

 

Phonics

Music

 

 

PE (sports coach)

Phonics

 

Art/ICT

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

 

Mathematics

 

 

Mathematics

 

Religion

 

English/Literacy

Understanding the World

 

Free play

 

PE

Free play

Free play

Free play

 

Below are some useful links to help home learning

 

Literacy:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

www.starfall.com

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html

 

Games on this website such as:

Word wheel

Reading machine

CVC maker

 

Mathematics:

http://www.familylearning.org.uk

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

Sight Words
 

These are the 45 sight words for Reception that we have to learn by the end of the year. Children should be able to read these by sight and spell them correctly.
After the October Half Term, we will be sending 4 spellings home every week for you to practise reading and writing. Each child will have a week to learn these spellings and will have a spelling test on a Friday!

big

no

and

you

dad

get

we

of

me

my

can

in

he

are

is

was

mum

going

play

she

a

to

dog

like

away

this

they

it

on

go

all

that

up

am

see

day

for

at

yes

look

said

the

cat

come

went

         

 

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