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Wisdom & Faith

Reception- Miss Holmes

Dates to remember:
 

Thursday 11th April - 
Infants Lenten Reflection Assembly. Our class will be leading the reading 'Jesus' arrival into Jerusalem'. The children will have acting parts throughout the reading. 



Friday 12th April - 

Last day of school - please collect your child by 2 pm. 

Your child may bring in one toy from home. Please make sure your child's toy is not too expensive or precious as we would not want your child getting upset should their toy become damaged. 
 

Lent Charity Week. 

This year we are supporting Mavambo Orphan Care in Zimbabwe, with a sponsored stick! 

 

By now your children should have their star challenge sticker forms, if you have lost yours, please click on the attached link below. 

 

We would really appreciate all forms to be returned to school, along with the money, by the end of the first week back from our Easter Break. Well done to those children who have returned their sponsored stick worksheets and collection money! 

Good luck with your collecting!

Last year we raised over £2000. Let's hope we can beat that this year! 

Many thanks, 

The EYFS Team. 

Lent Charity Week - The Sponsored Stick

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 we are leaning this week?
Monday 8th - Friday 12th April
 

This week will be filled with lots of fun and engaging Easter activities. 

We will be completing Easter themed Maths activities and will even be making our very own 2D shape chicks! 

In Literacy we will be focusing on sorting previously learnt sounds, as well as new sounds!

 

We will also be reading the story ' The Cautious Caterpillar' and will be writing all about the story. 

We will spend a lot of time reflecting on our topic of growth and the new things we have learnt.

 

We will be making and writing our very own Easter Cards. 

We will also be designing our very own spring themed print work and will be decorating them with all things that glitter and sparkle!

We will be moving into our fifth week of Lent and will have daily reflections. We will be reading the 'The Easter Story'. We will be sequencing and retelling the story, as well as drawing the different parts of the Easter Story to our crosses. These crosses will be taken home at the end of the week. 

Let's not forget the Easter Bunny! We will be making our very own Easter baskets and will be filling them up with the chocolate rice krispies cakes we will be making. We are also desperately hoping the Easter Bunny will visit our classroom with lots  of extra chocolate treats!

 

It is going to be an extremely eggciting week! 

Our Topics

Summer 1

This half term our topic is all about Fairy Tales.

 

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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