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Reception- Miss Holmes

Dear Parents,

I give you back your child, the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last September. I give them back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than they were then.

 

Although they would have attained their growth in spite of me, it has been my pleasure and privilege to watch their personality unfold day by day. I give them back reluctantly, for having spent all these months together in the confines of a creative classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other.

Ten years from now if we met on the street, your child and I, a light will shine to our eyes, a smile to our face, and we shall feel the bond of understanding once more, this bond we feel today. We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but give them back I must. Take care of them, for they are precious.

Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and their destiny, wherever they go, whatever they do, whoever they become. Their joys and sorrows I’ll always be happy to share. Thank you for a wonderful year. Enjoy the summer.

 

Your Teacher :)

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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.

Dear Parents, 

If you are interested in sending your child to a summer holiday moving matters camp then please look at the attachment below. It will be half days only for Reception children but it will be a great opportunity for your child to play, create and move, or further develop their football skills! 

Thank you 
:) 

Moving Matters Holiday Camps

Homework and Spellings. 

There will be no more weekly spellings or homework sent home. Thank you for all the hard work you have put in this year, please feel free to read with your children and practice writing over the summer holidays. Please open the link below for ideas on holiday homework and a reading list recommended for children in Year One. 

Thank you,
The EYFS Team :) 

Holiday Homework Ideas and a Year One Reading List

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

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. 

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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

News From Home

Whole School Liturgy

 

Reading

 

PE

 

Speed Sounds Phonics. 

 

Hymn Practice

 

Literacy 

PE with our Sports Coach 

 

Phonics and handwriting practice 

 

Infant Liturgy

Spellings 

 

French and Library

 

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

 

Phonics / Literacy

 

 

Music

 

Phonics / Literacy 

 

 

RE

 

Phonics / Literacy 

Art / Computing

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

 

Mathematics

 

 

Mathematics

 

Mathematics

Mathematics 

Praise Pod

 

PSED - Kelso's Choice. 

 

Understanding the World - Newsround.

 

Free play

 

Free play

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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