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Reception

Welcome to Reception

Who's Who

Miss Cowlen (Mon, Tues, Wed) - Class Teacher

Mrs Smith (Thurs, Fri) - Class Teacher 

Miss Jones - Learning Support Assistant 

Miss Burrell - Learning Support Assistant (afternoons)

Mrs Holst and Mrs Goss have joined the Reception Team to support the smaller teaching groups. 

 

Class routine

Monday  
Tuesday Homework due back
Wednesday *PE  (Outside) Need pumps or trainers - however, children should have their P.E. kit in school every day.
Thursday

Homework sent home

Friday  

 

Home Learning Week Beginning

29th June 2020 - End of Year

Summer 2 Weeks 5-7

Please find below the phonics planning for the rest of the term.  It is mainly revision of Phase 3.  Once they are secure at Phase 2 and 3 then they are ready for Phase 4.  The Phase 4 tricky words are included in the word document below.

If you feel your child needs a challenge and is ready for Phase 4 please message Mrs Smith and she will send you some more Phase 4 resources.  Do not worry if your child isn't ready for Phase 4.  Just concentrate on Phase 2 and 3.  We will start Year 1 with Phase 4. 

As well as practicing these sounds and words please continue to read daily with your child.  When writing encourage them to write in sentences and try to use finger spaces between their words so it can be read easily by others. .  

Maths

This week is another Julia Donaldson Book -  'Zog'.  

You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

Zog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5rld0eC4xg

 

BBC iPlayer

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Summer 2 Week 5 - White Rose Maths Planning - Zog

We also have Oliver's Vegetables.  An exciting new book.   We hope you enjoy it. 

 

Oliver's Vegetables.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yvllKqyVUc

We have grouped together all of the planning for the rest of the term as we are all teaching now and it will allow us to focus on the children in school.  But as always we will be able to answer any questions through Class Dojo.  We will also continue to update Class Dojo with extra practical activities.  If you do message us through Class Dojo, please bear with us, we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Anything important or urgent needs to go through the school office.  Take care and we hope to see most of you next week. Mrs Smith and Miss Cowlen. 

Home Learning Week Beginning

22nd June 2020 - Summer 2 Week 4

Phonics

 

Phonics is a little bit different this week.  We have now recapped all of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds that are learnt in Reception.  The focus now moves to the tricky words and decodable words. 

 

Please find attached below the activities this week around 'tricky words'.  Tricky words are words you can not decode i.e the children can not use their robot arms for, they can not say the sounds to work them out. However the first sounds will always normally help them. 

 

Some videos links to help you -

Day 1/2 - tricky words

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zdrd8xs

Day 2/3 and watch again on Day 4/5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

 

Maths

This week is another Julia Donaldson Book -  'Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox'.  

You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAFaJfcqqt4 

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Home Learning Week Beginning

15th June 2020 - Summer 2 Week 3

 

Please remember that some Reception children are back in school this week so we may not answer queries on Class Dojo as fast as we have been, as we may be teaching.  We will get back to you as soon as we can though.  For anything urgent please call the office as usual. Thank you. 

 

Phonics - This week we will continue recapping the Phase 3 sounds and words to secure them. 

Below are links to the phonics videos and we have planned some little tasks to help you recap the sounds at home.  Activities are in the WORD document below. 

Phase 3 - er, air, ure

er - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zvmnmfr 

air - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zj39382 

ure - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh828xs

 

Also practice reading and writing the following words this week. 

Challenge: Can you put each word into a sentence?

                                                            they, then, them, down

For help with sound pronunciation, have a look at this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRCiMypucN8

Maths

This week is another Julia Donaldson Book -  'The Princess and the Wizard'

You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

The Princess and the Wizard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=babXCIRMjQM

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Plus - do not forget to log in to class dojo for small tasks and to keep in touch with us during the week.  

Mrs Smith and Miss Cowlen.

Home Learning Week Beginning

8th June 2020 - Summer 2 Week 2

 

Phonics - This week we will continue recapping the Phase 3 sounds and words to secure them. 

Below are links to the phonics videos and we have planned some little tasks to help you recap the sounds at home.  Activities are in the WORD document below. 

Phase 3 - ur, ow, oi, ear 

ur - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zjv4vk7

ow - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z64j47h

oi - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zfj6jhv 

ear - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4p3pg8

 

Also practice reading and writing the following words this week. 

Challenge: Can you put each word into a sentence?

                                                             you, this, that

For help with sound pronunciation, have a look at this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRCiMypucN8

Maths

This week is one of Mrs Smith's favourite books -  'The Snail and the Whale'.

You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

The Snail and the Whale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_8QS_nyzM8

 

The Snail and the Whale on BBC iPlayer:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Home Learning Week Beginning

1st June 2020 - Summer 2 Week 1

 

Phonics - This week we will continue recapping the Phase 3 sounds and words to secure them. 

Below are links to the phonics videos and we have planned some little tasks to help you recap the sounds at home.  Activities are in the WORD document below.

Phase 3 - oa, ar, ai, igh

oa - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh4j47h 

ar - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh9q92p

ai - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4xsxyc 

igh - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zkhvhbk

 

Also practice reading and writing the following words this week. 

Challenge: Can you put each word into a sentence?

                                                             my, for, too

 

For help with sound pronunciation, have a look at this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRCiMypucN8

Maths

This week is 'Superworm'

You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

Superworm 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Home Learning Week Beginning

18th May 2020 - Summer 1 Week 5

 

Phonics - This week we will continue recapping the Phase 3 sounds and words to secure them. 

Below are links to the phonics videos and we have planned some little tasks to help you recap the sounds at home.  Activities are in the WORD document below.

Phase 3 Week 5 - ee, or, short oo, long oo

ee - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zn9q92p

or - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr6f6v4

There is only one video link for this sound and the BBC have muddled the long and short sounds together in the linking activity.  Watch the videos but ignore the activity.    (Or can you spot their mistakes?!!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4tyt39 

 

Also practice reading and writing the following words this week. 

Challenge: Can you put each word into a sentence?

                                                        was, will, with

 

For help with sound pronunciation, have a look at this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRCiMypucN8

Maths

Continuing our Eric Carle theme.

Week 5 is "The Very Busy Spider".  

You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

The Very Busy Spider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA 

 

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Home Learning Week Beginning

11th May 2020 - Summer 1 Week 4

 

Phonics - This week we will continue recapping the Phase 3 sounds and words to secure them. 

Below are links to the phonics videos and we have planned some little tasks to help you recap the sounds at home.  Activities are in the WORD document below. 

Phase 3 Week 4 - sh, ch, th, ng

sh - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zhg8gwx 

ch - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zjp3pg8

th - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zk6f6v4 

ng - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z6bkbdm 

 

Also practice reading and writing the following words this week. 

Challenge: Can you put each word into a sentence?

                                                   no, go, the, and, to, I, are, see

 

For help with sound pronunciation, have a look at this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRCiMypucN8

Maths

We have a little Eric Carle theme now.

Week 4 is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  Most children are familiar with this story as I know it is a firm favourite in a lot of homes.   Next week is 'The Very Busy Spider'. 

You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - a lovely animated version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

 

A great video showing how a caterpillar changes in to a butterfly. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=from+caterpillar+to+butterfly&oq=from+caterpill&aqs=chrome.0.0j46j69i57j0l5.5255j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_BM22XueNOqTT1fAP4J2m2A464 

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests, especially the cream of tartar.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Home Learning Week Beginning

4th May 2020 - Summer 1 Week 3

VE Day enrichment tutorial from staff

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We have a little video from the teachers, helping you to understand our enrichment week of home learning for this week. Watch the video before you begin. Don't forget to send us photographs of all your themed learning activities to share. Good luck and have fun!

Home Learning Week Beginning

27th April 2020 - Summer 1 Week 2

 

Phonics - This week we will continue recapping the Phase 3 sounds and words to secure them. 

Below are links to the phonics videos and we have planned some little tasks to help you recap the sounds at home.  Activities are in the WORD document below. 

Phase 3 Week 2 - y, z, zz, qu

y - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zfcwcqt

z - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zrj6jhv

zz - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/znrdrj6

qu - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zrqtqp3

 

Also practice reading and writing the following words this week. 

Challenge: Can you put each word into a sentence?

                                                   no, go, the, and, to, I, we, me, he, be, she

For help with sound pronunciation, have a look at this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRCiMypucN8

Maths

Week 2 is "Night Pirates".  The children may have heard this story but won't be familiar with it unless you have it at home.  You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

 

Link to "Night Pirates" by Peter Harris & Deborah Allwright - read by Ellie Harrison, Cbeebies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

 

The planning also refers to “Troll” by Julia Donaldson & David Roberts - read by Hywel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNI_rsFeys8

 

"Ten Little Pirates" by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo9z4azK2ZE

 

Link to planning is below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

Home Learning Week Beginning

20th April 2020 - Summer 1 Week 1

 

Phonics - We have finished teaching all of our Reception sounds in class.  If we had been in school, over the next few weeks we would have been recapping the Phase 3 sounds and words to secure them.  (These are the sounds and words we gave you at parents evening and put in your packs.)

Below are links to the phonics videos and we have planned some little tasks to help you recap the sounds at home.  Activities are in the WORD document below. 

Phase 3 Week 1 - j, v, w, x

j - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zv3cy9q

v - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zmp3pg8

w - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zmnbnrd

x - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z7p3pg8 

 

Also practice reading and writing the following words this week. 

Challenge: Can you put each word into a sentence?

                                                       and, no, go, the, and, to, I, off, can, had, back

For help with sound pronunciation, have a look at this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRCiMypucN8

Maths - In school we use 'White Rose Hub' to support our maths learning.  They have produced some home learning packs based on stories.  We thought we would give them a try. 

Week 1 is 'Supertato'.  The children are very familiar with this story as it was one of our focus books in our last topic.  You don't need to have the physical book at home to do the activities.  We have added a link to someone reading the story on utube.  

Link to Supertato - Utube - Books Alive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c 

Link to planning below - it's a 'pick and mix'.  You don't have to follow day by day and we understand you may not have all the resources it suggests.  Choose what works for you and your child and what you have in your house.  

A reminder of our 'Supertato' work we did in class.

Home Learning Week Beginning

30th March 2020 - Spring 2 Week 6

PURPLE MASH you have some 2Do tasks we have set for you this week
Reading  Talking stories 
Topic Farm 
phonics  plenty of phonic games and challenges to try in phase 2 and phase 3

 

Websites to link to for Home Learning:

#stayathomestorytime on Instagram – Oliver Jeffers stories read aloud by him each day. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting  Maths games online. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds  Phonics games online 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks Number blocks episodes on the BBC iplayer.  

 

Plus - do not forget to log in to class dojo for small tasks and keeping in touch with us during the week, 

Mrs Smith and Ms Cowlen

TTS education booklet - a great resource with lots of fine motor and creative ideas for your child to last over the coming weeks!

Home Learning Week Beginning

23rd March 2020 - Spring 2 Week 5

Spring Term 2020

 

This term our topic is ‘I can imagine and believe’.    We will be introducing the children to a number of Nursery Rhymes and Fairy tales.  We will talk about whether they can be real or not.  We will then move on to using our imaginations and believing anything can be anything we want.  A box can be a rocket and take us up into space.  A spoon can be a phone so we can talk to anyone we want and ask questions.  A bucket can carry anything.

 

Our focus traditional tales will be ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.  We will be creating story maps to help us retell the stories.

We will then complete the Rhyme Time Challenge where we learn 10 Nursery Rhymes off by heart.

 

This topic will take us out and about to look at houses we live in and to use our forest school area for making houses for our characters.  Please ensure children have their outdoor clothes in their lockers. (See the school prospectus – wellies and waterproofs)

 

In phonics we will be starting all children on the Phase 3 sounds.  Please keep up the hard work you have been doing with them as they are making good progress.  It is evident which children read at home with an adult regularly and practice their sounds and words. 

 

In maths we are looking at zero, number bonds and working on numbers to 10.  We have done some work on money so please show your children different coins and notes and let them practise buying things if appropriate.  We have also done some work on shapes. 

 

Home learning activities – Reading will continue to be our focus with the books, words and sound cards.  Your child will bring home our phase 3 sounds as we learn them and will probably have a word card too.  We change these cards when the child shows us they can confidently remember them. 

We would also like to set a creative project this term using their imagination.  They can create something to do with our topic.  This could be their favourite fairy-tale house, a rocket to take them up into space, a 3D story map… anything they can imagine!

We will also be collecting photos of your houses for our house comparison work in the local environment.  Talk to your child about the houses they live in, how many bedrooms, what type of house (terraced, flat, semi-detached, or detached) parts of the house etc.

What's happening this half term - Topic Web

Harvest 2019 video of Foundation Stage

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Song - Big Red Combine Harvester

Harvest 2019

My New Classroom

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Reception

If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Reception team please send us a message.

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