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RECEPTION

Welcome to Reception's Learning Page

MEET THE TEAM

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Miss James

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Miss Corbishley

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HOW CAN YOU HELP WITH YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT?

Mrs Wilson

Mrs Blanchard

Mrs Johnson

     

Our main project driver this half term is:

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In the Sunshine and Sunflowers project, your child(ren) will explore their local environment and see how it has changed throughout the year. They will grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the garden area. They will learn how to care for plants and animals, identifying some different types. They will take part in outdoor learning activities and find out how to stay safe in the sun.

Support your child at home by...

  • Grow some quick growing plants together, such as salad leaves, radishes or cress.

  • Plan and go on a picnic.

  • Go on a local walk and talk about the changes that have happened to living things throughout the year.

  • Read fiction & non-fiction stories that explores signs of Spring and the different plants in our environment.

  • Use natural materials such as leaves, pebbles, flowers etc. to create a plant picture.

  • Use leaves to create leaf rubbing pictures.

Children can access home learning activities by logging onto Seesaw. These are updated on a regular basis and support learning that is taking place in the classroom.

 

Our secondary project driver is...

In the Shadows and Reflections project your child will learn about natural phenomena, including shadows, reflections and echoes. They will find out how shadows are formed and how they change shape and size through the day. They will explore how different materials and surfaces reflect light.

Support your child at home by...

  • Finding objects from around the house in which you can see your reflection.

  • Drawing around shadows outside and see how the shape and size of the shadow changes through the day.

  • Exploring places to hear echoes, such as in tunnels, under bridges and in large open-plan rooms.

Again, don't forget to look out for the fun, weekly activities on our learning journal 'Seesaw' and what we have been up to in class on 'Tapestry'!

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Maths

 

Here is our overview for this term.

 

 

Our focus will be to 

  • Count forwards and backwards from 0-20.

  •  build and notice patterns with numbers    beyond    10

  • increase a quantity by a given amount, while continuing to work within 10 

  • See and understand that a quantity of a group can be changed by adding more.

  • See and understand that a quantity of a group can be changed by taking some away. 

  • Select 3D shapes for a specific purpose

  • Explore how shapes will appear when rotated.

  • Manipulate shapes by exploring moving, turning, rotating and flipping shapes to fit into the spaces provided.

  • Explaining shape arrangements using positional language

  • Compose and decompose shapes

  • Find 2D and 3D shapes

  • Explore sharing and grouping objects

  • Play with and build doubles

Key books that we'd recommend that will support your child(ren's) understanding in this terms maths:

• Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno • Monster Counting Book 1 to 20 by Frances Mackay • 13 Ways to Eat a Fly by Sue Heavenrich • The Real Princess by Brenda Williams  • One Moose, Twenty Mice by Claire Beaton • 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee • Jack the Builder by Stuart J. Murphy • Monster Math by Anne Miranda • 1 is One by Tasha Tudor

Literacy

This half term we will be focusing on:

  • Giving meanings to marks as they draw.

  • Recognising and writing own name.

  • Writing recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

  • Forming lower-case and capital letters correctly.

  • Reading simple phrases and sentences made up of words with known letter–sound correspondences and, where necessary, a few exception words.

  • Reading individual letters by saying the sounds for them.

  • Using one-handed tools and equipment, for example, making snips in paper with scissors.

  • Using a comfortable grip with good control when holding pens and pencils.

  • Drawing story maps.

  • Using phonic knowledge to write captions.

  • Using stories to create opportunities for writing across the areas of provision.

  • Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.

  • Writing short sentences with words with known sound-letter correspondences using a capital letter and full stop.

Reading and Phonics 

 

We are continuing our ELS phonics journey. Your child has now learnt all of the Phase 3 sounds.

This half term we will be continuing to revisit the Phase 3 sounds. 

We will continue to practice to read the harder to read and spell words daily. These have also been sent home with any phonics gaps for your child to practice. Books are changed every Friday and we ask that children practice reading at least four times a week.

Check out the following links to help at home:

How to pronounce pure sounds

How to blend words to read

 

This grapheme sheet and harder to spell and read words have been sent home but click the button below to see it online.

KEY DAYS

Both Reception classes will be doing PE on a Friday this half term. 

Reading books will need to be returned by Thursday in order to send out a new book on Friday. Please ensure you bring your child's their reading book to school every day to support reading in school.

 

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Here is your Reception Class Charter challenge sheet. You can also download a copy by clicking on the image.

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