Mrs Cooper - PPA Teacher
Mr Stevenson - PE Coach
Home Learning Week Beginning 25.01.21
Well done and thank you to all those who have been completing the learning packs. A new pack will be available for collection from school on Monday 25th January, just phone the office to say you are on your way to collect.
Next week is our final week looking at the story 'Owl Babies'. If you haven't drawn a Story Map yet, do please have a go, drawing is a brilliant way to develop fine motor skills and of course children's drawings are so lovely! Your children can have a go at writing sentences to retell the story next week, or to sequence pictures showing events in order.
Next week children will be finding out all about Squirrels - the pack includes a great craft activity - making a squirrel out of a yoghurt pot!
For phonics this week alongside the sheets, please have a look at the Phonics Play website. Have a go at the Buried Treasure and Picnic on Pluto games - children have to read the words and decide if they are 'real' or 'nonsense'. You can look at phonemes up to ch, sh, th and ng in the Phase 3 section. If your children are confident reading these phonemes, try the next set, ai, ee, oa, oo. Also, look at Phase 3 Pick a Picture, read the words and match to the correct picture. All links are shown below.
For Maths this week go to week 3 'Alive in Five' on the White Rose Maths website. This week focuses on Measure and Capacity. There is a lesson for every day. Also, have a go at some online games. Topmarks is a great website. We have put the suggested activity links on here for you work on.
Do you have any playdough? Why not make some at home with your children. We have given you a link below to a really good recipe. Then, have a go at 'Dough Disco'. This is an activity we do each week in school. Great fun and a brilliant way to strengthen our finger muscles for writing! Check out the You tube Dough Disco with Shonna below.
Home Learning 18.01.21
Please remember to call into school for this week's learning pack and return last week's for marking. Don't forget that you can exchange your child's reading books too.
As well as the work in the learning packs please also have a go at this week's Alive in Five White Rose maths, link below:
Please also join in with the Tricky Words songs on the following link:
Have a go at the Phonics Play Buried Treasure Games. Phase 2 and Phase 3. Focus on letter sounds up to ch, sh, ng, th:
Update on Learning Packs 11.01.21
Reception Learning Packs are now available to collect from school. Please phone the school to arrange to pick up a pack. A new pack will be provided each week on a Monday. Please return the completed work for marking when you collect a new pack. You can also exchange reading books if you return those already sent.
I hope that you have all had a lovely and safe Christmas and New Year break! I feel very sad about the situation that we find ourselves in again where school has to be closed, I was really looking forward to seeing you all. However, I will do everything that I can to support you and your children with education at home.
In Reception we will continue our learning with our planned topic British Woodland Animals and each week we will provide a home learning pack with resources for you to use and clear guidance on related activities to complete. We will include a sound mat and tricky word sheet to aid the weekly writing tasks. We will also send a phonics, maths and handwriting sheet every week. If you return reading books you will be able to exchange for new ones. You will be asked to support your child in completing the work each week and when returned to school for marking you will be given a new pack for the following week. More details to follow regarding when you can collect the packs.
Additionally, we will put links to helpful websites for home learning and supportive educational TV programmes, on the school website, so do check in on this class page weekly.
If you are happy to send me photographs of your children learning at home to share on our class webpages please do....it was a lovely way to keep in touch during the last lockdown. I am available after 3.00 pm each day to speak to about any concerns to answer questions about the tasks or simply for a friendly chat and catch up with the children, just give me a call.
You can email me and/or send pictures to my email address:
I look forward to us all being together again when it is safe.
Love from Miss Baron
This Years Topics:
Talk for Writing Text: Traditional Tale - The Gingerbread Man
People Who Help Us
Talk for Writing Text: Traditional Tale - The Three Little Pigs
British Woodland Animals
Talk for Writing Text: Story - Owl Babies
Talk for Writing Text: Traditional Tale - Jack and the Beanstalk
Talk for Writing Text: Story - The Hungry Caterpillar
Talk for Writing Text: Story - Peter and the Wolf
Welcome back! We hope you had a good break. Thank you for helping your children to settle so well into Reception. They all had a super first half-term, learning so much and having lots of fun!
Please continue to read with your children at home, it makes a very big difference to their progress. Keep the WOW notes coming in, carry on practising the letters and sounds and tricky words in their sounds books and look out for special homework activities coming home soon.
We will soon begin our new topic, 'People who help us' and our new traditional tale is 'The Three Little Pigs'. Christmas is also coming up, unfortunately it won't be quite the same this year as we are unable to put on a performance, but we will still be doing lots of Christmas crafts with the children, reading the 'Nativity' story and learning some Christmas songs.
A couple of reminders:
Please remember children should have a school PE kit which consists of a blue T-shirt, black/navy shorts or jogging pants. We are a healthy school and as such children should only bring water in their water bottles, no juice please. Tuck is £1 per week and any money left over goes towards purchasing baking, arts and crafts and other resources needed in the classroom.
Tuck is payable every Monday to Miss Baron or Mrs Fairfield. Your £1 pays for toast everyday and for occasional extra bits and pieces which enhance children's learning, e.g. art and craft resources, baking ingredients, party food, role-play resources. If we do not receive enough contributions towards tuck, we may have to start providing it to only those who do pay.
PE with Mr Stevenson will take place every Monday morning. Please ensure your child comes in their PE Kit, black shorts, plain sky blue t-shirt, black pumps, trainers and jogging pants for outdoors.
Please provide a water bottle for your child and bring to school everyday. We are a healthy school and only plain water is allowed, thank you.
Reading books need to be in school everyday. Please sign the Planner to indicate if you have read the book with your child at home. Books will be changed weekly.
Sound books will be sent home every Friday. Each week the new letter sounds the class learn during the week will be written in their book. Please practise reading and writing these sounds at home and return the sound book to school on Mondays.
Every Friday your child will be given the opportunity to choose a Library book. This should be returned every week so that they can regularly change it.
Good News Bear
As a reward for lovely behaviour, every child has the chance to take home our Good News Bear at some point over the year. A book will also be sent in which you can help your child to draw and/or write or add photographs about their time with the bear. The Bear will be sent home on Fridays. Hopefully, this will take place within the year.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers, catering for children from birth to
five, must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's school 'readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
(EYFS Statutory Framework (2018)
There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in the early years. All areas are important and cross over. The first three areas engage children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, they help children to make healthy relationships, build an ability to learn and achieve. These three areas are called the Prime Areas and are:
The Prime Areas are strengthened and applied in the next four areas which are known as the Specific Areas:
More information on the EYFS curriculum can be found in our Reception booklet.