Welcome to Reception - Buttercup Class!
Here is some information about what life in school will be like as we gradually return
We will update this weekly with learning to engage in at home. Please record your learning in your home learning books.
We are always happy to help, so if you have a question or query how big or small feel free to come and chat to one of us.
Continuous Daily Learning Activities:
* 15 minutes daily reading
* high frequency words - learning to read from sight (memory) and write them
(refer to phase 2,3,4 bookmarks)
* number recognition cards, counting and writing numbers 0-20
OPEN IF YOU DARE ...
WHO'S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
Weekly Distance Learning Activities
This term we begin our new topic ‘LAND AHOY’
Shiver Me Timbers what is life like at sea? Which sea creatures live on the seashore? Why do crabs have shells? How do pirates stay safe and healthy at sea? What does pollution do the sea and the sea creatures? Together we'll explore these questions and more as we embark on our quest to become PIRATES!
Week commencing 8th June 2020
This week we continue to explore Pirates and help Pirate Pete
Week commencing 1st June 2020
This week we explore the story Pirates Love Underpants
Cambug (an app that is good for phonics)
https://readingeggs.co.uk/ (good for phonics and online reading activities/books)
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (free subscription currently)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ (lots of games for all subject areas)
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ (free subscription currently - Early Years Interactive Pack and other resources for all subject areas)
https://www.abcya.com/ (games for all subject areas)
Tricky Words song (Phase 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0
Tricky Words song (Phase 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY
Tricky Words song (Phase 4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4
Days of the week song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga (great for yoga and mindfulness)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwn4beja1QE (a favourite wake up shake up of ours)
In Reception we select topics to suit the children’s interests. Through finding out what the children are interested in we can tailor the curriculum accordingly. We follow the EYFS
Here is an overview of what is expected within the strands, it is a useful tool for understanding the profile:
Our topic was 'Who are you going to call'. We enjoyed having visitors in school who told us all about the roles in our community and how they help us.
In RE we explored Salvation and the Easter Story. We celelbrated Mothering Sunday too. We continued our Maths and Phonics journeys, exploring 2d and 3d shapes,addition, subtraction, working with numbers 0-20. We recapped all our phase 2 and 3 sounds and tricky words and gained greater independence in our writing.
Our topic was 'Tell me a story'. In our magical topic we explored a range of traditional tales; questioning if we thought the big bad wolf so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat. How we would trick a wolf? What would grow from your magic bean? We became story tellers and authors ourselves by creating our own versions of some of the traditional tales we explored.We continued our number and phonics journeys. We explored size and weight concepts in Maths as well as floating and sinking in our attempts to help the gingerbread man travel across the river safely without being gobbled up by the fox!
We continued to observe seasonal changes, looked at wildlife and how our environment has changed. We documented our observations through different art forms.
We took part in the National Safer Internet Day and explored this years theme of 'Free to be me - exploring identity online'
Our topic was 'Do squirrels hide their nuts'. During the term we explored animals that hibernate and the reasons why. We explored birds, what they like to eat, how they like to eat and why some birds migrate. We explored seasonal foods by making and tasting soup. We enjoyed playing in our fruit and Vegetable shop. We went on a hunt in our environment exploring seasonal colours and collecting autumnal objects.
We explored festivals including Guy Fawkes and Christmas. We shared our family traditions and enjoyed sharing some seasonal traditions without our classroom together, writing and sending Christmas cards, explored advent with our advent calendar and scooping and decorating pumpkins.
We explored the Christmas story lots, sung some festive songs and did a Christmas Nativity play for all our grown ups to come and see.
We had a lovely trip to the theatre to watch Cinderella and enjoyed a yummy Christmas party food lunch.
Our topic was 'Friends'. We all got to know each other and made new friends. We shared lots of friendship themed texts. We settled into our new routines together and agreed some rules for our learning and playing environments. We tried hard to recognise our own names and our friends names, had a go at mark making and writing our own names. We began our Letters and Sounds phonic journey, explored numerals 1-5 and what each numeral represents whilst engaging in some problem solving activities. We observed some seasonal changes and explored our outdoor environment.
Reading Workshop - Tuesday 15th October: 2.30pm or 6pm
Attendance letter can be viewed and downloaded below. Please return attendance form to indicate which session you will be attending
Parent Consultations - Thursday 17th October
Here are some useful Apps:
Here are some useful websites:
What Every Parent Needs To Know by Toby Young & Miranda Thomas USBN: 0241004721/9780241004722
Here is a useful download of what to expect and how to help your child in their first year at school: