Welcome to Reception !
Reception Class 2019/ 20
Meet our class
This year in Reception we have 12 children.
Miss Shimmin- Class Teacher, Mrs Kirkbride HLTA, Mrs McCarthy STA
Our goal is to support children in becoming confident, independent and creative individuals.
Easter Weeks Activities
See below a list of ideas detailing things you could do at home over the Easter holidays. Hope this helps to keep your children entertained at home.
Click on the reception home learning packs (hard copies were sent out on the end of last week) feel free to use these over the Easter holidays.
2. Phonics and reading
Keep practicing! Use your phonics books, reading books, phonics play, oxford owl and all the wonderful stories that you have at home. Remember to practice tricky words.
Everyone now has a log in to numbots.
Look at useful websites on our class page and on the useful websites tab.
5. Exercise and physical development
See the section on our class page, why not do some yoga? Go for a family walk, only if safe to do so.
If you do not want your child to have too much chocolate set up small foil eggs, hard boiled eggs or cardboard eggs filled with alternative treats. This could be set up in your garden or around the house.
There are lots of crafty activities that you can make with your children, look on sites such as Pinterest for inspiration or click the links below.
There are lots of recipes out there. Look at BBC good food for ideas or look at some of the recipes that have been included on this page.
If you have not already done so, make a fun Easter Bonnet. You could have a family Easter Bonnet Parade.
Use child friendly face paints to paint your face like the Easter Bunny!
Have an egg and spoon race, decorate and roll eggs down a hill, have an egg dunking competition or play pass the parcel with Easter themed treats.
All you need for this one are some hard boiled eggs, a bowl of water, and some brightly coloured nail polish. The kids will love it!
13. Make Cress Heads
All you need are some empty egg shells or a small container, cotton wool and cress seeds. Plant your seeds and draw faces on your cress head and you are ready to go.
14. Enjoy a picnic
In or outdoors, this is always fun. Take your favourite teddy and read them a story.
15. Get gardening
In or outside, start planting and growing.
16. Make a spring picture.
Using natural items such a flowers, sticks, leaves and grasses make a beautiful spring picture.
You can still keep in touch via the famly app over the Easter Holiday's. Take care and have fun.
Home Learning-due to school closure.
The children will be taking home their folders with their reading book and phonics books inside. Children should be trying to strive for 5 (read five times a week) and to practice their phonics sounds. Children can practice the sounds taught so far, practice reading words that contain these sounds and writing sentences with these words.
Planning will be added to this page daily. This is to be completed as a minimum amount. Please ensure that all written work has the date written at the top.
Please contact Miss Shimmin via famly app if you have any questions or concerns. We would love to see what you have been doing. You can upload what you have been doing on the famly dashboard or you can private message. EYFS is play based and because of this we have tried to keep activities as adaptable as we can to suit what you have at home.
See youtube: #PE WITH JOE- Monday to Friday 9am live on YouTube
Cooking recipes (adult supervision needed)
Please see additional resources below
We all need to look after each other at this difficult time. School will support you as much as we can. Please keep in touch. Take care.
Click here to see our Reception Weekly Timetable
Our Reception Curriculum
There are seven main areas of learning in the early years. These areas are taught in a number of ways including class inputs, planned small group activities and through play. Below are the seven areas of learning for Early Years Foundation Stage. Most of these areas are covered by our half termly theme. Themes are chosen to suit the children's interests and are enhanced throughout the half term.
Our theme this half term is ... Spring has Sprung!
The seven areas of learning
- Communication and language
This half term the children will learn to follow direction without support. They will use language linked to growing and share their ideas. The children will share their ideas through role play and extend play and build upon reading and writing skills.
This half term the children with be continuing to develop their spatial awareness, fine and gross motor skills and pencil and scissor control. In addition to this we will be learning about coordination and ball skills. This is taught in PE and gymnastics sessions as well as in play provision.Reception are also learning about the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise. This falls in line with Health School Week.
- Personal, social and emotional development
This half term we will be focusing on gaining confidence self-awareness and awareness of others feelings. Talk to children about home and where they live, children will talk freely about home and community. The children will also set up manage the vegetable patch.
- In literacy we are using The Enormous Turnip as our key text. The children will be focusing on instructional writing and spring poetry, use the Talk 4 Writing approach. Click here to view a youtube clip explain what the Talk 4 Writing approach is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI2OWdZo6nY
- In Maths this half term we are learning about 2D and 3D shape. We will also be leaning about combining two groups to find the whole using a 10 frame and the part part whole method. Maths is taught using the White Rose approach. Children have the opportunity to apply their mathematical knowledge throughout the setting.
- Understanding of the world This half term we are learning about spring and seasonal changes including weather, planting and growing, new life and animals and life cycles. This will include an exciting visit to a local farm. We will also we looking after our own caterpillars and releasing them into our Reception garden as butterflies. The children will also we using technology in practical activities and will be able talk about technology that is used at home and in school, including seeing and naming the parts of a computer, iPad or laptop.
- Expressive arts and design This half term the children will be making a variety of spring pictures, crafts and models, using a range of media. The children will also be learning a range of spring songs and rhymes, putting some of these to music using instruments.
Settling into Reception September 2019
All children should wear the school uniform (white polo shirt, grey skirt/ trousers and red school jumper). Reception should also bring a PE kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps) to school each Monday. PE kits can be taken home on Friday to be washed.
Children are provided with a healthy snack at playtime. If children want to bring their own snack to school then they should bring only fruit or vegetables. Small fruit such as grapes, blueberries and strawberries should be sliced.
We are very thankful for all the support we receive from parents. In reception we ask parents to support children with homework. We ask that children read each night and practice their phonics sounds.
Parents are welcome to speak to the class teacher about any issues they may have.
All forms for reception places should be completed by the January of the year your child should start school. If you need any help with your forms or would like to have a look around the school please do not hesitate to contact school.