We hope that you are coping well as we transition back into school life. Although staff have returned to school we are still available via the office, should any families who have not returned to school wish to contact us.
In school, we are mirroring the home learning grid too, to ensure that all of our children have the same access to lessons. As we want our children to have the same experiences, we are not sending home reading books for our children who have returned to school. Instead we are reading daily with the children in class and if you wish to continue reading at home we advise that you source e-books from the oxford owl website (See home learning plan). This also eliminates items from outside coming into our bubbles and vice versa.
We thank you in advance for your understanding,
The Reception Team
We hope you have enjoyed a week together in the sun. Please find plan for the following week and resources which can be used.
We look forward to welcoming some of our children back to school tomorrow. If your child isn't returning just yet please contact the office should you need to speak to one of the team.
Take care all,
Hello Reception and happy half term 😀
We are sure that you all need a much deserved rest so we are sending home a very small half term project.
If you are returning to school on the 1st June please spend some time this week finding your uniform and trying it on. Can you still get dressed independently? Does it still fit?
We understand that some children will have grown. So, wear as much uniform as you can and don’t worry about the bits that don’t fit anymore, just find something else suitable.
Homework for everyone else - be kind, have fun and talk about how you’re feeling.
The Reception Team
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness.
Below are a couple of fun activities that are age appropriate from reception to year 6.
As another act of kindness why not get your child to write a letter or send a card to our local care home, Southgate Beaumont Care Home.
15 Cannon Hill,
Please find below your home learning grid for next week, we have included maths challenge worksheets for next week. Have a lovely weekend!
From the Reception Team
It has been so lovely to speak to most of you on the phone this week, we have been trying to call you all, the call will show up 'unknown caller'. For those families that we haven't been able to reach, we will try again Monday and Tuesday, so if it's a withheld number it's probably us! Speaking to the children has really made us smile! We cannot wait to have our normal back, hopefully not much longer!
We try to cater the home learning plan for all of our children and as you can imagine every child has a different ability and need. If you find that the planning is quite lengthy and you're not able to fit it all in, that's okay! Please always focus on phonics and reading as priority. Also, if you see some challenges on the plan that seem too hard for your children; that's okay as well! We do not expect many children to complete them but we have to provide work for children who can access those challenges.
You are all doing a brilliant job in caring for and educating your children!
As always, if you need any help with anything please email the school office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
High light and click on the link below to hear the story;
Reading by Mrs Lucas
Reception - Here are lots of fun ideas to try and some new activities too.
We hope you have lots of fun this week with The Very hungry Caterpillar!
Look out for some more special story times....coming to a screen near you soon!
Keep enjoying yourselves with your families. We are missing you all!
Great online resource to cover all areas of the foundation curriculum.
Log in details;
We hope that you are enjoying the dinosaur home learning this week?
If you are feeling creative - why not try to build your own dinosaur - maybe you can invent a new creature? What is their name? What do they eat and where do they live?
Hello Yellow And Blue Class,
It is almost the Easter Holidays, we hope that you are excited to have lots of fun at home and in your garden. Easter holidays is my favourite school holiday; the sun usually shines and I like to eat chocolate! I hope that you have been good for your families and get to enjoy some Easter treats!
I know that you have been working really hard and not forgetting your numbers and your phonics. Over the Easter break we would really like you to continue reading everyday. Reading is really fun and makes you really clever!
As a little something extra and to finish our people who help us topic, we would like you to draw a picture of what you would like to be when you grow up and write a little bit about what you would like to be and why. Please keep these safe and you can bring them to school with you when school opens again.
You are always in our thoughts, stay safe, keep healthy and be good.
On behalf of the Reception team I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter,
Dear Parents and Children,
We do hope you are keeping well and enjoying time together at home. It feels very strange for us not seeing you everyday and we are thinking of you lots!
In addition to the plan that will go up every Friday for the following week (minus Easter Holidays) you may like to create your own word walls for some extra reading revision. They are easy to make. Choose one of the sounds from the blue book and make some words that include that sound, eg. ‘ow’ you could focus on 5 words that week that have the ow sound in - cow, brown, down, frown, crown. If you type a digraph (2 letters that make 1 sound) or a trigraph (3 letters that make 1 sound) into google, you will find lists of words that include that sound.
There are lots of activities on the plans we are providing, just do your best! We understand that this is a really strange time for everyone. Please send us an email should you need any further support.
The Reception Team
Here are some helpful websites that you can use at home to help with phonics:
https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/05/20/22/32/561/20097_content/index.html?id=ae - This is a more formal guide to the letters and sounds phonic teaching - you can hear each sound (phonemes) as they are taught in school and some examples of these in words too which you can write out for your child to read.
for a more interactive site, try:
Mr Thorne does phonics - the letters and sounds series
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - lots of games here - "Picnic on a plate"
is great for help with blending.
Dear Reception Children, carers and families,
We are sure that you are all keeping busy and enjoying time together at home.
We have created a weekly timetable of activities for you to continue your learning.
The children will see some familiar activities and sites that we regularly use in school and we have been busy finding new ones too.
We have found some great websites that are easily transferred to the home teaching and learning environment and these will be included in the planning timetable.
The activities are in blocks by subject to allow you to create your own order throughout the day, most activities can last from 30- 60 mins each.
We strongly advise that you try to keep to a daily timetable to ensure that the children continue to have routine to their learning. There is a daily PE session online at 9am each day - a great way to start your home learning day!
You can still enjoy playing with your toys, lego, puzzles and or course colouring and drawing beautiful pictures too!
We would like to thank all our parents and carers who work for the NHS and every key worker as we really do appreciate all that you are doing to help us.
Children, we hope to see you all soon, back in our classrooms!
Keep washing your hands and stay healthy!
From The Reception Team
Please note that Twinkl have made their online resources and packages free for a limited period of time.
You can sign up for free: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Enter the code: UKTWINKLHELPS
We will be posting links to activities from this website for you to access too.
Wb - 23.3.20
We are continuing to learn about People who help us and this week our focus is on dentists. We are hoping to receive a visit from a dentist; one of our parents. We will be looking at teeth and how to look after them, cleaning them properly and talking about foods that are good/bad for our teeth.
In Literacy we have learnt all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds and we are continuing to revise them, applying them to reading and writing. We will be looking at two syllable words again and learning to cover half the word to read part of it and then put both syllables together.
In Numeracy we are revisiting subtraction. This time around we will be using a numberline to support finding the answer. We will also be revising estimation.
We hope to make some models this week. Could you please bring in any empty boxes/washed plastic for our art table.
This week we will be learning about Postal Workers for our People who help us topic.
A few children will be visiting the post office to buy stamps. We will use our learning from last week in maths to recognise the coins to use when we pay.
We will be writing letters and reading the children's letters they have written for homework together in class. As we have finished our phase 3 sounds we will be reviewing all of the taught sounds that are in the blue sound book - it is very important that the children practice the actions and sounds at home.
Our numeracy is addition. Working on adding two groups together to find the total amount. At home the children can enjoy using their number knowledge to create their own challenges too!
Homework - 13.3.2020
Next week we will be learning about postal workers, as part of our People Who Help Us topic. Please support your child in writing a letter to a teacher or friend at school. The letter should include - who it is for, some information; including a question and who it is from. Could you put the letter in an envelope and write the receiver's name on the envelope.
Dear Mrs Liasis,
This weekend I went bowling with family. What did you do?
From Miss Stevens
We will 'post' these letters in the classroom and ensure the letters are delivered to the correct recipient.
Wb - 9.3.20
This week we are focusing on the role of the police officer. Back in February we had a visit from PC Doris who explained why police wear a uniform and what the different parts of the uniform are for. The children will have many opportunities throughout the week to engage in police related learning and play.
The sounds of the week are ure and air eg. cure and hair. Reception have now learnt all phase 3 sounds! :)
In Maths we will be looking at missing numbers and ordering numbers upto 20. We will be playing 'Guess the number' a game that you can play at home. ''I'm thinking of a 1 digit number. My number is bigger than 5. It is one less than 7.'' etc.
Please do let us know if you would like to come in and read to your child's class.
Week beginning 2.3.2020
We welcome the return of Mrs Kariolis into Blue Class.
This week we will be learning about Doctors and Nurses. Our theme for this half term is People Who Help Us. If any of our families working within the police, NHS, fire brigade, Vets etc would like to come in and talk to our children we would be really appreciative!
The sounds of the week are 'er' and 'oi' eg. ladder and coin Phonicsplay.co.uk has some great free resources to support your children in blending for reading.
In Numeracy we are learning to recognise coins and their values. If you could visit the local shops with your children to pay for items and receive change, this would be really beneficial to their maths vocabulary understanding.
Week 5 - 3.2.20
Next week we will be sharing the story of the Little Red Hen. We will be talking about helping each other and working together.
We will be making bread and creating interesting farmyard displays for animals using natural resources, including collage in art.
In literacy we will be writing letters and learning 'igh' and 'ur' in phonics as well as reading the tricky word 'you'.
In maths we will be sequencing events eg. In the morning I wake up and then get dressed before having breakfast.
Talking to your children about daily routines will help their learning and vocabulary eg First, next, after, before, last.
We will be teaching Time, using o'clock, minutes and hour vocabulary.
Thank you for all your help with the cooking! Please do come and see us if you can read your favourite book at 3pm the children will be excited to see you.
Nativity Costumes - Please give any outstanding Nativity costumes to Class teachers by Friday 13th December. We need to check we have everything ready for our Dress rehearsal on Monday.
Christmas Parties - Our Christmas party is on Tuesday 17th December PM. Children should wear their party clothes to school on Tuesday, suitable for the weather on that day please. Please give any party food to teachers before Tuesday 12 o'clock.
Thank you for your continued support.
After Christmas we will be learning the following words and sounds if you would like to look at them over the holidays.
ai, ee, oa, oo, ar, or, igh, ur, ear, air, ure.
We will be reading and writing the following words too:
he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are.
You can always revise the sounds and words in your blue and yellow books.
This year the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has its 30th birthday. We think this is worth celebrating! We want to find out what life was like before the CRC was adopted by the UN in 1989. The children will do this by talking to people that they already know who may have been children or even adults in 1989, such as your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other trusted people in your community.
We would like your child to share a little bit of information to their class about what they have found out on the week commencing 25th November.
Mrs Adem (UNICEF Lead)