Reception Class Page
Welcome to Early years Reception, our team; Mrs D Rogerson and Mrs B Thompson, Mrs K Parkin and Mrs J Bell. We aim to help our young learners to stay safe, enjoy and achieve whilst in their first year of school. Through play, in a safe but challenging environment, children develop their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills, and their language skills. This takes place both in and outdoors and we aim to further children's knowledge and extend their learning. We provide an environment where children can take risks, solve problems, and practise new ideas and skills independently and with others. By observing and listening, we allow children the time to explore and have a go before intervening.
We use Read Write Inc every day to teach your child new sounds and how to read. There are live streams available daily for your child to keep up with their phonics, please use this opportunity as much as possible. All of our Reception children will benefit from the Set 1 speed sounds lessons which will be shown at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm. If your child is currently in green group they can also access the Set 2 speeds sounds lesson which will be shown at 10.00am and again at 1.00pm. The live streams can be found on the following link:
School Closure; Twinkl has kindly allowed parents free access to their website. This will provide the children with access to activities and learning packs, linked to their year group curriculum.
To access these resources, please log on to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use code UKTWINKLHELPS.
Phonics play has also allowed parents free access to their website, please log on to www.phonicsplay.co.uk and use Username: March 20 and password: home
Some useful information and links to help with home learning are shown below:
Play dough Recipe:
Play dough is used to develop your child's hand strength for writing in a fun and exciting way. Here is a recipe to create your own play dough at home;
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
- 1/2 cup salt.
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar. (optional, will last longer with)
- 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
- gel food colouring (optional)
Reception love our morning physical activities. Please use the following links to take part in some daily movement.
We have now opened the vets, children are investigating what is wrong with the animals and deciding what it is they have to do to make them better.
Fun things to do with your child.Please look on the websites to find exciting activities which can be done from the comfort of your own home. Remember to talk, talk, talk!
In forest school, we have been using natural materials to create modes of transport this term, from trains to pirate ship. Children used a range of materials and even some litter to make 'a waterproof sail."
We have provided a range of websites including online games and ideas which will support your child in phonics and maths. Please encourage your child to practise their sounds and reading through the interactive games. Remember, maths skills can also be done using any household objects.
READING IN THE EARLY YEARS
Enjoying books and reading stories from an early age is crucial in the development of a child. Children can use their imagination and develop vocabulary and speech through listening to stories and have a have a greater understanding of words
Please look at some of the free ebooks that children can read or listen to: