Reception (Class 2)
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Welcome to your reception class page!!!
Teachers– Miss Ikin and Mrs Tracey
Teaching Assistants– Mrs Hitchmough and Mrs Sefton
Parents and carers are free to contact us via the school office should you wish to make an appointment. Otherwise, I am always available for a quick chat at the door at home time!
Read below to find out all the exciting things we will be getting up to this half term.
Each Monday we collect £1 which is used to buy snack for your child throughout the week. All contributions are greatly valued to ensure your child has a healthy week at school.
In reception we have access to our outdoor classroom daily to keep us physically active and healthy. Our school P.E. kit is blue shorts and black P.E. pumps and a white or yellow polo shirt. Every Monday we do Real P.E and Gym in the small hall and we ask that children come to school wearing their yellow tops whenever possible.
During our Summer Term we are full steam ahead with all areas of our learning. Many of us will now be able to recognise our numbers 0-20. We are now working on solving addition and subtraction number sentences such as ‘If I have 9 sweets and you give me 8 more how many do I now have?’ ‘If I had 15 sweets and I ate 6 how many will you have left?’
We are now confident with our Set 1 sounds and we are beginning to learn our Set 2 sounds. We will use these to write sentences such as ‘I went to the shop at the weekend with my mum and dad.’
Can you write about your weekend?
What can I be doing at home?
At home we want you to continue practising writing shopping lists, registers, notes and any messages. We want you to write down your news and things you have been doing at home over the weekends.
Practice recognising your numbers every day and counting out objects to match. Find 1 more and less than numbers and create your own number sentences.
Can you create your own maths problems? If I had 9 sweets but I was very kind and gave 4 to a friend how many would I have left? how would we work this out?
Have a look on some of these website to help you practice these skills.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk (excellent for mathematical learning)
http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-1-understanding-read-write-inc-phonics/ (all the advice you need for supporting your child’s reading and writing)
Look out on pinterest also for ideas for creative games and activities you can be doing at home too!
We encourage parents to practice reading and writing these sounds and numbers daily to ensure the best possible chance of success!
What will we be learning about?
As we return from our Easter holiday we will be exploring many different traditional tales starting with jack and the Beanstalk. We will go on all kinds of adventures in our role play and escape into different worlds.
In our maths we will also be exploring the story ‘How many jelly beans and doing lots of investigations with jelly beans!
This half term we will learn all about Islam and talk and look together at objects that our precious to us and others. We will share in collective worship together and talk about what makes something precious. We will also begin to compare and explore differences in other faiths.
Pentecost-Serving: Good News
During our topic we will join together to talk about ways in which we can serve others the way God serves us each day. We will talk share and listen to the Good News from the Bible as well as sharing our own Good News.
‘When the Holy Spirit came, they were all together in one place.’
In this topic we will talk about how Jesus was a good friend to his disciples. We will talk about our own experiences and feelings about friendships, making them and hat can happen when they go wrong.
‘Jesus had friends and we can be friends of Jesus’
In this topic we will talk about our own experiences of the world and what we love about the world. We will wonder about what makes people friends and to say what fills them with wonder about the world.
Cafod teaches us to take care of the world.
Our Early Years Philosophy
‘Play is the highest form of research’– Albert Einstein
In reception we learn through play. We have many different areas both indoors and outdoors such as the creative area, reading corner and construction space where we investigate, explore and learn many new things. We also learn to read and write letters and simple words, learn to read and use numbers and create lots of models and paintings which we love to send home to display in our homes!!!
READING and WRITING
In reception we love to mark make and throughout the year we learn to form letters to help us achieve our goal of writing simple sentences. We use our friend ‘fred’ to help us do this. If you want to learn more about how we learn to read and write click on the link below. http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
We love to write in school but most of all we love to bring our writing in from home!!! Keep looking out for opportunities to write at home including shopping lists, birthday party invites, letters to family members!!!
‘You can make anything by writing’ C.S.Lewis
We are all readers!!!
Reading and enjoying stories at home is very important to us. It helps to develop our imagination and creativity!!! What stories do you enjoy reading at home?
‘Get reading. Keep Reading. Change everything’.
We also like to make a bit of a mess sometimes! We love to paint, decorate, create and have lots of fun in our role play area. We like to re-enact stories we know and love, play dress up and create models using all different kinds of materials. Any work we do at home can be displayed in our own learning space at school so we can celebrate our creativity in all areas.
How can you help your child reach the ELG?
Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Can you create your own story book?
Can you write and label a picture?
Can you create a recipe?
Can you write instructions for a game?
Can you write a set of rules?
Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
Can you share your home readers together?
Can you write a simple sentence and read it back using your phonics?
Can you look our for punctuation in your story books?
Can you talk about what you have read to show understanding? Can you answer questions about he story?
Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Shape space and measure
Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Can you practice daily counting out objects? Counting forwards and backwards as you walk?
Can you order numbers you can see at home?
can you find one more or less than numbers you see?
can you make a collection of objects and find out how many you have altogether? Can you take some away and find the total?
Can you begin to write simple number sentences using a number line to help you?
Let us know what you are doing at home to help your child reach their Early Learning Goal!