Reception

Reception trip to Chasewater
You should be very proud of your children - they behaved impeccably and had a fabulous time when we walked to Chasewater this afternoon - look at what they got up to!
A Stars Road Safety Walk(17.7.17)
Today we had a visitor who taught us how to cross the road safely.  We learnt about using low curbs, good feet, how to use our ears and eyes and how to look for cars that might be moving off their drives. We also found out what to do if there is a bin on the pavement and what to do at a 'T' junction!  
 
EYFS Trip to Birches Valley (22.6.17)
Reception and Nursery had a fantastic day out in the forest.  We tried lots of different activities; making bogets, finding mini-beasts to feed to Naughty Norris and making fairy houses.  After a pic-nic lunch we walked around the Gruffalo trail and then we went to the playground.  The children made us very proud with their excellent behaviour and how far they walked (3.5 miles!) without any moaning! 
What a lovely day.
RM Easimaths
 
Congratulations to Bailey Moore for completing over 2 hours on his work! WOW
Phonics Bug - Reading on-line
 
A great way for your child to read books via technology! Your child can access lots of reading books using their unique password.  They can read as many as they like, whenever they like.  They can read with you, to a sibling or to themselves.  Don't forget to give it a try!
I am watching their progress:
16.6.17 - Amber Whittaker goes into the lead again for reading more than 5 books!
Samba Drumming Workshop
 
On Friday 23rd June Reception and Nursery spent half an hour in a drum workshop/  We found out lots about different drums; big and small and how to play them.  We also explored other strange instruments too - just look how much fun we had!
Our first Reception Craft Club - we cut and decorated spiral snakes and made paper chain vipers.  See what we get up to next week!

Welcome to Reception

                                                             

                       Class Teacher:  Mrs Teale                     Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Harris

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Hello and welcome to Reception class page.You will find lots of photographs of the children working hard and having fun. 

In Reception our learning environment is organised to enable children to source and access resources for themselves, promoting independence and responsibility.

We have a balance between adult led and child initiated activities, both through indoor and outdoor play.

The children’s interests are paramount when we are planning activities, in order to fully engage them in their learning. These interests are developed further through enhancing the resources provided within the learning areas.

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Helping your child
 
We believe that parents play an important role in being involved in their child's education.
At the bottom of this page, you will find lots of important information about how we teach phonics, writing and maths. There are also some very useful links to games and attachments with activities to support your child in their learning of phonics and maths.
 
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Star of the Week
14.7.17
Bailey Moore for being a maths whizz and finding missing numbers for the addition sums.
 
 
Mathematician of the Month
Blake Cooke for applying his sound understanding and knowledge in 'real'situations.
Writer of the Month
Tommy-Lee Lavender-Davies for a super piece of writing about 'What I did at the weekend'.
 
Effective Learner
 
In our Early Years unit we are always observing ways in which children learn. There are 3 characteristics of effective learning which help us focus and understand how children learn.
When a child shows a characteristic they receive a character to represent that characteristic and to celebrate their learning. (see attachment)
 
 

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 Phonic Information

 

We use a range of resources in helping the children to read as we know that all children learn in many different ways.

 Letters and Sounds

 One of the resources we use in Reception and Nursery is 'Letters and Sounds' which is a phonics resource published by the UK's Department of Education and skills. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonics knowledge and skills. It sets out detailed and systematic program for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by the age of seven. At Brownhills West Primary school, your child takes part in daily phonics sessions to help develop their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. 

 

WOW Moments
 
Throughout the year, we will be compiling a Learning Journey showing your child's comments, photos and work from both school and home. The wow cards are a way for you to record those moments when your child says or does something  that makes you think 'wow'! The  wow cards or work can then be shared with the rest of the class before being placed in your child's Learning Journey.
 
 

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Please find below some online phonics games you may like to play with your children.

 

http://www.starfall.com/

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml

 

http://www.ictgames.com/phonic_fighter4.html  

 

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/kids/antics/index.html

 

http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/H/hoobs/games/launch.jsp?varbgcolor=ffcc33&game=letters1

 

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Fishing_Bowl_US.swf

 

http://www.iboard.co.uk/curriculum.htm?launch=literacy/.su4hH4qa3Jb3Fm8XrCqbh#maths-year1numstrategy_yearreception

 

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Maths Challenges

The maths challenges are short activity ideas that can fit into your day and will help your child see math’s as fun as well as further supporting their learning from school.

Each activity will relate to the different aspects of the area of learning called ‘mathematics.’

You can repeat each activity as many times as your child wants to. Feel free to change the ideas to suit your child’s interests, what you have in your house and their current level of development. If your child wants to represent their thinking on paper let them do so in their own way. For example they might not want to write numbers, but they might want to draw to communicate their mathematical thinking.

Remember to keep the activities as fun as possible as we want our children to enjoy maths.

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Online Maths Games

Below are some online maths games you may like to play with your child to support their mathematical learning and skills.  If you find, or know of any more maths sites your child enjoys and you wish to share it with other parents, please let us know and we can add it to the list. 

Thank you.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml

 

http://www.sesamestreet.org/game_player/-/pgpv/gameplayer/0/5eca98e8-163b-11dd-98c7-b9f43dcf5330

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html#beads

 

 

 

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 Maths songs
 
Reception love learning their numbers through songs. These are some of our favourite maths songs.