Reception

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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10.11.17 - For the last 2 weeks we have been busy learning the story 'Funnybones' - we know it really well and can retell lots of it!  In activities linked to the book we have been labeling body parts of a skeleton, making a model of the town using mixed media, and playing 'funny bones body parts games'.  We have also been learning about bonfire and firework safety and have enjoyed making 3D models of fireworks as well as using paint and glitter to design firework pictures.  We have begun to learn our Christmas play song and dance - bet you can't wait to see it!  In Maths this week we have been learning about ordinal numbers and have tried different activities to help us remember our number bonds to 10.  In phonics this week our new sounds are:  sh, th and ng and our new words are be and was.
20.10.17  This week we have been having lots of fun based around our book - Handa's Hen.  We have also been very creative with Autumn crafts mixing media to create some eye catching crafts.  We have learnt new sounds: w,x,y and z/zz and new word we.  In maths we have learnt all about number 6 and 7 and have been adding and collecting data too!  We are all ready for a rest now, so enjoy the half term holidays and we will enjoying hearing all about what you get up to when we return on Tuesday 31st October.
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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
1.11.17
Lily-Mae Simcox
For great progress in phonics, what a superstar!
 
 
Stars of the Term
Autumn 1
 
Una-Rae Crockford-Hall 
For always giving 100% to everything
and
Reegen Flintoff
For a great start to Reception
 
 
 
Mathematician of the Month
 
Corey  Lavender-Davies
For his quick application in mental maths problem solving
 
Writer of the Month
 
Charlie Hazel
For attention to detail and progress in writing words
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.