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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Chasewater Summer Walk
Wednesday 18th July 2018
Reception class enjoyed our last visit to Chasewater to look at similarities and differences between the 4 seasons.  We were able to identify lots of signs of Summer and could talk about how these were different from the other Seasons.  
Trip to Dudley Zoo
Thursday 21st June 2018
Reception children had a fantastic day out at Dudley Zoo last week.  We started at the flamingo pool then saw;- tigers, owls, penguins, tigers, kangaroos, wallaby, lots of different monkeys and managed to fit in a pic-nic lunch before a quick play on the adventure playground.  Possibly the highlight of the trip was the bird aviary where we had nectar in small cups to feed the birds - they were so excited they landed on just about everyone!  We finished off the trip with a walk through the reptile house then a play on the beach - what fun!  We came home full of happy memories and exhausted!  The children were amazing and need to be congratulated on their exemplary behaviour, we are so very proud to have you represent our school. 
18.5.18  A huge thank you to all the grown up's who came to help their children on our 'Safety Walk'.  The children learnt so much about keeping safe in their local environment and we hope this helps when they are out and about in less familiar surroundings also.  Their behaviour was superb, we are all very proud of them.
A huge thank you to all the adults who came to the Reception Maths workshop this afternoon (5th March 2018).  It was a great opportunity to find out about ideas that you can use at home with your children to help support them with their maths skills.  As Rob explained, you will be receiving additional resources each week which will extend the work you started today.  Mrs Hale will be sending these out each Monday, so watch out for these.  Well done to all the children who have been completing the weekly tasks and returning them to school.  We have seen some super learning taking place, thank you parents.
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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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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

 At Brownhills West Primary school, your child takes part in daily phonics sessions to help develop their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. They are taught using RWI (Read Write Inc).  This is a comprehensive literacy program that aims to get children reading and writing really quickly.  The program enables children to develop skills in reading, writing, spoken language, vocabulary, grammar and spelling in a fully integrated way.  This will raise standards in children's literacy and spark a lifelong love of reading.

 

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.
 
 
Star of the Week
 
Tommy Betteridge  for his super speedy reading and great sight vocabulary.
 
Stars of the Term
Summer 1
 
Henley Coley
for making great progress with your behaviour and your growing maturity
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Jacob Clamp
for his tremendous knowledge and understanding of all sorts of topics - and for sharing this with us
 
 
 
Mathematician of the half term
 
Louisa-May Wilkes for her excellent reasoning and verbal explanations
Writer of the half term
Emily Roe for her great progress and using so many skills in her writing
 
 

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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.
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11.5.18  For the last two weeks we have been studying themes from our book 'Emergency!'.  We have learnt about lots of different emergency services including:- police, ambulance, fire brigade, mountain rescue, coastguard, and more!  We have also been designing our outside garden area - thinking of ideas and writing about them.  In PE we have been outside on the field practising for sports day - If your child does not have their full kit in school please ensure this is sent in as soon as possible (pumps or trainers - no laces please).  
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