Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Jaworski

Mrs Olsen

Mrs Millington

Welcome to Reception! 

On this page we will let you know what your child is learning about in school and give you ideas for ways to help at home. We continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and if you want to know more about how and what your child will be learning, please click on this link: Parents guide to the EYFS

This week we are:

Sharing the story 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas -  The story is about a monster whose emotions are all mixed up. The children will learn how to get a better understanding of their own emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear and calm by listening to and discussing the story together. Why not take a visit to the local library or view the stories being read aloud on YouTube by clicking here: The Colour Monster

Making their own musical instruments. The children in Reception love to dance, sing and make music so this week the children will be making their own percussion instruments using junk modelling materials such as boxes and yoghurt pots. They will be using their skills to investigate how to join the different materials together and then listening to and describing the sounds that their instrument makes. PLEASE CAN PARENTS DONATE ANY BOXES, POTS AND CARTONS SUITABLE FOR MAKING OUR INSTRUMENTS. THANK YOU.

Maths Challenge -  This week our Maths challenge is to identify numbers to 10, 20 and beyond and then to collect objects to represent one more and one less than their chosen number. There is a lovely game on the TopMarks webiste that allows the children to practice this skill. Why not give it a try by clicking here: Chopper Squad game

'How Far can I throw?'Outside the children will be seeing how far they can throw the foam javelins. They will be measuring how far using ethings such as footsteps and competing against their friends to see who can throw the furthest. 

Phonics Challenge - The children have been working hard in their phonics lessons and are trying their best to apply what they have learnt. We are reaching the end of Phase 3 where they have built up a bank of sounds and tricky words that they can use in their independent reading and writing.This week they will be challenged to show off all the skills they have learnt by reading words and captions and matching them to pictures and playing 'Tricky Word Bingo'. Why not give it a try at home. Make a grid of 6/8 squares on a piece of paper and write a different sound or word in each square. Make each persons grid with slightly different sounds/words and then ask someone to be the 'caller' and say the sounds/words for you to mark off. There is one that you can print off by clicking here: Phase 3 Tricky word Bingo

 

Each week we are asking the children to complete 4 challenge stick activities. They stay the same for 5 days (new challenges every Monday) so they can get better at those particular skills each day. At 4/5 years old the best way to learn is to practise and 'do' regularly as having a try once will not make it stick in their brain as easily. Please support us by asking your child how they got on with their challenge sticks and if they were hard/ easy and what they could do better tomorrow.

 

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 Remember next week is half term. We hope you and your families have a happy and safe holiday and we look forward to welcoming your children back into school on Monday 24th February.smiley

The Reception Team 

 

 

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