Reception 2020 - 2021
A quick reminder that we will be holding Parents Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday via Zoom. Please remember to log on just before your meeting is due to start. We look forward to talking to you.
Here are some important notices regarding reading, learning challenges and ways to help your child at home...
Please remember to continue to send back your child's reading book and reading diary on a Thursday and we will send out new books every Monday. Inside the diary there are spaces for you to make comments - please do this each time you read with your child. You can let us know how they get on and also use it to ask any reading related questions you may want us to answer for you. Similarly, we may comment in it too. This is a great tool for supporting regular reading at home and really helps us to see how much support each child is receiving.
Please continue to practice the Tricky words and High Frequency words we sent home. You can ask your child to point to the given word, put the word into a sentence and practice writing the word.
If you haven't already got one, please can you provide your child with a Reading Bag - these can be purchased from school or you can use a bag from home. They help keep the books and records safe and dry. We also ask that you don't place water bottles in the book bags to avoid the risk of them leaking and ruining the books.
We hope you are enjoying access to our online reading library. Please let us know if you are having any problems logging on. Your child will be assigned a new online reading book each week to supplement the physical reading book that is sent home from school. Please use your Reading Record to record any online reading too! Below is a guide to show you how to log on. You will need pass codes - these are written in the front of your child's Reading Record.
How to log in to ‘Bug Club’ A guide for parents:
1) Open up the internet
2) type in www.activelearn.co.uk
3) Log in by filling in your child’s details at the top righthand side: School ID (CBCC), username and password (case sensitive)
4) Your book should be there for you to read!
Those children who are accessing the online books are making great progress and most children have now been allocated pink level books! Remember that it's good to go back over the books you have already read and these books can be viewed in 'My Library'. Please let us know what you think of the online books and if your child is enjoying them.
The children are really enjoying their P.E. lessons. Reception will continue to have P.E every Tuesday morning and children will need to come in wearing their P.E. kit (shorts or jogging bottoms, plain t-shirt and trainers). It is also useful for children to wear socks rather than tights as we are currently doing P.E. in the school Hall and asking them to remove their shoes and socks. Please make sure your child also brings a sweatshirt or cardigan and a coat to wear when they are outside.
Please can ALL items of uniform, P.E. kit, coats and shoes be labelled with your child's name.
If your child has an accident or needs to be changed in school please wash and return clothes to school as soon as possible as we only have a limited supply of spare clothes. Thank you.
School Spider Online Learning
In the event of a positive Covid case in our Reception bubble, we will be allocating online learning for the children whilst we isolate for 14 days. This will be accessible via our school website. You should have now received a cream coloured piece of card which contains your child's login details for this. Please keep this safe. If you have misplaced it, please let us know and we will try to replace it for you. If you have any problems accessing the site please contact our admin team.
This week the children have been continuing our theme of 'Friendship' and 'Sharing'. The children will have the opportunity to write and read words both inside and outside and match numbers and pictures to develop their number skills. They will be making friendship cards, bracelets and decorate their own fish that we will display in the classroom. An exciting week is planned so please remember to ask your children to tell you about what we have been doing and look out for their star in the window if they have completed all of their challenges for that day.
The children continue to be encouraged to earn two challenge sticks each day but this week we have added in an extra GOLD stick that the children can get by practicing reading and writing our Tricky Words.
We will be looking at the Nativity story and retelling the story using a variety of props. We will be weighing and measuring in maths alongside our normal counting and number work. The children will also be looking at upper and lower case letters ansd matching them using letter names and sounds.
Things to do at home:
Please continue to practice these things with your child at home:
1. Help your child to practise recognising and writing their name (a capital letter at the beginning followed by lower case letters please e.g. Erin)
2. Let your child put on their own socks each day.
3. Allow your child to practise taking off their own jumper.
4. Listen to your child read each evening.
5. Practise putting on coats and zipping them up.
Please continue to check this page as we will add updates and copies of important information throughout the year.
We would really love to hear about how your children use technology at home. Do they use an I-Pad or laptop to play games or watch programmes? Do they play with toys that require batteries? Do they know how to turn them on/off, click on what they want etc? Can they talk about what they are used for? If you have any examples/photographs of your child using technology at home then please email us. We would love the children to share their experiences with their friends in school on the big screen in the classroom.
Many thanks for helping your children to settle in so well and remember you can always speak to us at the beginning and end of each session if you need to!
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