Welcome to Reception Class
Our Reception Class Team.
Mrs Field Reception Class Teacher,
Mrs Gadd Teaching Assistant and Teacher Support,
Welcome to the home learning area of the Class Page.
We are fully aware of the fact that each families’ personal circumstances are different at this difficult time but we would like to offer our children with suggested learning activities that can be done at home with and without support. We are planning to publish a ‘working from home grid’ each week for each year group with a range of suggested activities based around the topics and learning that would have been taking place in school. Please don’t feel that the children have to do all the activities. Choice is key to motivation!
It will not be possible to mark or give feedback on all the work your children do but we encourage you to keep the work or projects and we will celebrate it on our return to school. The onus is on adults in the home to provide support and feedback on work as children complete tasks.
Each year group will also provide links to web sites and online resources which will also offer opportunities for the children, should you have access to the internet.
Please keep up the reading wherever possible.
The science week project can also still be completed.
Learning Grid for the week commencing 23rd March 2020.
Grids will be available from 11am, Monday of each week.
Learning about number can be tricky for young children. It’s a highly abstract concept, and many children struggle to make sense of it. Numicon, developed by education publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) is a resource that’s used in many schools to support maths teaching, particularly in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. It’s a system of flat plastic shapes with holes in, with each shape representing a number from one to 10. Each number has its own colour. The aim of Numicon is to make numbers real for children through them being able to see and touch them. It fits in with the Maths Mastery approach that’s used in many schools, providing a concrete object to represent each number. It also has a multi-sensory approach that’s known to help learning.
Each Numicon shape gives children an image of what a number looks like. They begin to see the relationship between numbers, with each piece having one hole more than the previous one. It appeals to their strong sense of pattern, and helps them understand how numbers fit together.
Children using Numicon typically progress through four stages:
Pattern: for example, finding shapes that match and stacking them on the peg board.
Ordering: putting the shapes into sequence from the smallest to largest number, and vice versa.
Counting: counting each hole one by one to find out what number the piece represents.
Early calculating: using the pieces to solve simple problems, for example working out that a three-piece and a four-piece are equal to a seven-piece.
By giving children something physical that they can get their hands on, not just paper and pen, they develop confidence and a greater understanding, which leads to higher achievement: over 90% of teachers feel that Numicon has a positive impact on children’s learning.
Documents to support learning for "The Worst Princess"
You will find on the PDF a large number of websites suitable for the children in Reception. I am not expecting you to use them all but if I feel one is particularly useful it will be on the Home Learning grid.
At Stoke Prior First School our Reception Class follow the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is a non-statutory framework that implements the statutory requirements of the EYFS. The approach supports an integrated approach to early learning and care and outlines a set of principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
The framework has seventeen areas of learning which can be seen in the table below. The areas are split into Prime or Specific areas of development. The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS. The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. Once the foundations of the prime areas have started developing the specific areas will develop. The ways in which the children engage with their peers, adults and their environment are known within the early years as “Characteristics of Effective Learning” (CEL).
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