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.
Introduction to Home Learning in Class R
Hello children, parents and carers,
Welcome to the Home Learning area for Reception class!
Firstly, I want to emphasise that learning in the Early Years is unique! We follow a framework not a curriculum. The most important part of reception is teaching children through PLAYFUL opportunities. These play opportunities during our COOL (Carrying On Our Learning) time is of course balanced with teaching, adult led activities and ongoing assessment.
Secondly, I finished teaching Phase 3 Letters and Sounds. This is a challenging aspect of learning to read. The children have to understand that phonemes they learnt in isolation are now “holding hands with one or two other friends” to make a new phoneme. Having carried out the end of Phase 3 assessment it is crucial that children retain their current knowledge and develop their understanding of those phonemes they were unsure of during this period of school closures. I would therefore be grateful to you that part of your home learning involves some daily opportunities to review/learn the phonemes. This act alone will support your child’s current love and ability to read and more importantly continue developing their confidence and skills. Consequently, when we return to class, the children will not have forgotten their phonemes.
Please use the recent assessment results I have sent home to develop your child’s literacy and numeracy skills. If your child has been ill at some point before 20th March you may not have assessment information as I will have been unable to carry it out. If your child was in school you should have:
*End of Phase 3 assessment with unknown phonemes highlighted.
*Copy of High Frequency “Detective Decodable” and “Tricky Truck” word list with KNOWN words highlighted.
*Maths assessment (You will only have this is your child had a Parents’ evening maths target to be secure with numerals 0-20).
In the Literacy and Maths sections of the weekly “Home learning” document I will put different ideas for you to try which involve “play based” opportunities to support Literacy and Maths.
Remember also another unique aspect of Reception class is that you will continue to have access to the ILD and I will be able to engage in your “Home Learning” by looking at your photos and videos.
I will also continue to investigate other ways of keeping in touch.
As I have said to the children, whilst we are all feeling very sad, it is essential we keep safe and are kind to each other. We are in uncharted waters but already, even at such a young age, I know that your children have a great amount of resilience. They are a great credit to you and I am proud to have them in my class.
Mrs Nikki Field
Reception Class Teacher/Early Years Subject Leader
Home Learning Videos
Follow the link below to the main page.
HOME LEARNING WEEK 1
For the last two weeks of Spring 2 our topic will be moving on from our “Real life superheroes/People who help us” to “fictional superheroes”.
Last week the children listened to the “Supertato-Run, veggies, run” which they loved! A large number of the children recognised Supertato.
This week’s learning focuses on fictional superhero-based activities. Take a look! How many will you choose to do?
HOME LEARNING GRID Week 1
HOME LEARNING GRID WEEK 2
Magic Maths songs we sing in class R
Free websites and apps to support learning in reception
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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