Class Blog for Reception

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Home Learning for Reception 

As you know, children in Reception are on an early years foundation stage curriculum (EYFS).  This curriculum is predominantly play based and celebrates the whole child’s learning and development in a holistic approach.  Our planning comes from the children - through careful observations and assessments of their play, noting the gaps in their knowledge and primarily from their interests in an overarching ‘topic’.  

 

In school, we typically have a daily 20 minute phonics lesson, 20 minute maths lesson and a short topic taught session. In addition to this, we have 10 minutes reading a day. The rest of the day is child-initiated play in the learning environments inside and outside.  We call this COOL time (Choosing Our Own Learning)!  This allows children the time for totally uninterrupted play; they can apply their learning from the taught sessions in a range of different activities and contexts.  This ensures the learning is meaningful to them and that it becomes embedded.  We try to ensure that the children have a minimum of 1.5 hours in the morning and the same again in the afternoon.

 

Please follow the weekly phonics and maths learning which we upload.  These are designed to be short bursts of learning and you can fit them in at whatever time suits you and your child.  Our topic for this half term is ‘Let it Grow!’.  We were planning on learning about plants, minibeasts and much more, depending on where the children took the learning.  Please feel free to browse the suggested activities linked to growing.  It would be great if you could let your child choose which activities they would like to do or if they would like to create their own.  Above all, it’s important that the children get the time to play freely. As Albert Einstein says, “Play is the highest form of research”.

 

Feel free to upload your child’s learning on to Tapestry so that we can help to celebrate all of their wonderful learning.  However, please do not feel pressured into trying to upload all their activities. We know lots of you are also working from home and we are not expecting you to do extra work on top!

Happy learning!

 


Maths - WC 6th July 

Maths - Week Commencing 6th July

For the next couple of weeks, we would like to to go over any areas of maths that your child may need further practise with. Pleas scroll through our home learning blog to find resources for various areas of maths, including;
- One more, one less
- Teen Numbers
- Addition and Subtraction
- Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 
- Time

Below is an activity booklet which you are welcome to download and use each day. If unable to print, please feel free to copy any pages for your child to complete.

Remember that the EYFS is very play based, so use of mathematical skills and language through play is really valuable.

Have a good week.
 

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Maths - WC 29th June 

Time

This week we are exploring telling the time. Do take this at your child's own pace. We will spend some of the week exploring the meaning of 'O'clock' and some of the week exploring the meaning of 
'half past'. 

Any problems email Mr O'Dwyer - lodwyer@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk 

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Maths - WC 22nd June 

Counting in 10s! 

This week we are focusing on counting in 10's. Please do not worry if your child doesn't seem to understand fully - this is something we will focus on more when they move to year 1. It is more about saying the numbers aloud and the repetition.

Read the powerpoints and resources carefully and go at your child's pace. They may not understand initially but repetition is the key! There are more resources on twinkl, and please use blocks or lego if possible, as the more physical maths can be, the better!

Have fun! Any problems, please let Mr O'Dwyer know - lodwyer@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk

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Maths - WC 15th June 

Counting in 5's!

This week we are focusing on counting in 5's. Read the powerpoints and resources carefully and go at your child's pace. They may not understand initially but repetition is the key!

There are more resources on twinkl, and please use block or lego if possible, as the more physical maths can be, the better!

Have fun!

Any problems, please let Mr O'Dwyer know - lodwyer@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk

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Welcome back to school! 

We are excited to welcome back those who are returning to school next week.  We have attached a PowerPoint presentation which is a nice way of explaining the changes for the children.  Please ensure you have read all the information you have received from Ms Whitlock and know your set times for drop off and collection.

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Best wishes, 
The Reception team

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Maths - WC 8th June 

Counting in 2's. 

This week we are focusing on counting in 2's.

There are 5 sessions this week. We have given you ideas for practical activities to help with counting in 2's.

Any problems, please let Mr O'Dwyer know - lodwyer@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk

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Phonics Lessons W/C Monday 6th July 

Hello everybody, 

Here are the phonics lessons for Monday 6th July, Tuesday 7th July, Wednesday 8th July, Thursday 9th July and Friday 10th July.  This week we are continuing through phase 4.  There are no new sounds in phase 4 - it deepens the skills of reading and writing with the sounds that they already know.  There are however new tricky words.  Your child will be developing their blending and segmenting skills in phase 4 and it can be a big leap for them.  As ever, little and often and is the best approach.  Their skills of hearing and blending more sounds in sounds will progress with regular practise, just like any other skill. 
Happy learning!

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Phonics Lessons W/C Monday 29th June 

Hello everybody, 

Here are the phonics lessons for Monday 29th June, Tuesday 30th June, Wednesday 1st July and Thursday 2nd July.  Friday's lesson is going to be 'Free Choice Friday!'  This gives you the chance to go over and repeat any of the slides they might have found more challenging from the week.  You can revisit any of the words, sounds and skills learnt so far.   This week we are continuing through phase 4.  There are no new sounds in phase 4 - it deepens the skills of reading and writing with the sounds that they already know.  There are however new tricky words.  Your child will be developing their blending and segmenting skills in phase 4 and it can be a big leap for them.  As ever, little and often and is the best approach.  Their skills of hearing and blending more sounds in sounds will progress with regular practise, just like any other skill. 
Happy learning!

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Phonics Lessons W/C Monday 22nd June 

Hello everybody, 

Here are the phonics lessons for Monday 22nd June, Tuesday 23rd June, Wednesday 24th June, Thursday 25th June and Friday 26th June.  This week we are continuing through phase 4.  There are no new sounds in phase 4 - it deepens the skills of reading and writing with the sounds that they already know.  There are however new tricky words.  Your child will be developing their blending and segmenting skills in phase 4 and it can be a big leap for them.  As ever, little and often and is the best approach.  Their skills of hearing and blending more sounds in sounds will progress with regular practise, just like any other skill. 
Happy learning!

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