Welcome to Reception

Our Early Years Philosophy

 ‘Play is the highest form of research’– Albert Einstein

In reception we learn through play. We have many different areas both indoors and outdoors such as the creative area, reading corner and construction space where we investigate, explore and learn many new things.

We learn to read and write letters, simple words and sentences, use numbers and create lots of models and paintings which we love to send home to show to our grown ups.

In the classroom we also have a Funky Fingers area where we do finger gym to make our fingers super strong which will help us have great handwriting and challenge areas where we practice our numbers and Letters and Sounds.

Reception Team

Mrs Cox

Teacher

Mrs McLoughlin

Teacher

Mrs Holden

Support

Mrs Nesbitt

Support

Mrs Fowell

Support

Ms Atkins

Support

Mr Beckwith

Support

Important Information

Getting Ready for Reading Books

Before your child is given a reading book to bring home they need to know what sound the letters make and then be able to sound out the word and blend back together.   The sounds we have learned this term are s a t p i n m d.

  • Some children will be given games to help them recognise the letter sounds we have learned so far.
  • Some children will be given games to help them hear the first sound in a word and match the correct letter.
  • Some children will be given a game where they have to move around the track and sound out the word they land on.
  • Some children will be given a matching game where they sound out the word and match to the correct picture and then use the letters to make their own words.
  • Some children will be given a reading book and then get games that include tricky words.

PLEASE remember that each child is different so not all children will be on the same game or book at the same time.

Curriculum Highlights

What is Funky Fingers?

Funky Fingers a series of fun activities for children to build up their upper body strength (gross motor skills) and finger/hand strength and control (fine motor skills). There are a wealth of activities that you can do with your child to improve these skills and get them ready to write. There are lots of websites you can visit to give you some ideas of how to develop different skills.  Click the link on the right for more information.

What is Development Matters?

Development Matters is guidance material to support the teaching and implementation of the statutory requirements of the EYFS for Nursery and Reception age children

 

 

Our new class

The pupils have settled in and enjoyed their first few weeks in Reception.

Key Information

Websites, songs and games to help your child during their year in Reception

Help your child learn the alphabet and the connection between upper and lower case letters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emb2yvwAHtc

Help your child learn their numbers to 20, count in 5s to 50, count to 100 in 10s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKvgwVAGSgw

 

Literacy games and match games

Look for Alphablocks or Numberblock episodes on Youtube

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

– go to free phonics play, then children and start with Phase 1 games, moving up through Phase 2 as we go through the year

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

  • Simply chose a game and enjoy

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

  • Chose a game and enjoy

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

  • Simply chose phase 1 games or phase 2 games or phase 3 games from the left hand side of the page
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