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Welcome to Reception Class Page

It is great to have you all back in school although it feels quite different to what we are used to.  Due to COVID-19, we know and understand that people may need to self-isolate and/or bubbles may have to close.  Fortunately, this should not impact on learning as we will keep you updated with what we are learning in school and provide you with work to do at home if you need to isolate but are not unwell.  Work will be set on Tapestry, so it is important that parents have the app!

Please see the summary of our learning below which will be updated every week.

Miss Cordingley and Mrs Wood

Get Going in Reception

If you are at home self isolating and you are well enough to be busy with some learning we would like you to go onto Tapestry to see what work your teacher has set for you.  If you can't, or it doesn't work for you, below this section is what your class are learning this week so see if you can match what you are doing to on here.  if you are REALLY stuck and your can't do either of those things, here is your 'Get Going' sheet with ideas of things that are always good to work on.

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We hope you all had a wonderful half term. We have missed you all very much!

Phonics
For the next few weeks we will be focusing on reading words and sentences that use some of the sounds we have learnt so far. Please see the daily documents attached to your child's tapestry account.

Literacy.
Please continue with your rising stars reading program. If you need more books please let us know through tapestry.

Our Topic this half term is Traditional Tales. This week we will continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be writing apology letters from Goldilocks to The Three Bears.

Maths
Our new number of the week is 20. Can you count up to this number? Challenge yourself! Can you stand up and take 20 tiny steps, count as you do them and Can you take 20 big steps, count as you do them too! Can you make this number using objects at home? Can you write the numeral or draw the Numicon pattern? Show us what you have been learning at home through tapestry.

Other Areas
This week we will be looking at making patterns and repeating them.

Please join us for our daily zoom meeting at 3:00pm. The link is posted daily on tapestry.

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We hope you all had a wonderful half term. We have missed you all very much!

Phonics
For the next few weeks we will be focusing on reading words and sentences that use some of the sounds we have learnt so far. Please see the daily documents attached to your child's tapestry account.

Literacy.
Please continue with your rising stars reading program. If you need more books please let us know through tapestry.

Our Topic this half term is Traditional Tales. This week we are reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

Maths
Our new number of the week is 17. Can you count up to this number? Challenge yourself! Can you stand up and take 17 tiny steps, count as you do them and Can you take 17 big steps, count as you do them too! Can you make this number using objects at home? Can you write the numeral or draw the Numicon pattern? Show us what you have been learning at home through tapestry.

Other Areas
This week we will be looking at the different technology that we have in our homes.  Can you tell a grown up about the different types of technology you have at home and school. Can you find anything that uses electricity at home? Talk to a grown up about what they are used for.

Please join us for our daily zoom meetinsg at 3:00pm. The link is posted daily on tapestry.

 

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We hope you are all keeping safe at home.

Phonics

This week we are learning 4 new sounds. Please log in to your child's tapestry account to see the daily phonic sheets and phonics lessons to help your child learn these sounds.

Maths
This week we will be learning to subtract objects up to 10, and then up to 20. Our new number of the week is 16. Please use some toys, objects, coins or anything at home to make this number. Can you write the numeral correctly? 

Literacy
Continue to read at home daily. Please use your Rising Stars log in to read books online. If you run out of stories or if they are too easy/ difficult then please let us know through tapestry. In writing this week we will be retelling the Gruffalo story.

Other Areas
We will be thinking about people we love and how we can celebrate them. We will also be learning about Lunar New Year.

Please join us for our daily  Zoom meet at 3:00pm where we share what we have been learning and read a story together. The daily links are on your child's tapestry account.

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We hope you are all safe and well.

Phonics

This week we are learning the 4 new sounds. Please log in to your child's tapestry account to see the daily phonic sheets and phonics lessons to help your child learn these sounds.

Maths
We will be learning to subtract objects up to 10 and then up to 20. Our new number of the week is 15. Please use some toys, objects, coins or anything at home to make this number. Can you write the numeral correctly? 

Literacy
Continue to read at home daily. Please use your Rising Stars log in to read books online. If you run out of stories or if they are too easy/ difficult then please let us know through tapestry. In writing this week we will be creating our own story maps.

Other Areas
We will use ice paints to create our own pictures. We will also be thinking about our feelings and how we can express them.

Please join us for our daily  Zoom meet at 3:00pm where we share what we have been learning and read a story together. The daily links are on your child's tapestry account.

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We hope you are all keeping safe at home.

Phonics

This week we are learning the 4 new sounds sh, ch, th and ng. Please log in to your child's tapestry account to see the daily phonic sheets and phonics lessons to help your child learn these sounds.

Maths
This week we will be continuing out learning of more and less. Our new number of the week is 14. Please use some toys, objects, coins or anything at home to make this number. Can you write the numeral correctly? 

Literacy
Continue to read at home daily. Please use your Rising Stars log in to read books online. If you run out of stories or if they are too easy/ difficult then please let us know through tapestry. In writing this week we will be writing about how animals stay warm when it is cold.

Other Areas
We will be thinkning about how we stay warm amd comparing that to how animals stay warm.

Please join us for our daily  Zoom meet at 3:00pm where we share what we have been learning and read a story together. The daily links are on your child's tapestry account.

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We hope you are all keeping safe at home.

Phonics

This week we are learning the 4 new sounds y, z, qu and zz. Please log in to your child's tapestry account to see the daily phonic sheets and phonics lessons to help your child learn these sounds.

Maths
This week  we will be learning about more and less. Our new number of the week is 13. Please use some toys, objects, coins or anything at home to make this number. Can you write the numeral correctly? 

Literacy
Continue to read at home daily. Please use your Rising Stars log in to read books online. If you run out of stories or if they are too easy/ difficult then please let us know through tapestry. In writing this week we will be labelling things that we don't like or even things that might scare us a little.

Other Areas
We will be looking at objects we can melt this week. There will be lots of ideas and activties for you to take part in at home uploaded on your child's tapestry account.

Please join us for our daily  Zoom meet at 3:00pm where we share what we have been learning and read a story together. The daily links are on your child's tapestry account.

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We hope you all had a lovely weekend and everyone is keeping safe at home.

Phonics

This week we are starting a new set of Phase 3 sounds. We will begin with j,v,w and x. Please log in to your child's tapestry account to see the daily phonic sheets and phonics lessons to help your child learn these sounds.

Maths
This week we will continue with our addition work but will use something called the part part whole model. Our new number of the week is 12. Please use some toys, objects, coins or anything at home to make this number. Can you write the numeral correctly? 

Literacy
Continue to read at home daily. Please use your Rising Stars log in to read books online. If you run out of stories or if they are too easy/ difficult then please let us know through tapestry. In writing this week we will be labelling different polar animals.

Other Areas
We will be thinking about how the trees change during the different seasons. We will also be continuing our topic work about polar climates and the animals that live there

Please join us for our daily  Zoom meet at 3:00pm where we share what we have been learning and read a story together. The daily links are on your child's tapestry account.

 

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Welcome back! We hope everyone had a good holiday and we are excited to see you back at school this week.


We have a new topic this term which is North and South Poles. We will be learning about polar environments and climates and comparing them to where we live. We will also look closely at the animals in these environments.

Literacy
This week we will be reading Be Brave little Penguin. We will be looking at what the character is thinking in the story and use this to write words and sentences..

Phonics
There will be no phonics sheets to take home this week as we will be reviewing the sounds we have learnt before the holidays.

Maths
We are looking at the number 11 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g. blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 11? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing. In Maths we will also be reading the story One is a Snail Ten is a Crab to introduce us to adding small amounts.

Keep safe and well everyone

w/c 14th December 2020

This week we will be taking part in lots of Christmas activities in class.

In Maths we will be making our own Christmas cards whilst focusing on comparing different lengths. We will then be writing our cards to send home to our families. We will also be practising our Christmas performance.

In phonics we will continue to practise reading and writing short 3 letter words. Please see the sheets for this week attached and continue to practise these at home.

w/c 7th December 2020

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and have had lots of fun at home.

We will continue to use tapestry to help you continue your child's learning until we are all back at school. We will upload some activities daily for you. Any questions you have or if you need any help with the learning then please get in touch with us through tapestry. We completely appreciate that many of you will be working from home or looking after other children. It  would be great if you could quickly like the activities we post so we know you have seen it or upload a photo on tapestry to show us what your child has been doing. 

Here are the key daily activities that we do at school that you can continue at home:

1. Name writing. If they have mastered this then can they have a go at writing their full name or try to write one of their friend's names at school. Please help your child hold their pen or pencil correctly.

2. Practise their phonic sounds. Here is the link to the jolly phonic songs we sing in class. The children love joining in with the actions. Mrs Huxley has also posted a video on tapestry of herself doing the daily phonic flash cards.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv 

3.Reading their book daily. We have now given every child a rising star log in. Please use this so your child has access to lots of new books.

4.Singing the days of the week song. Here is a link to the song we sing daily at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKqAblcwFOA  Please talk to your child about what day it is today/yesterday/tomorrow?

5.Counting objects at home. This could be anything from toys, food and books. As long as the children are counting the objects it doesn't matter what they count. You could even try counting claps or jumps.

6.Try adding small amounts together or taking some away, how about sharing some amounts equally between the family or some toys? These more complicated concepts are best done with amounts under 10.

7.Practise writing numbers. Mrs Huxley has posted some rhymes that the children can use to help them with their number formation

8. Remember to keep active! Any activity is going to be beneficial. There are lots of fun workouts to try at home online. Why don't you try these! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz 

Reception year is all about play based learning so all of this learning can be built in to what your child enjoys doing at home.

Missing you all very much

Miss Cordingley, Mrs Huxley, Mr Watts and Mrs Naseem.

w/c 30th November 2020

This week we will continue learning about people who help us and will focus on the Police Service. We are expecting a visit from two Police Officers this week and we are looking forward to asking questions about what they do to help others.

Literacy
This week we will be reading the Jolly Christmas Postman and we will be writing some more letters to our families.

Phonics
Use the phonics document attached to read the words. We will continue to look at putting the sounds we have now learnt together to blend and read simple 3 letter words. We call these CVC words ( consonant, vowel, consonant). Please practise these at home.

Maths
We are looking at the number 9 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g. blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 9? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing. In Maths we will also look at numbers that are more and less than other numbers up to 20.

Keep safe and well everyone

w/c 23rd November 2020

This week we will continue learning about people who help us and will focus on the fire service.

Literacy
We will continue to read and enjoy The Jolly Postman. We will write a simple letter in groups and use this to practise our phonics and letter formation.

Phonics
Use the phonics document attached to read the words. We will continue to look at putting the sounds we have now learnt together to blend and read simple 3 letter words. We call these CVC words ( consonant, vowel, consonant). Please practise these at home.

Maths
We are looking at the number 9 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g. blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 9? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing. In Maths we will also be looking at the number that is 1 less than another number.

Keep safe and well everyone

w/c 16th November 2020

This week is Anti-bullying week and in Reception class we will be thinking about kindness and what we can do to be a good friend. Please continue to talk to your child about this at home.

Literacy
We will be reading The Jolly Postman.  We will use the story to think about letter writing and we will also be reading some simple sentences. We will act out being post people in our different learning areas in class.

Phonics
Use the phonics document attached to read the words and listen for the new sound. Can you find items around your house and garden that end in the /ss/ sound. we will also be looking at putting the sounds we have now learnt together to blend and read simple 3 letter words. We call these CVC words ( consonant, vowel, consonant). Please practise these at home.

Maths
We are looking at the number 8 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g. blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 8? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing. In Maths we will also be looking at the number that is 1 more than another number.

Keep safe and well everyone

w/c 9th November 2020

Literacy
This week we will be looking at different people who can help us in our community. We will be describing these people and their role using full sentences and then we will write words using our phonic skills to describe them.

Phonics
Use the phonics document attached to read the words and listen for the new sound. Can you find items around your house and garden that use the sound f / ff / l/ ll ?

Maths
We are looking at the number 10 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g. blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 10? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing. In Maths we will also be ordering numbers to 10 and then 20.

In our topic work we will also be taking part in Diwali and Remembrance day activities.

Keep safe and well everyone

w/c 2nd November 2020

Welcome back to all our Reception famillies after the school holiday. Our topic this term is People who help us. Here we will be learning about the role of different people in our communties and how they help others. Please have lots of conversations with your child about this.

Literacy
This week we will be looking at Fire Officers, what they do and how they can help. We will link this to Bonfire night and we be thinking about what we can do to stay safe but still have fun.

 

Use the phonics document attached to read the words and listen for the initial sound. Can you find items around your house and garden that begin with the sound  h/ b ?

Maths
We are looking at the number 6 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g.  blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 6? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing. In Maths we will also be  identifying and creating other numbers up to 10.

Keep safe and well everyone

 

w/c 19th October 2020

Phonics
Use the phonics document attached to read the words and listen for the sound. Can you find items around your house and garden that use the sound ck/ e/ u / r?

Literacy
This week we will be building 3 letter words from the sounds we have learnt so far. Can you build and read 3 letter words that contain the sounds s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r? For example sat, sit, pip, dog, cat, tap. Can you also go on an Autumn walk with your adult? Describe to your adult what is happening to the trees and the colour of the leaves. Can you draw an Autumn leaf or tree?

PSHE
This half term we are learning all about ourselves and each other.

Maths
We are looking at the number 2 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g. blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 2? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing.

Keep safe and well everyone

w/c 11th October 2020

Phonics
Use the phonics document attached to read the words and listen for the initial sound. Can you find items around your house and garden that begin with the sound  g/ o/ c / k ?

Literacy
This week we will be talking about recycling and making recycling posters. We will be linking this to our number and shape work where we will be looking at numbers and shapes on recyclable plastics. Can you look at what you can recycle at home and make a poster to show this? Can you copy the word 'recycling' and form the letters correctly. Upload some pictures to tapestry so we can see what you have been doing.
 
PSHE
This half term we are learning all about ourselves and each other. 

Maths
We are looking at the number 3 this week. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g.  blocks, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 3? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing.

Keep safe and well everyone

w/c 5th October 2020

 

Phonics
Use the phonics document attached to read the words and listen for the initial sound. Can you find items around your house and garden that begin with the sound i / n / m / d ?

Literacy
This week we are listening for sounds we can hear all around us. In class we are making some listening ears, (a band of paper around your child's head, stick on two ears, decorate and write your name on them). Wear these to go on a listening walk and list the things you can hear inside and out. Can you draw pictures of the things you heard and write the sounds you hear in that word?

PSHE
This half term we are learning all about ourselves and each other.

Maths
This week we are learning about the number 1. Can your child make the number in lots of different ways. You can use anything you like e.g. leaves, vegetables, books, pens, toys, coins. Can you draw and write the number? Can you say the number that is one more or one less than the number 1? Upload some photos to your child's profile so we can see what you have been doing.

Keep safe and well everyone

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Following this link '25 non-screen activities' that you can do at home

E-Safety

Image result for tiktok logoDuring the lockdown, we have been fortunate to have an online community to stay connected with friends and family. It's easy to forget that we must consider our safety online in all areas. Please take a look at this article regarding the TikTok App, and stay safe!

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Here is another fantastic link to the 'Safer Schools' app.

Other information for parents

Online Safety

Leeds Prevent: Online Safety Information for Parents

'With many of our children currently off school and staying home due to COVID 19 the potential for online exploitation will be at its highest.
Although rare, there is a risk that with increased online activity, feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited. An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.' 
Click on the Leeds Prevent link above for more essential information.

Other internet safety information: During the school closures, children will be using apps and different websites for their learning and games. Using computers is fun and interesting but it is very important to make sure apps and websites are safe before children use them. Use the link below for useful information and games for your children to be reminded about being safe online 

Internet Safety

Here is a helpful way to explain and disucss corona virus with young children Coronvirus - A book for children

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