Rec K 2018 - 2019

Miss Kelly

Welcome to Reception!

We hope you all had a brilliant half term, and we hope you managed to make lots of special memories as a family!

 

In RE this half term we are learning about 'Special People', we will be talking about our families and other people that are special to us! We will be reading bible stories such as 'Feeding of the 5000' and 'Healing the Ten Lepers' and finding out how special Jesus is. We will be decorating a biscuit and enjoying this with our year 6 special friends. 

On the lead up to Christmas we will be celebrating the Birth of Jesus. We are going to make cards and have a Birthday party, we will end the party with a quiet reflection, we will have time to read our cards for Jesus to hear.

In Literacy, we are learning about 'Light and Dark', we are beginning the half term with the story 'Owl Babies', we have been really enjoyed learning about Percy, Sarah and Bill. We have made WANTED posters so we can find Mummy Owl who went missing! We found out that Mummy Owl is very caring like our Mummy and Daddy's and that she had actually gone to find food for her owl babies.

We acted out the Owl Babies story, we had a Mother Owl, and three owl babies: Percy, Sarah and Bill

Please share what your child has been up too at home as it really builds a whole picture of your child. We love to see what you and your child has been up to at the weekend and in half term holidays.

In maths, we will be focussing on number recognition, this will then lead onto addition. After this in our 'Shape, space and measure' unit we will be looking at money and the language used.

 

 

We teach phonics at the start of each day, the children are doing well when recognising a variety of letters. They are becoming more able when classifying objects based on their initial sound. 

This half term we will continue to practise our tricky words, these words are 'sight' words as the children must be able to recognise these words due to them not being able to be phonetically read.                      Our tricky words are: the, to, I, no, go.

 

 We love to listen to and join in with the jolly phonics song - click on the link below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w

Our Tricky words song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

 

 

We are continuing to develop our fine motor skills with our daily letter formation practice and there are lots of opportunities in provision to enhance our control.

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We are starting 'Funky Fingers' this half term, this will help further to strengthen the childrens hand muscles.

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P.E. will be on a Monday and a Friday, so please ensure your child has their kit in school at all times. Your child must dress themselves for school, this helps their physical development and helps them when changing for P.E. Also, can we remind you that ALL belongings need your child's name in. This will help any lost items be returned to you as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for your support,

Miss Milburn and Miss Kelly

 

 

Here are some little ideas how you can support your child's learning at home:

  • Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class.
  • Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters, and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
  • Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.

 

Recommended websites:

http://www.mrthorne.com/ - Mr Thorne has a channel on youtube dedicated to the pronunciation of sounds, called Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Similarly, you can also find the Alphablocks channel on Youtube, which will further support your child's phonic and sound knowledge.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk - some free phonic based games

http://ictgames.com/literacy.html- more phonics games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks - 5 minute videos which reinforce your child's phonic knowledge.

 

Recommended APPs:

Justin's World - Lettersounds: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.

Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand-eye coordination.

Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)

 

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