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Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage. We are very excited to welcome back our Reception children to begin Autumn Term 2. If you have any questions, please call school to make an appointment to speak to one of the Foundation Stage staff; we are always happy to help!
Please use the Reception link below for more information on what life is like in Reception!
Reception Link- https://padlet.com/shullah/mi9fjnco47fntwmh
Reception Teacher – Miss Hullah
Reception Key Person – Miss Mannion
Miss Hullah Miss Mannion
European Day of Languages
Reception had so much fun on European Day of Languages, we learnt all about the country Holland!
We did lots of fun activities to help us to learn all about Holland! We began our day by learning how to say
hello in Dutch which is 'Hallo', the children all had a practice saying this to each other. We then had lots
of fun learning which colors are in the Holland flag and used our paints and colors to create our own flags.
At snack time, we really enjoyed trying some traditional Holland food including Dutch caramel waffles
and some Edam cheese, we got to talk about what we liked and didn't like about the food!
To finish our day, we had lots of fun listening to and dancing to some traditional Holland music, we decided
that it sounded different to the songs that we usually listen to but we really liked them!
Things to remember
-Children will take part in dance and PE activities. Children will not yet need a PE kit in Reception class; a letter will be sent home when PE Kits are needed. PE kits will be a white t-shirt, black shorts and pair of pumps.
-Children will bring home a reading pack. Books will be changed on a Wednesday each week; please bring reading packs every day. We have set up a system to ensure that books can be sanitized and left for 72 hours before being sent home.
-All children in Foundation Stage will receive fruit each morning.
-Milk is available for FS2 children for a small fee, please see the main office for details.
- Children will receive a homework book with 2 pieces of homework each week. This will include a high frequency word/ phonics activity and a piece of Maths or Literacy. Homework is due on a Wednesday and will be handed out on a Friday. Please let a member of staff know if you need any help or have any homework questions!
During this half term we will be focusing on the topic 'Celebrations and Pets'. We will be focusing on different texts surrounding our topic including 'Mouse House' and 'The Storm Whale in Winter'. The children will be focusing on one celebration per week beginning with Halloween; we will be having lots of fun making potions and exploring our pumpkin! The children will be making Diwa lamps for Diwali and will be sampling some traditional foods for different celebrations.
We have been learning a lot in our Maths lessons so far this year. During Autumn Term 2 children will be continuing to practice their number recognition with numbers 1-20 and using resources to count out 1-20 objects. Our main focus during Autumn Term 2 will be supporting the children in finding one more and one less of numbers up to 10. Children will also be practicing doubling, halving and sharing with numbers to 10 and learning to recognize and describe 2D shapes.
Each half term we will be choosing quality texts to focus on during literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Autumn Term 2, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Celebrations and Pets'. We will be beginning the term with the story 'I Am Enough' and using the story to make our own self portraits. The children will then be reading the story 'Mouse House', a story about a family of mice that live inside of a house. The children will be using the story to describe the characters, learn about seasons and write letters to the mice. The children will be finishing the half term with the story 'The Storm Whale in Winter.' The children will be using the story to describe different types of weather and scenery.
Everyday the children will take part in a phonics session. During phonics children will be learning and practicing how to read and write. Everyday children will learn a new sound which they will learn how to say, read and write. During reception children will be taught phase 2-4 phonics which will begin with letters of the alphabet and short 3 letter words e.g. hat and will then progress to sounds with 2 letters and longer words e.g. fish. During Autumn Term 2 children will be beginning Phase 3 phonics where they will be learning to recognize digraphs (2 letter sounds e.g. sh). We will be using these sounds to read and write 4 letter words. We have been playing lots of reading and writing games to help us to practice using our sounds, we are now going to make sure we can read and write our sounds in sentences.
Please find an example below of Miss Hullah teaching a short phonics activity so that you can see how we do it in school!
Please use the following links for fun phonics games!
Buried treasure- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure
Picnic on pluto- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto
Fishy Phonics- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/fishy-phonics?phase=2
Match the words- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-cards?phase=2
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