Welcome to Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)

Meet the team

                                

Miss Hullah                  Miss Mannion          Miss Khan             Miss Bowyer 

s.hullah@allsaints-pri.manchester.sch.uk

 

For more information regarding Reception please click on the links below

 

Welcome Poster         Welcome Video         Reception Classroom         Reception Outdoor Area

 

Reception Curriculum Map          Reception Knowledge Organiser    Summer Newsletter

 

Please use the Reception link below for more information on what life is like in Reception! 

Reception Link- https://padlet.com/shullah/mi9fjnco47fntwmh

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Welcome to Reception! Miss Mannion, Miss Hullah and Miss Khan welcome you to our page! 

Welcome to Reception!  

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage. 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! 

                        

Things to remember 

  • Children will take part in PE activities including dance, gymnastics and ball games. 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. 

  • All children in Foundation Stage will receive fruit each morning.

  • Milk is available for Reception children for a small fee, please see the main office for details.

  • All children will receive homework in a homework book each week including a piece of literacy or maths and a piece of phonics relating to the sounds that have been taught in school! Homework is due each Wednesday and will be sent back out on a Friday afternoon. Please let a member of staff know if you would like any help with homework; we are always happy to help!

  • If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to contact Miss Hullah on s.hullah@allsaints-pri.manchester.sch.uk We are always here to help and support!  

 

 

Topic

During this half term we will be focusing on the topic of 'Once Upon a Time'. We will be learning all about traditional tales including the 'The Little Red Hen' and 'There Is No Dragon In This Story'. We will also be reading some of our favourite fairy tales including 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We will be using the stories to engage in role play, make castles and create a puppet show. We will be starting with the story 'The Little Red Hen' and we will be using the story to learn how to make our own bread. The children will be using the flour in the classroom to make their own bread for the hen! The children will then be reading ‘There Is No Dragon In This Story’ and we will be using the story to describe the characters and to make our own dragons.

 

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                  

Maths  

We have been learning a lot in our Math's lessons so far this year. During Summer Term 1, the children will be continuing to practice their number recognition with numbers 1-20, matching numeral to quantity to 20 and using resources to count out 1-20 objects. Our main focus during Summer Term 1 will be supporting the children to count one more and one less of numbers up to 20. Children will also be practicing doubling, halving and sharing with numbers to 20. 

 

 

 

  

Literacy

 

Each half term we will be choosing books to focus on during literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Summer Term 1, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Once upon a time'. Our first book focus will be the story 'The Little Red Hen', a story about a hen who is sad because nobody will help her to make bread. We will be using the story to describe the characters, write captions about the characters and write letters to the other animals in the story. We will also be using the story to learn how to make bread and we will be writing instructions for what to do. Our second book focus will be 'There's no dragon in this tale.' We will be using this tale to describe characters, order the story and create our own story map! 

 

  There Is No Dragon In This Story by Lou Carter is a fantastic EYFS or KS1

 

Phonics

Every day the children will take part in a phonics (read, write, inc) 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 Sets 1-3 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 ('special friends') and longer words e.g. fish. During Summer Term 1, children will be continuing to practice set 1 and set 2 phonics and further beginning set 3 phonics, where they will be practicing how to recognize and write letters of the alphabet and 'special friends'. The children will be using these phonemes to segment and blend simple words. We will be playing lots of reading and writing games to help us to practice using our sounds. 

 

Please find an example below of Miss Hullah teaching a short phonics activity so that you can see how we teach sounds, segment and blend.

 

 

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