The year has flown by and we can’t believe that we’re in our final term of the Reception year!

As we approach Year 1, we are building the stepping stones for a secure transition. Please use the links in our previous blogs to revisit and review our learning. The images below show the Early Learning Goals that your child is expected to have achieved by the end of Reception. As we work to ensure that your child feels confident in most of these areas, it is crucial that you are working with them at home to consolidate their learning in school.

Please remember to read daily with your child. 

 

This term, we are reviewing Phase 2 and 3 sounds and tricky words. We will use our phonetic knowledge to begin reading, writing and spelling longer words. Take a look at the following links for some free Home Learning resources.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-3

For Maths, our first block of learning will be focusing on numbers to 20 and beyond. This week, children will be asked to choose a number card, make the number on a counting string and build the number using building blocks. At home, you can support this learning with the following free resources.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/numberblocks-make-and-play

As always, Home Learning is due every Wednesday and is given out every Friday.

Looking forward to a happy and exciting Summer Term!

Thank you for your continued support,

 

The Reception Team

 

Hello to our lovely Reception parents and carers,

We are so excited to begin our new term and continue our wonderful learning. This term, our topic is Earth and Beyond – we will discover the planets in our solar system and explore outer space.

Here’s a song to sing at home!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2prtmPEjOc

As we begin a new term we would like to kindly remind you that the school day begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. It is essential for your child’s learning and progress that they arrive on time daily. We are understanding of the occasional lateness but consistent lateness has a huge impact on your child’s overall school experience and we do keep a daily record of late arrivals. 

We will be updating this blog weekly with examples of our learning and ideas for home learning so please remember to keep checking the blog!

If you have any questions please come and chat to a member of the Reception Team.

– Miss Ellery and Ms Kelleher

Please take a look at this poster to find out more about free family activities this Half Term break.

Hi lovely parents and carers,

We hope that you’ve had a fantastic holiday – welcome back to Spring 1!

Bikeability sessions are running in Reception this week for those who signed up.

Please see the poster below for information about English classes for parents.

The English classes will be held at Oliver Goldsmith Primary School.

Please keep checking this page for Reception updates.

Thank you!

The Reception Team

Father Christmas surprised us with a special gift before Christmas Day.

We were so excited to tell him what we want for Christmas this year.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

We enjoyed talking about Winter and all the wonderful things it brings.

Our talented teachers painted our faces to celebrate Winter and the ending of our Autumn Term.

Have a look yourself!

 

Thank you for the lovely contributions to our party – it was wonderful!

We danced the afternoon away.

We have had a fantastic first term in Reception. The Reception Team would like to thank our amazing families for all their continued support. We are looking forward to all the learning that is to come in the Spring Term.

Happy Holidays!

Here are some useful links for home learning over the holidays – if you would like to use them with your child.

Phonics

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

Click for a wide range of free online Phonics games.

https://www.youtube.com/@EpicPhonics

Click for a huge selection of free Phonics songs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks

Click for all episodes of the free CBeebies show Alphablocks.

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1

Click for a wide range of free online Maths games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk9Yt1PqQiw&list=PL9bsPVRSg1sn_Op6yAQ54Rr1fniByD8UI

Click for a huge selection of free Maths songs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

Click for all episodes of the free CBeebies show Numberblocks.

This will support you in consolidating your child’s learning.

Many thanks,

The Reception Team

Thank you to all the parents that have come to our Parents/ Carers’ Evening. We look forward to seeing the rest of you.

Please find below the learning information that we said we would share with you.

Phonics Autumn Term

These are the letters and sounds we have been learning this term:

s a t p i n m d g o c k ck u e r b f l

Please continue to go over these letter sounds to support your children in using them confidently and securely. This will enable their reading and writing. Don’t forget to use your online library at Big Cat ebooks – your username and password can be found in your child’s reading record.

Maths Autumn Term

We have been learning to count, recognise and work within numbers from 0 to 20. Below you will find some links to helpful videos and websites to support your child’s continuous learning.

Shapes are everywhere! To support your child’s ongoing learning, you can challenge them to Shape Hunt the environment – can you see a circle, square, triangle, rectangle? What shape is the bus stop sign? How many sides does the square have? Can you see another shape like it?

Finally, please remember to check the school blog every two weeks for updates.

Have a lovely weekend,

Reception Team

If you would like to practice singing our first three songs for the Nativity, please follow the links!

Scroll down for the lyrics…

A Wriggly Nativity

Wriggly nativity, wriggly nativity!

Somehow you’ve just got to move:

It’s a wriggly nativity.

Can you feel the thrill?
Can you feel the thrill?

Glory, glory, what a story!

No-one’s sitting still!

Wriggly nativity, wriggly nativity!

Somehow you’ve just got to move:

It’s a wriggly nativity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeTzILIv5wo

Donkey Plodding

Ee-or!

Donkey plodding, donkey plodding

Move your weary bones.

Donkey plodding, donkey plodding

Over rocks and stones.

Or-ee-or, ee-or, ee-or,

Never ever moans

Donkey plodding all day long.

Ee-or!

Carry gentle Mary,

Carry gentle Mary,

All the way to Bethlehem.

Ee-or!

Ee-or!

Donkey plodding, donkey plodding

Move your weary bones.

Donkey plodding, donkey plodding

Over rocks and stones.

Or-ee-or, ee-or, ee-or,

Never ever moans

Donkey plodding all day long.

Ee-or!

Joseph walks beside you,

Joseph walks beside you,

All the way to Bethlehem.

Ee-or!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1vHUKUE_Ks

Knock On Another Door

We’ve got no room, we must confess

We can’t take any more.

We’ve got no room, so we suggest

You knock on another door!

Rat-a-tat! Rat-a-tat! Rat-a-tat-a-tat!

Any room for a couple

With nowhere else to stay?
Any room for a couple

Who come from far away?

We’ve got no room, we must confess

We can’t take any more.

We’ve got no room, so we suggest

You knock on another door!

Rat-a-tat! Rat-a-tat! Rat-a-tat-a-tat!

Any room for a lady

Whose baby’s nearly due?
Any room for a lady

We don’t know what to do!

We’ve got no room, we must confess

We can’t take any more.

We’ve got no room, so we suggest

You knock on another door!

Rat-a-tat! Rat-a-tat! Rat-a-tat-a-tat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1p0CHa7k4