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Reception

Welcome to Early Years!

 

Our teachers are Mrs Brind, Mr Heydon and Mrs Charidza. We are supported by Mrs Jachym, Mrs Hort, Mrs Sturgess and Mrs Thompson

 

We enjoy learning through practical play and exploration. Check out the links below to see what we have been learning about recently.

How to get Bug Club to work on iPhone and iPads Instructions:

Go to Settings  

Scroll down to Safari

Find and untick 'prevent cross-site tracking'

Home Learning and Homework 

Please upload any pictures of your child’s work to Evidence Me.

If you have any questions about the work please contact your respective teacher using the emails provided on our home learning page. The EYFS team will be more than happy to provide help and feedback to help your child get the most out of the activities.

 

We have purchased 'Bug Club' which is an online Reading Scheme. Your child has their own username and password that will give them access to some books (this will be sent via 'Evidence Me'). This will be monitored by your class teacher. We would like to receive videos of your child reading (they can read a physical book instead if they wish) via 'Evidence Me' on a Monday and Thursday.

Please note that the username and password for bug club are case sensitive and should all be lower case. When you access the book, please click on the 'bug'  that appears on some of the pages. This will ask your child questions about the story. Thank you.

 

If you are having difficulty accessing 'Evidence Me' or if you can not complete the work on paper or electronically, please email your respective teacher so that we can provide assistance. Here is the link for parent help for Evidence Me.

 

 

Please continue to read the books on Bug Club. Remember to press on the 'Bug' to answer the questions. 

Prayers

We would love for the children to continue saying their prayers throughout the day, both the school prayers and their own. Videos of the children praying can be uploaded to Evidence Me. Thank you. 

                                                    Week beginning 12th April 2021

Reading activity - This week we will continue to read The Easter Story. Please share the story with your child and talk to them about what happened on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Thank you.

Writing activity - We will be writing sentences about The Easter Story. Please help your child to learn the spellings

from the list and their tub words so that they are more confident. They should also practise writing down sounds that they hear in words.

 

Phonics activity - Most children will receive a book to read via Oxford Owls (a letter has been sent out via ParentMail  regarding logging in - however, it is the same username and password as Bug Club and hp1 as the  school code. You need to enter via School and then Student). Please ensure that you read the story  with your child everyday.

 

Maths activity - 

22.3.21 - What have we been up to?

Screen Break Day

As we continue to enjoy learning,

We used the following phrases to remember how to form the letters:

 

 

m    Maisie, mountain, mountain

a     round the apple, down the leaf

s     slither down the snake round his bottom,

d     up his tall neck and down to his feet

t      down the tower, across the tower

i      down the body, dot for the head

n     down Nobby, over his net

p     down the plait and over the pirates face

g     round her face, down her hair and give her a curl

o     all around the orange

c     curl around the caterpillar

k     down the kangaroo’s body tail and leg

u     down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle

b     down the laces to the heel and around the toe

f      down the stem and draw the leaves

e     lift off the top and scoop out the egg

l      down the long leg

h     down the head, to the hooves and over his back

sh   slither down the snake, down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

r     down the robots back and curl over his arm

j     down his body, curl, dot for his head

v    down a wing, up a wing

y    down a horn, up a horn and under head

w   down, up, down, up

th   down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back

z    zig-zag-zig

ch  the horse sneezes when the caterpillar's hairs get up his nose

qu  round her head, up past her earring, down her hair, and flick

x    down the arm and leg, repeat the other side

ng  a thing on a string

nk  I think I stink

 

Please help your child to learn the sound and form the letter. They could practise forming the letters in water, sand, mud, on your back, on their palm etc. They could write it on paper, use their finger on the carpet or a paintbrush. It is very important that they learn how to form the letter correctly and how to say the sound. You could use 'Mr Thorne does phonics' on YouTube as a way of hearing the correct pronunciation.

Please also help your child to hold the pencil properly. Here is a picture of how your child should be holding a pencil:

 

Here is a video clip to support letter formation:
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