2020 – 2021
Mrs Roberts (Wednesday)
Class Learning Assistant:
Welcome back everyone! I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful week off. For now, we will be continuing with our home learning via Teams except for children of key workers. I just want to say a huge well done to everybody for your amazing work, both for those children at home and in school. You are all doing so well – I can’t wait until we are all back together again!
Our topic this half term is ‘Heroes and Superheroes’ which I am sure you are going to love! We will be thinking about what superheroes are, what they do and what super powers they have. We will even be designing our own superhero as well as creating some masks and capes! In a few weeks time, we will also be learning about a range of different heroes who help us on a daily basis such as the doctors, nurses, police and fire services. Hopefully, we will be welcoming all of you back to school just in time for the run up to Mother’s Day. Although we may not be able to do our usual Mother’s Day assembly, we will ensure that all of our Mummy’s get a special treat that they deserve. Watch this space!
Our Phonics lessons will begin by consolidating the Set 2 sounds we have learnt so far and we will continuing to practise our sentence writing, with a focus on holding the sentence in our head before writing it down. We also will begin to consolidate the use of capital letters and full stops in our writing. Our Talk for Writing story this half term is Supertato, which I am sure you will love acting out and learning off by heart!
In Maths we will continue to deepen our understanding of the numbers 1 to 10. This includes recognising/ordering the numbers, saying one more/one less than a given number and finding number bonds to 10. We will use ten frames and part whole models to practise our number bonds. Later in the half term, we will focus on recognition of 2D and 3D shapes.
Hopefully it won’t be long until we are back together, Reception. In the meantime, keep working hard for your Mum’s and Dad’s and I will see you all soon. I miss you lots.
Reception Home Learning
Home learning has now moved to Microsfot Teams. Your child should now have a login for Rising Stars, Numbots and Purple Mash which can be found in the front of your child’s reading record. We will be allocating reading books online through the Rising Stars website (please see the link below).
I would love to see the great learning that is taking place at home, so please send in photos of work/activities via the Evidence Me app.
The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children. It helps to develop vocabulary, assists with their writing and gives them an understanding of different concepts of everyday life and from around the world. These early stages of encouraging children to read are vitally important and should promoted within school and at home.
This half term your child will be sent home with a reading book and a reading record. Depending on the stage of reading your child is at, they may recieve a book with pictures or a book with a few words on each page. Please take the time to share and help your child read this book at least 3 times a week whether that be through talking about the pictures, answering questions about it or by encouraging them to tell their own story from the pictures. If your child has a reading book with words in, then it is important to encourage them to segment the sounds in each word and blend them together. Please ensure your child’s record is signed every time they read at home. You are more than welcome to document any other books that you and your child may have shared together.
Also, I will continue to send home the Read Write Inc resources for the sounds learnt each week. The sounds can be cut up and used to build different words for your child to practise reading by sounding them out carefully. It is important that children have regular practise at this in order for the skill to become embedded.
Please ensure that your child’s handwriting sheets are returned to school when they have been completed.