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If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us, you can email or message us via Tapestry.

 

This page is where you will find out lots of useful information about all the learning and fun we are having in Reception. Throughout the Reception Year, your child will partake in an ambitious curriculum which is designed in a sequential way to ensure progress towards our end of year curricular goals.

 

We use Tapestry to keep you up to date with your child's learning. Tapestry is an on-line system which allows us to create an individual Learning journey for every child in Reception. We can add comments, notes, photographs and videos of your child and then link these to the Early Years Curriculum. It can be accessed via the internet or downloaded as an app.

 

There are two classes in Reception. The staff in this class are:

Miss Scott, Mrs Makepeace, Miss Cottee and Mrs Hussain

 

My name is Miss Scott and I am a Reception class teacher.

 

 

To contact me please email:

mrsscott@christtheking.reading.sch.uk

Key information:

 

  • Fruit and milk is available daily at snack time and the fruit changes from day to day. This is a great opportunity for your child to try something new with their friends.
  • Please ensure your child has their book bag and water bottle in school every day.

 

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Please read daily and sign the yellow reading records. Return the reading records and completed books to your class teacher the following school day. 

 

There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures

 

 

These areas form the fundamental mathematical basis of a CBeebies series of five-minute animated programmes called Numberblocks. We use these and the NCETM materials to draw out and build on the maths embedded in the stories contained in each episode.

 

Useful websites:

 

Maths

Topmarks: Lots of great Maths games. 

Numberblocks:  Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!

 

Literacy

Oxford Owl: Here you will find free e-books that match your book band colour. Choose the correct book band and read a book every day.

Alphablocks:  Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.

 

 

Apps for EYFS:

 

Curriculum Information

 

The curriculum in Reception is delivered through a balance of adult led and child led learning.

It incorporates everything we want the children to experience, learn and be able to do. Meeting all the requirements of the educational programmes in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the flexibility to allow us to respond quickly to children’s new interests and needs.

 

Religious Education and Worship

 

We learn about the importance of prayer and pray throughout the school day. Reception also partake in whole school acts of Worship. 

 

Literacy

 

Our school uses ‘Talk for Writing’ to help children develop their skills in talking about and writing stories. Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Through regular reading we want children to build up an extensive rich vocabulary for use in their own writing. Each half term we focus on a particular story. The children will hear the story several times and we will explore the story in a variety of ways and explore new vocabulary.

 

Phonics

 

Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading.

 

Our school uses the Read Write Inc. programme to get children off to a flying start with their English. RWI is a method of learning based upon letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. for Phonics. It provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

 

 

Reading

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple prompts
  • Learn to read words using sound blending (Fred talk)
  • Read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out
  • Show that they comprehend the stories by answering 'Find It' and 'Prove It'

 

Writing

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • Learn to write the letter/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds
  • Learn to write words by saying the sounds and graphemes (Fred fingers)

 

Talking

When using RWI the children will also work in pairs:

  • To answer questions
  • To take turns talking and listening to each other
  • To give positive praise to each other

 

Latest News:

 

Welcome back for the final term of Reception. We hope you had a wonderful May Half Term. It is wonderful to have the longer days with us and to be enjoying some sunshine at last. On sunny days please put sun cream on your child before school, and send in your child with a named sun hat and water bottle.

We are looking forward to a busy summer term - please see separate communication for Sports Day and our school trip.

 

Tapestry: Please make use of this wonderful tool for sharing photographs and information. We love to share what your child has been up to in school and also take a peek into the sort of things they love doing at home and the accomplishments they have made.

If you are having any difficulties with Tapestry, please let us know and we will help you out.

 

Caterpillars:

Over the last few weeks we have have been busy observing and taking care of our caterpillars. We have learned new vocabulary and lots of knowledge about the life cycle of a butterfly.

We are so excited to see them grow and change.

 

There are four stages in the metamorphosis of butterflies and moths:  egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

 

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