Reception - Ash 2017 - 2018
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Reminder: You can now choose to record homework or any other out of school activities on your child's learning journal on the Tapestry website instead of in their home/school book. If any parents still do not have an account set up with Tapestry please speak to one of the EYFS team.
This week in literacy we have focussed on writing silly potion rhymes and in maths we have been describing shapes and objects using mathematical language.
Letter sounds taught so far - s,a,t,p,i,n,g,o,c,k,ck, e,u,r,h,b,f,ff,l,ll,ss,j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, or, oo, ar, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
Key words taught so far - the, to, no, go, and, I, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, come, here, said, look, all
How you can help your child this week and over the Easter Holidays
Useful information/support -
If you/your child would like to hear the correct pronunciation of all 42 letter sounds please visit youtube and type in 'Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds' (British English) by Jollylearning.
It would also be useful to print out the phonics sound mats that we use in school by logging on to www.twinkl.co.uk - click on 'create a free account' and then type in and download 'phase 2 sound mat' and 'phase 3 sound mat'. These are both free resources on the site and the children are very familiar with using them to support their recall of the letters/sounds whilst they are writing.
Writing independent sentences is often a task that children in reception find the most difficult out of all of the early learning goals. Therefore, plenty of practise in this area can really support your child's achievement of this goal. Please give your child simple words or sentences to write (depending on ability).
When writing encourage your child to recall learnt tricky words (words that can't be sounded out) - children can use the key word sheets attached below to support this. Children should speak out other words and repeat saying them to support them to hear the sounds they need and to write these. If your child is struggling to do this independently you can help by saying the word and emphasising the different sounds in it. At this stage we are looking for children's writing to be phonetically correct, so not necessarily always spelt correctly. For example, it is perfectly acceptable for a child to write 'hejhog' instead of 'hedgehog'. Please remind your child to use a space inbetween each word and that they should begin writing at the left hand side of the page.
Sentence ideas -
- The frog is on the moon.
- The black cat went on the chair.
- I will not go to the shops.
During the reception year, these are the maths goals that we are working towards. Please pick skills from this list to practise.
- Count up to 20 objects, recognise and order numerals from 0-20 (0-20 numbers attached below)
- Say which number is one more or less than a number between 0-20.
- Add and subtract two single digit numbers (this can be done verbally)
- Double and halve a number/number of objects and share a number of objects equally.
Thank you to the many parents that do our recommended activities; your support at home has such a positive impact on your child's learning. Please comment in your child's home/school message book or on Tapestry if your child has done any extra activities at home so that we can use comments as evidence towards your child's learning profile. We also award a homework sticker every Monday to all children completing these activities. Your child may also write/draw in his/her home/school message book.
We hope that you find all of our staff helpful and approachable. Please don't hesitate to speak to any member of the team if you have any queries or concerns, however big or small.
The Foundation Stage Team
Files to Download
Reception - Ash: News items
INSET DAY MONDAY 4th JUNE, by Mrs Allmand
Down's Syndrome Awareness Day Wednesday 21st March 2018, by Mrs Richards
Top tips for sharing books with your child, by Mrs Allmand