Reception - Ash 2017 - 2018
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IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHANGE OF DATE FOR OUR EYFS GRADUATION - this will now be on Thursday 5th July starting at 9.30am, not Thursday 12th July as previously stated. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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 looked at the book 'How Big Is A Pig?'. This book looks at opposites. In maths we have had a consolidation week.
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, so, some, do, what, when, out,
How you can help your child this fortnight
Literacy - Write a letter to stick up on our wall at school. This may be a letter to the teachers or to all of the children. You may want to write a letter saying what you have done over the half-term break or about your favourite toy or your family, whatever you want. These will be displayed on our working wall for you to show all of your friends.
Maths/Speaking - Please play games that involve your child using mathematical language. If your child is able to use this language without any prompting please record exactly what he/she said on Tapestry or in the home/school message book. We can then use this as evidence for your child's learning journal. If your child is not tending to use this language please support your child by using the language yourself.
Pick from the below areas.
- Distance (near, far, nearer, further, nearest, furthest). Suggestion - throwing/rolling game.
- Time (minutes, o'clock, hours). Suggestion - What's the time Mr Wolf? Also talk to your child about eg. how many minutes until bedtime? What time is your bed time? etc.
- Position (under, over, on top of, underneath, behind, infront of, inbetween). Suggestion - hide and seek and talk about where people were hidden, hide an object, pin the tail on the donkey and talk about where it was put.
- Capacity (full, empty, half full/empty, biggest/smallest capacity, overflowing). Suggestion - containers in water/in the bath.
- Weight (heavy, light, heaviest, lightest). Suggestion - let your child pick an object and they should go looking for objects heavier or lighter than it. Ask your child to talk about the weight of the objects eg. "this is heavier and this is lighter" so that they are using the language themselves.
- Money (pounds, pence, note, coins, change). Suggestion - make a role-play shop and encourage your child to use this language whilst working/shopping in it.
Have a wonderful half-term break.
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