Reception - Ash/Oak 2018 - 2019
Hello and welcome to the EYFS webpage. This page will be updated every Friday during term-time. Please check this weekly for information about what we have been doing during the week and recommended activities that you can do at home which will support your child's learning. Thank you to all of the parents/children that did the recommended activity last week. We are pleased to say that we are getting record numbers of recommended activities being completed so far this year, which really does make such a difference to your children's learning. Please note that you may choose to record your child's recommended homework in the home/school books or on Tapestry.
This week we have been busy practising and performing our Christmas Nativity; we hope you all enjoyed it and well done to all of the children. We have also been focussing on a book called 'The Christmas Collar' and in maths we have been helping our elf to find out how many chocolate coins and marshmallows are the same weight as him so that he can eat his own weight in chocolate coins and marshmallows!
Sounds taught so far - s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k, ck, e, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
We are continuing to consolidate our learning of the phase 2 sounds and words and have been focussing on using the correct letter formation.
Words taught so far - is, it, in, at, and, to, the, no, go, I
How you can help your child this week and over the Christmas Holidays
Choose any activities from the below suggestions:
Bake - Baking together supports skills and understanding, such as following instructions, learning new vocabulary, counting, weighing, capacity, scientific changes and health and safety and it's fun!
Making things for family/friend Christmas get togethers or making a Christmas party for teddies - your child could be involved in writing invitations, writing place name labels for the table, making party hats, writing a menu for Christmas dinner etc.
Pin the nose on the snowman - draw a large snowman and a seperate carrot nose. Take it in turns to close your eyes and see who can pin the nose in the correct place. Encourage your child to use positional language when talking about where the nose was put eg. on top of his head, next to his tummy etc.
Decorate a paper Christmas tree by tricky words, letters or numbers - Cut out a Christmas tree shape and label it with either the words is, it, in, at, and, to, the, no, go, I or our learnt letter sounds (see above) or numbers 1-20. Then say a word/letter/number and your child finds and covers this with a pom pom or sticker to make it look like decoration. If your child is confident with the above you could choose to use our phase 3 key words (see attachment below) or numbers beyond 20.
Read Christmas Books together - Ask your child questions about what happened in the story.
Sing Christmas songs or make up a dance to a Christmas Song - We'd love to see some videos on Tapestry of your child doing this independently and this also provides us with evidence towards your child's learning journal in the area of Expressive Art and Design and Being Imaginative.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We really encourage you to do our recommended activities; your support at home has such a positive impact on your child's learning. If you do a recommended activity please note this in your child's orange home/school message book or on Tapestry. On Mondays we celebrate the homework completed and all children who have done this receive a house point and a sticker.
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
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