Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

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Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

 

Reception

Ms Liv Bellamy-Brown

Ms Bellamy-Brown - Class Teacher

Mrs Fiona Johnston

Mrs Johnston - Teaching Assistant

Miss Lisa Clayton

Miss Clayton - One to One Support

Welcome to Reception Class

There are no in-school welcome meetings this year.

Please read the Early Years booklet to familiarise yourself with the routines.  We are really looking forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 8th September.

 

Click here to view the Early Years Booklet PDF

Reception Class 2020-21

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Important Information

  • PLEASE remember to label clothes, coats, PE kits etc with your child's name
  • Reading books are changed on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. Reading books and records need to be in the book box to be changed. 
  • Have you been on Tapestry yet? Please have a go at adding your own observations from home or out of school experiences. Your contribution is invaluable! 
  • Have you filled out a Wow Slip?  Lots of your child's development happens away from school - share their proud moments with us.

 

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What Happens in Reception Class

Click here for the overview plan of the whole year!

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Autumn Term

  • In Maths we will be investigating numbers up to 5. We will work on counting forwards and backwards to and from 5, one more/one less, number bonds within 5, as well as 1:1 correspondence. We will introduce the language of addition and subtraction within 5. We will look at sorting and comparing quantities as well as introducing the language of time.
  • Phonics – Phase 1 recap - focussing on listening out for initial sounds in words and segmenting and blending CVC words. Phase 2 learning 4 initial sounds per week and segmenting and blending for reading.
  • Topics: Traditional Fairy Tales, contemporary rhyming stories for example Julia Donaldson and Festivals around the World. We keep these flexible as we will also be following the children’s interests. They will also have their own focus week each.

Within topics and child led areas of interest we will also be including a broad range of activities including: craft, cooking, science, the world around us, fine motor skills activities, dance and music, as well as other areas of learning provided through resources in continuous provision.

Spring Term

  • In Maths we will be investigating numbers up to 10. We will work on place value and counting forwards and backwards to and from 10, one more/one less, number bonds within 10, as well as 1:1 correspondence. We will start working on sorting and comparing as well as addition and subtraction within 10. We will recap 2D shapes and introduce 3D shapes and pattern. We will look at halving doubling and sharing.
  • Phonics - Phase 2 continued – finish learning the initial sounds. Phase 3 introduce 2 digraphs or trigraphs per week and focus on segmenting and blending for writing. Learning to read phase 2 and 3 tricky words.
  • Topics include: Dinosaurs and Pirates/Under the Sea as well as Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Mothers’ Day, Easter. We keep these flexible as we will be following the children’s interests. They will also have their own focus week each.

Within topics and child led areas of interest we will also be including a broad range of activities including: craft, cooking, science, the world around us, fine motor skills activities, dance and music, as well as other areas of learning provided through resources in continuous provision.

Summer Term

  • In Maths we will be investigating numbers up to 20. We will work on place value to 20, one more/one less, consolidating number bonds within 10, as well as 1:1 correspondence up to 20. We will look at adding and subtracting 1 and 2 within 20. We will recap 2D and 3D shapes and introduce number patterns including odds and evens and counting in twos.
  • Phonics - Phase 3 continued – finish learning the digraphs and trigraphs and focus on segmenting and blending for reading and writing. Learning to read and write phase 2 and 3 tricky words.
  • Topics include: Space, Minibeasts, and People Who Help Us. We keep these flexible as primarily we will be following the children’s interests. Instead of focus weeks this term we have a parent’s evening to support next steps and transition to Year 1.

Within topics and child led areas of interest we will also be including a broad range of activities including: craft, cooking, science, the world around us, fine motor skills activities, dance and music, as well as other areas of learning provided through resources in continuous provision.

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Mrs Sutcliffe tweets about Maths here. Dr Ovenden tweets about reading here.

Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support your child's learning are:

Letters and sounds DfE This government backed website offers daily phonics sessions - something we do in school every day through Early Years and Key Stage 1  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Numberblocks Numberblocks is really carefully put together to help children understand number in many different ways.  It's a great favourite of Ms Bellamy-Brown and Mrs Sutcliffe's!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

Espresso We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6.  Our school pupil log in was texted home on 27/04/20  https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

BBc Bitesize The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

The National Academy Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.  The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week. https://www.thenational.academy/ 

 

Here are some further links you could explore:

 

Alphablocks  All episodes available on Youtube and some on BBC iplayer  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Phonics Play  www.phonicsplay.co.uk  username: march20  password: home

Poisson Rouge  This is a fantastic resource!  www.poissonrouge.com  login: corona2020  password: corona2020

Mr Thorne Does Phonics  Geraldine the Giraffe phonics videos and MORE  All available on YouTube for free or the app store https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

Teach Your Monster to Read  A super fun way to support phonics and learning to read  https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Tate Kids  Lots of games. Info and ideas to support your child’s learning about art and developing creativity  https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

The Imagination Tree  The go-to site for ideas for multisensory learning through play for children from birth to 6.  https://theimaginationtree.com/

ABC Does  50 fantastic things to try at home  www.abcdoes.com

Online Field Trips!  There are also lots of museums, galleries and other interactive online field trips you can take – the British Museum, SanDiego Zoo, you can even take a trip through space with the Mars Rover!  https://www.tripsavvy.com/virtual-field-trips-for-kids-3129414

 

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