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Welcome to our Reception Class Page. On this page we will keep you up to date about what we are learning in class so that you have an insight into your child’s learning as well as having the information to support them at home. As always if you have any questions or would just like to speak to a member of staff please do not hesitate to contact us.

Miss Martin, Mrs Freeman and Mrs Straw

Last updated: 16.01.2022

Look what we have been doing…

Our Class Charity

Our class charity is Brake the road safety charity. We chose this charity as road safety is a big issue for schools everywhere and our local community.

Here are some of the ideas we have had for fundraising

Reception Home Learning

Week Beginning Monday 17th January

Phonics

In order to support children working from home and to support our blended learning approach I have added some links to home learning videos, which will show sounds being taught

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, decodable words and tricky words
  • Teach: /ai/ /ee/ /igh/ /oa/
  • Practise reading words with new sounds
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Practise reading sentences

Maths

In maths this week we are focussing on numbers 6, 7, and 8. We will be learning how to represent these numbers in different ways including numerals. We will look at 1 more and 1 less than these numbers and will look at the composition of these numbers (including number bonds).

Topic

In topic this week we are learning about the moon. We will be making our own moon dough and will be learning about Neil Armstrong. We will also learn about shadows and how they are created.

In picture news this week we are looking at ‘Can we always wear whatever we choose?’

Week Beginning Monday 10th January

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be having a recap week based on sounds the children have found more difficult:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, Tricky Words and High Frequency Words
  • Recap and teach: /j/ /sh/ /ch/ /ng/ /th/
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Reading sentences

Maths

In maths this week we will be focussing on measure and comparing different weights. Will will allow he children opportunity to explore this in their independent learning time. We will introduce the vocabulary of heavy and light, heaviest and lightest.

Topic

In topic this week we are going to be learning about our own planet Earth. We are going to zoom in on the continents and discuss that we are from Europe. We will look at maps of Europe and the UK and discuss where we come from. We will learn about the sun and that it is our star.

In picture news this week we are looking at ‘What do we already know about stars and planets?’

Week Beginning Monday 3rd January

Firstly can I wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you and your families had a lovely Christmas and were able to see your families and do lots of things to make you smile.

We have 2 training days this week so children are only in school on Thursday and Friday. Please see below for what the children will be doing. If your child does need to work from home and you want any further guidance, support or just to ask question please do not hesitate to contact me at school via phone, our admin email or class dojo.

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, Tricky Words and High Frequency Words (from Phase 2) and Phase 3 sounds /j/ /v/ /w/ /x/ /y/ /z/ /zz/ /qu/ /ch/ /sh/ /th/ /ng/
  • Learning to read and spell tricky word: her
  • Practise blending for reading
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Reading and spelling High Frequency words (focussing on ‘is’ and ‘as’
  • Reading sentences
  • Writing captions and sentences

Maths

In maths this week we will be focussing on 2D shape. We will start on Thursday looking at circles and triangles. It is important that children understand that any three sided shape is a triangle even if it is shown in different orientations and does not have equal sides. Children sometimes think only equilateral triangles are triangles so we will expose them to lots of different versions of the shape. We will then look at 4 sides shapes on Friday comparing squares and rectangles. For all the shapes we will discuss their properties. Children will then have opportunity to explore shape in independent learning time through making pictures with shapes, printing with shapes, shape puzzles and jigsaws, cutting activities and construction.

Topic

Our new topic for this half term is ‘Space’. On Thursday the children will discover there has been a rocket landing in our classroom and we have a new friend join us. We will be reading the story ‘Beegu’ and discussing where he is from. We are going to discuss how our new friend might be feeling and how we can express our own emotions and feelings in a healthy way. We are going to discuss what we might like to learn about this half term.

In picture news this week we are looking at ‘What is the best thing about being outside?’

Week Beginning Monday 6th December

This week as we take part in our play rehearsals and topic work around celebration we will be working on consolidating our Phase 3 learning so far. Please see the pronunciation guide below to support you with these new sounds.

Week Beginning Monday 29th November

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, Tricky Words and High Frequency Words (from Phase 2) and Phase 3 sounds /j/ /v/ /w/ /x/ /y/ /z/ /zz/ /qu/ /ch/ /sh/ /th/ /ng/
  • Learning new sounds /ai/ /ee/ /igh/ /oa/
  • Learning to read tricky words: was
  • Learning to spell the tricky words: no go
  • Pointing to letters of the alphabet whilst singing the alphabet song
  • Practise blending for reading
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Practise reading 2 syllable words
  • Reading and spelling High Frequency words
  • Reading sentences
  • Writing captions and sentences

Maths

This week in maths we are learning focussing on number bonds to 5. We will introduce the children to part whole models which will support them going forward in their learning on addition and subtraction.

Topic

This week we will learn more about the story of Christmas and begin to do some Christmas crafts. In picture news this week we will be looking at what it would like to live in a different location. We will also be continuing to rehearse for our nativity performance.

Week Beginning Monday 22nd November

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, Tricky Words and High Frequency Words (from Phase 2) and Phase 3 sounds /j/ /v/ /w/ /x/ /y/ /z/ /zz/ /qu/
  • Learning new sounds /ch/ /sh/ /th/ /ng/
  • Learning to read tricky words: we me be
  • Pointing to letters of the alphabet whilst singing the alphabet song
  • Practise blending for reading
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Practise reading 2 syllable words
  • Reading and spelling High Frequency words
  • Reading sentences
  • Writing captions and sentences

Maths

This week in maths we are learning focussing on 1 more and 1 less. We will start this initially with smaller number and then challenge the children with larger numbers once they are ready. We will also look at how 1 more and 1 less can be written as an addition and subtraction number sentence.

Topic

This week we will learn about Thanksgiving. We will look at the similarities to other celebrations we have looked at and are familiar with. We will also reflect upon what we are thankful for. In picture news this week we will be looking at what we know about dolphins. We will also be continuing to rehearse for our nativity performance. This week we will be taking part in our first fundraising activity for our class charity ‘Brake’

Week Beginning Monday 8th November

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, Tricky Words and High Frequency Words (from Phase 2) and Phase 3 sounds /j/ /v/ /w/ /x/
  • Learning new sounds /y/ /z/ /zz/ /qu/
  • Learning to read tricky words: he she
  • Learning to spell tricky words: to the
  • Pointing to letters of the alphabet whilst singing the alphabet song
  • Practise blending for reading
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Reading and spelling High Frequency words
  • Reading sentences

Maths

This week in maths we are learning about comparing numbers. We will look at which numbers are more than or less than a given number. We will be looking at number lines and the relationship between consecutive numbers including the 1 more 1 less relationship.

Topic

This week we will be learning about charities. This Friday is Children in Need so we are going to talk to the children about what they know about charity and their importance. Linked to this we are going to introduce children to our class charity ‘Brake’ who are a road safety charity. We are going to talk to the children about road safety and what we can do to keep ourselves safe!

Week Beginning Monday 8th November

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be moving from Phase 2 learning to Phase 3 learning. If you have any questions about our new learning please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, Tricky Words and High Frequency Words (from Phase 2)
  • Learning new sounds /j/ /v/ /w/ /x/
  • Learning an alphabet song
  • Practise blending for reading
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Reading High Frequency words
  • Reading sentences

Maths

This week in maths we are learning about number. We are looking at different ways of representing numbers. We will learn about concrete (objects), pictorial (pictures/drawings/notation) and abstract (numerals) representations.

Topic

This week in topic we will be looking at Remembrance and why the 11th November is a significant date in our year. We will make our own poppies and learn some war poetry. We are also going to give the children opportunity to share some of their own experiences of celebrations. In picture news this week we will be focussing on climate change and our planet. We will also be rehearsing for our nativity performance!

Week Beginning Monday 1st November

Phonics

This week in phonics we have reached the final week of our Phase 2 learning. In Letters and Sounds (our phonics programme) the purpose of this week is to revise all of the letters and sounds taught so far and continue to work on reading words and captions.

We have identified the following sounds as ones we feel the children need a little more support with this week: /r/ /h/ /n/ /c/ /e/ /b/ /d/ /g/ /ck/ /k/ so if your child is learning from home as well as focusing on revising all of the sounds it may be useful to give special attention to the identified sounds.

We will also spend some time this week assessing the children on their phonics learning so far.

Maths

This week in maths we are going to be looking at more complex patterns following on from our work on patterns before half term. We will be copying, continuing and creating a range of patterns including ABC ABB and ABBC patterns. We will also be looking at Rangoli patterns as part of our work on Diwali.

Topic

Our topic this half term is called ‘Let’s Celebrate’ and will focus on looking at different festivals and celebrations in the UK and around the world. If you have anything that you think will support us with our topic please let me know.

This week we will be learning about Diwali and Bonfire Night and comparing the two. We will learn about how these two events are celebrated and why. At the beginning of the week we will be making Diva lamps for Diwali and on Thursday during Diwali we will decorate our classroom and light our lamps. On Bonfire Night we will learn about the reasons we celebrate Bonfire Night and also learn poetry and create some firework artwork. We would love to see any pictures of you celebrating Bonfire Night as a family or with friends so please feel free to send your pictures in to us in your child’s bookbags or via class dojo.

Week Beginning Monday 18th October

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/ /m/ /d/ /g/ /o/ /c/ /k/ /ck/ /e/ /u/ /r/
  • Learning new sounds /h/ /b/ /f/ /ff/ /l/ /ll/ /ss/(Set 5)
  • Learning to blend with letters for reading
  • Learning to segment letters for spelling
  • Learning to read tricky words: I no go
  • Reading High Frequency words
  • Reading small captions

Maths

This week in maths we are going to be looking at simple patterns. We will look at how you can make a pattern using actions, sounds, colours, shapes ans sizes. We will learn about the different types of patterns and how to continue, copy and create repeating patterns as well as looking at how to correct a pattern with a mistake.

Topic

This week in topic we will be reflecting upon our half term so far and what we have learnt. We will be also taking part in some autumn activities to end the half term.

Week Beginning Monday 11th October

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/ /m/ /d/ /g/ /o/ /c/ /k/ (Set 1, 2 and 3)
  • Learning new sounds /ck/ /e/ /u/ /r/ (Set 4)
  • Learning to blend with letters for reading
  • Learning to segment letters for spelling
  • Learning to read tricky words: the to
  • Reading High Frequency words: is it in at and
  • Reading small captions

Maths

This week in maths we will be continuing our work on comparison. This week we will be focussing on comparing length, weight and capacity. This is a really fun area of maths to look at for children at home and in nature where they will have lots of things to compare. You might also branch out into looking at height!

Topic

This week in topic we are going to start the week by going some baking. We are hoping to make some delicious apple crumble and we are going to use some cross curricular maths skills to help us with our measuring. We are really excited to be using the apples we picked from our school trees showing how locally grown produce can be used! In picture news this week we are going to be looking at role models. We would love to hear about who you think your child’s hero or role model is!

Week Beginning Monday 4th October

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/ /m/ /d/ (Set 1 and 2)
  • Learning new sounds /g/ /o/ /c/ /k/ (Set 3)
  • Learning to blend with letters for reading
  • Learning to segment letters for spelling
  • Reading High Frequency words: is it in at and
  • Reading small captions

Maths

This week in maths we will be comparing amounts. We will start by looking at how to show different amounts on our 5 frames and then will use these to compare 2 different amounts saying which is more, fewer or the same. At the end of the week we are going to use our knowledge of comparison to look at differences within class such as hair colour and favourite ice creams.

Topic

This week in topic we are going to start the week by looking at different body parts. We are going to draw round some of our friends and with the help of an adult we are going to label some of the parts we have learnt. We are also luckily enough this week to have a visit from an orthodontist who is going to talk to us about teeth and we are going to find out how to keep our teeth and mouths healthy. We are also going to look this week at how we get to school.

Week Beginning Monday 27th September

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ (Set 1)
  • Learning new sounds /i/ /n/ /m/ /d/ (Set 2)
  • Learning to blend with letters
  • Reading High Frequency words: is it in at

Mathematics

In mathematics this week we are looking at matching and sorting. We will look at different ways to sort for example by size, colour and shape. We will also look at rules and criteria we use to sort and children will be asked if they can say why something is the odd one out!

Topic

In topic this week we will be looking at our school community and school site. We will look at maps of our school and look at the different places we can see. We will explore the school site and hopefully if the weather is nice we will have chance to pick fruit from one of our fruit trees.

Later in the week we will go onto looking at our homes as special places. We will discuss who lives in our homes and create some house artwork.

Week Beginning Monday 20th September

Phonics

In phonics this week we will be:

  • Learning the sounds /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ as well as oral blending and segmenting

Please see the video below for a guide to articulating the Phase 2 Sounds

Mathematics

In mathematics this week we will look at basic counting skills including how to count objects, actions and sounds.

Topic

Our topic this half term is ‘This is me’

This week in topic we will be looking at what makes up different and special.

We will share the book ‘the colour monster’ and discuss vocabulary for different emotions. We will talk about the importance of sharing our feelings with others especially when we are sad, scared or anxious.

We will also look at the story of Elmer and discuss ways in which we are different and how our differences in our school community make us strong. We will make Elmer artwork and we will also draw a self portrait!

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