Final Week in Reception
Reading Books and Book Bags
Please ensure your child has their book bag on Monday 13th July.
Class teachers will collect your child's book bag, reading books and class picture books.
The book bags will be passed on to their Year 1 teacher and returned to your child in September.
Your child's Learning Journeys will also be sent up to Year 1 and sent home later in the Autumn Term.
If your child is not at school at the moment, please ensure you return any reading books and picture books when you return in September.
This week your child will have their final phonics check in Reception.
From 3rd July Click here for videos from your class teacher
Also click on the link above for our Goodbye messages for our current Reception classes - we will miss you all!
We are looking forward to welcoming Reception children back to school on June 1st.
(This link takes you to the Reception playlist, scroll through to find your teacher)
If you continue to stay at home, your work should be sent to the class teacher named in the letter sent to you and your parents last week.
If you haven’t done so already have a look at our returning to school booklet
Children can complete and return, via email, the weekly tasks as set out below. You are also welcome to send 'wow notes' of your child's achievements.
Email addresses to send your child's work to their class teachers:
Use the class name followed by S for Sirius and C for Canopus for example:
Please see our curriculum overview to find out what your child is learning now and how that fits in to their wider learning:
Check out our Reception Instagram page. We will update ideas weekly on how to support your child at home.
If children are returning to school they can bring in their book bags and books on Monday each week for class teachers to change. Pupils will receive a library book and one levelled book linked to the reading scheme. We will keep in school your child's guided reading book. Book bags are to stay home the rest of the week.
Mathematics - week beginning 13.7.20
Counting up in 10’s
Watch the songs and see if you can record counting in tens.
Example: 10, 20, 30, 40 (no need to exceed 100)
Try making sets or bundles of ten. In class we will make towers of 10 using cubes and bundles of 10 straws up to 100.
Seeing the amounts will help your child to have a better understanding of the quantity and realise that counting in 10s is a more efficient way to count larger amounts.
English - Writing - week beginning 13.7.20
Writing a Letter
Think about who your new teacher will be in Year 1. Remember you can watch their 'hello' video.
Write your new teacher a letter and tell them all about what you like and what makes you special.
Remember to start your letter with ‘Dear …… ‘
English - Phonics/Reading
Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education.
In school we teach children to read through linking letters and sounds using a published programme called ‘Read Write Inc’ (RWI). During the summer term, there are a range of online resources you can use to support the teaching of phonics at home.
Your child can participate in daily lessons on the RWI YouTube site at home. You can access the lessons by clicking on the link below,
RWI Lesson Schedule
Our vulnerable pupils and children of key workers who are in school will have the chance to take part in a phonics session in school.
Unsure which lesson to participate in?
In Reception the children have been working through sets 1-3. In school we send home books that support the sounds that the children are working on. Below we have matched the coloured books with each set, this indicates the live lesson that your child could join. In school we regularly recap the sounds in the previous set so you may wish to revisit some of the earlier lessons especially if your child is finding the lesson a little tricky.
Additional Phonic Resources
All our Phonics sounds are in the video below:
Help a hedgehog https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html
Phonics play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm
Forest Phonics https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html
While children are learning to it is also important for them to hear lots of stories being read to them. After watching each RWI lesson, we encourage you to read aloud to your child and listen to your child read. To provide your child with the further opportunities to hear stories being read, story time takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the RWI YouTube site.
There is no expectation or pressure on parents to complete a daily phonics lesson at home. When pupils return to school, we will prioritise learning phonics.
Story Time with your teachers:
Help you child learn how to take their jumper off and tie their laces.
Create a ‘dress up’ race when children are timed to get dressed in the clothing.
Try watching a short French animation or video clip every day or play an on-line French game. There are so many engaging and carefully selected resources available on our school website which will help children to keep children tuned into their French learning. Tivi5 Monde is particularly popular and animations are updated daily. Click here for our French page.
Have a go at the Fielding weekly Music challenge on the music page of the website. Click here.
It is important to look after your physical and mental health during this difficult time and staying physically active is a great way of doing that. Although many of us are practising social distancing and staying at home more than we may do normally, there are still lots of things you can do at home to keep your physical activity levels up. The resource is below is full of great ideas to stay active for Early Years.
For the coming months we are also going to change the criteria for our Fielding Sporting Stars page on the website. We want to see videos or photos of what you are doing at home in order to stay active. It could be taking part in one of the ideas below, doing some cosmic yoga or a fitness video online or absolutely anything else. https://www.fieldingprimary.com/fielding-sporting-stars/
Also keep an eye out for the new ‘Fielding’s Always Active’ Challenge which will be coming soon to the website.
Stay active and stay healthy.
‘Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
Sustainable Development Goals - Earth School
This year in school we have been exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how we can play our part as global citizens. Recently Earth School was launched which is a 30-day home-schooling journey to connect children to nature. https://ed.ted.com/earth-school
If you have enjoyed our SDG sessions in school, check out the daily quests – you can choose to watch the videos and have a go at the suggested quizzes and activities.
Other Curriculum areas:
White Rose Maths activities and ideas: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/reception-sol/
A child friendly leaflet to share with your child. Also look at the links below for how to talk to your child about coronavirus:
Supporting your Child at Home
Each week we will update our notice board to inform you of the learning that has been happening in Reception that week. We will offer suggestions of how you can support identified areas of English and Maths at home.
We will also include the learning that will be happening in these areas during the next week so you have a clear idea of what is ahead.
Mathematics - Numbers
• Plan a picnic and let your child decide how many sandwiches and bananas you will need.
• Make a number line using birthday cards.
• Play number snap or bingo with numbers that your child has cut out of a magazine.
• Sing number songs where your child has to count backwards like “Five Little Ducks” or “Ten Fat Sausages”.
Mathematics - Shape, space and measure
• Sort out the pairs of shoes so that they go from small to big.
• Make patterns with buttons or lids, like “big, small, big”.
• Allow your child to give you instructions for an obstacle course, like “Go under the blanket”, “Go through the tunnel” and “Go behind the chair”.
Please see the materials and video links below with ideas of how to support your child in maths.