Change over Tuesday
Reception reading books will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their book bag, reading book(s) and reading record. Please bring these items every day as your child will regularly read with an adult in school.
Please ensure your child has full kit in school throughout the half-term. Kits will be sent home each holiday for washing. Hair should be tied up and earrings must be removed on these days. If children are wearing earrings they will not be allowed to join in with P.E lessons. P.E days may change from week to week. You will be informed on a weekly basis so please look out for messages on our classroom door.
Reading Eggs and Mathseeds
We are very excited to announce that we now have access to ‘Mathseeds’; an interactive maths programme for children. It is linked to your Reading Eggs account so, when you log in on a PC, just click the ‘Mathseeds’ icon to get started! (Using the app may be different.)
Please explore the new, online, maths learning platform over the next week. From Monday 10th May, your child will be set one piece of maths homework alongside the phonics homework via these programmes. Once the children have completed the work, they will have access to other phonics and maths games and activities. The expectation each week will be that your child completes the set assignment. If you need your login details to be re-issued, please e-mail the Reception Team on YearR@phoenix-pri.essex.sch.uk
Oxford Owl Online Reading Books
To further support reading, we are continuing to use Oxford Owl RWI E-Library. The E-library allows you access to a wider range of texts including RWI books, Oxford Reading Tree titles as well as non-fiction books. This platform enables you access at home to the same texts your child is using in school during Phonics sessions. These texts are the same level as the reading books sent home in your child’s book bag. Each week, we will assign your child with the text(s) on Oxford Owl which they are reading in school to help build comprehension, fluency and other reading skills. We have set up an account for your child; their login details will have been sent to the e-mail address you provided the school. If you have not received this, please let us know via the Reception e-mail address.
In Read, Write, Inc. this week, . We have practised writing all the sounds we know. We say the words we want to write aloud, segment the word into the sounds we can hear and write the letter sounds in the sequence in which we hear them. We then put words together to write simple sentences. We have all participated in one-to-one reading sessions, or group guided reading sessions, to practise reading accurately and fluently.
We all participated in sports day this week and had so much fun (even though we didn’t have an audience). We did a standing long jump, a timed balance on one leg and a bean bag throw, scoring points for each bean bag to hit the target. We all tried really hard and had a lovely time.
As we approach the end of term, please work through the ‘Peaks Challenge’ on Reading Eggs: Fast Phonics. Children work through learning and activity sessions at their level. Each time they complete a task, children will be rewarded with coins and/or gems. Please also continue to explore Mathseeds to work on numbers, shapes, and measures. You can find further information about these new resources on this class page. If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Early Learning Goals
During parents evening, we discussed the Early Learning Goals. These are the targets we work towards during Reception to give children the foundations of learning in preparation for Year 1.
While this looks like a lot, please be mindful that many areas are linked in within the curriculum and we work towards these across the year at your child's pace. If you would like any ideas on how to support these areas of learning please ask your class teacher.
Please find below previous class blogs.
Feel free to look through these to see what we have been learning!
Literacy Activities October 2020
Please find below a couple of short clips to demonstrate typical literacy based activities used regularly in the classroom. Further clips can be found on R2’s and R3’s class pages. Literacy in Early Years is an important tool to enable children to begin their academic journey. It encompasses so much more than just reading and writing. Have a look….