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.
We hope that you have enjoyed exploring our new, online, phonic learning platform, Reading Eggs. From Monday 8th March, your child will be set one piece of phonics homework via this programme. Once they have completed the work, they will have access to other phonics games and activities. The expectation each week will be that your child completes the set assignment. For the first few weeks, the activities will be used to assess your child’s understanding and allow them to become familiar with the platform. If you need your login details to be re-issued, please e-mail the Reception Team on Reception@phoenix-pri.essex.sch.uk
Oxford Owl Online Reading Books
To further support reading, we are trialling the use of the 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 been learning new sounds: igh, ow. ‘igh’ is a trigraph – three letters that make one sound. We have practised writing the new diagraphs and the ‘Set 1 Sounds’ we already 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. Every day, during phonics, we all participate in group guided reading or peer reading sessions. The more we practise our reading the more fluent we become. Practise makes perfect!
Please continue to check online to complete homework tasks set on ‘Reading Eggs’ and ‘Oxford Owl E-Library’. 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. A link can be found on J2e for ease of access.
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….