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.
Reception Blog ~ Friday 26th March 2021
We have reach the end of a very strange, extremely busy, term. The children have all worked so hard during these extraordinary times, (usually) wearing smiles on their faces and expressing positivity. Well done Reception!
In Maths, we have been discussing positional language. We have been following instructions regarding positions and using maths language, for example ‘below’, ‘above’ and ‘between’.
Have a look at this short video to help practise using positional language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHdznj-pAtk
Read, Write, Inc.
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.
If you have any questions regarding learning or homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher who will be more than happy to help.
Please find our previous weekly blogs below. These can be downloaded if you would like to re-visit previous learning.