Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Grundy

Miss Hurley

Welcome to our Reception class web page.    

Important things to remember:

  1. Your child needs to read at home every night and bring their book bag into school every day so an adult in school can hear them read. 
  2. Your child needs a P.E. kit in school every day and can be taken home at the end of every half term. This must include pumps or velcro trainers for outside games. 
  3. Your child needs a coat with a hood every day and wellies that can be kept in school.
  4. School starts at 8:45am everyday and it is vital your child is in at this time. 

At the beginning of the year we will hold a 'Meet the teacher'meeting. 

It will be  a great opportunity to outline the expectations of your child in Reception and give you an insight into what your child will get up to this year. 

As always, if you do have any questions or concerns then please come and speak to one of the reception staff team.

Share in our learning letter

Every half term, a letter goes home explaining what your child will be learning in school, so you can support them at home. When they are sent out, I will upload the letter here for your information. 

 


Ruth Miskin the founder of Read Write Inc had complied a selection of videos that
give lots more information and examples. Click the link below to find out more
about
 Saying sounds correctly
 Linking sounds to letters
 Two letters, one sound
Practise, practise, practise
 Putting sounds together to read simple words
 Tricky words
 Reading books
 Using pictures
 Writing letters
 Read to your child as much as you can
https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

 

 

Reading

Learning to read the sounds for reading is a big focus in Reception. The children access Read Write Inc everyday and as they progress through the scheme, they are placed in highly differentiated groups to meet the child's precise stage of development. 

At the moment most children in Reception are accessing the set 1 sounds and are learning the blend these sounds together. Below is a video to support with the precise pronunciation of these sounds:

Set 1 sounds

Once the children know the first 5 sounds, m a s d t, we move onto teaching the children how to blend. Below is a video to show how we teach the children to blend the sounds for reading. 

Blending

Daily practise of reading the sounds and practising blending (we call it Fred talk as Fred the frog only speaks in sounds) is essential for the children to make progress with reading. Blending can be done at anytime throughout the school day. Getting your child to repeat after you will mean they blend in no time. 

e.g. adult says "c-a-t, cat" and then the child repeats.

Doing this with lots of different words will enable the children to blend quicker and they will be able to take home a reading book and move through the RWI levels quickly. This can be done walking down the street, round the shops and we have found the children are really eager to practise their Fred talk at all times.

If you would like any more support please speak to Mrs Grundy or Miss Hurley. 

Writing

In Reception, there is a big focus on using correct letter formation. Below are the RWI phrases we use to support correct formation. Please encourage your child to say these phrases as they write which will help them to form letters correctly. 

Letter formation phrases

EExAT is the assessment system we use across our Early years provision. We collect observations of pivotal learning moments on your children and use these to assess where your child is up to and to assess what their next steps are to ensure they are making progress. 

You will all be given your unique code to access this at home. 

Log in, have a look at your child's learning and make a comment! I would also love to see all their fabulous learning at home, whatever that may be! It doesn't have to be, reading, writing and maths! 

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Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

St Ambrose Barlow Feast Day, by Miss Gibbons

EYFS Para Liturgy , by Mrs Grundy

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