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Reception Class

 

   

Welcome back to Reception - Class 1!

 

smileySummer Term 2019

                                                                   
                                      
We hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter Break and that your children have had a visit from the Easter Bunny and have received eggs. At the end of last term we shared with them the significance of Easter eggs as the symbolism of ‘new life’ and in celebration of an important religious holiday as part of their curriculum of ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World – People and Communities’.  We were also invited to Scallywags and enjoyed taking part in their Easter celebrations. 

This term we are going to explore two mini themes of 'Growing' and 'Under the Sea'

and through carefully planned activities, will cover both the Prime and Specific Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

                  

 

ENGLISH            
We have introduced your child to Phase 2 and Phase 3 letter sounds and will continue to work through Phase 3 of our phonics program. This will include split digraphs (two vowel letters making one sound that are split by a consonant. For example, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e and we will be reinforcing these through games and activities. We will also continue to support the skills of blending and segmenting for development of reading and writing as well as reinforcing tricky words such as they, all, and are  

We continue to provide a variety of reading opportunities every day in school and would appreciate your continued support reading with your child as often as possible. This can be through hearing your child read the books we send home, using and sharing books from the library or reading stories to them at home.
We aim to change your child's home reading book every Tuesday and Friday. 

 

MATHEMATICS



The children have enjoyed watching our educational videos of ‘numberblocks’ that support a deeper understanding of number. Please use the link below to explore related activities and games with your child.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to come and talk to us either at the beginning or end of the day, or if you think you would like a longer appointment, please ring the office to arrange.
 
Many thanks,

 

 

Mrs Michelle Batstone and Laura Beer smiley

(Class Teachers)

Becky Steward (Teaching Assistant Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays)


 

Class Gallery 2018 - 2019

Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 1 EAD - Making the surface of the moon
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 2 MD- Making a cube from a net
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 3 C&L - Role-play; Whatever Next!
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 4 MD- Making a cube from a net
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 5 MD - Making a cube from a net
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 6 MD - Finding Doubles
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 7 MD - Measuring ourselves
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 8 EAD - Loving gloop!
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 9 Lit Writing - using our phonics independently
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 10 UTW - Using magnets; invisible forces like Gravity
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 11 UTW - Using magnets; invisible forces like Gravity
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 12 MD - Finding doubles
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 13 MD - Measuring pancake ingredients
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 14 MD- Measuring pancake ingredients
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 15 UTW - Pancake day Yum!
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 16 EAD - Using hands to make dinosaurs
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 17 EAD - Using hands to make dinosaurs
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 18 Lit - Exploring settings for our stories
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 19 Lit - Exploring settings for our stories
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 20 Lit - Exploring settings for our stories
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 21 Writing - Using our phonics indpendently
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 22 UTW - Harvesting apples
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 23 UTW - Autumn Senses Walk
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 24 UTW - A twist! This one is ripe for picking
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 25 UTW - Looking at different varieties of apples
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 26 MD- Measuring our height
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 27 MD- Season sorting
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 28 MD- Measuring for our Flapjack baking
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 29 MD - Order our heights independently, Great job!
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 30 PD - Building our Sukkah
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 31 UTW - Celebrating the festival of Sukkot
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 32 MD - Making Paper Chains in repeating patterns
Class Gallery 2018 - 2019 33 UTW -Celebrating the festival of Sukkot

Class Gallery 2017- 2018

Class Gallery 2017- 2018 1 EAD - Making Puppets for our Class Book
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 2 EAD - Our Space Pictures
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 3 EAD - Our Space Pictures
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 4 LIT - Alien Phonics Obb and Bob
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 5 LIT - Alien Phonics Obb and Bob
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 6 EAD - Exploring Media and Materials: Bubble Planet
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 7 EAD - Exploring Media and Materials: Bubble Planet
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 8 EAD - Exploring Media and Materials: Bubble Planet
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 9 EAD - Exploring Media and Materials: Bubble Planet
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 10 EAD - Exploring Media and Materials: Bubble Planet
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 11 MD- And they're off 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 12 EAD- Superheros join everyone on the Moon
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 13 MD- How many planets? Let's Count!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 14 UTW - We are flying past Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 15 PSED - Playing together and taking turns
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 16 EAD - Space Play
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 17 EAD - ALL Shining Stars for our Christmas Play
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 18 MD- Problem Solving using the Singapore Bar
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 19 MD - Problem Solving using the Singapore Bar
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 20 UTW - All bandaged up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 21 UTW - Using a stethoscope
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 22 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 23 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 24 UTW - Can you find a heartbeat?
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 25 UTW - Say Ahhhhh!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 26 UTW - Using a stethoscope
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 27 UTW - When the Nurses came to visit
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 28 UTW - When the Nurses came to visit
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 29 UTW - When the Nurses came to visit
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 30 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 31 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 32 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 33 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 34 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 35 UTW - Can you find a heartbeat?
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 36 UTW - Say Ahhhhh!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 37 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 38 UTW - Taking our temperature!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 39 UTW - Can you find a heartbeat?
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 40 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 41 UTW - Bandaging us up!
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 42 UTW - When the Vet came to visit
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 43 UTW - When the Vet came to visit
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 44 UTW - When the Vet came to visit
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 45 UTW - When the Vet came to visit
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 46 UTW - Treating our Pets
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 47 UTW - Treating our Pets
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 48 UTW - Treating our Pets
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 49 UTW - Treating our Pets
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 50 UTW - Treating our Pets
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 51 UTW - Treating our Pets
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 52 UTW - Treating our Pets
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 53 UTW Changing States - Making flapjacks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 54 UTW Changing States - Making flapjacks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 55 UTW Changing States - Making flapjacks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 56 Maths - Measuring flapjack ingredients
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 57 Maths - Measuring flapjack ingredients
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 58 Maths - Measuring flapjack ingredients
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 59 Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 60 UTW Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 61 UTW Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 62 UTW Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 63 UTW Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 64 UTW Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 65 UTW Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 66 UTW Festivals - It's Harvest Time
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 67 UTW - Building a Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 68 UTW - Building a Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 69 UTW - Building a Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 70 UTW - Building a Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 71 UTW - Decorating our Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 72 UTW - Decorating our Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 73 UTW - Decorating our Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 74 UTW - Decorating our Sukkah
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 75 UTW - Celebrating Jewish Festival of Sukkot
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 76 UTW - Celebrating Sukkot (thanksgiving for fruit)
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 77 MD Counting - Making Numberblocks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 78 MD Counting - Making Numberblocks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 79 MD Counting - Making Numberblocks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 80 MD Counting - Making Numberblocks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 81 MD Counting - Making Numberblocks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 82 MD Counting - Making Numberblocks
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 83 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 84 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 85 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 86 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 87 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 88 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 89 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 90 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 91 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 92 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt
Class Gallery 2017- 2018 93 MD/LIT - Going on a 'Letter' and 'Number' Hunt

WEBSITES

WEBSITES 1 Numberblocks

'Fast forward nine months and the fruits of our work, Numberblocks, is now being broadcast on the BBC’s CBeebies channel. There are 30 five-minute programmes - one every weekday morning for six weeks - which gradually build deep understanding of the numbers between one to five, with an element of mathematics being integral to each episode, and not just an add on. Here are some of the ways in which we tried to embed mathematical rigour into the characters and the stories:

  • There is a mapped curriculum running across the programmes, giving attention to detail and ensuring good coverage of early mathematical concepts. One episode for example addresses the key principles of counting as highlighted by Gelman and Gallistel (1979)
  • Each character is made of the relevant number of blocks, e.g. three is made from three blocks. This structure means that they can transform into other numbers (as actual numbers do). For example the characters 3 and 2 can combine to create the character 5
  • The “part whole” structure where numbers can be split (partitioned) into other numbers is exposed. The character five can separate into two and three, or four and one, for example. This structure is very strong in both the Shanghai and Singapore textbooks and many teachers in England are now realising the benefits for pupils of stressing this structure. Those that have been doing so - with Maths Hubs programme projects over the last couple of years - report that this is now having a significant impact on KS1. The Numberblocks use the structure of splitting and combining to solve problems - for example 1 and 2 combine to reach the apples on a tree
  • There is variation in the way a number sentence is represented, sometimes with the equals symbol at the start, and sometimes at the end (strong in Shanghai textbooks). This develops children’s fluency and flexibility in recognising number relationships
  • Images and abstract number sentences are always presented together to help children connect the concrete and the abstract (very important in mastery)
  • Songs and rhymes provide repeated sentences to talk about the maths and repetition to embed learning
  • Precise and accurate mathematics vocabulary is used
  • Connections are made between concepts, for example addition and subtraction.

Working with talented animators and creative storytellers and songwriters has been a privilege for me, and all the more so because they took the maths in every episode seriously.

I’m sure that children watching the series will benefit enormously, and I’d encourage teachers to consider taking a look at these programmes and considering how they might use them as a resource to support teaching.

Debbie Morgan is Director of Primary Mathematics at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

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