Welcome to Reception
Mrs Norwood, Mrs Faulkner and Mrs John
Reception's learning during the National Lockdown.
Each morning we will have a group session (both online and at school) which will involve us greeting the children, explaining the plan for the day and teaching a short phonics session. Children at school and at home can then access the link to the Oak National Academy via Class Dojo for our Maths learning.
During the afternoons we will plan activities that enable the children to develop their skills in Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design as well as their Physical Development (there will be one activity each day). As with all of our learning, we will send the information about these activities via Class Dojo. We will also have an online storytime session during the afternoon.
Alongside the set daily learning on Class Dojo, there are also a selection of useful websites below to help children continue to practise their key skills.
This link will take you to the 'BookTrust HomeTime' section of the BookTrust website. On this page you'll find story times for your child to watch as well as book themed activity ideas.
This website is great for practising the children's phonics skills. Please choose activities from 'Phase 2' or 'Phase 3' which you can access via the 'Resources' tab. All activities are currently free if you enter the log in details shown on the website's homepage. Please note that not all of the Phase 3 games will be suitable as the children haven't learnt all of the sounds in that phase yet.
This is the official Julia Donaldson website and it has lots of activities and games linked to her stories.It also has a link that will take you to 'The Official Gruffalo' Facebook page where there are videos of Julia Donaldson reading/singing some of her wonderful stories.
This link will take you directly to the list of Early Years activities on this website. The maths games are particularly useful for helping the children to practise their basic skills.
The Alphablocks series complements our phonics teaching really well. This link will take you to the homepage where you can choose from various activities including quizzes.
This link will take you to the Numberblocks homepage where you can choose from a variety of maths based games and activities.
This link will take you directly to the 4-5 year old section of the website. It has some great tips on how to support young children's learning at home. Please note that all children in Reception will be receiving an allocated book each week from the Oxford Owl eBook library via Class Dojo.
There are various active activities including 'wake and shake' dances such as 'Banana, Banana, Meatball' which are great to join in with!
This is a government website that has lots of information about young children's learning as well as details of practical activities you can do with your child and a list of useful apps.
Follow this link for some great wintery outdoor activities.
Click on this link to find the list of '100 picture books to share before you are five years old'.
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'