Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Team are:-
Miss N Metcalfe - Class Teacher
Miss G Towler - Nursery Practitioner
Miss L Nicholls - Nursery Practitioner
Mr James Sheppard - Class Teacher
Miss M Begum - Nursery Practitioner
Please don't forget to use the words in verbal sentences as you work together. Speaking them first of all and only moving on to writing sentences using the words when your child is 100% comfortable. The first job is to learn to read the words. This means the children have to recognise them... as we can't use our phonics! This is why they are called tricky words. Recognising them may take two weeks, it may take until the summer... and that is fine! Please don't worry and please have fun with your verbal sentences.
Here is a video by a scientist called Serena. She is an Astronaut on the International Space Station and she explains how it feels to blast into space and what sort of jobs she does with her team. She uses a fabulous book which I am going to buy for our book bag in class!
Solar System by Jill McDonald
Tomorrow, we shall begin to learn about our Solar System! In the centre of our Solar System is our star...The Sun. We shall be learning about the planets in the solar system. We already know about a blue planet which we live on, but there are more planets to learn about! Here is a head start on tomorrow's learning; Solar System by Jill Macdonald.
⭐️ Mae Among The Stars ⭐️| Read Aloud for Kids! | Bedtime Reading
Here is a video which a story teller has made about a person called Mae Jemison. She is a real person, not just a character from a book! After you have watched the video ask your mum, dad or carer if you can use the internet to find a photo of Mae. Mae is a scientist. See if you can find out what sort of scientist she was before she became an Astronaut.
Baby Immie is learning to count, but she is being a reckless counter! Can you help me to teach Immie how to do careful counting?
23/11/20 Dear Parents and Carers
We are developing our skills as "careful counters". The whole of Reception class are champion counters but every child can be inconsistent at times, the word we use in class- for fun and to build vocabulary- is "reckless". Please support your child, however confident they may seem, to count objects systematically. Model choosing which object to begin counting from. Can the objects be arranged to make things easier? If the objects cannot be moved, should we begin counting from the middle or from one side? After and during counting, use a whiteboard to record numerals for your child. By doing this during counting, we make sure the relationship between the numeral and the quantity is seen and understood. Support them to record their own numerals too!
23/11/20 Silent Counting
I have decided to zip it, lock it, put it in my pocket. Time for you to do some counting! What on earth is happening here? Am I adding or taking away? Use your maths words to help your mum, dad or carer to understand what is happening...
20/11/20 Bedtime Stories | Tim Peake | Goodnight Spaceman
Dear Parents and Carers Please watch this video by Tim Peake from the International Space Station. Please draw attention to the cards from Dad in the illustrations- can the children read his name on a card? Who could the children's dad be? Where is their dad? Talk to the children about how Tim Peake is a Daddy with two sons and perhaps he too was missing his family when he was in space. Remind your child that all families are different and have different people in them but all families love each other. Who makes up your family? What do you love to do together? Is there anybody in your family who lives far away? Can you make a card, a video or a phone call to tell some that you love them?
Please continue to use the PowerPoints to challenge the children to recognise the letters and their sounds. This video shows a flash challenge where I am writing letters for the children to read and make the sound.
Here we have some tricky words to read. Please challenge your child to write the words on their whiteboards. Perhaps they need support- you could write the words too. Perhaps they can write them more independently? Have fun and set the challenge!
18/11/20 I forgot the hardest word...
18/11/20 Let's impress Mr May!
Get your whiteboards and pens ready! Send photos to Mr May... firstname.lastname@example.org !
18/11/20 Counting My Collection
Please support your child to count a collection of their own. How is best to do careful counting? Do Reception children count recklessly?! Never! Count out groups of 5. Is counting easiest with a jumbled pile or a neat line? Is your collection of identical objects? Are they different? If so how? Write out the number sentence 5 + 5 = 10. Use fingers to reinforce the fact we are reciting. Do not worry about your child recording the numerals independently. If you write them out and then let your child have a go that is great! Make up collections of different numbers- groups of 3, 4, 6. Record the numerals for your child to recognise, read and hear.
Number FunHere is a little activity to get on with together. Little Ben and I have been counting spoons and forks and a video is coming soon!
Flashcards with Mr Sheppard Video
Here is a video of our flash card recap. This is how we start every phonics session; with a recap of all the letters and sounds taught so far. Most days there will be a new sound added so be sure to watch! Below you can find the power point to open at home. Using this you can do your own flash card challenge or even print out the letters and make your own letters and sound treasure hunt.
Reading Challenge for Champions!
Here is a video showing some segmenting and blending. It is aimed at parents and carers to show how to support and model for your children. The powerpoint itself is below. Please open this to use as a challenge for you and your children!
Ask someone in your family to help you find an interesting tree! Does it have big seeds, little seeds, or perhaps there are none at all. Are the leaves all the same colour? How many different colours can you spot!
u for up!
k for kick!
Diagraph Alert! ck in pick, stick and flick!
d for dog!
g for gorilla!
C for Cat!
n for neck, n for nose and n for no!
m for mouse
i for igloo!
t for tiger.mp4
p for penguin.mp4
a for apple.mp4
Dear Parents and Carers
This morning Reception Class began phase 2 phonics. If you get a chance, please watch the attached video with your child and have a go together on your white boards/on a sheet of paper. Keep it fun and relaxed, if your child would rather not have a turn you can show them your letter s writing skills. Are there any socks, sausages or tins of sweetcorn at home? Go on an "s" treasure hunt and see!
Please don't feel any pressure, I will send a new video for each sound we work on. This is to form a bank of activities should children have to miss any school.
Count And Move (HD) | Super Simple Songs
Get the Super Simple App for iOS! ► http://apple.co/2nW5hPd We hope you enjoy this counting song! Practice counting to 20 with the updated HD version of our ...
Hopefully the learning packs are keeping the children busy.
Don't worry too much about doing everything, they are just ideas to keep the children occupied as I know how hard it is to keep them entertained at home. Try to keep to a daily routines and do what you can. I will continue to send more ideas through and if you have any individual questions don't hesitate to get in contact. If possible, try to keep photos of some of the things you are doing at home so we can add it their learning journeys once we eventually get back into school.
Here are some links to exercise clips online which the children might like