Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Be Kind, Work Hard'

Reception Parrots


 

Learning in Reception is based on  enquiry questions  for each half term, the children also take an active role in this process and this is displayed in the classroom.

Are you ready for an adventure?

During this term the children will be learning about how the different types of transport, journeys and places around the world. They will be sorting and classifying different types of transport. The children will be sharing their personal experiences of holidays and visits with their family. This will involve learning about the similarities and differences between places. 

During the second half of the term, we will be learing about the seaside and take part in an exciting event called Livingstone by the Sea. The children have also requested to learn about space! To support the children with their transition to Year 1, they will take part in activities, such as visits to their new classroom.

  There will be activities uploaded on Purple Mash for your child to complete on a weekly basis. You can also encourage your child to use Num Bots to support their Mathematical development. Please remember to share photos or email us about your child's achievements at home penguinsandparrots@gmail.com 

Please remember to login to Purple Mash to help your child with their learning at home
Please remember to login to Purple Mash to help your child with their learning at home

https://numbots.com/

Your child's login details have been sent home, please check their book bag.

A couple of reminders 

Children come to school in their P.E kits every Wednesday and Friday.

Reading books are changed every Monday and Thursday.

Please read with your child everyday and sign their diary.

Children should only bring plain water to school.

Please could you send a spare set of named uniform and underwear for your child to keep in school. 

 

Curriculum overview 

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We use this the technique below to support children's well-being and mental health

Useful links to reading and phonics

Please sign your child's reading diary every time they share a book with you at home. Books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday.
Please sign your child's reading diary every time they share a book with you at home. Books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday.

Reading at home tips

  • Find a time that is good for your family routine each day to read the book.
  • Encourage your child to talk about the pictures, characters and setting. There is a list of questions you can ask in the diary.
  • Ask your child to make predictions about what will happen in the book.
  • If your child comes across a word that is unfamiliar, talk about the meaning.
  • Remember to sign the diary everytime you read at home, so they can get a sticker for their reward chart.
  • Please watch the videos below to help your child apply their phonic knowledge to read the words.

Click on the logo to access further advice about helping your child read at home.

To support your child with their reading, please click the link below:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=oxford+level+1%2B&level_select=oxford+level+1%2B&book_type=&series=#

This website contains a free e-book library, search for level 1+ or 2 books, we also use these in school. There is an option for your children to listen to the story as well as read it. I would recommend using one phonics book a week and read real books everyday. The children benefit from exploring a combination of fiction and non-fiction texts. 

Useful links for Mathematics

Useful links to parenting resources

 

Please use the video about internet safety with your child.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMSHtE42mmI&feature=youtu.be

Links to information about Parrots Class


Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance
Every Tuesday and Wednesday wear your P.E kit
Every Tuesday and Wednesday wear your P.E kit

Links to online learning


  If you would like to know how to use Zoom, here is a video to help you: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV67BoJEPqk