Enjoy the half term break, we look forward to seeing you Tuesday 2nd November 2021
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.
What can we learn from stories around the world?
During the second half term the children will be learning about stories around the world. This will include finding out about celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Bandi Chor, Hannukah, Bodhi Day and Christmas. The children will also be learning traditional tales and re-enacting them in class. Please remember to share photos or email us about your child's achievements at home firstname.lastname@example.org
A couple of reminders
Children come to school in their P.E kits every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Reading books are changed every Monday and Friday.
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.
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/washing_line_rhyme_US.swf Washing line rhyme game
https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/words-that-rhyme-with-at.html Roy the Zebra Rhyme game
Please share traditional stories with your child at home using the links below:
Learning Nursery Rhymes will help your child to develop their language skills further
We use this the technique below to support children's well-being and mental health
Useful links to reading and phonics
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.
To support your child with their reading, please click the link below:
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.
Please click on this link if you wish to find a dentist
Free oral health resources for families:
Useful websites to support parents and carers
Links to information about Parrots Class
Links to online learning
If you would like to know how to use Zoom, here is a video to help you: