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Alfred Salter Primary School

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Reception

Welcome to Reception

 

Our teachers:

Violet Class:      Judith and Alisa

Magenta Class: Alex and Rachel

 

 

About our class:

 

Reception consists of two classes, which have adjoining classrooms with a shared outdoor area.

Our ethos is to promote opportunities for collaboration between others to develop and nurture autonomy in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. Children are encouraged to explore and extend their individual interests through a variety of enjoyable and challenging learning experiences.

The learning environment is planned for in accordance with the Early Years statutory framework as set out in the 'Development Matters in the Early Years' (September 2012).

At Alfred Salter we value and celebrate each child's unique background and experiences. We understand and recognise the importance of working together by building relationships with parents/carers as these have a positive impact on the children's learning.

 

 

 

 

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Vowel Song

10.06.2019

 

Dear parents and carers, as the weather is becoming warmer and sunnier, please ensure that your child comes to school wearing sun protection and bringing a water bottle and a sun hat. Thank you! 

 

Literacy - This week we will be continuing to read the book 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson.  We will be writing descriptions of the Gruffalo and sequencing the story. 

 

Task: Can you draw a picture of the Gruffalo and label his features? 

 

Phonics - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds (ar, igh, ai) and revising Phase 4 words (like, some, come). 

 

Maths - We will be continuing to learn about doubling and halving. Double 5 is 10. Half 10 is 5. 

 

Task: Can you halve the even numbers from 2-10? 

 

 

03.06.2019

 

Dear parents and carers, as the weather is becoming warmer and sunnier, please ensure that your child comes to school wearing sun protection and bringing a water bottle and a sun hat. Thank you! 

 

Literacy - This week we will be reading the book 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson.  We will be labelling story maps and drawing forest pictures. 

 

Task: Can you retell the story using your own words?  

 

Phonics - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds (ee, oo, ng) and revising Phase 4 words (have, said, so). 

 

Maths - We will be learning about doubling and halving. Double 3 is 6. Half 8 is 4. 

 

Task: Can you double the numbers from 1-10? 

 

 

20.05.2019

 

Literacy - This week we will be continuing to read the book 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson.  We will be writing lists of story characters and retelling the story using a 'story whoosh'.

 

Task: Can you retell the story using your own words?  

 

Phonics - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds (air, ure, er). 

 

Maths - We will be continuing to learn about subtraction and how to write this in the form of a number sentence, eg. 6-4=2. We will be using counters to help us take away the number of objects. 

 

Task: Can you write your own subtraction number sentences? 

 

 

 

13.05.2019

 

Literacy - This week we will be reading the book 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson.  We will be writing speech bubbles about what the monkey says and we will also be writing character descriptions. 

 

Task: Can you remember what the monkey says and which characters he meets? 

 

Phonics - We will be learning some Phase 4 tricky words (one, there, what, do, when, out) and revising Phase 3 sounds (ur, ow, oi, ear). 

 

Maths - We will be learning about subtraction and how to write this in the form of a number sentence, eg. 6-4=2. We used counters to help us take away the number of objects. 

 

Task: Can you write your own subtraction number sentences? 

 

 

09.05.2019

 

Literacy - This week we have continued to read the book "The Gingerbread Man". We have written character descriptions and pretended to be the different characters in the story. 

 

Task: What do you know about the Gingerbread Man? Can you write it down?   

 

Phonics - We will be learning some Phase 4 tricky words (some, come, were, little) and revising Phase 3 sounds (ai, igh, oa, or). 

 

Maths - We have continued to learn about numbers from 0 to 20 including counting, number recognition and number formation (how to write numbers). 

 

Task: Can you write your own number line from 0-20? 

 

29.04.2019

 

Literacy - This week we will be reading the book "The Gingerbread Man". We will be learning about story settings, characters and events.  We will be completing a Story Whoosh and writing key phrases from the story. For example, "Run, run as fast as you can..."

 

Task: Which is your favourite part if the story? Can you retell it.  

 

Phonics - We will be learning some Phase 4 tricky words (have, like, said, so) and revising Phase 3 sounds (ee, oo, ar, ng). 

 

Maths - We will be learning about numbers from 0 to 20 including counting, number recognition and number formation (how to write numbers). 

 

Task: Can you find any numbers in your home? What numbers are on your TV remote? Can you write them down using the correct number formation? 

 

 

05.04.2019

 

Literacy - This week we have continued to read the traditional tale 'Jack and the beanstalk'. We have observed the growth of our bean plants and continued to complete our bean diaries. 

 

Task: Please continue to complete your bean diary in the Easter holidays. 

 

Phonics - We have  revisited the Phase 3 letter sounds 'ear' (hear, near, fear), as well as recapping the Phase 3 high frequency words.

 

Maths - We have learnt about time, including days of the week and months of the year. We have talked about what we do during the school day and before we get to school. 

 

Task: What do you do at home in the holidays? Can you draw a picture of something you have done? 

 

Have a happy Easter! 

 

 

29.03.2019

 

Literacy - This week we have continued to read the traditional tale 'Jack and the beanstalk'. We have planted beans and started to complete our bean diaries. We have also written speech bubbles for the main characters and explored different versions of the story. 

 

Task: Write a speech bubble for the giant. What does he say? 

 

Phonics - We have  revisited the Phase 3 letter sounds 'oi' (foil, boil, poison), as well as recapping the Phase 3 high frequency words.

 

Maths - We have continued to learn about 3D shapes, for example cube, cylinder, cone and sphere. We have been describing the shapes and made models using them. 

 

Task: How many different structures can you build using 10 blocks? 

 

 

22.03.2019

 

Literacy - This week we have read the traditional tale 'Jack and the beanstalk'. We have read the story and made our own story map. We have also acted out the story using a 'story whoosh'.  

 

Task: Can you retell the story in your own words?

 

Phonics - We have  revisited the Phase 3 letter sounds 'ow' (cow, wow, power, brown), as well as Phase 3 high frequency words, with a focus on 'are'.

 

Maths - We have been learning about 3D shapes, for example cube, cylinder, cone and sphere. We have been describing the shapes and made models using them. 

 

Task: What 3D shapes can you find in your home?

 

 

15.03.2019

 

Literacy - This week we continued to read the story of 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey and explored other Traction Man story versions. We practised writing story related speech bubbles and engaged in hot seating of story characters. We also created our own sequel to the story.

 

Task: Pretend to be Scrubbing Brush. Now tell your version of the story.

 

Phonics - We have  revisited the Phase 3 letter sounds 'ur' (fur, hurt, curl), as well as Phase 3 high frequency words, with a focus on 'all'.

 

Maths - We continued to look at addition and subtraction by finding 1 more and 1 less and combining two sets of objects by counting them. 

 

Task: I have four strawberries and two blueberries. How many do I have altogether? How can I check that I am right?

 

 

08.03.19

 

Literacy - This week we continued to read the story of 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey. We retold the story in our own words using a 'Story Whoosh'. We talked about the events and story characters.

 

Task: Who is your favourite character and why?

 

Phonics - We have  revisited the Phase 3 letter sounds 'or' (corn, for, fork), as well as Phase 3 high frequency words, with a focus on 'her'.

 

Maths - We continued to look at addition and subtraction by finding 1 more and 1 less and combining two sets of objects by counting them. 

 

Task: My number is 1 more than 6 and 1 less than 8, what is it?

 

We also celebrated World Book Day and dressed up in amazing costumes! 

 

 

01.03.19

 

Literacy - This week we have introduced the story of 'Traction Man is Here' by Mini Grey. We used our talk partners to discuss what our favourite part of the story is. We also wrote a list of story characters. 

 

Task: Can you make up your own superhero story? 

 

Phonics - We have  revisited the Phase 3 letter sounds 'oa' (boat, goat, road), as well as high-frequency words, with a focus on 'they'.

 

Maths - We have begun to look at addition and subtraction by finding 1 more and 1 less. We have also been finding a total of two sets of objects by counting them. 

 

Task: What is 1 more than 8? What is 1 less than 8? How do you know? Use objects to find the answer. 

 

Magenta class also went to the Unicorn theatre to see 'It's hot, it's not!'. It was great fun. 

 

 

 

Letters and Sounds Workshop

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