Meet the Team

Miss Cullen – EYFS Class Teacher

Mrs Cain-Jones and Mrs Hogg – Learning Support Assistants

PLEASE READ THIS LETTER FROM MRS DEAN ABOUT THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CHILDREN IN RECEPTION TO RETURN TO SCHOOL FROM MONDAY 29TH JUNE. 

 

Let me begin by saying how much we will all miss you during this testing time. Keep working from the home work booklet I sent out and try some of the home activities when you can. Let your child explore in the garden and make their own games! Stay safe and we will see you all soon! Miss Cullen and the EYFS team xxx

Spiritual Well Being 

Take time at the start and end of each day to say a short prayer with your child. As an activity ask your child to come up with their own prayer they would like to say and you can write this down for them. You can put this on Tapestry and I can upload it onto our school website.

Also have a look at some ideas for discussion and role-playing in some suggested RE work here

Any work your child is proud of please upload this onto Tapestry and I can then upload this onto our website for everyone else to see. At this time we must share as much as we can to keep close!

 

Helpful Documents

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Reading

While we are off school, log on to Bug Club. There are many books for your child to read themselves at home to keep them busy and reading.

It is important that you read with them as often as possible.

LOG-IN DETAILS

User name:  Child’s name and second name initial

Password:  YearR

Code:   j63m

Phonics 

Use the links below to practice letter formation with your child at home, ask them to write the letters down. Ask your child to say the sounds as you point to the screen. At the moment we are currently up to the Set 1 sounds so do not stress that your child does not recognize the Set 2/3 page. It is just good practice to let them see the other sounds and hear you say them to them. 

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Play the Tricky Words song at home. Your child will recognize this straight a way and sing along! Ask them to write the tricky words down. Can they write short sentences containing the tricky words?

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Above is a great website called Phonics Play with good resources for phonics and reading. alphablocks_brand_logo_bid

Just youtube ‘AlphaBlocks Set 1’ or ‘Alphablocks Set 2’ and lots of little video clips will come up for your children to watch at home for phonics.

 

Twinkl have lots of useful apps for learning at home.

Type ‘Twinkl Limited’ into the App Store to find apps to play at home.

Please note the majority of these apps cost around 99p each but we believe they are really useful to support learning at home.

Our favourites include…

  • Twinkl Phoneme Pop Suite
  • Alphabet Cards and Letter Formation
  • Twinkl Phonics-Phase 2 Pop
  • Twinkl Spell and Pop

Writing

I know it may seem like what your child can write down is limited but you would be surprised! Ask them to have a go at…

  • Writing their full name
  • Writing a card for me!
  • Write a list… shopping, family members, toys they would like ect
  • Write repetitive sentences for example looking out the window…. I can see a dog. I can see a car. I can a man. I can see a light. I can see the grass etc.
  • Write a label for something they have made or built.
  • Write short notes and leave them around for people to read.

 

Maths 

 

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10 Little Numbers

I Can Count to 20.

Teen Numbers

Count to 100

Counting in 2s

2d Shape Song

3d Shape Song (Don’t forget…we say ‘can of pop’ instead of ‘soda can’)

NUMICON

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Useful Web Links 

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http://www.storybots.com/videos Storybots

 

Activities to try at home

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week one

Thrive Week Two

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

At St. Charles’ the Reception class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).  This curriculum is based upon four themes and principles.

Unique Child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways.  The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Curriculum

There are 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning in the Foundation Stage framework curriculum.

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design