Year R - Amethyst Class

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Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Maughan, Mrs Burgess and Miss Clarke
We hope you all had a lovely half term. Most importantly, we hope that you and your families are safe and well.

In the Spring 2 Term, we will be starting off by reading the story "Gruffalo," and then continuing with other stories written by Julia Donaldson.

We are continuing our Read Write Inc sessions and the children will be practising segmenting, blending and writing words with 3 sounds, such as, 'bell' and 4 sounds, such as, 'frog.' The children love our celebrations, the FAN-tastic wave, the marshmallow clap and the disco cheer are our new favourites.

Our reading area is enhanced with a talking stories CD player. Up to six children at a time can enjoy listening to familiar stories visualising it as they listen. We will discuss what they think the characters and setting look like and be practising using any new vocabulary they have heard in a sentence. We have also added masks and a puppet theatre from the stories to help with retelling them.

We will be doing lots of addition, subtraction, doubling, halving and sharing this half term. We will be bunching straws into groups of ten and ones and using these to see the value in 2-digit numbers as we become more confident with numbers up to 20 and beyond. The children will have a 'Talking Partner' to work with during carpet time to help solve mathematical puzzles and problems. We will also be looking at measurement, in particular, length and time and consolidating our previous work on pattern and shape.

Routines in Reception
Our P.E. lessons take place on Monday. Children should come dressed in PE kits on this day and have their hair tied back and earrings must either be taken out or covered. The children need to bring a labelled water bottle to access during the day and a healthy snack to eat during morning playtime.

Reading at home
We read with the children through individual, guided reading and whole class reading. We will stamp diaries to let you know when your child has read. We ask that the children read with an adult at home as often as possible. Ten minutes a day really does make all the difference. Please ensure reading diaries are in school every day.

Learning at home this week — 1/3/21 Superworm — By Julia Donaldson -- See daily plan attached in a PDF above

Phonics: Watch the three 'Set 1' Read Write Inc videos for today -- SET 1 SPEED SOUNDS with Ruth, SET 1 WORDTIME with Gareth and SET 1 SPELLING with Sara. If your child is confident with letter sounds a-z then instead you should choose the SET 2 SPEED SOUNDS with Rosie video and SET 2 SPELLING video with Rosie instead of SET 1 videos.

Maths -- watch the White Rose daily videos --
session 1 -- Monday
session 2 -- Tuesday
session 3 -- Wednesday
session 4 -- Thursday
session 5 -- Friday
Complete the 'Get the Activity' each day ...

First 4 Maths Parent Home Learning Webinars
First4maths have uploaded the recordings of their parent webinars for parents to access. The feedback they received from parents was that they felt reassured and better equipped to help their children with retaining and consolidating their basic skills. Click on the links for the sessions;

Practise writing using the Read Write Inc 'Hold a sentence 1' video -- see link below:
Once on the Read Write Inc Videos, scroll down the page until you see the daily 'Hold a sentence 1' Video
Complete any of the 'Superhero' activities attached in the PDF's above

ICT maths games to play at home -- phonics games to play at home -- the games are super for the children to practise their mouse skills on a computer

Additional activities-
Practise your counting skills by working through the levels on Numbots. How many coins can you collect? The login can be found in your blue reading diary.

If you would like to access more books at home, you can register for free on the Oxford Owl website and read their free colour banded ebooks online. Once you have registered, click on the 'Oxford Owl ebook library,' and using the dropdown menu click on 'Levels' and select the colour band books your child is currently reading, pink/red level etc. Here you will find a range of books that match that level.

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