St George's CE Primary School

Here is what we will be learning this year...…….

Here is a link  to help your child at home with their phonics....

We have now uploaded the recording to our YouTube channel, where we hope you will all be able to view this without any issues. Please see the link below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhbQFjRpMr4&feature=youtu.be 

Here is what we will be learning this term ….....

feel free to contact me if you have any questions.... Miss Lush

Here are the flashcards that we will be bringing home over the year. They are based on 'Letters and Sounds'. Some are 'Tricky Words' that we need to learn by sight. ( like I, go, to, the etc....) Don't try to blend these.

Some are words that we call 'decodable', which means that we can use our phonics knowledge to sound them out. (e.g 'dad', 'mum', 'it', 'at', etc....)

Don't forget to use our 'Robot Arms' when we sound out words- it really helps. 

If you want to print them out , it sometimes helps to have two sets- and you can make a simple game of 'Snap'. 

BUT- take care not to try learn them all at once! A few at a time is more helpful. 

When we are ready, this is how we write our letters...………….

 

If you are struggling- lots of playing with playdough will help your fine muscle strength, as well as making circular movements in the air, in sand or salt etc...

Also, climbing and pushing will help with your upper body strength- which helps with handwriting too!

There are several websites to support parents with helping their child to learn through play. 

www.theimaginationtree.com

senresourcesblog.com/2021/01/08/home.schooling-videos-for-primary-aged-children (On YouTube)

BBC- 'www.tinyhappy-people.gov.uk' 

There is also the 'Hungry Little Minds' campaign.

 

We like to work together to build things. Do you like our town?

We learn to look after ourselves. We are washing the babies to keep them clean and healthy.

We love to do P.E. We have learnt to line up sensibly.

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We love to read in our Reading Corner. What is your favourite book?  Below you can see a list of books that are recommended for EYFS. 

Welcome to EYFS

Reception

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) lasts until the end of the Reception year.  At the end of the year, your child's teachers decide to what extent they have met the 'Early Learning Goals.'

The ELG identify key skills  that children should demonstrate by the end of Reception.  Children who have not met some or all of these will continue to work on these aspects in Year One. Others may have met them much earlier in the Reception Year and may be working on aspects of the National Curriculum.  

The first few weeks in Reception will be a time for settling in, meeting new friends and a time for the teacher to assess  what your child can already do and what the next steps of learning are.

 

Click here to find out more about our 'Reception Day'

 

 

 

Welly Wednesday

Every Wednesday we put on our waterproof clothes and take our learning outside.

We cover all areas of the curriculum in a practical (and messy way!)

For example-

We make marks in sand or mud to practice our letters.

We roll our tyres to develop upper body strength.

We make environmental art using found objects and we tell our friends about them.

We make collections and count them.

 

Because we work outside during Welly Wednesday it is important that we are dressed appropriately. 

We recommend that children wear waterproof clothing. Some parents choose to buy all-in-one 'Ski suits' that children simply wear over their school clothes. Other parents provide warm 'old' clothes and a waterproof coat.

Most children wear wellies- as they are waterproof. 

Here is a link to some great FREE resource packs for Home Learning you may like to look at and download. 

https://literacycounts.co.uk/free-home-learning/ 

The Reception Curriculum is organised into topics. Learning is more meaningful if we link ideas so key elements of learning  fit into these topics and children explore new ideas whilst building on what they already know.

 

Every day there will be opportunities for play and for more direct learning as children are taught to read and write, and about basic number. You will hear about 'phonic' lessons which teach children about the alphabet and letter sounds.