Reception - Welcome!
Welcome to Reception 2020-2021
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Home Learning Resources
Welcome to the Reception's class page
On here you will find lots of information about our weekly routines and details about the exciting learning that will be taking place both indoors and outdoors this term.
Our current topic
Our current topic is ‘Why do we love celebrations?’ We will be reading lots of different books to explore celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. The books we will be reading during our topic are; 'Room on the Broom', 'Gordon', 'Tree:Seasons Come Seasons Go' and 'Elf on the Shelf' as well as a variety of non-fiction books.
Staffing & General Information
The Reception team are Miss Samson, Miss Phillips, Mrs Brelsford, Miss Clarke, Mrs Hunting and Mrs Couser. Our Ealy Years Lead is Miss Samson. We are a big team who all work together to ensure all the Reception children are happy, engaged, supported and challenged.
The staff work very closely to ensure all children have the correct support, guidance and feel happy and content whilst learning in the different learning environments. Each day consists of a balance of child initiated and adult led activities (including carpet sessions such as phonics, mathematics, circle time and music).
Home Learning Activities
Here are a list of activities you may choose to do with your child at home:
Practising cursive handwriting - you can then write words using these cursive letters
Reading - all children will have be given 2 books to read at home. As well as reading these books, you could ask your child questions about the book and to retell the story to another family member or a friend.
Key words - continue to read keywords alongside reading books. You can even practise writing your key words!
Counting games - practise counting forwards and backwards to and from 10 initially, then extend to 20.
2D and 3D shape hunt - go on a hunt around your house to find a variety of 2D and 3D shapes using language to describe (flat, round, curved, face, sides, corners).
Writing captions and sentences - Here are a few you might choose to write:
The web is wet.
It is big.
Get a pin.
I can go to bed.
Cutting out shapes - cut out a variety of different shapes and make a 2D shape picture!
Throwing and catching - practise throwing and catching a large ball. You may then choose to throw and catch a smaller ball.
Key Dates & Reminders:
Monday 9th November 2020 - Parents Evening 4pm - 8pm
Wednesday 11th November 2020 - Parents Evening 4pm - 5pm
The Reception Unit is carefully laid out to allow children to access the seven areas of learning through self directed play, allowing adults to support and extend their learning alongside them. Within the Reception Unit there are the following areas, with challenges that link to children's current learning and interests.
A maths area, with resources linked to number, shape, space and measure
A literacy area, with phonics resources and mark making materials to support children in their independent reading and writing
A reading corner, with books related to our current focus, as well as a wide range of information, fiction and poetry books to choose from
A role play area linked to our current topic, allowing children to develop story telling and personal and social skills
A workshop/creation station for children to access a range of tools such as scissors, glue, hole punches and sellotape, for creating their own models and designs. There is also a malleable area where children can use a range of tools with play dough and other materials to develop their fine motor skills.
A construction area, including wooden blocks and construction toys
An investigation area for children to test out ideas and make observations about the world around them
A creative art area with a range of tools and materials for painting and other art work.
Children in reception have daily access to the outdoor area, which includes the following areas;
The Broadoak Beach, including sieves, trowels, spades, pots and pans
An active and adventure area for climbing and balancing
A water area with various resources such as pipes, funnels and containers
A digging and minibeast area, with magnifying glasses, bug pots and digging equipment
A construction area, for children to make large scale models, using crates, tyres and blocks
Fun and games:
Try the CBeebies site for lots of games, stories, rhymes and activities:
The PBS KIDS site has a range of online stories:
Try the BBC Schools Website for fun, games and stories:
Information for adults about quality books and reading activities:
Reading books and keywords/phonic word list will be changed weekly. Your child will take home 3 books each week (Scheme, phonics and a chosen picture book from the Broadoak's 50 Brilliant Books). Please remember to sign your child's reading record every time your child reads.
Top Tips for reading at home:
- Read 10 minutes every night with your child.
- Discuss the illustrations. What do they think is going on? Why?
- Predict what may happen? What would be good/bad etc.
- Make up alternative endings.
- Discuss what your child’s likes/dislikes are about the text.
- What did we learn from the story? Was there a moral, did it give them any information? Was it factual or a fiction story?
- Can you change your voice for all the characters?
- Be guided by your child’s interests- Read your own stories as well as school books.
- Become an explorer- Read fact, fiction, rhymes, poems, picture books.
- Ask questions about the story.
- Discuss the sequence of events. Can you recall the events?
- Most important keep it short, enjoyable and fun.
Topic-based homework with guidance is given out on a Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday.
Please support your child with the reading the instructions, however try to encourage your child to do the work themselves.
Behaviour & Rewards
We encourage hard work and good behaviour using Class Dojo. The children receive points for following the golden rules; good listening, working hard and helping others to name a few. Each week, the children are given the chance to win the ‘Dojo Dip’ award which is an award for receiving the most Dojo points. As part of the reward, children receive a certificate and a book to take home.
Any children who do not follow the rules will receive a warning. If a child continues to disregard a warning, they will lose some of their choosing time or playtime. Depending on the severity, the children can also receive a red dojo for persistently not following the rules.
Another weekly reward in Reception is ‘Star of the Week’. The friend that is chosen will receive a certificate, a small prize from the ‘Star of the Week’ box and the opportunity to take a teddy home for the weekend!
Medium Term Planning:
Autumn - What makes me special?
Autumn - Why do we love celebrations?
Spring - Do you want to come to a hat party?
Spring - Why is food so glorious?
Summer - How do things grow?
Summer - What are these enchanted creatures?