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Reception

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Home Learning Packs for children:
For children who are self-isolating and have only mild symptoms that do not prevent them from completing work, please see attached some activities that may be completed at home.
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Please find below the interactive links listed in the above tasks:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/please-log-in

 

Can you find out what a shadow is?

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOIGOT88Aqc

Phonics

Check out our phonics noticeboard!  You will find 3 short speed sound lessons which will be updated daily. Use the link below to access this. https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/

Home learning/our curriculum/phonics 

 

Daily Phonics Lesson at home - a new film every day, Monday to Friday. Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with an RWI trainer every day for the next two weeks. 

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm           
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm    

 

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

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Ditty - Day 4 - 26/03/20
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We have really enjoyed receiving your e-mails and photographs, thank you!

 

Here's some examples of the amazing learning taking place at home.  

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Home Learning from Monday 23rd March:
 
Every day, this section of our year group page will be updated with daily work before 8.50am, for your child to complete at home.
Please remember to take lots of photographs and stick these in your child’s journal.
We look forward to receiving your e-mails!
 
The children may wish to lead their own learning and learn about something that interests them. For example, Space, animals, plants, etc.

 

Any work that children complete can be emailed to their class teachers using the following email addresses: 
 
Mrs Aggarwal: receptionclass1@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk
Mrs Thickett: receptionclass2@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk
 
Work that you wish your class teacher to see, may be completed electronically, or simply a photograph. We will provide individual feedback to you and can also answer any questions/queries that you may have. Schools remain open for vulnerable children and those of parents who are key workers. Therefore we ask that you give us up to 24 hours to respond to your work/questions, as we may not immediately be available to you.

This is an unusual time for us all, but we encourage children to continue their learning at home with the support of both yourselves and accessing their class teacher's support remotely.
 
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Monday 23rd March
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Welcome to Reception!

 

A warm welcome to you from all the team!

 

For the first few weeks of the term we will be concentrating on settling the children in to their new environments, establishing rules and routines and meeting new peers.

 

We are all looking forward to a fantastic year with the children. 

 

 

 

You are now a full time member of Mesty Croft Academy, and are about to embark on an amazing learning journey.

We recognise that every child is unique! Learning happens when you are engaged and motivated in your play; it also happens when you are happy and secure in your learning environment. Here at Mesty Croft Academy, we are very proud of our enabling environment where you will begin your lifelong love of learning.

 

Your year in Reception will be bursting with fantastic learning opportunities, ensuring that your time in Reception will be one that you will never forget. Each day will include Phonics, Literacy and Maths sessions, as well as opportunities for child-initiated learning using a range of vibrant learning spaces, both indoors and outside.

 

We foster and promote positive learning behaviours; believe and achieve!

 

 

 

 

The Early Years curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning.

Here’s what we will be focusing on this term:

 

Personal, Social & Emotional Development:

Build confidence settling in to a new class and environment, play alongside others, building up new friendships, share their experiences and skills with others, adapt behaviour, become familiar with routines and class rules

 

Communication & Language:

Speaking and listening to each other, sharing ideas, responding to instructions, answering questions, learning new songs and using language in imaginative play.

 

Physical Development:

Show preference for a dominant hand, move with confidence in a range of ways and explore the outdoor area.

 

Literacy:

Sharing stories, book handling skills, using pictures to tell stories, learning letter formation rhymes, developing speaking and listening skills, hearing initial sounds in words, beginning to make marks and form letters.

 

Mathematics:

Counting and recognising numbers to 10, Forming numbers to 10, exploring repeating patterns.

 

Understanding of the World:

Creating self-portraits, exploring changes through the seasons, learning about different cultures and religions.

 

Expressive Art and Design:

Using imagination in play, singing songs and dancing, selecting colours for a purpose, mixing paints, making representations of people, animals and objects.

Parent Voice - Autumn Term 
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Magic Moments: Please remember to send your child's 'Magic Moment' slips so that we can celebrate their achievements together.
Remembrance Day
"This is a soldier and he is fighting to keep us safe."
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Phonics Set 1 Sounds for you to practise at home
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Helping your child to read at home

 

The Read Write Inc. Phonics approach teaches children to read sets of sounds and then blend them to read words.

 

The books that they read at school will only contain the sounds they’ve already learned, so children learn quickly and confidently.

 

First your child will learn to read:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds (sounds written with one letter): 
  • m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h r j v y w z x
  •  and sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’): 
  • sh th ch qu ng nk ck
  • Words containing these sounds, by sound-blending, e.g. m–a–t mat, c–a–t cat, g–o–t got, f–i–sh fish, s–p–o–t spot, b–e–s–t best, s–p–l–a–sh splash
  • At school, they will read Read Write Inc. PhonicsSound Blending Books and Red, Green and Purple Storybooks.

What is Fred Talk?

 

The children have been introduced to a toy frog called Fred! Fred can only say the sounds in a word and needs your child to help him read the word. Fred will say the sounds and children will work out the word. For example, Fred will say the sounds c–a–t, and children will say the word cat. This is Fred Talk: sounding out the word.

Have fun with Fred Talk at home!

 

“What a tidy r-oo-m!”

 

“Where’s your c-oa-t?”    

 

“Time for b-e-d!”

 

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Phonics learning at home....

Can you hear and say the first sound you hear in a word?

Can you have a go at writing the first sound you heard in a word?

You can support your child hearing the first sound by playing ‘eye spy’ and then let them have a go by writing the letter.

 

 

Maths learning at home....

Can you count up to 10 and back?

What happens to the numbers when you count forwards each time?

What happens to the numbers when you count back each time?

Can you have a go at writing your numbers up to 10?

Pencil Grip
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Capturing the Learning in Reception!

Paint Blowing!
We created some beautiful artwork by blowing colourful paint across the paper using straws! 
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Spider Hunting!

We went on a mini beast hunt to see what we could find today!

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Fun Writing!
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Chinese New Year!

We had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year this week!

We took part in lots of fun activities such as making dragons, willow painting, boiling noodles and tasting lots of delicious Chinese food!

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Parent Voice -  Spring Term
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Pancake Day!

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World Book Day!

 

We had lots of fun sharing our favourite stories with each other! 

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