Please find below the interactive links listed in the above tasks:
Can you find out what a shadow is?
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
We have really enjoyed receiving your e-mails and photographs, thank you!
Here's some examples of the amazing learning taking place at home.
Mrs Thickett: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Show preference for a dominant hand, move with confidence in a range of ways and explore the outdoor area.
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.
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.
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!”
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?
Capturing the Learning in Reception!
We went on a mini beast hunt to see what we could find today!
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!
World Book Day!
We had lots of fun sharing our favourite stories with each other!