Welcome Back Reception!
We are really looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 8th March.
Dear Parents and carers,
A very warm welcome back to all our children we have missed you all so much. Our new topic this half term is 'Is there anybody out there?'. To support this theme and spark the children's interest and imagination we will be using the power of read books, 'how to catch a star' and 'The aliens are coming'. We will also be introducing the children to a range of information books about space and other exciting fiction books.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our families for your support and patience this academic year during these unprecedented times. Please could we remind you to follow the school guidelines if your child develops COVID symptoms. It is still vital that we all remain vigilant, therefore could we also ask that you wear a face mask and remain behind the green gate when dropping off or picking up for your own safety and that of the staff and children.
To ensure we are complying with all advice to ensure the safety of the children and staff we will continue to ensure that the unit is well ventilated by opening windows and, as always, providing continuous outdoor play, whatever the weather?
Here are the items that your children will need to bring with them..
See you at 8:30 in the morning, from Mrs Kenyon and Mrs Dodd
Reception New Starter Parent Information 2020
Part of our Induction process is usually welcoming parents to an open evening but due to these unprecedented times this could not happen. Please find attached a copy of the power point that would have been shared with you. We would just like to say that we are delighted that you have chosen Peel Brow School & Nursery for your child and we look forward to welcoming you and your family to our school community.
When the children start back we will ensure that our setting offers a smooth and happy transition for your child from whatever setting be that a Nursery, childminder or home. We very much look forward to meeting you and your child and providing you a memorable year in Reception. All staff in our Reception class understand the significant importance of ensuring your child feels welcome and safe and we promise to provide a positive start to your child’s education. Further details of start dates and times will follow soon.
We look forward to meeting and again welcome to Peel Brow School and Nursery.
The Reception Team
Summer Term 2
Hi everyone we hope you are all keeping well and safe. It was so great to see some of our Nursery and Reception children returning to school in their bubble group last week. Their behaviour was exemplary and we had a lot of fun. For those children who are not returning to school we will continue to add suggested activities that you ca do with your children at home. Thank you to all of you who have sent photographs in of activities the children have been doing at home, please keep them coming. Here is a reminder of my email address email@example.com. Mrs Dodd and I will take it in turns to read a book to those children not returning to school every Wednesday.
We want to continue to reassure all parents that the most important thing right now is that parents support their children's social and emotional development. We will continue to do this with children returning to school and share ideas for those children staying at home. Take care and we will see you soon.
Today in our bubble, we experimented with soap and answered the question "why do we need to use soap when we wash our hands?"
It would be a brilliant experience for you to do the experiment too and email Mrs Kenyon, or put on Tapestry, your results!
Let us know your results!
Please can you help me to help your children continue their amazing reading and writing journey by accessing these phonics lessons every day. The children in reception were making accelerated progress in their reading and writing because we practiced our skills in reading and writing everyday. Below you will find some incredible resources for you to use during this time, each has its own lesson resources including songs, power points, worksheets and videos. The DFE link has a fully structured lesson delivered by teachers.
Use this link to access the lessons https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception
This monster phonics link has clearly structured lessons for the teaching of phonics delivered through their online learning platform. Click the link below to gain your free lessons and materials.
As a school we use the Ruth Miskin; Read, Write inc phonics cards for pronunciation of the letters and as a visual aid for letter formation. Ruth Miskin is helping children learn to read at home during school closure by streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.
Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.
Speed Sounds Set 1 -for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English
Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am
On her website she also has a link for story times.
Here is another fun phonics link for the children the Computer version is 100% free. The games are all fun and exciting and perfect for learning through play!
Reception Class Page Weekly Updates
From Monday May 4th, we are now working with Oak National Academy to provide our children with a more structured scheme of learning during these increasingly strange times. If you have any difficulties accessing the site or would like to discuss any aspect of distance learning, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep safe everyone!
Mrs Kenyon and Mrs Dodd
Summer Term 1
Hello everyone, we hope you are all keeping well and enjoying carrying out some of our suggested activities with the children at home. As you know we are doing all we can to best support your children's education in these times of difficulty. We are very much missing the children and can’t wait to see you all again. We have attached some further links that you might find useful during this time as well a distance learning grid.
We want to reassure you that the most important thing right now is supporting your children's social and emotional development. It is a strange time for your children and not seeing family members and friends at school can be unsettling for them. Your children will continue to thrive outside of school if you can continue to make them feel safe and secure; you can reassure them that soon they will go back to school and be able to see their teachers and friends. Find as much time as you can to have fun and laugh with each other. Stay safe and happy our Peel Brow Family
A big hello to our wonderful families
We hope that you are keeping safe and happy while our school is temporarily closed during this unprecedented time. Below are some fun things for parents or carers to do at home with their children.
See below documents for how you can continue to support your child at home with both phonics and maths as well as the learning grids that were sent home.
You will find activities to try, along with lots of fun and useful web links.
Finally, take care we miss you all so very much! Please know this will end and we will see you again soon. Remember the simple message “Stay Home and Save Lives”
Mrs Kenyon and Mrs Dodd
In Reception we follow the Power of Reading literacy scheme of work. Power of Reading have put together some ideas for how parents and carers can continue to support their children's language and comprehension skills while at home.
Each set of notes contains five simple activities designed to develop children’s comprehension skills and strategies and develop their imagination and creativity for writing, linked to the EYFS Statutory Framework.
Most activities are reading, talk and play based and need little more than familiar household objects, and sometimes a pencil and paper to complete. Other drawing materials such as coloured pencils or crayons would be useful, but are not essential. I
Children don’t have to have a copy of the book at home to do the activities, as extracts are provided, please see attachments below. We hope you enjoy these activities.
Explore it: Reading of text and/or illustrations and questions to develop children's awareness of language and vocabulary, including how this can be used for effect.
Illustrate it: Drawing tasks to develop children's visualisation skills - a key aspect of comprehension.
Talk about it: Questions or talking points to support children's understanding of key parts of the text, encouraging them to refer back to the text to support their ideas.
Imagine it: Talking points and questions that encourage deeper responses to texts, thinking beyond the text and linking to real life knowledge and understanding.
Create it: A range of different ideas for writing in response to a text, developing children's imagination and creative ideas.
This half term the Reception class will continue to consolidate their work on phase two and three of the Letters and Sounds programme and will be learning some new digraphs. They will also be introduced to trigraphs within this phase.
Guided Reading for Reception takes place weekly and the children bring home a new reading book each Thursday.
Reception children are read to daily and we ensure we read a range of texts including rhyme books, poetry, non-fiction, fiction and non-worded picture books.
The children have access to an attractive reading area which contains a range of texts, comics, soft toys to read to as well as a story creating area with puppets and a theatre. The children also have access to books in all their areas of provision linked to that area specifically.
This term Reception will continue to work on caption writing, lists, recipes and ingredients, story mapping and short sentences and story writing.
Home Reading Books
Reception are all allocated one book for their reading bag and this is changed every Thursday. Please make a comment in their reading record book to let us know if they enjoyed the book; what discussions you had together about the story/information; what other reading has been taking place at home.
Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about phonics and reading.
This half term the Reception children will focus on counting beyond 10, doubling and halving as well as adding and subtracting. The children will also develop their knowledge further with money, measuring and time.
All the children have daily access to our outdoor learning environment and a range of physical and sporting activities including balance and two wheel bikes, climbing, balls and running space. In addition we have PE in the hall on a Friday morning and our focus is circus skills, balancing, balls skills and team work.
The Nursery and Reception team are working with the children on learning phonics using the Letters and Sounds system. To help your child, you can follow the link below to reinforce their learning. Parents of children in Reception should focus on the Phase 2 activities. http://www.letters-and-sounds.com
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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