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Reception 2 Mrs Pentith

Hello and welcome to Reception 2’s page!

Hello Reception, Parents and Carers 

 

Welcome to our class page. Here, you will find lots of fun and educational resources to keep you busy whilst learning from home. As well as the many resources you will find to support Phonics, Maths and Topic, you will also find our weekly Home Learning Plans.

 

Below, you will also find more information about our home learning network Google Classroom, as well as a link to our EYFS YouTube Channel, which is full of stories and fun activities. 

 

I understand that you may have some questions so please get in touch if there is anything I can do to help, kpentith@firs.trafford.sch.uk

 

Keep trying your best and remember to take time for your own wellbeing!

 

Mrs Pentith and Miss Mealor smiley 

 

 

 

We are looking forward to your return to school on Monday 8th March. The classroom may look a little different. You can have a sneak peak at it on Google Classroom. Here are some more important changes to Reception:

 

- Every Tuesday, children should come into school wearing sports clothes (suitable for the weather). The children will wear these clothes throughout the day and so will no longer need to bring a PE kit to school

 

- Every Friday, we will upload a Home Learning Challenge onto Google Classroom. This will mean that the children no longer need to bring 'Homework' books into school. Children should not bring in a Book Bag.

 

- Please ensure that your child has a water bottle that can be kept in school (labelled).  

 

Returning to School

Your child may be feeling lots of different emotions as they prepare to return to school on Monday 8th March. 

Here is a little read of some of the things that they may expect to find as they come into school.

It's so lovely to see your smiling faces each day on Google Classroom, where you will find a series of LIVE sessions as well as pre-recorded sessions. A weekly plan is uploaded to Google Classroom every Friday, detailing the amazing activities in line for the following week. You can also find these on our Class website (if you keep scrolling!)

 

Below, you will find our Google Classroom Timetable:

These times will stay the same each week. 

 

Monday

Phonics at 9:30am:

LIVE- Group 1 and Group 3

PRE-RECORDED- Group 2 and Group 4

Literacy at 11am: 

PRE-RECORDED            

 

Maths at 1:30pm:

LIVE                                  

 

Tuesday

Phonics at 9:30am:

LIVE- Group 2 and Group 4

PRE-RECORDED- Group 1 and Group 3

Literacy at 11am:

LIVE

 

Maths at 1:30pm:

PRE-RECORDED

 

Wednesday

Phonics at 9:30am:

LIVE- Group 1 and Group 3

PRE-RECORDED- Group 2 and Group 4

Literacy at 11am: 

PRE-RECORDED

 

Maths at 1:30pm:

LIVE

 

Thursday 

Phonics at 9:30am:

LIVE- Group 2 and Group 4

PRE-RECORDED- Group 1 and Group 3

Literacy at 11am:

LIVE

 

Maths at 1:30pm:

PRE-RECORDED

 

Friday

Phonics at 9:00am:

PRE-RECORDED- Group 1, 2, 3 and 4

Literacy at 11am: 

PRE-RECORDED

 

Topic at 1:30pm:

LIVE

 

 

I just want to say a massive thank you to all Parents, Carers and children for being so engaged and creative with the home learning which we are offering on Google Classroom. You all show such a positive attitude towards this new way of learning; we are very lucky to have such a great parent partnership.

 

Here is just one of the lovely messages we have been sent from a parent, regarding our home learning:

"I think that you are all doing such an incredible job at keeping the children engaged and creating such fun learning for them at home. I don't know how we'd get on without you all."

Home Learning W.C. 22.02.21

 

Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for this week. Have lots of fun growing your brains.

We look forward to seeing you for our LIVE sessions, and there are plenty of pre-recorded sessions for you to access too. Remember to upload any amazing work onto Google Classroom or EExAT!

Home Learning W.C. 08.02.21

 

Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for this week. Have lots of fun growing your brains.

We look forward to seeing you for our LIVE sessions, and there are plenty of pre-recorded sessions for you to access too. Remember to upload any amazing work onto Google Classroom or EExAT!

Home Learning W.C. 01.02.21

 

Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for this week. Have lots of fun growing your brains.

We look forward to seeing you for our LIVE sessions, and there are plenty of pre-recorded sessions for you to access too. Remember to upload any amazing work onto Google Classroom or EExAT!

Home Learning W.C. 25.01.21

 

Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for this week. Have lots of fun growing your brains.

We look forward to seeing you for our LIVE sessions, and there are plenty of pre-recorded sessions for you to access too. Remember to upload any amazing work onto Google Classroom or EExAT!

Home Learning W.C. 18.01.21

 

Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for this week. Have lots of fun growing your brains.

We look forward to seeing you for our LIVE sessions, and there are plenty of pre-recorded sessions for you to access too. Remember to upload any amazing work onto Google Classroom or EExAT!

Home Learning W.C. 11.01.21

 

Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for this week. Have lots of fun growing your brains.

We look forward to seeing you for our LIVE sessions, and there are plenty of pre-recorded sessions for you to access too. Remember to upload any amazing work onto Google Classroom or EExAT!

Home Learning W.C. 06.01.21

 

Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for the rest of this week. We can't wait to see you next week for a series of LIVE and PRE-RECORDED sessions too.

Our YouTube Channel - Firs Primary EYFS

 

All of our videos are now available on our YouTube channel. You can search 'Firs Primary EYFS' or click this link to find them. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKGOOayeY36tFGvJ_BLqtbQ

 

Keep checking it for new videos smiley

Phonics 

 

Here a link to a video made by Miss Curbishley, which gives you ideas on how to help support your child with phonics at home. These activities are play based and that is how we believe children learn best.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5A5FW-5Xig 

 

I understand that phonics is very complicated and the pronunciation of sounds can be quite difficult to master. The follow video is an excellent tool to help adults and children say the sounds correctly, which is crucial for reading and writing. 

 

Please contact a member of the team if you have any questions about phonics. 

How to say the sounds just like us!

 

The order of the sounds in the video are as follows...

 

s a t p i n d m g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll le ss

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More Online Resources

 

I have put together a list of websites and videos to aid your child's learning at home. 

 

  • Bug Club - it is extremely important to continue reading daily with your children. The username and password is in their reading diary. 

 

  • Phonics Play. There are lots of games to choose from. Phase 2 will be suitable for Reception at the moment. www.phonicsplay.co.uk You can use the free games to practice segmenting, blending and sound recognition. 

 

  • YouTube videos to watch are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffeZXPtTGC4  Phonics Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74kIrFdOaPw&t=303s Jolly Phonics Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 Phonics – Tricky Words 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY Phonics – Tricky Words 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36IBDpTRVNE Phonics - ABC Rap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8 Maths - Count to 20 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0&t=144s  Maths - 2D Shapes 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A Maths – 3D Shapes

 

  • CBeeBies have some great programs which will help children learn in a fun way

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/do-you-know Science and Investigation

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks Phonics and Reading

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/junk-rescue Being Creative with junk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/go-jetters Geography and new places

 

  • YouTube has many Just Dance and Cosmic Kids videos which are brilliant to keep your children moving.

 

  • Topmarks website has lots of fun games to play to help number recognition, number ordering, measure, counting etc. Don’t forget to ask your child “How do you know that?” this will help them to use their maths knowledge in a different way.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

 

  • Abcdoes has some fantastic ideas on fun activities to do with your children. All of the ideas have come from Early Years staff and should be able to be done with things around the home.  https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

 

 

Our Classroom

 

Below are some pictures of our classroom. Why not look through them with your child and you can ask them about what they do in each area. 

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

Growth Mindset Video

 

As a school, we have been working hard to help the children understand that if they work hard they can achieve their dreams. This belief starts with us in Early Years. People may look at Reception as “playing” but it is so much more than that. Every day children learn new skills which will aid them throughout school and beyond. We learn to keep trying, to change our methods, to compromise and to have pride in our achievements. 

 

This video ... starring our very own Reception children ... shows how we can choose our learning and choose our tomorrow! We hope you enjoy it.  

COOL Time - CHOOSE OUR OWN LEARNING.mov

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Christmas fun!

 

We had lots fun during our final week before Christmas. Friends of Firs organised a movie and snacks, we wrote letters to Santa, had our Christmas Extravaganza, watched an online panto and even had time to squeeze in a party! Now we need to rest our brains and have fun with our families smiley

 Children In Need Fun! 

 

Thank you so much for all of your donations. The children learnt about why it is important to help others. The children looked great in their sports clothes and we enjoyed lots of exercise throughout the day. 

Fireworks and Phonics!

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Curriculum Overviews

 

We will be uploading the half termly overviews that link to the areas of our curriculum and tell you the types of activities that we will be doing in school. 

Parents Guide to the Early Years

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