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Reception 2 Mrs Pentith

Hello and welcome to Reception 2’s page!

Hello everyone, 


We are having so much fun in Reception; learning new things, sharing experiences, facing new challenges, making friends and growing our brains. 


We use this page to share pictures and information regarding what we have been learning in class. So keep checking back for new pictures below. 


We look forward to working in partnership with you as your children start their school journey. 


Please get in touch if there is anything I can do to help,


Mrs Pentith and Miss Mealor smiley 

Distance Learning 06.01.21


Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for the rest of this week.  

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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Thank you to everyone who attended our Phonics and Reading Zoom. If you were unable to attend I have included the presentation below. It is a useful reference guide to the terminology and pronunciation of sounds.


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. 


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. 

Reception Home Learning


**If your child is self isolating please see the weekly plan below. **


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. You can use the free games to practice segmenting, blending and sound recognition. 


  • YouTube videos to watch are  Phonics Song Jolly Phonics Song Phonics – Tricky Words 2 Phonics – Tricky Words 3 Phonics - ABC Rap Maths - Count to 20  Maths - 2D Shapes Maths – 3D Shapes


  • CBeeBies have some great programs which will help children learn in a fun way Science and Investigation Phonics and Reading Being Creative with junk 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.


  • 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.



Self Isolation Home Learning

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.


Keep checking it for new videos smiley

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.  


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How to say the sounds just like us!


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


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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


Week 15 of Distance Learning

Week 10 of Distance Learning

Week 9 of Distance Learning

Week 6 of Distance Learning

Week 4 of Distance Learning

Week 1 of Distance Learning