Welcome to Reception Elm
Welcome to Reception 2's class page. Here you will find key information and see pictures showing what we have been learning in school.
We are having so much fun in school and boy have we been growing our brains! Please keep an eye out on this web page for updates but also to see all the wonderful things we have been doing in Reception!
If you have any questions, please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Thomson, Mrs Savage and Mrs Patten.
Reading for pleasure gallery
We love to read in Reception! Why not take a look at some pictures of us reading, our favourite books and even some videos of us reading!
We love to explore and create using lots of different resources. Sometime our art is linked to a topic or book and sometimes art is one of the ways we express ourselves. We use paint, crayons, playdough, collage and natural materials to create or art. We focus on the process rather than the outcome; that way all of our work is unique, just like us!
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
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.
End of Year Expectations
The following is taken from the Early Years Framework and additional guidance Development Matters. All children will be taught these learning points however our curriculum is not limited to these points and will include much more.
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.
I would also like draw your attention to Mini Writers Club on Instagram. They have lots of handy explanations (like the ones below) and activity ideas, so why not take a look.
Please contact a member of the team if you have any questions about phonics.
I have put together a list of websites and videos to aid your child's learning at home.
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
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
Go-To Art Activities
Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home!