Welcome to Reception Elm
Welcome to Reception Elm’s class page. Here you will find key information and see pictures showing what we have been learning in school.
We hope you enjoy this page and looking at some of the amazing learning that has been taking place in Reception, we certainly do grow our brains each and every day! Don't forget to check SeeSaw to see more amazing photos!
If you have any questions, please get in touch - email@example.com
Miss Thomson and Mrs Dixon :)
Reading for pleasure
We love to read in Reception! Each week we take part in a reading for pleasure session. Here we get to choose our favourite books and share them with our friends. We swap books to ensure we have lots of opportunities to look at lots of different books.
Each Friday we bring a reading for pleasure book home. This is a great opportunity to share some quality time with your children sharing a story. Don't forget to bring your children's book back in on a Friday so they can swap it for another one.
We love to explore and create using lots of different resources. We have a session called 'Start with Art' where we practise a new skill. This may be paint, crayons, playdough, collage and natural materials to create or art. After our session, we have the opportunity to keep practising our new skill at the workshop. In Reception, we focus on the process rather than the outcome; that way all of our work is unique, just like us!
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.
At Firs Primary School we follow a Phonic Scheme called 'Read, Write, Inc.' We have a Phonics lesson everyday where we learn a new sound. We learn how to say it, read it and write it. We practise our new sound by making words using magnetic letters and read and write words containing the sound. We love Fred Frog who helps us along the way! I understand that phonics is very complicated and the pronunciation of sounds can be quite difficult to master.
Please use the following link to access information about our phonics scheme Read Write Inc.
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