Pegasus Class - Reception

Welcome to Reception's Webpage!

Our Reception Class are taught by Miss Basche, Mrs Mason, Mrs Carter, Mrs Newman, Mrs Whitman, Mrs Riaz and Mrs Nawaz.

The curriculum is creatively planned following the Development Matters framework. Exciting topics hook the children into their learning. Our pupils are happy, independent and make good progress. The children’s gaps in learning are carefully tracked and individual children's needs are identified to ensure provision is meeting the gaps in their learning. There is a firm focus on language into reading, writing and mathematics. We also place a high value on the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning: independence, perseverance, motivation and critical thinking.’

The children’s receptive language is assessed using Language Link. Where gaps are found, intervention meets their needs. Early writing skills are fostered using the whole school approach to handwriting KINETIC Letters. KINETIC letters is an innovative approach that progressively refines handwriting by building strength and stamina, beginning with gross motor skills, building core strength and the correct pencil hold.

In phonics, Reception use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach Phase 2 and 3. Reading is a strong focus concentrating on decoding, learning sight recognition, tricky words and comprehension.

In mathematics, Reception use the similar methods as the rest of the school. Strategies using ‘Singapore Maths’ and Maths Mastery methods enable the children to grasp early number skills, understanding and mathematical language.

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are offered daily via focused activities when children are given the opportunity to practise their skills and develop their understanding, specific to each child's needs. Continuous provision ensures all the pupils are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge throughout all areas of the curriculum.  This provision again, enables pupils to access a range of language suitable across a range of subjects. Children are encouraged to speak in full sentences using an increasingly precise vocabulary and tense. Positive learning behaviours and social skills are taught to enable pupils to enjoy their learning, together.

All Reception children have the opportunity to access Forest School every Friday. Mrs Mason is our incredibly passionate Forest School Trained Teacher. The school is proud of its wonderful outside environment to encourage learning outdoors. 

Topic Overview, Letters to Parents and further information

Autumn 1 Spring 1 Summer 1
Marvellous Me! Material World Once Upon a Time
Marvellous Me Curriculum Overview
Autumn 2 Spring 2 Summer 2
Light and Dark Long, Long Ago We're Going on a Bug Hunt

 

 

 

Home Learning- January 2021

Happy New Year Reception!
We hope you had a very enjoyable Christmas break. Miss Basche and all your teachers in Reception are really saddened that we cannot see you yet, we are missing you all already. But we must stay at home as much as we can to keep the germs away! While you are at home you will have a home learning pack to keep you busy, there are lots of activities and resources in there. Also, keep looking on Seesaw (login details are in your home learning pack) for further activities, and this will be where we will set you further activities each week. Please let us know what exciting things you're getting up to by having a go at uploading pictures to Seesaw or by sending us pictures via our email earlyyears@ststephensfirst.worcs.sch.uk 
If you require any further support please phone school or use the email address above.
Stay home, stay safe :) 

Useful Websites

Teach Your Monster to Read
The website is free to access. App is free or 99p from Google Play
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ 

Phonics Play
Username: march20 Password: home
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics Bloom
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

CBeebies
Numberblocks and Alphablocks are great shows to concentrate on numbers and sounds. The website also has stories, games, puzzles etc.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows

Oxford Owl
Free e-books and games
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Twinkl
Lots of ideas and resources!
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures

A book a day- Oliver Jeffers
One of our favourite Authors has announced that he will read a book a day during the school closures. This will air on his Instagram and be uploaded to his website.
https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Perfect for some indoor exercise and mindfulness
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

ABC Does
The Early Years guru! Some brilliant home learning ideas.
https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

White Rose Maths
White Rose Maths have compiled Early Years Maths activities  based around different stories
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/