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Hello to all our lovely Reception children!

We are all missing you and seeing all those little smiling faces!
We hope that you are keeping safe and enjoying your tasks at home!

We hope you’re remembering to wash those hands and have been singing lots of happy birthdays.

Remember to keep checking the website for new activity ideas and websites to try.

Have a lovely Easter and stay safe and healthy. Love the Reception team x

 

All of us in Reception miss you all so much. So if you would like to get in touch to say hello or let us know some of the lovely things you’ve been up to, here are our email addresses:

Miss Cullotty - j.cullotty@woodgate.bham.sch.uk

Mrs Turner - z.turner@woodgate.bham.sch.uk

Mrs Moore - k.moore@woodgate.bham.sch.uk

Miss Follis - s.follis@woodgate.bham.sch.uk

Miss Pearson - d.pearson@woodgate.bham.sch.uk


Hope to hear from you soon!

Stay home, keep safe!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler giving good advice

Some useful websites 
Phonics Play:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We use this website daily in school to support phonics. The children love the interactive activities and it has a range of activities to support their learning of blending new sounds.  

 

Oxford Owl:
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-4-5/

Oxford owl provides a range of educational resources and activity ideas for all areas of learning 

 

Websites to get active:

GoNoodle

Joe Wicks daily PE lesson

Jumpstartjonny

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

Cosmic Yoga

Rainbows 🌈 

Have you made a rainbow yet?

Lots of children and adults across the country have been making rainbows to share in their windows to make people smile when they’re out for their daily walk. 
If you haven’t already try making a rainbow. You could draw, paint or collage one! If you email us a picture we could share your lovely work on the website too! 

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Easter inspired activities 🐣

Reading

-Create an Easter hunt:

Put your child’s reading into practise by writing some simple clues for your child to read and follow.
For example It is in the red box.

It is next to the bin. Etc. 


- CVC word reading 

- Digraph word reading 

- Rhyming words

Please see link below for these resource cards.

Writing

-Choose a room in your house. Write I can see sentence of the different things you can see.

For example, I can see a bed. I can see a light. I can see a book. I can see a teddy. 
What room do you think I was in?

You could choose a different room on different days. Remember practice makes perfect! 
 

-Draw a picture of something you have enjoyed doing. Have ago at writing a sentence to go with the picture.


-Next time your shopping arrives, try to write a shopping list of the items. Draw a picture to match next to the word

 

Art

-Paper plate chicks


 

-Potato masher eggs


 

-Cork sheep


-Easter egg wreath 


 

-Design an Easter egg

Can you create a repeating pattern on your egg?

Can you do a two colour pattern? How about trying with three colours.



-Life cycle of a chick

Create a picture showing the life cycle of a chick.


Finger gym activities

-Egg cutting

Draw simple patterns on a piece of paper or an egg shape for your children to cut along to help support their scissor control. 

 

-Easter weaving

Cut slits in the eggs for the children to weave between.

 

Maths

-Number order threading

Hole punch 20 holes around the edge of an egg shape. Draw numbers 1-20 randomly at each hole. Get the children to thread through the holes in the correct order. 
Try going higher than 20 if your child is confident with this.


-Number match

Write a number on an egg shape. Count and hole punch the correct number of holes to match the number. 


-Addition and Subtraction 

Use objects and practically add or take away the items. 

Thank you to our NHS

Doctors, nurses and all other carers are working so hard to keep us all safe and healthy.

You could design a thank you card or poster to let them know we appreciate them.

Welcome to Foundation!

 

There are two Reception classes - RT and RC.
RT's class teacher is Mrs Turner (EYFS co-ordinator) and their TA is Miss Follis.
RC's class teacher is Miss Cullotty and their TA is Mrs Moore.
Mrs Kelly and Miss Pearson both work with lots of different children from both classes to help them with lots of different activities.

Mrs Green is our speech and language therapist who works with some children during the week.

Mrs Tew is in RC Tuesday mornings to teach science and in RT Tuesday afternoons.

 

PE will now be on Friday mornings with our sports coach Dan. Please make sure the children have the correct kit. If they do not, they will not be able to participate in our PE activities.


Here you will be able to find out about the recent projects and activities we have been involved in.

Living Eggs

Later on this term the living eggs will join us.  Look out for exciting pictures.

Inspire workshop

Our inspire workshop is on Thursday 13th February at 1:30p.m.  Please let your child’s class teacher that you are joining them for the afternoon.

 

Your child is also invited to dress as a Superhero on this day.  

Look at us reading and writing!

 

We can read and write captions.  We can write CVC words.

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Superhero challenge day

 

On Thursday 13th February we are having our challenge day.  The children are invited to dress up as a Superhero and we will solve lots of challenges throughout the morning and completely inspire workshop in the afternoon.

Superheroes!

This term we are being Superheroes! So far have developed our pincer grips by defusing bombs, completed a Superhero obstacle course, used magnets to investigate and have made super healthy fruit kebabs.

Christmas production “The nativity”

The children were brilliant in the production.  They spoke with clear voices, sang well and acted in front of a large audience of friends and adults. Later the same day the children participated in the Christingle service. 

The children made pictures using different shapes to tell the story of Christmas.

Wyre Forest visit

We traveled by bus to the Wyre Forest on 2nd December.  We explored the forest and made reindeer decorations out of forest materials that we found.  We had The Stickman story around the camp fire and toasted marshmallows.  We also found the Gruffalo’s child in the forest. It was a busy day!

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The children were excited to write a letter to Father Christmas. 

Physical development 

The children have been parking their bikes in the numbered parking spaces.  This activity developed their gross motor skills and number recognition.

Shape exploration

Reception have been exploring different shapes. They have been exploring what different shapes they could find and have been sorting shapes by shape or size.

Finger gym!

We are developing our pencil grip so that we can hold writing equipment correctly to form letters accurately.

Non-negotiables in reception.

Fastening coats.

 

Now the weather is turning cooler, could you please encourage your child to practise to fasten their coat or jacket.  We are pleased that all children can put their coats and jackets on independently, so the next step is being able to fasten them. 

 

Thank you for your support.

Outdoor Learning

Every week all the children will go outside with their designated adult. Children will be taking part in activities such as planting, observing growth, building, enjoying mud kitchen activities and experimenting with how water travels. 

Reading area

The children are accessing the reading area, using story spoons, googly eye I spy's, story props and the listening centres. Sharing stories with your child is a special time and is a crucial part of them learning to love books.

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