Please take the time to have a look at these useful websites. They are all linked to reading and provide extra activities, as well as the opportunity for children to listen to celebrities read to them. They are great for simply sharing a story or a poem and enjoying a wide range of texts thus,developing a love of reading. I am sure the children will love listening to many of the stories and poems:
Don't forget to check out the Useful Links tab under 'Children'. Here you will find lots of PE and Wellbeing activities such as:
More practical Mathematics ideas for you to try out at home:
Please see the link below for more practical Mathematics activities. Click on the Early Years tab, along the right. The work is linked to a popular story and is interactive and hands on for your little ones:
In the early years we love doing dough disco!!! Dough disco is a fun activity which combines the use of playdough with a series of hand and finger exercies designed to improve fine muscle control. Shonette Bason is the lady who created this and she is doing a live dough disco everyday on youtube at 9.30 am. You will need to subscribe to Spread The Happiness tv channel on youtube to view this. Whilst school is closed please have a go at doing this at home, it is something all the family can do together and is so much fun!!
If you don't have playdough at home there is a simple recipe on the website funlearningforkids.com
Donaldson Class (Reception - 2019/20)
Hello and welcome to Donaldson Class. Myself and all the staff in Reception look forward to sharing our fantastic experiences with you. We will upload lots of work, showcasing all of the lovely activities that we participate in. We ask that you please check your child's book bag every night to ensure that you are receiving all the information that we send home. Additional information can also be found here or alternatively feel free to pop in and see a member of staff.
Autumn 1 Topic
All About Me.
During the first half term our topic will be - All About Me. Reception children will settle into their new environment and become more and more familiar with the setting as time moves on, making new friends and learning new routines. This is a busy time for the children and it may take a good few weeks for them to feel confident. The children will make lots of new friends and begin to build lifelong relationships. We will learn all about families, celebrations and homes and will begin to think about how everybody is different, yet still special.
Please try to read every night with your child. It will really help them to progress in all curriculum areas. Children will shortly bring home a staged reading book to share with you as well as a RWI text, which they will be familiar with and be able to talk about at length. Please remember to make sure reading is an enjoyable experience and record any reading whatsoever in their reading record.
Our class author this year is Julia Donaldson, therefore we are currently sharing lots of her texts, such as The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, Room on a Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town (Mrs. Martin's favourite!) as well as many more.
In order to help further develop language and communication skills, Reception children will receive 'Talk' homework on a weekly basis, as well as their nightly reading. Please try to participate in this with your children, as this will give them the confidence and ability to share their ideas in school. Each week we will complete a Circle Time, sharing the exciting things they have discussed and experienced at home. A copy of this 'Talk' homework will be sent home with your child and will also be uploaded further down this page, for you to refer to. Reception children will also be given a login for our 'Mathletics.' This is a fantastic program used to help support Mathematics skills. Children can use his as and when to help develop their own skills and I am sure they will enjoy the interactive games it has to offer.
P.E will take place on a Monday and Wednesday.
Our P.E kit includes the following:
During the colder months children can also wear the following:
Please place PE kits in the PE bags provided, at the start of the year and leave them in school. They will be sent home half termly in order to be cleaned and returned. Thank you.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see me at the end of the day.
Welcome to our fantastic, newly refurbished Reception classroom!
We are extremely lucky to have these new facilities to work in and the children have thoroughly enjoyed settling into and finding their way around our new environment. The children have been learning how to look after the resources and value all that they have - they have tidied up exceptionally well and are proud to be part of our Reception class.
Please keep visiting our website to see regular updates.