Welcome to Reception with Mrs Vasey along with Panda and Splodge the guinea pigs!
Hello My Team of Small but Mighty Reception!
I hope your first week at home has gone well. I have really enjoyed seeing all the things you have been getting up to on Tapestry and look forward to seeing more this week. I will be selecting super examples of home learning to go on the website so keep sharing.
Splodge, Panda and I have been keeping ourselves healthy by doing some gardening and starting each day with Joe Wick's workout. I have also set myself a challenge to learn a new skill - crocheting. Currently I am finding this a challenge but I am going to persevere and try achieve my goal of making a cuddly elephant. Have any of you set yourself a challenge to learn a new skill?
Please remember that as well as the activities I am posting here you also have your phonics home learning and independent reading books. At the bottom of the home learning grid are some really useful websites to support learning at home. I have also included a rough guide to a timetable for the day to help you maintain some routine.
If you need to contact me during the closures please either do so via Tapestry or through the school office email which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep safe everyone and I hope to see you all very soon.
Mrs Vasey, Splodge and Panda
The Reception class provides a broad and balanced curriculum which embraces the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Reception we focus on the development of the individual child and, during your child’s time in Reception, he or she will experience a great variety of activities based on these seven areas of learning through structured activities and carefully planned play:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
The Indoor Environment
The indoor curriculum provides a stimulating learning environment and opportunities for the children to experience activities which reflect the seven areas of learning. The children have access to a wide range of resources in both child initiated and adult led activities. These resources include construction equipment, small world toys, puppets, jigsaws and games.
The Outdoor Environment
The outdoor environment mirrors the indoor learning environment within Reception and it is used daily within the Reception routine. Children will be able to access resources to develop the seven key areas of learning. Outdoor learning is key to developing children’s independence, physical development and to offer exploration and investigation opportunities.
How can I check my child’s progress?
Continual assessment is carried out on every pupil through observations, annotating their work, questioning and monitoring reading. Assessments are recorded on Tapestry, an online learning journal. Each parent has access to their child's learning journal and is able to see what their child has been doing at school and make positive comments about their learning, as well as contribute any learning which has taken place outside of school.
Children's progress is discussed at a Parent/Carer Consultations in the Autumn and Spring term. A written report is given out at the end of the school year and there will be an opportunity to discuss this report with Mrs Vasey.
At Longwick we follow the Letters and Sounds phonic scheme to get children off to a flying start in phonics.
Click here for help with the correct sound pronunciation.
Below are some information sheets to support you in helping your child learn to read and write at home.