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18th January 2020.

 

You are all working so incredibly hard and we could not be prouder of you and the quality of learning and work you are doing!

 

A gentle reminder that the work does not disappear from Google Classroom and you are able to complete this at a time that suits your families routine. However, any work submitted after 6pm will not be marked, as stated in our remote learning policy. Obviously, there will be exceptions to this rule but this will be at the discretion of the class teacher. 

 

Thank you again for all of your effort. It is very much appreciated. 

 

Please see the overview for learning for the next two weeks in Reception.

Rising Stars log in support.

 

Please see this handy guide which should help with logging into Rising Stars for our online reading library. If you continue to experience issues accessing Rising Stars, please email your class teacher.

Navigating Google Classrooms

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Please see the attached video to support you with navigating around Google Classrooms.

Dear Parents/Carers

If you have more than one account on your home device for Google Classrooms and are trying to access Google Classrooms please only use your child's log in.

Without your child's log in, you will be unable to access all of the class learning and notifications.

Kind regards,

Reception Team.

5th January 2021

Well done with all of the work and activities you have already engaged with, here are a few ideas of some extra activities if you wish to use them! 

 

Physical

5-a-day Fitness: All Sports Routine - In Celebration of the London 2012 Olympics - YouTube

5-a-day Fitness: Big Jubilee Dance - YouTube

Sonic The Hedgehog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! - YouTube

Pedro the Penguin Goes to the Fun Fair | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! - YouTube

 

Fine Motor ideas

 

Pegs – pegs are great for building up muscles in our index finger and thumb which in turn helps with our pen grip!

 

 

Play dough – you could make your own play dough!

What you need:

2 cups of plain flour

1 cup of salt

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 cups of boiling water

Add 4 teaspoons of cream of tartare if you want it to last longer

Add food colouring or a scent such as ground ginger if you would like!

 

Lego and Duplo – these are great to build up the muscles in your fingers and hands as you push the blocks together.

 

 

Home Learning 4.1.21 and 11.1.21

 

Welcome back to a new year. We hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.

 

For our home learning whilst we are not at school, the work we are setting will be done through Google Classrooms, there may be links which will take you to other websites such as Purple Mash or White Rose for Maths. The work set at home is the same as what the children in school will be doing.

 

In order for us to respond to learning effectively we would like you to upload/submit all of their work on Google Classroom. We understand that sometimes the children will be working on paper or even talking about their learning so, much like Tapestry if you are able to take a picture and upload it as their submitted work on Google Classroom rather than emailing it to their teachers that would be great!

 

We would like to remind you that this work is compulsory so please contact us if your child is having issues completing it.

 

The children will have the opportunity to have one live PSHE lesson with their class teachers. We have assigned you all one slot for each week so please make sure you know which day you are signed up for!

 

Alongside the work we are putting up for the children we would like to remind you that they can also carry on doing lots of reading, please continue to record each book your child reads in their reading diary and it would be amazing if you could also continue counting how many books your child has read and recording this in the diary as well. When we return to school we will be able to prepare certificates and reading Ted's!

 

There are also some more ideas for home learning on our website: https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Thank you in advance for your perseverance and support!

 

Reception Team

4.1.21

 

Happy New Year, we hope that you all had a safe and happy Christmas break. We would like to thank you all for your kind messages, gifts and cards we received at the end of last term.

 

The document below details learning tasks for today.

Message about Home Learning - 4th January 2021

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

During this period of home learning, your child’s work will be set via Google Classrooms. You can access their account by going to www.login.earlswood.school. This website contains user guides for setting up accounts on different devices and also has a link to your child's login details if you have lost them.

 

For parents using a personal chrome book (not ones provided by the school), set up is slightly different to other devices and must be done at a specific time because the system has to be disabled. Please activate your child’s account on Monday (4th January) between 12.00-12.30pm or 5.00-5.30pm. During these time periods, Google Classroom may not be accessible on other devices. If you have any problems accessing your child’s account, please email your child’s class teacher.

 

Yours faithfully,

The Federation of Earlswood Schools

Week beginning  14.12.20

 

Next Friday 18th December is our Christmas party day! The children can come to school in their own clothes for the day.

 

Phase 2 (previously Mrs Tarrant's group) - We will be learning to recognise the sounds g and o. The children  will also be learning how to write both g and o. We will also be blending sounds to read CV and CVC words, i.e. is and mop. The high frequency word we will be learning to read is 'and'

  

Phase 2  (previously Mrs Borton's group)  - The children will be learning to recognise and write the sounds h, b, f and l. They will be focusing on blending sounds within words to support them when reading.

 

Phase 2 (previously Miss Al-Falahi 's group) - We are continuing to blend sounds when reading CVC words using all of our Phase 2 sound knowledge.  We will also be revising all of the tricky words learnt so far which include: no, go, I, the and to.

 

Phase 3 (previously Mrs Page and Mrs Considine's group) - We will be learning to recognise the sounds ar, or, short oo as in look and long oo as in food. The tricky word we will be learning to read is, my.

 

Maths – The children will be learning to order key events in their daily routines. They will be using language to describe when events happen e.g. night, morning, afternoon and tomorrow. The children will also begin to measure time such as, counting down a number of sleeps to a special event or using timers to measure durations of events.

 

Literacy – The children will be continuing to build sentences based on pictures from wintery stories. They will be encouraged to think of adjectives to make their sentences even more exciting and sound out words using their Phonics knowledge to complete the sentence - I can see....

 

Week beginning  7.12.20

 

Due to the changes with the size of the bubbles, the adult who will be working with your child during Phonics has changed. We will continue to teach the children based on the Phase they are in and the learning for each phase is as follows:

 

Phase 2 (previously Mrs Tarrant's group) - We will be learning to recognise the sounds m and d. The children  will also be learning how to write both m and d. We will also be blending sounds to read CV and CVC words, i.e. it and cat.

  

Phase 2  (previously Mrs Borton's group)  - The children will be learning to recognise and write the sounds ck, e, u and r. They will be focusing on blending sounds within words to support them when reading.

 

Phase 2 (previously Miss Al-Falahi 's group) - We are continuing to blend sounds when reading CVC words using all of our Phase 2 sound knowledge.  The tricky word the children will be working to read will be I.

 

Phase 3 (previously Mrs Page and Mrs Considine's group) - We will be learning to recognise the sounds ai, ee, igh and oa. The tricky words we will be learning to read are, be and was.

 

Maths – The children will be learning to identify and count by subitizing numbers up to 5. They will also be exploring the link between counting forwards and counting backwards when finding one more or one less. We will also be matching numerals to quantities.

 

Literacy – The children will be building sentences based on wintery scenes. They will be encouraged to sound out words using their Phonics knowledge and complete the sentence - I can see....

 

Week beginning  30.11.20

 

Next week we will be busy starting our Christmas crafts!

 

Next week our learning in Phonics will be:

 

Mrs Tarrant - We will be learning to recognise the sounds i and n. The children  will also be learning how to write both i and n. We will also be starting to read the high frequency words, is, it, in and at.

  

Mrs Borton - We will be learning the sounds g, o, c and k. We will be learning to read the high frequency word 'and'.

 

Miss Al-Falahi - We  are continuing to read CVC words using all of our Phase 2 sound knowledge and will develop our skills of blending when reading new words. The tricky words the children will be working to read will be no and go.

 

Mrs Page and Mrs Considine - We will be learning to recognise the sounds sh, ch, th and ng. The tricky words we will be learning to read are,  we and me.

 

Maths – The children will be learning all about the number 5. The children will be counting objects up to 5, finding different ways to arrange 5 objects and subitising with the number 5. We will also be recognising what shape has 5 sides.

 

Literacy – The children will be learning about how to make porridge! We will be larning about what instructions are and will be sequencing the instructions for making porridge.

 

Week beginning  23.11.20 

 

Next week we will be focusing our learning around the story of "The Nutcracker". The children will be threading, making hats and tiaras, creating presents and making wands!

 

Please see your child's reading log to find out which Phonics group they are in.

 

Next week our learning in Phonics will be:

 

Mrs Tarrant - We will be learning to recognise the sounds t and p. The children will be making silly soups with these letters, sorting items based on these letters and will also be learning how to write both t and p.

  

Mrs Borton - We will be learning the sounds I, n, m and d. The high frequency words we will be learning to read are, is, it, in and I. We will also be working hard to form these letters correctly.

 

Miss Al-Falahi - We will be using all of our Phase 2 sound knowledge to develop our skills of blending when reading new words.

 

Mrs Page and Mrs Considine - We will be learning to recognise the sounds y, z, zz and qu. The tricky words we will be learning to read are, he and she.

 

Maths – The children will be learning all about the number 4. They will be counting out objects to 4, matching quantities and amounts to 4 and will also be learning to identify and name 2D shapes with 4 sides.

 

Literacy – The children will be innovating the story of 'The Magic Porridge Pot.' We will be talking about what it means to innovate a story and will change different parts of the story throughout the week.

Anti Bullying Week 16th - 22nd November 

Please wear odd socks MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER

To celebrate the start of Anti-Bullying Week on Monday 16th November, we are asking children to come to school dressed in ‘odd socks’ to promote the message that everyone is different and that is good! Odd Socks Day will be an opportunity to have fun and spread awareness of the Anti-Bullying Week core values of individuality, acceptance and tolerance.

Week beginning  16.11.20 

 

Next week we will be learning about Diwali, the children will be creating patterns, making diva lamps and finding out about how Diwali is celebrated! If you celebrate Diwali, it would be lovely to see photo's of your celebrations. Please add any photo's to your child's Tapestry which can then be shared and talked about with your child's class.

  

Phonics – Following on from our assessments, next week the children will be in different groups for Phonics. Please ensure your child's reading log is at school on Monday for us to inform you who your child will be learning their Phonics with.

  

Maths – The children will be continuing to learn about circles and triangles. We will be naming and describing features of these shapes and will also be creating repeating patterns using these shapes.

 

Literacy – The children will be continuing to learn and retell our story, "The Magic Porridge Pot". We will be taking part in lots of drama activities such as hot seating characters and acting out the story in order to support the children to learn the story.

 

Week beginning  9.11.20 

 

Welcome back to another busy half term! We hope that you all had a restful half term break, the chidlren have all come back with great enthusiasm towards their learning!

 

With the colder days fast approaching please ensure your child brings a named coat to school. If the children are bringing in hats, scarfs and gloves please ensure that these are named as well.

 

Please note that next Wednesday 11th November is an INSET day and school will be closed.

 

Additional Home Learning

Please click on the homework tab to see the new Autumn 2 Maths activities to support your child with their learning at home.

 

Surrey Mirror Reception Photo's

In next weeks publication of the Surrey Mirror, the children will feature in a photograph of their new class! This will be available on Thursdsay 12th November.

 

Please read on to find out about our learning when we come back after half term:

  

Phonics – This week we will be using the sounds that we have learnt to blend and read CVC and CVCC words i.e. cat and land. The decodeable words the children are learning to read include: and, it, is, at and an. Please continue to encourage your child to sound these words out and read them independently.

  

Maths – The children will be learning about the compositon of numbers 1,2 and 3. They will also be learning to identify and name 2D shapes.

 

Literacy – The children will be introduced to our new story, "The Magic Porridge Pot". We will be starting to learn the story through actions and will draw a storymap to support the children with this.

 

Half Term

What a wonderful first half term we have enjoyed! The children have all settled so incredibly well and we would like to thank you all for your support. We hope that you all enjoy a restful half term break.

 

Art Week

 

This week has been our Art week. The children have enjoyed learning about the sculpter Louise Nevelson and have created their very own nature sculptures! They chose Autumnal items for their boxes, enjoyed getting sticky with the glue and then chose what colour to paint their sculpture. Together they look amazing!

Keep an eye out on our photo albums for a slideshow of our amazing class sculptures coming soon!

 

Week beginning  2.11.20 

 

Please read on to find out about our learning when we come back after half term:

  

Phonics – This week we will be introducing the Phase 2 sounds, h, b, f and ff. The children will be learning a rhyme to support their learning of these sounds. We will be identifying and sorting pictures with each of these sounds in and we will also be learning to form these letters using the cursive style of handwriting.

  

Maths – The children will be continuing and consolidating their learning about the numerals 1, 2 and 3. We will be comparing quantites and finding one more and one less than these numbers.

 

Literacy – The children will be watching fireworks, talking about the sounds they make and describing what they look like. The children will also be learning a poem all about Bonfire night and will learn this through illustrations and actions. We will also be encouraging the children to use their Phonics knowledge to sound out and write words linked to what sounds fireworks make such as pop and fizz during their independent learning.

 

Week beginning  19.10.20 

 

Please see the homework tab for the Phonics sounds we have been learning and the rhymes which the children have been taught to support their learning of each sound.

We will update these when we learn our new sounds each week.

Can your child tell you the rhyme for each letter or spot sounds around the home?

 

Art Week – It is Art week next week! The children will be learning about the Artist, Louise Nevelson and will be making their own Autumn sculptures!

Thank you for your support in sending in lots of boxes and Autumnal items.

 

Junk Modelling – We would still love lots of your cardboard boxes or containers to support the children with their junk modelling!  

We do ask that no toilet roll tubes are sent in for hygiene purposes and that no boxes which contained nuts to be brought in either.  

 

Please read on to find out about our learning next week:

  

Phonics – This week we will be introducing the Phase 2 sounds, ck, e, u and r. The children will be learning a rhyme to support their learning of these sounds. We will be identifying and sorting pictures with each of these sounds in and we will also be learning to form these letters using the cursive style of handwriting.

  

Maths – The children will be learning about the numerals 1, 2 and 3. We will be counting using our 1:1 correspondence, learning how to represent these numbers in different ways and matching numerals to quantities. The children will also be asked to count a particular amount of items from a selection of resources.

 

Literacy – The children will be continuing their learning of our story all about Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle and will be innovating their class story map! We will be thinking about how we can change the story and will progress to creating a story map all about their journey to school and what they see on their journeys!

 

Week beginning  12.10.20 

 

Please see the homework tab for some super Maths activities to support your child's counting and number recognition this term.

 

Climbing Zone - We have introduced our climbing zone to each class this week and the children have particularly enjoyed exploring the apparatus and showing off their climbing skills!

Next week, the climbing zone will be open across all of the classes throughout the week. For safety reasons, we ask for all jewellery to be removed. We would also like to encourage the children to build their independence by taking off and putting on their shoes and socks without support and would be very grateful of your support with this at home.  

 

Art Week –We are still looking for lots more shoe box lids for our Art week! If you do not have a shoe box lid, we will be grateful for any shallow boxes instead. We would also appreciate as many natural Autumnal items that you can find such as conkers, pine cones and acorns which the children will be able to use to complete their sculptures.

Please can these be brought in by Monday 12th October 2020

 

Junk Modelling – We would love lots of your cardboard boxes or containers to support the children with their junk modelling!  

We do ask that no toilet roll tubes are sent in for hygiene purposes and that no boxes which contained nuts to be brought in either.  

 

Please read on to find out about our learning next week:

  

Phonics – This week we will be introducing the Phase 2 sounds, g, o, c and k. The children will be learning a rhyme to support their learning of these sounds. We will be identifying and sorting pictures with each of these sounds in and we will also be learning to form these letters using the cursive style of handwriting. If you are out and about, what sounds your children can spot? Can they find any sounds we have learnt in books or comics at home? If they can we would love to see this! Please take a photo and add to your child's Tapestry learning journal.

  

Maths – The children will be copying, continuing and creating their own simple repeating patterns. We will explore patterns in a range of contexts including shapes, colours, sizes, actions and sounds. We wonder what patterns you can spot at home?

 

Literacy – The children have loved going on our walks around the school to try and meet Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle! We have enjoyed going up the hill and down the hill many times! This week, we will be continuing to learn the story through actions and story maps. We will also become actors and actresses by learning the story through drama!

 

Week beginning 5.10.20 

  

Please see our Stars of the Week tab to share the children’s achievements this week!  

During the week we look for children who are demonstrating our learning behaviours which include, resilience, motivation, confidence, independence, collaboration and being reflective. 

 

Art Week – We are very excited to be planning an exciting Art week for the children this term. For our project we would like every child to bring in a shoe box lid. We would be very grateful of as many lids as possible! We would also like the children to bring in a selection of Autumnal objects such as conkers, acorns and pine cones to use in their creations!

Please can these be brought in by Monday 12th October 2020. 

 

Junk Modelling – We would love lots of your cardboard boxes or containers to support the children with their junk modelling!  

We do ask that no toilet roll tubes are sent in for hygiene purposes and that no boxes which contained nuts to be brought in either.  

  

Phonics – This week we will be introducing the Phase 2 sounds, i, n, m and d. The children will be learning a rhyme to support their learning of these sounds. We will be identifying and sorting pictures with each of these sounds in and we will also be learning to form these letters using the cursive style of handwriting. 

  

Maths – The children have worked very hard to match and sort items this week. They will now be using this knowledge to compare amounts of objects using the language such as fewer, more and equal.  

 

Literacy – This week, we will be introducing our Talk 4 Writing story, Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle! The children will be going on some exciting adventures around the school and will start to learn the story through actions whilst using a visual story map to support them. 

Week beginning 28.9.20

 

Thank you for all of your lovely family photos that you have emailed to your child's class teacher, the children have loved talking about their families and we are enjoying hearing all about everyone!

It is not to late to email a photo if you haven't already, please email a photograph of your child with their family to your child's class teacher.

 

As the weather is turning colder please ensure your child has a named coat and a named pair of wellington boots in school.

 

Please see the tab - 'Key Information and letters' for exciting news all about Reading Ted's in Reception!

 

This week we are going to be reading the story, "Sharing a Shell". This story is used to support the children when learning about resilience which is one of our learning behaviours we focus on as a school.

 

Phonics - The children will be using all of the listening skills they have learnt in the last two weeks to start recognising and saying each of these letter sounds: s, a, t, i and p. They will also be identifying and sorting between pictures which have these sounds at the start of them.

 

Maths - This week the children will be developing their skills of matching and sorting. There will be lots of exciting activities where the children will be encouraged to match bottle lids to bottles, finding and sorting pairs of socks and sorting items into correct groups.

 

Literacy - The children have worked very hard this week to build their own stories and next week we will be continuing to develop our storytelling skills using an image from the story, Sharing a Shell. We will be working together to build word banks based on what the children can see, who might be in the picture, when the picture is set and what they think the weather might be like.

 

Week beginning 21.9.20

 

As part of our topic next week we would love to talk to the children about their families and people that they care about. Please could you email a family photo to your child's class teacher for the children to share and talk about their families during the school day.

                                                                                                                                                   

   We have also sent reading books home this week. Please share these with your children and record a comment about how they have read or retold the text in their reading diary.

                                                                                                                                                      

We also ask that you send reading diaries into school every day.

 

Please read on to find out about our learning next week.

 

Phonics - The children will be encouraged to develop their listening skills by following rhymes and sound games.

 

Maths - This week the children will be working within numbers to 10. We will be reading number stories throughout the week and learning how to form numbers.

 

Literacy - The children have worked incredibly hard this week to build their own jungle stories and next week we will be continuing to develop our storytelling skills. Using an image from a nursery rhyme we will be asking the children to think about who they can see in the picture, what they think they are doing, what the weather is like and what is happening. The children will then use some of their ideas to create more exciting stories!

Week beginning 14.9.20

 

The children have all come into school and settled incredibly well, we have loved meeting everyone and would like to thank you very much for your support.

 

Please read on to find out about our learning next week.

 

This week, we will continue to support the children settle into school and will be encouraging them to make new friends through stories and circle time activities. We will also be supporting the children to follow the daily routines in Reception.

 

Phonics - The children will be using their knowledge of rhymes and rhythm to continue sound patterns. They will also be going on sound walks and will be trying to identify the different sounds they hear in the environment.

 

Maths - This week the children will be exploring and counting numbers from 0-10. They will be focusing on identifying numbers around the environment and will also be looking at the mathematical equipment we have in the classroom and finding out about how we can use it to help us with our counting.

 

Literacy - The children will be working in their classes to build their own stories! Using an exciting picture, we will be asking the children to think about who they can see in the picture, what they think they are doing, what the weather is like and what is happening. The children will then use some of their ideas to create exciting stories!

8.9.2020

 

Welcome to Earlswood

 

For the rest of the week the children will be settling into school on either Wednesday or Thursday and we will have our first day as a whole class on Friday.

 

We'll be playing 'getting to know me' games, learning our new class routine, having a short tour to find out where everything is, and hopefully having lots of fun!

 

See you soon,

The Reception Team

 

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