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Welcome to Reception!

 

Class teachers: Miss Daniels (Class 3) Mrs Tyrer (Class 4)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs A Coneeny and Mrs C Jones. 

 

Welcome to Reception! We are excited to get to know you and your children and help them learn and grow throughout the year. 

 

This half term our topic focus is 'All About Me.' We will be learning all about ourselves, our family and sharing our experiences. 

 

Important Information

 

All uniform, coats, P.E kits, shoes etc need to be clearly labelled. 

P.E will take place on a Wednesday, however, P.E will remain in school for the full half term.

Homework will be set on a Friday and need to be returned by the following Wednesday. 

Reading books will be sent home and we would like to encourage you to read with your child as much as you can. Online 'Bug Club' is also available to support reading at home. 

EYFS Curriculum 

At Oakfield we aim to ensure all children progress through a balanced and creative EYFS curriculum. We strive to ensure each child makes a very good level of progress and that all children get the best possible start to their school life and develop the knowledge and skills to reach and exceed their potential.

 

Birth to Five Matters 2021 

In Reception we will be learning through lots of fun, play based activities which fall into the areas of learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage. At Oakfield we will be using the Birth to Five Matters Guidance to support our development. The areas of development can be seen below:

 

 

In Personal, Social and Emotional Development, we will be building relationships with others, developing a positive sense of self and an understanding of our feelings and emotions. We will also learn about the importance of looking after our bodies, including healthy eating and managing our personal needs independently. 

 

In Physical Development, we will developing our fine and gross motor skills. This will include exploring and developing hand-eye co-ordinations, pencil grip, spatial awareness, balance, stability and agility. 

 

In Communication & Language and Literacy, we will be developing confidence in speaking and listening through stories, discussion and role-play activities. We will be developing skills in letter and word recognition, as well as securing pencil control to help us to form letters correctly using the cursive style of writing. We will also explore rhyme, poems and songs and explore a range text. 

 

In Phonics sessions, we use the scheme 'Song of Sounds' and learn different letter sounds and learn how to begin to record these. Please see the link at the bottom of the page which is our daily phonics song! 

 

In Mathematics, we will be developing a deep understanding of to 10 (and beyond as appropriate). We will count, recognise and sequence numbers and use these to solve simple problems. Measurement, shape and space will be explored through lots of exciting role play and practical activities linked to our topics and personal experiences.
 

In Understanding the World, we will explore our physical world and community. We will explore people, culture, technology, past and present, including our own personal experiences.  

 

In Expressive Arts and Design, we will explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. We will develop an understanding of imagination and creativity, self-expression and the ability to communicate through the arts. 

HOME LEARNING

Please use the ideas and links below. 

                 Home Learning, from Halton Borough Council - Click on the link below - Enjoy! 

                          http://www.myvirtualschool.org/Pages/Learning-at-home.aspx

 

There are some great websites that you can access to support your child's home learning: 

https://www.thenational.academy/

www.twinkl.co.uk

www.purplemash.com

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.letterjoin.co.uk

www.ttrockstars.com

 

If your child has sensory Special Needs, you may find the link below, useful. 

http://www.brookfieldsschool.com/website/sensory_resources/475082

 

To learn all about the EYFS and the curriculum we teach please see the links below: 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics Song

Google Classroom 

Our school we will continue using Google Classroom as an additional provision in case any child/staff member needs to self isolate. 

All children have their own email and password to log in to this.  

 

We will continue to set activities from the week and your weekly homework on Google Classroom for you to complete.

 

Below we have attached a number of PDF documents which will explain how to log in and use Google Classroom. 

If you have any problems or concerns, please speak to a member of staff who will happily help you with this. 

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