Whilst the school is closed please login to Tapestry where the Reception teachers will be sharing learning ideas and fun challenges during this period. On Tapestry you are able to upload some photos of your child's home learning for us to see. Do not hesitate to contact us through comments or observations; we will be checking them regularly and will always be here to help! The children can also look forward to a daily mystery reader!
Please find below some other home learning activities that you can complete with your child/children. We would not expect you to be completing all of these, but have made a list of ideas which we thought would be useful.
We would encourage families to discuss how they will manage learning at home by:
1) Creating a schedule together. (See 'Family Planner' document attached).
2) Looking at available resources (see links below).
3) Planning time to sit down and share learning; what has been achieved and what was challenging.
4) Making it fun through creative activities and play.
5) Planning a reward system e.g. sticker charts.
A regular routine may include:
- Daily reading
- Daily maths and writing activity
- Posting activities on Tapestry. (The child could type their own observations or send us messages).
- Daily counting in 1s, 2s, 5s or 10s
- Arts and crafts time
Below we have listed what we would have been learning in school so you can build on the children prior learning.
Thank you for all of your hard work,
Miss Carreras, Miss Harris, Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Sheehan
The classes in Reception are called Red Panda, Rabbit and Robin.
Red Panda Class - Miss Harris; LSAMrs Cook
Robin Class - Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Lawrence; LSAs - Mrs Page and Mrs Elliott
Rabbit Class - Miss Carreras; LSA - Mrs Smith
Mrs Wilkins also supports the children in Reception.
In Reception much of the children's learning will be through play where children are offered a range of activities each with an underlying educational purpose. Play is the means by which the children explore a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. It is a process which provides for children a way of learning about the world around them.
Staff plan activities and experiences that promote children's development and learning based on the seven areas of learning in Development Matters. The staff will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.