Reception

 


Hello parents,

We know that some of your little ones may be feeling a bit wobbly about coming back to school in September. Here is a little social story to help with transition & introduce them to some important people and places in Year 1.

KADER Academy Transition_Reception to Year 1 NEW

 

Our topic this half term is “Can you Tell me a Story?” and focuses around traditional/fairy tales. Please try to immerse your child in as many different fairy tales as possible e.g. The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Ugly Duckling & Little Red Riding Hood. If you don’t have access to the books, there are usually e-books or powerpoint versions which can be found on Twinkl or Google.

Home Learning Activities – 29th June 2020 & 6th July 2020 – Jack and the Beanstalk

Home-Learning-29th June 2020

Home Learning 6th July 2020

Bean in a Bag

Jack & The Beanstalk Story Script

Jack & the Beanstalk STORY

Home Learning Activities – 15th & 22nd June 2020

Please find the following activities for the next 2 weeks of learning. The focus this time is Little Red Riding Hood. Please read the story at much as possible with your child.

Week of 15th June:

Home-Learning-15th June 2020

Little Red Riding Hood STORY

Little-Red-Riding-Hood-script

LRRH Maths – positional language

SCIENCE – An ice lolly for granny

 

Week of 22nd June:

Home-Learning-22nd June 2020

SCIENCE – A basket of food

SCIENCE – A new cape for LRRH

 

Previous Home Learning Activities:

Home Learning Activities – 1st & 8th June 2020

Please find the following documents of activities for the next 2 weeks. Both weeks have a focus on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff STORY

Home-Learning-1st June 2020

Bridge Building STEM Activity

 

Home-Learning-8th June 2020

Grass Growing STEM Activity

 

 

Home Learning Activities – Half Term

Please find attached a document providing you with some lovely half term outdoor BINGO ideas. See how many you can tick off… or feel free to create your own activities for the week with your family. Remember, you are all doing a wonderful job with your little ones and their health and happiness is key!

half term – OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BINGO

 

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home-Learning-18th-May

MATHS ON THE MOVE HOME CHALLENGE SHEET

Minibeast hunt checklist

Paper bowl ladybird

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home Learning 11th May

The Cautious Caterpillar Story

Life Cycle of a Butterfly – The Cautious Caterpillar

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 4th May 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home learning 4th May 2020  

Handprint Butterfly Craft Instructions

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home learning 27th April

 

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Welcome back after the Easter break!

Please look at the following document for a week of planned (suggested) activities & web links…

Home learning 20th April

 

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you soon!

Mrs Minter, Mrs Kennedy and the Reception Team

 

 

 

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Mrs Minter, Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Woodward, Miss Laden and Mrs Collier would like to welcome you to Reception!

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) includes 7 areas of learning and development:

 

3 Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication & Language

Physical Development

 

4 Specific Areas:

Literacy

Maths

Understanding of the World

Expressive Arts & Design

 

We provide a balance between adult-led and child initiated experiences. Children are supported in their development through play and exploration opportunities, short carpet sessions, and adult guided work. Although the curriculum remains very play based, the balance shifts gradually through the Reception year towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning in Year 1.

 

Literacy (reading and writing) is taught through Read Write Inc (RWI). RWI is a discreet phonics based programme which helps children learn to read whilst also developing a wide range of vocabulary and encouraging a love of stories.

 

Throughout the year we teach the following topics:

Autumn Term

Do you want to be friends?

Friendships are a huge part of developing relationships in Reception and during this topic we explore these questions and discover what makes a good friend, how to be kind and work together.

 

We have really enjoyed making new friends:

 

Finding out about the people in school who can help us.:

 

We drew pictures of our new friends & posted them home:

We also looked at seasonal changes in Autumn:

and some of the different things which are celebrated during Autumn, such as Harvest and Halloween:

 

Who is the biggest dinosaur?

Which dinosaur has the biggest footprint? Did dinosaurs swim? During this topic we explore these questions and more about the different types of dinosaurs, their diet and features.

Going on a dinosaur hunt…

Meeting baby Jack and Sophie the Dinosaurs…

Spring Term

Are we there yet?

Which vehicles move quickly? Can you ride a bike to Australia? During this topic we explore these questions and more about transport, travel and places near and far! We also take the opportunity to learn about important vehicles such as ambulances, police cars and fire engines and about people who help us. We look at where we have travelled &  how did we get there? We also find out about how to stay safe on and around the local roads with our Road Safety Officer from Middlesbrough Council.

                 

Why do zebras have stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Where do lions live? Explore these questions and more in this project about Africa, the wild animals that live there and the wonderful artwork.

 

Summer Term

Why do ladybird have spots?

Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? During this topic we explore these questions and more about minibeasts and their habitats. We will also have a first hand experience of the life cycle of a butterfly!

Do cows drink milk?

Do cows drink milk? Do hens lay square eggs? During this topic we explore these questions and more about life on the farm and the animals that live there. We take a school trip to the farm.

What happens when I fall asleep?

Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time as me? Explore these questions and more in this project about night time. We will delve into deep Space, explore nocturnal animals and think about our favourite bedtime stories (we may even try to write some of our own!).

Hello parents,

We hope you are adjusting to this time at home and staying safe. We have put together some activity ideas for you to do with your child during this week, but these are just suggestions. You can also ask your child what they would like to learn about and remember to break their day up with free time to play – most of all, enjoy this special time together and do your best – we appreciate this is a strange and unsettling time and being safe and happy is most important.

Home Learning Activities – Half Term

Please find attached a document providing you with some lovely half term outdoor BINGO ideas. See how many you can tick off… or feel free to create your own activities for the week with your family. Remember, you are all doing a wonderful job with your little ones and their health and happiness is key!

half term – OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BINGO

 

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home-Learning-18th-May

MATHS ON THE MOVE HOME CHALLENGE SHEET

Minibeast hunt checklist

Paper bowl ladybird

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home Learning 11th May

The Cautious Caterpillar Story

Life Cycle of a Butterfly – The Cautious Caterpillar

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 4th May 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home learning 4th May 2020  

Handprint Butterfly Craft Instructions

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of learning. Please look at the following document for this week’s suggested activities:

Home learning 27th April

 

 

Home Learning Activities – Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Welcome back after the Easter break!

Please look at the following document for a week of planned (suggested) activities & web links…

Home learning 20th April

 

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you soon!

Mrs Minter, Mrs Kennedy and the Reception Team

 

 

 

***

Mrs Minter, Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Woodward, Miss Laden and Mrs Collier would like to welcome you to Reception!

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) includes 7 areas of learning and development:

 

3 Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication & Language

Physical Development

 

4 Specific Areas:

Literacy

Maths

Understanding of the World

Expressive Arts & Design

 

We provide a balance between adult-led and child initiated experiences. Children are supported in their development through play and exploration opportunities, short carpet sessions, and adult guided work. Although the curriculum remains very play based, the balance shifts gradually through the Reception year towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning in Year 1.

 

Literacy (reading and writing) is taught through Read Write Inc (RWI). RWI is a discreet phonics based programme which helps children learn to read whilst also developing a wide range of vocabulary and encouraging a love of stories.

 

Throughout the year we teach the following topics:

Autumn Term

Do you want to be friends?

Friendships are a huge part of developing relationships in Reception and during this topic we explore these questions and discover what makes a good friend, how to be kind and work together.

 

We have really enjoyed making new friends:

 

Finding out about the people in school who can help us.:

 

We drew pictures of our new friends & posted them home:

We also looked at seasonal changes in Autumn:

and some of the different things which are celebrated during Autumn, such as Harvest and Halloween:

 

Who is the biggest dinosaur?

Which dinosaur has the biggest footprint? Did dinosaurs swim? During this topic we explore these questions and more about the different types of dinosaurs, their diet and features.

Going on a dinosaur hunt…

Meeting baby Jack and Sophie the Dinosaurs…

Spring Term

Are we there yet?

Which vehicles move quickly? Can you ride a bike to Australia? During this topic we explore these questions and more about transport, travel and places near and far! We also take the opportunity to learn about important vehicles such as ambulances, police cars and fire engines and about people who help us. We look at where we have travelled &  how did we get there? We also find out about how to stay safe on and around the local roads with our Road Safety Officer from Middlesbrough Council.

                 

Why do zebras have stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Where do lions live? Explore these questions and more in this project about Africa, the wild animals that live there and the wonderful artwork.

 

Summer Term

Why do ladybird have spots?

Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? During this topic we explore these questions and more about minibeasts and their habitats. We will also have a first hand experience of the life cycle of a butterfly!

Do cows drink milk?

Do cows drink milk? Do hens lay square eggs? During this topic we explore these questions and more about life on the farm and the animals that live there. We take a school trip to the farm.

What happens when I fall asleep?

Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time as me? Explore these questions and more in this project about night time. We will delve into deep Space, explore nocturnal animals and think about our favourite bedtime stories (we may even try to write some of our own!).

Reception News