Reception & Year 1 - Canterbury

Spring Term  2020 Topic Web
As school is now close due to the Coronavirus, please see the games and links below and on the right hand side of this web page.
Canterbury Class work pack 16th March 2020


Writing – it is really important that the children write daily as they would be doing so in school.  One or two sentences a day for Year R is sufficient to keep their skills ticking over. Year 1 need to aim for at least 6 sentences to a page daily. The Early learning goal for writing in Reception is –

“Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.”

 Writing ideas:

  •          Write a  story
  •          Diary
  •          Animal facts – what animals do they know about? Can they write some facts?
  •          A letter to a friend or family member
  •          A book review – What did I like about the book? What was my favourite book?

Reading – I will send extra books home this week but obviously, depending on how long we do or don’t close, these may run out. So reading to your child daily will be still beneficial.

Maths – I have included some Maths booklets and home learning ideas.

The Early learning goals for Reception for number is-

ELG 11 Numbers: Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.

Please work on these objectives with your child.

Year 1 have My Maths and a maths booklet to complete.

Phonics – Your child has been sent home a phonics booklet at their appropriate level to have a go at. Reading and recognising tricky words by sight will also be a good activity to work on.

Science – Exploring different materials. I have included a booklet with some ideas on exploring how materials change. Perhaps you can take pictures and write about what you did or discovered.

Week Beginning - Monday 30th March 2020
Hello Canterbury Class!
All of the adults in Canterbury Class send you our best wishes and love today. We are thinking of you and praying for you at this time.
If you have finished the work in the packs sent home then please feel free to focus on the following activities during this week:
Maths work
Reception - adding on a number line. Using a simple number line children jump up or down the number line to 20 add or subtract. (see challenge 1, 3)
 Egg hunt Maths activities found on the White Rose Maths Website (see above for link)
Feel free to carry on with the Maths pack that I sent home last week.
Year 1 - adding on a number line by breaking numbers into 10s and 1s (see challenge 2)
White Rose Maths - Weight and Capacity (see link above). Also, here is a link tab below that  takes you to an online number line game .
Feel free to carry on with the Maths pack that I sent home last week.
Writing - tricky words
This week try to focus on writing your tricky words from memory. Can you form the letters neatly and correctly? (at the moment we are not joining writing)
Are your letters sitting on the line?
Can you think of sentences with your tricky words in?
Above is a worksheet with tricky words that can downloaded.
Reading - Top Marks reading/ phonics games
If you have gone through your own or school reading books, ( or just want a variety of activities) please clink on the link above for interactive reading games.
Word games 
Anyone got Boggle at home? ~how many words can you make from the different letters?
Joe Wicks has a great daily online work out for adults and children. Can you keep up with him?
Topic websites
French EYFS/Year 1
On a regular basis during KS1 the children learn to read and speak French. Much of what they learn is done using songs and actions. Below are the words to a French Children's song that are used in class. Happy singing!
Welcome to Canterbury Class!

Miss Herbert is the class teacher from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Finch is the class teacher on Fridays. The other adults in the class are Miss Fraser, Mrs Hays,  Mr. Dessena and Mrs. Miller.


Our topic for this term is "Under the Sea". 

  •  PE is  on Monday morning and Thursday afternoons
  • Library books will be changed on Friday afternoons.
  • Year 1 spelling tests will be on a Friday.

Reading books

All children have a Yellow Reading Diary which should be kept in their book bags at all times. Please feel free to write any comments about your child's reading in the diary. Miss Herbert will have a guided reading session with each of the Year 1 children during the week and record a comment in their books. Any additional adults will write in the book and a brief comment.

 Year R 

Reception children are working on Phase 2, 3 and 4 in Phonics and have been sent home phase appropriate reading books and words lists to have a go at reading. THe children get chance to read in and around the classroom, during daily phonics sessions and in 1-1 or guided reading sessions.

Tricky words have been sent home for the children to learn to read and write according to their phonic phase. (Please see their reading diaries for details)

Year 1

The children in Year 1 have weekly spelling lists sent home which can be found in the back of their reading diaries. Tricky words and phase related word lists and books will be found in your child's reading wallet. Please note that children are working on phase 5 in phonics.

Autumn Term 2019
Reception - 4 Weeks in meeting 3rd October 2019
Please find below some power points that were shared during parent workshops.
Ideas for supporting spelling Year 1
Reading words and sentences
Below you will find a link to a website that helps your child with their reading. There are various levels which help your child break up words and read longer sentences.  This is suitable for both Reception and Year 1.
There is also a power point that was shared with parents to explain our phonics system.
Reception Maths
Below are some links to ICT games which will reinforce the children's learning in counting.
Maths Games  - Year 1
Below you will links to various websites that support your child's learning in Maths. There are a variety of games which fulfill the Year 1 Maths Curriculum.
Children in Year 1 will be given a login for this website and specific task will be allocated on a regular basis for the children to work through.