Reception & Year 1 - Canterbury
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.”
- Write a story
- 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.