Reception 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Reception
We hope you enjoy visiting our Reception class page which shows the exciting learning that takes place both inside and outside of our classroom. Click on the links below and take a look at the photographs to see what we've been up to. Please follow us on Twitter @Canon_Reception for daily updates and reminders.
This half term, we will be following the Cornerstones Curriculum to deliver the topic
Why do ladybirds have spots?
Incy wincy spider climbed up the waterspout! Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? It’s time to find out more about minibeasts and their habitats.
This half term, we’ll explore the great outdoors to carry out a minibeast safari! Magnifying glasses clutched firmly in hands, we’ll look under logs, leaves and stones for creatures that wriggle, crawl or fly. We’ll find out about minibeast habitats, features and colours, and compare them. Observing snails in a tank, we’ll think about how they move. Can we move like that too? We’ll also move like ants, working together to collect and carry objects to move and rebuild a structure, piece by piece. To get to know these creepy crawlies better, we’ll make and monitor a mini wormery, minibeast hotel and a butterfly garden. Can we predict what will be these minibeasts’ favourite foods? In our literacy sessions, we’ll use sequential vocabulary to retell stories, and write a story from the perspective of a spider. Getting creative, we’ll make leaf confetti, minibeast finger puppets, and learn to waggle dance like a bee.
At the end of the project, we’ll celebrate by having out very own Ugly Bug Ball!
Help your child prepare for their project
Minibeasts are marvellous! Why not visit your local pet shop together and take a look at some exotic minibeasts. Can you find out what countries they came from? You could also try worm charming in your garden. Put a large hoop on an area of earth, water the area with a watering can, and tap your fingers lightly on the ground. Can you entice any worms to the surface? Alternatively, read minibeast-themed stories together, such as Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Bad-Tempered Ladybird, to find out more about these incredible creatures.
In maths, we will be doing lots of practical based activities based around numbers 1-20! We will work on doubling, halving and sharing, odds and evens, spatial reasoning and patterns and consolidating skills learnt throughout the year.
Your children will continue their Read Write Inc. phonics journey this half term. This will involve securing their set 1 sounds and learning set 2 sounds. They will continue to practice their Fred Talk, and use Fred Talk to read and write CVC words and simple sentences.
*Please find the weekly Remote Education Overviews in the files to download at the bottom of this webpage*
Purple Mash log ins have been sent home for your children to access home learning tasks. If you need your child's log in details, please ask a member of staff.
MiniMash: We encourage children to explore MiniMash at home as well as in the classroom, and try out different activities linked to learning across the curriculum. We also occasionally set tasks on Minimash for the children to complete.
MiniMash - Your child has their own login details to access the activities on this platform.
PhonicsPlay - Activities to support early reading skills. Type in the following details Username: march20 Password: home
Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.
CBeebies Numberblocks - Learn about numbers through fun songs and animations.
Topmarks - Fun games and activities.
Twinkl Resources -Early-Years
Click the link and set up a free account with your own email address and password. Type in the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.
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