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Daisy Class - Mrs Hall - Reception




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(You will find a user guide for Hwb at the bottom of this page.)

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Daisy  Class – Reception


Hi everyone - We hope you are all well.

We will be putting the Home learning on 'Hwb' from today onwards. 

 Please use the link above and login, using your child's username and password, for access to all home learning.  


Extra ongoing work to play!

As your are aware, we have been learning 'sounds', how to read and how to write simple words.  We use a scheme called Read Write Inc (RWI)  and we have put together a list of very helpful links to short videos for you and your child to watch together and then practise together. These are designed to help you to support your child during these unusual times.  The children love this scheme and would benefit from watching them together with you, to support what they have been learning in school.  They are not designed to be watched all at once, they are for you to dip in and out of at your leisure.  Just 10 mins at a time, once or twice a day is enough to keep the sounds 'on the boil'. 
Begin with 'How to say the sounds' -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q



(Remember, not all children have learned all the sounds yet, but that doesn't stop them from sounding out simple words using the sounds they do know.  EG  cat, mum, pin, sad, etc.   THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER, IS TO HAVE FUN.  
     
How to say the sounds   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q
Learning to spell & write using 'Fred fingers'   -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNb8J97aBSM
Learning to read 'red' 'tricky' words   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ILyAA-srW4
Hold a sentence and write a sentence   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGz6-SAjSNE



The RWI sound mat 



Extra ongoing work to play!

Here are the key words we practise in Reception. Words can be practised at home in different ways - you could ask children to practise reading or writing them. You can create a lotto game with the words if you printed them out etc. You could make it into a game e.g. by saying - when you see mum you have to shout ‘got ya!’ 

 

a

went

we

and

you

at

mum

go

this

like

look

my

on

he

the

is

dad

see

said

can

here

to

going

she


 

yes

up

help

for

are

was

dog

me

big

day

no

out

play

am

with

in

of

get

they

may

has

cat

it

come

where




Hwb user guide

Here is a guide of how to get onto your Hwb Teams to find home learning that has been set:

1)      Go to www.hwb.gov.uk (you can google hwb login too) and press log in:

 

2)    Type in your hwb username and hwb password (you can find this on the school letter)

 

 

3)    Click on the Menu and into Office 365

 

4)    When in Office 365, you’ll see these columns on the left – find Teams

 

 

5)    You can use on the web or on the app:

 

6)    Then you should see your class Teams e.g. ‘Daisy 2020’   (picture shows Rose Class!)  and check your assignments

 

7)    Press ‘hand in’ when your assignment is complete.

 

Thank you for engaging in home learning! 


 



Spring Newsletter


In the Spring term our topic will be 'All Aboard!'  -  We will be learning about different transport and journeys that we have been on and would like to go on.  

 

In Maths we will continue reading, writing and counting numbers to at least 10 .  We will continue with simple addition and introduce subtraction within 5 then 10.  We will look at data collection and handling such as pictograms. The children will have opportunities to explore patterns, sorting and classification.  Children will develop an understanding of time in relation to daily routines.  We will revise 2D shapes and investigate 3D shapes.  


In Literacy we will continue practising speaking and listening skills by retelling stories using Pie Corbett actions.   We will continue practising correct pencil grip and letter formation and work on the presentation of their writing.   We will continue learning RWI and continue introducing high frequency word recognition and encourage children to independently identify sounds by using the strategies of RWI.  Children will write in different formats Eg letters, facts, stories, recipes etc.  


P.E Lessons are every Monday. Please can the children come into school wearing their P.E kit every Monday – as they will be keeping it on all day. The children will not need to bring their P.E kit into school, in a bag, until further notice – many thanks. A quick reminder that jewellery should not be worn on P.E days for safety reasons. Thank you.

 

Outside play - The children will have access to outside play for many of their sessions so it is important that they bring coats every day. Please put their names in coats (also in cardigans, jumpers etc) so there are no mix ups. Thanks!

 

Home Learning

We will continue to assign weekly home learning for your child on Hwb and Purplemash.  (Letters with logins have already been sent – if needed again please let us know.)

We have created a 'Blended Learning Approach'. This will be to practise work completed in class.  We hope you find these activities fun to complete together.

Homework will be assigned on a Friday and should be completed by Wednesday.

 

Reading books

We have provided each chid with a 'reading record' file.  Please ensure the Reading Record files and brought back on a Friday.  These can then be quarantined over the weekend.  Books will be changed on a Monday and sent out that day.   In their Reading Record files, there are high frequency word lotto games and picture 'check lists'  for you to play and colour where appropriate (when you child knows the word).  Thank you so much for all your support with reading with your child - it has been wonderful to see so many children practising at home and we can see a massive improvement in their skills!

 

Lunch

Children can order a school dinner with their class teacher or alternatively bring their own packed lunch from home.  You can pay for school dinners online via Parent Pay.  Any issues with Parent Pay, please ring the office on 01633816047.   Any dietary requirements, please let us know.  

 

Water Bottles and Snack

Please can the children bring a named water bottle to school – containing water only (as we are a Healthy School).  If children would like to bring a piece of fruit for break time, please can they keep it in a box or labelled container or bag - thank you.

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this information.  We look forward to another fantastic term with you,  where your child will continue to develop and grow.

 

Many thanks,

Mrs Hall and Mrs Fidler