Miss Orford, Mrs Bacon, Miss Davies, Miss Bentje, Miss Woods and Mrs Slater would like to welcome you all to our reception web page.
During the year we will keep you up to date with all our learning adventures, share our achievements and all of our news.
Things to bring to school
* Gilmour School book bag
* Water bottle
* Gilmour School P.E. Kit in a school P.E. bag, including black pumps
*Gilmour School waterproof trousers and jacket
* Wellington Boots
Children need to only bring their book bags in on a Friday with their reading book, reading record and their phoneme fans inside their wallets. These will be changed and returned on Monday. Please practise reading with your child a little each night when possible. During weekends you can use Bug Club to access a range of books that have been selected for your child.
ALL CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED
We will encourage the children to become independent learners, making decisions such as choosing where they would like to play. Sometimes we choose to learn and play in our indoor classroom and sometimes we choose our outdoor classroom. We will be practising putting on our waterproofs and wellington boots all by ourselves. We will enjoy preparing our own snack,and making sure we wash our hands before we eat.
We kindly ask families to keep encouraging the children to dress independently at home. This will help the children on our Physical Education days when we change into our P.E. kits.
Each day the children will participate in 30 minutes teacher directed phonic activities. Phonics time is great fun! To begin our phonic teaching we will be trying really hard to orally blend simple words such as dog, bin, mat, pin, map and dig. Please practise orally blending words at home. Next, encourage your child to segment the sounds they can hear in simple words, this will help to prepare your child for writing.
Maths is Fun
In addition to phonics time each day the children will enjoy 30 minutes of teacher directed maths activities. We teach our number skills through fun and interactive activities. We will initially be revising ordering our numbers to 10. We will then have fun recognising and ordering our numbers to 20. Counting when you are out and about is really useful too. Count the conkers and leaves you find on your trip to the park. Count how many seconds it takes to walk up the stairs. Look at door numbers on the way home from school. The list of opportunities is endless!
Things to practise at home:
(Remember to keep the learning fun, writing in unusual places, counting when out and about.)
* Dressing and undressing independently
*Recognising own name
*Writing name independently using the correct letter formation
*Orally segmenting and blending simple three letter words, b-a-t,
* Counting to 20 forwards and backwards, starting from a variety of points
* Recognising the numbers 1 - 20
* Writing our numbers correctly
Miss Orford, Miss Davies, Miss Bentje and all the EYFS Team
Real PE: Over 250 activities and 1000s of challenges to keep the whole family active https://home.jasmineactive.com/login
Bug Club: A range of reading books can be accessed and enjoyed together at https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Topmarks: You can find many interactive learning activities for a range of subjects at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Phonics Play: A fantastic resource to keep practising your phonics can be found at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Oxford Owl: Free ebooks and activities https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Oliver Jeffers World: Activities related to the books about Oliver Jeffers http://www.oliverjeffersworld.com/#home
Joe Wicks Daily PE: On Joe Wicks' YouTube channel he will be live streaming PE lessons aimed at children Monday-Friday starting at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Booktrust: A range of free reading books, games and quizzes https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/#!?q=&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1
Art and Culture: Lots of virtual museums to look around https://artsandculture.google.com/partner
Drawing with Jarrett Lerner: Lots of comic book and drawing activities from Jarrett Lerner https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/
Drawing with Rob Biddulph: Drawing activities from Rob Biddulph http://www.robbiddulph.com/downloads
Draw along-a-Lenton: YouTube videos giving step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters from Steven Lenton books https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbpwB792UfmrY9JeQ2nk5Iw/featured
Go Noodle: Videos to get your child moving, dancing and stretching https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames
Cbeebies topics: A variety of games and activities around a range of different topics https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics