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Year R

Welcome to Year R - Hazel Class


Reception Class will be taught by Miss Taylor assisted by Mrs McSeveney and Mrs Hooks. 
Please browse our class page to see photos of our learning and to learn more about how you can help your child at home. 


During the second half of spring term our topic in Year R will be Space: Out of this World
The children will be building their own rockets, learning about our own planet (and how to look after it) and retelling the story "The Way Back Home" by Oliver Jeffers during literacy lessons. 

You can watch Professor Brian Cox reading this story on youtube here.

In the spring term we will be busy learning to read. In our daily phonics sessions we learn about letters and the sounds they make. We then blend them together to read words. We also learn our key words and would like all children to have 40 key words by the end of the spring term. To achieve this we ask that you read with your child for ten minutes each day and listen to them read their key words. If your child reads 5 or more times a week they will be entered into our school reading raffle where they could win a book!

In maths we are learning to count to 100 so it would be great if you could count with your child on the way to school, ensuring that they are saying all of the numbers correctly (saying 17 and not 70). We are also learning to recognise numbers, shapes and money so please help your child by pointing out shapes and numbers on your way to school and going shopping with coins and notes.

To help your child at home you can: 
- Count with your child to 100. 
- Ask them which number comes after another: What's one more than 17?
- Include maths into your daily routines: I have 5 oranges and 3 apples. How many do I have altogether?
- Help your child to begin forming the numbers. 
- Recognise and name shapes in your home. Show your child how to describe the shapes: It has four corners and four sides. 
- Sing counting songs. 
- Practice your child's key words with them. 
- Listen to your child read their book and record your experiences in the home learning diary. 
- Read stories together and talk about the characters, setting and plot. 
- Sing nursery rhymes and play rhyming games. 
- Help your child to form the letters and ask them which sounds the letters make. 

If you would like further assistance in supporting your child's home learning please come and see me. 

This is our curriculum map. It shows what we will learn about in each area of the early years curriculum. 

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Helpful Websites:

BBC Nursery Rhymes : A great website for singing and listening to classic nursery rhymes. 

Phonics Play : A website with more information about phonics as well as interactive games you can play with your child. 

Topmarks Maths : Games and interactive resources for counting, ordering numbers, matching amounts and much more! 

Bug Club : Every child in our school has their own login username and password so that they can access teacher-set reading books to read at home. Our school code is ando. Please speak to your class teacher if you are unsure of your child's login information. 

Crickweb : EYFS maths and literacy games. 

Letters and Sounds : A website with further information about phonics teaching. Interactive games you can play with your child to improve reading and letter recognition. 

Have a look at some of the learning we have done this year!