Language

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Reception – Mrs Simmons

Learning at home during the school closure:

Your child’s class blog will contain weekly Phonics, Maths and Topic tasks as well as other ideas to support your child with their learning at home.  Please feel free to make use of any of these resources as you wish:

Remote learning and the class blog for 2020-2021 is here: https://blog.seesaw.me/sthildasprimary36b

 

Home Learning is also uploaded in the weekly folder on the side of this page.

Welcome to the Reception class page where Mrs Simmons is the class teacher, supported by Mrs Kaur-Singh.

Early Reading for EYFS

The websites below are really useful to help your child practise their phonics in a fun and engaging way.

Phonics Play also has lots of great games your child will enjoy playing to practise their phonic sounds and we use these in school.  Choose Phase 2 games

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2

The children love to watch Geraldine Giraffe on You Tube she introduces each letter to the children.  Type Geraldine Giraffe into the You Tube search along with the letter you would like to focus on. Below is an example, follow the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmlzzMTqBxo

This link has videos for parents explaining about how letters and sounds is taught in school, how to say the letter sounds and information about learning the tricky words with your child.

Letters and Sounds for Home and School

The Oxford owl website gives access to parents for the reading scheme we use online, and you can access these at home as ebooks.

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ .

Once you have registered return to the home page.  Start with Lilac level these books have no words this is to encourage the children to talk about the story and make up their own story using the pictures.  This is a vital first step in understanding stories.

From the home page:

  1. Scroll down to browse the library
  2. Choose age 3-4
  3. Choose level
  4. Choose book band
  5. Choose lilac
  6. Choose any book from the shelf.

Some of them have additional activities you can do but don’t try to do them all in one go!!!!

If you feel your child is ready to attempt some simple sentence reading have a look at the pink level books.  These books introduce simple high frequency words such as the, to, a.   They also introduce words which can be sounded out and words which can be worked out using the first letter sound and the picture.  Pictures help a lot when first beginning to read with your child so make sure you talk about what your child can see on the page before they attempt to read.

From the home page:

  1. Scroll down to browse the library
  2. Choose age 4-5
  3. Choose level
  4. Choose book band
  5. Choose pink
  6. Choose any book from the shelf.

You can also choose some books which are phonic based

From the home page:

  1. Scroll down to browse the library
  2. Choose age 4-5
  3. Choose level
  4. Choose Letters and sounds phase
  5. Choose phase 2
  6. Choose any book from the shelf.