Scissett CE Academy



Welcome to Abba Class

Teacher: Miss James

Hello, my name is Miss James and I am the class teacher in Reception. Mrs Wilkinson works with me in Reception every day and she is fantastic! Our initial aim is to welcome the children into school by creating a fun, safe and stimulating environment which initially involves lots of creative play based learning both indoors and outside. We spend a lot of time getting to know the children and endeavour to build good relationships with each and every one of them.

  

A little bit about how we learn in Reception:

Throughout the Reception school year we like to have lots of fun and really enjoy our learning, therefore your child will enjoy an active and rich curriculum. Topics this year include Nursery rhymes and Traditional tales, Travel and Transport, Dinosaurs, Living things, Space and Sea creatures.

 

In Reception we aim to build the foundations and prepare children for the rest of their time at Scissett CE Academy and beyond. Our main focuses for this school year is to develop high quality phonics and being able to read is the most important skill children will learn. In achieving this we will send home key words and a reading book along with a reading record diary for you to comment in about your child's progress enabling us to continue the learning journey together.

 

Within the ‘Foundation Curriculum’ there are seven areas of learning these are;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 
  • Communication and Language 
  • Literacy 
  • Mathematical Development 
  • Understanding the World 
  • Physical Development 
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

On-going assessment in these areas through observation and set activities, ensure we are meeting and extending the learning opportunities for your child.

 

Learning links:

 Here are some website links to help with your child’s phonics and maths skills.

 Jolly Phonics Songs

We use this to help the children learn songs that act as memory aids to help them recall letter sounds for reading and writing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU

 Phoneme Pop!

A brilliant and motivating way to embed the letter sounds that we are learning.

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html

 

Phonics Play-interactive games

This site is split in to the different phases that we teach the children as they learn to read. You will know where your child is up to from the words they are sent home with.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm

 

Ceebeebies Alphablocks

We are using the alphablocks to help the children learn letter sounds and to understand how to read and spell words using letter sounds.

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gt64l93rr9

 

Phonics Play - Pick a picture

Use the phase 2 sets 1-5 option to allow the children to practice reading tricky words.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

 

100 Splat Square

The children love counting on this number square.

http://resources.oswego.org/games/SplatSquares/splatsq100.html

 

Top marks maths games

Interactive games to help children count and recognise numbers

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Phonics

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 Scissett CE Academy Phonics Booklet for parents.pdfDownload
 Scissett Phonics Presentation.pptxDownload
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 CJ Parents Autumn Term 2 term letter.pdfDownload
 EYFS - Early adopter letter.pdfDownload
 Forest School 2022 Reception Class.pdfDownload
 Rec Spring Term Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Reception Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1.pdfDownload
 Summer 2 Rec Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Summer Term Reception Parents Space Curriculum Letter.pdfDownload
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How we learn in Reception

Throughout the Reception school year we like to have lots of fun and really enjoy our learning, therefore your child will enjoy an active and rich curriculum. Topics this year include Nursery rhymes and Traditional tales, Travel and Transport, Dinosaurs, Living things, Space and Sea creatures.

In Reception we aim to build the foundations and prepare children for the rest of their time at Scissett CE Academy and beyond. Our main focuses for this school year is to develop high quality phonics and being able to read is the most important skill children will learn. In achieving this we will send home key words and a reading book along with a reading record diary for you to comment in about your child's progress enabling us to continue the learning journey together.

Within the ‘Foundation Curriculum’ there are seven areas of learning these are;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development  (the child’s ability to work, play and co-operate with others),
  • Communication and Language (listening, speaking, early reading and early writing skills),
  • Literacy (early reading and early writing skills),
  • Mathematical Development (the understanding of number, calculating, shape, space, measures and mathematical language),
  • Understanding the World (the world, technology, people and communities),
  • Physical Development (moving, handling, health and self-care),
  • Expressive Arts and Design (being imaginative, exploring using media and materials)

On-going assessment in these areas through observation and set activities, ensure we are meeting and extending the learning opportunities for your child.

Learning links:

Here are some website links to help with your child’s phonics and maths skills.

Jolly Phonics Songs

We use this to help the children learn songs that act as memory aids to help them recall letter sounds for reading and writing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU

Phoneme Pop!

A brilliant and motivating way to embed the letter sounds that we are learning.

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html

Phonics Play-interactive games

This site is split in to the different phases that we teach the children as they learn to read. You will know where your child is up to from the words they are sent home with.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm

Ceebeebies Alphablocks

We are using the alphablocks to help the children learn letter sounds and to understand how to read and spell words using letter sounds.

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gt64l93rr9

Phonics Play - Pick a picture

Use the phase 2 sets 1-5 option to allow the children to practice reading tricky words.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

100 Splat Square

The children love counting on this number square.

http://resources.oswego.org/games/SplatSquares/splatsq100.html

Top marks maths games

Interactive games to help children count and recognise numbers

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Abba Class Blog

Forest School

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

Reception had a very exciting afternoon at Forest School. We came across a letter that was addressed to Class Reception. It was from ‘The Little People’. They had written to say thank you for our shelters we had built for them and they had left something for us to find in return. It was pieces of treasure for our treasure pot that they felt we had earned. It was all very exciting. Some children heard footsteps, rumbles and distant talking… but still they remain hidden…

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Forest School - Stick Raft Boats

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

ABBA class have been enjoying working in partners to create stick raft boats in their Forest School session. In their pairs they both had roles to help tie the sticks they had collected together and thread on a leaf for a sail. They than tested their raft boats in water tubs to see if they floated. It was all very exciting and almost every raft floated!

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Balance Bikes

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

Reception class have had an amazing afternoon as they start their Balance Bike journey. They have learnt to start, stop and glide on their Balance Bikes. They will continue on Thursday to build on the skills they have learnt today.

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Shared Reading with Year 5

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

Each week Reception and Year 5 join together for shared reading. The children read together in small groups of 2 and 3. The children all thoroughly enjoy this time together and it's not always the Year 5 children who read to the Reception children!!

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Animal Day in Reception Class

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

As part of our Living Things topic, Reception class had a very special visit from ‘Animal club’ who brought some interesting and unusual friends along for us to meet. We learnt about lots of different animals from snakes to bearded dragons and guinea pigs to rabbits. The children got to handle most animals and feel the different textures of their skin. We found the grasshoppers a little jumpy, the bearded dragons sleepy and the guinea pigs were rather cuddly.

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