Welcome to Shireen class

 

Teacher: Miss James

Hello, my name is Miss James and I am the class teacher in Reception. Mrs Bray 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.

 We have named ourselves after the award-winning author/illustrator Nadia Shireen who has created beloved picture books such as Barbara Throws a Wobbler (a firm favourite in Reception class), The Bumblebear and Hey Presto! 

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.

 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

Name  
 ELS Parent Presentation - Scissett 2022.pdf Download
 Reading expectations and support.pdf Download
Showing 1-2 of 2
 

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

 

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Shireen Summer 2024

Our School Trip to Ponderosa Zoo

Reception class had a great day (if a little wet!) at Ponderosa Zoo. We explored different habitats of lots of weird and wonderful animals from Snakes and Tracheales to Reinders and Porcupines.  Getting up close and personal, we took a walk through the Lemur enclosure and timed it just as they were tucking into the morning snack. Two of our favourite animals were Dobby the Kinkajou in the Nocturnal house who was just having his playtime and the noisy Otters having what we learned was a conversation between father and son. 

Shireen Spring 2024

Working hard in Reception!

Reception class have been busy practising and extending their addition skills using practical numicon to support writing full number sentences. Well done everyone!

A Roaring Start to the New Year

Reception class are off to a roaring start with their topic on Dinosaurs. So far, we have been learning about the prehistoric era, comparing different types of dinosaurs and through the work of Mary Anning how fossils are formed. Alongside our topic work we are working very hard in our phonics lessons and having a particular focus on handwriting.

Shireen Autumn 2023

Settling In

As the newbies in school we have been getting very busy settling into our new classroom, learning lots of rules and routines. There have been many activities and play opportunities to explore in the different provision areas both inside and in the outdoors. Who would know we’ve only had one full week in school!

Miss James and Mrs Bray are both very proud of all the children for a super start at Scissett CE Academy.

 

 

Festival of Lights

Reception class have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We have been busy moulding clay into diyas and decorating them, creating colourful rangoli patterns using different media and drawn mehndi hand designs.

 

 

Reception Class Crime Scene!!

We arrived at school on Monday morning to find a terrible mess. Someone had entered the classroom, broken a chair and eaten all the porridge! We’ve been using our investigative skills to find out who this could possibly be. Eventually we decided it must have been Goldilocks.  To help track down Goldilocks, we created some wanted posters but a few days later received a letter that we noticed had not been posted it was put on a chair in the classroom. It was a written letter from Goldilocks! She was ever so sorry for what she had done and asked for us to accept her apology which after some thought and discussion, Reception class decided was the best thing to do. 

 

Mix, mix, mix!

Reception class have been following a set of instructions to mix ingredients and bake some cupcakes. With clean hands we added flour, butter, eggs, caster sugar, a drop of vanilla extract and placed them in the oven to bake. After letting them cool, we decorated them with icing sugar and chose our sprinkle toppings. They were delicious! 

 

 

 

Beebots

Lots of programming and instructional sequencing this week as we develop our problem solving skills in Reception class.

Traffic Survey

This afternoon as part of their Travel and Transport topic the children from Reception Class undertook a survey of different types of transport they could see on Wakefield Road. They had a great time and completed their survey forms very accurately. They saw lots of different types of vehicles.

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

Welcome to Shireen class

 

Teacher: Miss James

Hello, my name is Miss James and I am the class teacher in Reception. Mrs Bray 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.

 We have named ourselves after the award-winning author/illustrator Nadia Shireen who has created beloved picture books such as Barbara Throws a Wobbler (a firm favourite in Reception class), The Bumblebear and Hey Presto! 

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.

 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

Name  
 ELS Parent Presentation - Scissett 2022.pdf Download
 Reading expectations and support.pdf Download
Showing 1-2 of 2
 

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

 

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Shireen Summer 2024

Our School Trip to Ponderosa Zoo

Reception class had a great day (if a little wet!) at Ponderosa Zoo. We explored different habitats of lots of weird and wonderful animals from Snakes and Tracheales to Reinders and Porcupines.  Getting up close and personal, we took a walk through the Lemur enclosure and timed it just as they were tucking into the morning snack. Two of our favourite animals were Dobby the Kinkajou in the Nocturnal house who was just having his playtime and the noisy Otters having what we learned was a conversation between father and son. 

Shireen Spring 2024

Working hard in Reception!

Reception class have been busy practising and extending their addition skills using practical numicon to support writing full number sentences. Well done everyone!

A Roaring Start to the New Year

Reception class are off to a roaring start with their topic on Dinosaurs. So far, we have been learning about the prehistoric era, comparing different types of dinosaurs and through the work of Mary Anning how fossils are formed. Alongside our topic work we are working very hard in our phonics lessons and having a particular focus on handwriting.

Shireen Autumn 2023

Settling In

As the newbies in school we have been getting very busy settling into our new classroom, learning lots of rules and routines. There have been many activities and play opportunities to explore in the different provision areas both inside and in the outdoors. Who would know we’ve only had one full week in school!

Miss James and Mrs Bray are both very proud of all the children for a super start at Scissett CE Academy.

 

 

Festival of Lights

Reception class have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We have been busy moulding clay into diyas and decorating them, creating colourful rangoli patterns using different media and drawn mehndi hand designs.

 

 

Reception Class Crime Scene!!

We arrived at school on Monday morning to find a terrible mess. Someone had entered the classroom, broken a chair and eaten all the porridge! We’ve been using our investigative skills to find out who this could possibly be. Eventually we decided it must have been Goldilocks.  To help track down Goldilocks, we created some wanted posters but a few days later received a letter that we noticed had not been posted it was put on a chair in the classroom. It was a written letter from Goldilocks! She was ever so sorry for what she had done and asked for us to accept her apology which after some thought and discussion, Reception class decided was the best thing to do. 

 

Mix, mix, mix!

Reception class have been following a set of instructions to mix ingredients and bake some cupcakes. With clean hands we added flour, butter, eggs, caster sugar, a drop of vanilla extract and placed them in the oven to bake. After letting them cool, we decorated them with icing sugar and chose our sprinkle toppings. They were delicious! 

 

 

 

Beebots

Lots of programming and instructional sequencing this week as we develop our problem solving skills in Reception class.

Traffic Survey

This afternoon as part of their Travel and Transport topic the children from Reception Class undertook a survey of different types of transport they could see on Wakefield Road. They had a great time and completed their survey forms very accurately. They saw lots of different types of vehicles.

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

Welcome to Shireen class

 

Teacher: Miss James

Hello, my name is Miss James and I am the class teacher in Reception. Mrs Bray 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.

 We have named ourselves after the award-winning author/illustrator Nadia Shireen who has created beloved picture books such as Barbara Throws a Wobbler (a firm favourite in Reception class), The Bumblebear and Hey Presto! 

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.

 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

Name  
 ELS Parent Presentation - Scissett 2022.pdf Download
 Reading expectations and support.pdf Download
Showing 1-2 of 2
 

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

 

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Shireen Summer 2024

Our School Trip to Ponderosa Zoo

Reception class had a great day (if a little wet!) at Ponderosa Zoo. We explored different habitats of lots of weird and wonderful animals from Snakes and Tracheales to Reinders and Porcupines.  Getting up close and personal, we took a walk through the Lemur enclosure and timed it just as they were tucking into the morning snack. Two of our favourite animals were Dobby the Kinkajou in the Nocturnal house who was just having his playtime and the noisy Otters having what we learned was a conversation between father and son. 

Shireen Spring 2024

Working hard in Reception!

Reception class have been busy practising and extending their addition skills using practical numicon to support writing full number sentences. Well done everyone!

A Roaring Start to the New Year

Reception class are off to a roaring start with their topic on Dinosaurs. So far, we have been learning about the prehistoric era, comparing different types of dinosaurs and through the work of Mary Anning how fossils are formed. Alongside our topic work we are working very hard in our phonics lessons and having a particular focus on handwriting.

Shireen Autumn 2023

Settling In

As the newbies in school we have been getting very busy settling into our new classroom, learning lots of rules and routines. There have been many activities and play opportunities to explore in the different provision areas both inside and in the outdoors. Who would know we’ve only had one full week in school!

Miss James and Mrs Bray are both very proud of all the children for a super start at Scissett CE Academy.

 

 

Festival of Lights

Reception class have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We have been busy moulding clay into diyas and decorating them, creating colourful rangoli patterns using different media and drawn mehndi hand designs.

 

 

Reception Class Crime Scene!!

We arrived at school on Monday morning to find a terrible mess. Someone had entered the classroom, broken a chair and eaten all the porridge! We’ve been using our investigative skills to find out who this could possibly be. Eventually we decided it must have been Goldilocks.  To help track down Goldilocks, we created some wanted posters but a few days later received a letter that we noticed had not been posted it was put on a chair in the classroom. It was a written letter from Goldilocks! She was ever so sorry for what she had done and asked for us to accept her apology which after some thought and discussion, Reception class decided was the best thing to do. 

 

Mix, mix, mix!

Reception class have been following a set of instructions to mix ingredients and bake some cupcakes. With clean hands we added flour, butter, eggs, caster sugar, a drop of vanilla extract and placed them in the oven to bake. After letting them cool, we decorated them with icing sugar and chose our sprinkle toppings. They were delicious! 

 

 

 

Beebots

Lots of programming and instructional sequencing this week as we develop our problem solving skills in Reception class.

Traffic Survey

This afternoon as part of their Travel and Transport topic the children from Reception Class undertook a survey of different types of transport they could see on Wakefield Road. They had a great time and completed their survey forms very accurately. They saw lots of different types of vehicles.

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

Welcome to Shireen class

 

Teacher: Miss James

Hello, my name is Miss James and I am the class teacher in Reception. Mrs Bray 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.

 We have named ourselves after the award-winning author/illustrator Nadia Shireen who has created beloved picture books such as Barbara Throws a Wobbler (a firm favourite in Reception class), The Bumblebear and Hey Presto! 

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.

 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

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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

 

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Shireen Summer 2024

Our School Trip to Ponderosa Zoo

Reception class had a great day (if a little wet!) at Ponderosa Zoo. We explored different habitats of lots of weird and wonderful animals from Snakes and Tracheales to Reinders and Porcupines.  Getting up close and personal, we took a walk through the Lemur enclosure and timed it just as they were tucking into the morning snack. Two of our favourite animals were Dobby the Kinkajou in the Nocturnal house who was just having his playtime and the noisy Otters having what we learned was a conversation between father and son. 

Shireen Spring 2024

Working hard in Reception!

Reception class have been busy practising and extending their addition skills using practical numicon to support writing full number sentences. Well done everyone!

A Roaring Start to the New Year

Reception class are off to a roaring start with their topic on Dinosaurs. So far, we have been learning about the prehistoric era, comparing different types of dinosaurs and through the work of Mary Anning how fossils are formed. Alongside our topic work we are working very hard in our phonics lessons and having a particular focus on handwriting.

Shireen Autumn 2023

Settling In

As the newbies in school we have been getting very busy settling into our new classroom, learning lots of rules and routines. There have been many activities and play opportunities to explore in the different provision areas both inside and in the outdoors. Who would know we’ve only had one full week in school!

Miss James and Mrs Bray are both very proud of all the children for a super start at Scissett CE Academy.

 

 

Festival of Lights

Reception class have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We have been busy moulding clay into diyas and decorating them, creating colourful rangoli patterns using different media and drawn mehndi hand designs.

 

 

Reception Class Crime Scene!!

We arrived at school on Monday morning to find a terrible mess. Someone had entered the classroom, broken a chair and eaten all the porridge! We’ve been using our investigative skills to find out who this could possibly be. Eventually we decided it must have been Goldilocks.  To help track down Goldilocks, we created some wanted posters but a few days later received a letter that we noticed had not been posted it was put on a chair in the classroom. It was a written letter from Goldilocks! She was ever so sorry for what she had done and asked for us to accept her apology which after some thought and discussion, Reception class decided was the best thing to do. 

 

Mix, mix, mix!

Reception class have been following a set of instructions to mix ingredients and bake some cupcakes. With clean hands we added flour, butter, eggs, caster sugar, a drop of vanilla extract and placed them in the oven to bake. After letting them cool, we decorated them with icing sugar and chose our sprinkle toppings. They were delicious! 

 

 

 

Beebots

Lots of programming and instructional sequencing this week as we develop our problem solving skills in Reception class.

Traffic Survey

This afternoon as part of their Travel and Transport topic the children from Reception Class undertook a survey of different types of transport they could see on Wakefield Road. They had a great time and completed their survey forms very accurately. They saw lots of different types of vehicles.

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