All About Ash - Reception

 

Prime Areas of Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional- 

Children are confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they  do or don’t need help.  Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride.

Communication and Language-

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.  Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.  Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.  They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Physical- 

Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. Children know the importance for good health, of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

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Specific Areas of Learning

Over the next few weeks we will be practising to achieve the following in each area of learning:

Literacy- 

Children read and understand simple sentences. They  use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words   in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Maths-

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more  or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.  Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

 

Understanding the World- 

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.  Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.  They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.  Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

Expressive Art and Design- 

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.  Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Please click here for ideas and suggestions to support the Specific areas of learning at home.

Week beginning 30th November

Monday 30th November

Good Morning!

At some point today please try and collect a learning pack from the school office.  
Spend today getting used to home learning- it is very different and will take patience!

Todays challenges are:

Phonics- recap all previous learnt sounds- say the sound ask your child to write it down on paper-s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, f, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa this is called quick write.  refer to original phonics sheet sent home for actions to support.

Play sound buttons.  Write out these words and ask your child to add the sound button (dots and dashes- dot for 1 letter, dash for 2) 
night, chips, thing, quiz, shot, queen, boat

Maths- at the end of last week we were beginning to think about squares and rectangles.  We have already explored circles and triangles.  Look at the picture below and talk about any shapes that your child can see in the picture.  You might want to search for more images on the computer.  Then ask your child to build (junk modelling) or draw their own street using as many different shapes as they can.  Discuss how the buildings are different heights and what other features they may want to include (trees, lamp posts etc).  Please share your learning on Tapestry.

Have a little explore of Purple Mash- I will not put any tasks on until tomorrow so you have a chance to get used to it.  Don't forget to explore Mini Mash too.

Join Mr Lloyd at 2.30 for his assembly.  Story time will start tomorrow at 3.00.


Any questions, please email me- jharkness@saunceywood.herts.sch.uk.

Happy Home Learning- missing you all already.

Miss Harkness

Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

AL5 5HL

01582 621514

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