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Dyslexia Awareness Month – Free Apps

LINKSFree Apps for Dyslexia Awareness month It is Dyslexia awareness month this month and ‘Nessy’ are making educational APPS to support early reading free to download : October 1-7 abc - Learn the alphabet with Hairy Letters Oct 8 – 14 Phonics 1 Learn the most common...

Hungry Little Minds

Dear parents/carers, We have been introduced to a wonderful site, recommended by the government, called “Hungry Little Minds”. It gives so much practical help and so many activities, games  and ideas, pinpointed for every stage of development in children...

In Reception we believe that a consistent daily routine is key, both for the children and the adults in the setting. We teach daily phonic and number sessions, but alongside this, the children have the opportunity to practise a range of skills independently at their own developmental level. We also teach daily small group activities covering a broad and balanced curriculum e.g. art and science tasks, but allow for flexibility if an alternative learning point arises. We ensure that the children have time for Plan, Do, Review sessions, where they have control over their learning, but allowing for thought and reflection.

As part of the daily routine, the adults also become ‘play partners’ with the children, which allows for modelling play ideas and observing for assessment purposes. Each child has one piece of evidence added to Earwig weekly, which indicates where the child is at in that particular observation and assists us with determining their next steps. We also carry out other forms of assessment in Reception including phonic assessment, book banding, number assessment and termly narratives.

The environment is enhanced regularly to reflect half-termly themes and children’s interests. We see the indoor and outdoor space as a mirror image of each other and spend just as much time outside as we do inside. The half-termly themes look like this:

Autumn 1 “Journeys” Download Journeys Topic Letter
Autumn 2 “Celebrations” Download Celebrations Topic Letter
Spring 1 “Construction” Download Construction Topic Letter
Spring 2 “Change” Download Change Topic Letter
Summer 1 “Past, Present & Future” Download Past, Present & Future Topic Letter
Summer 2 “Fun & Games” Download Fun & Games Topic Letter

 

We pride ourselves on nurturing the children and supporting them to meet their full potential in Reception, both through structured teaching and independent child-initiated activities. We get to know the children extremely well, and constantly review how we approach their learning and make changes accordingly. We sing, we dance, and we value everyone’s individual input as we are all unique!

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Phonics

Practising phonics at home as well as school is a great way to improve!

Bede Buzz

Check out what our class and the rest have school have been upto last term with our Bede Buzz Newsletter.

Moving up to Key Stage 1

Moving from Reception into Class 1 is a big step that has lots of new challenges. Check out what to expect so that you can prepare your child to move on up.

Homework & Remote Learning

We use Google Classroom for our homework (and if you are required to self-isolate), which is a great way to share our learning at home in school. Go to our Remote Learning page to find out more.

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