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Nursery and Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Jones

Mrs Caton

Mrs Strick

19th October 2020

 

Home Learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Should your household have to self-isolate or quarantine due to Covid-19 I have put together some home learning resources for children in Reception. These will be sent home before we finish for the half term break.These resources are to help support your child's education during their absence from school. I will also add resources in 'Files to download' at the bottom of this page.

 

Reception – This Week:

  • We will read the story of The Enormous Turnip and discuss havest time

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  • We will read Pumpkin Soup and discuss how the characters help each other to prepare a delicious meal
  • We will identify a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and discuss our most and least favourite food
  • We will prepare, make and taste our own vegetable soup
  • We will learn how to say, read and write, 'j', 'l' & 'x' and practise blending these sounds to read simple words
  • In numeracy we will continue to count forwards from any number between 1 & 10, up to 20 and then count back to the number we started from
  • We will have a go at counting in 2's
  • We will play games with dice or number cards with dot arrangements and try to instantly recognise the number of dots without needing to count them 

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Nursery – This Week:

 

  • We will read the story of The Enormous Turnip and discuss havest time
  • We will read Pumpkin Soup and discuss how the characters help each other to prepare a delicious meal
  • We will identify a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and discuss our most and least favourite food
  • We will prepare, make and taste our own vegetable soup
  • In Singing Phonics we will continue to develop our awareness of different sounds and rhythms
  • We will play games with dice or number cards with dot arrangements and try to instantly recognise the number of dots without needing to count them 

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Rhyme of the week – One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four

 

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Please remember to send your child's library book back to school in their book bag on Monday if you would like to swap it for a new one. We will swap books only once a week, on either Monday or Thursday. We ask that book bags only come into school on these days. Thank you.   

 

Reception Phonics

New work sheets – please encourage your child to complete the new sheets and stick them in the Letters and Sounds book sent home last week. Please spend a few minutes with them saying the sound and action and encourage them to ‘write’ the letter.                                                                                                                    

Word box list – please encourage your child to say each letter sound and blend them together to read the words.  We will be practising these words in our daily phonics sessions.

Buried Teasure is an excellent free game to practise blending letter sounds at http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

In this game you can choose which letters you want to work with so it can be used even in the very early stages of Phase 2 phonics. Click to get a new coin then sound out the word. Drag the coin intothe treasure chest if it is a real word and into the bin if it is not.

 

Here is a list of our weekly routines for your information:                                                          

Morning drop off - Children can now be dropped off at the small wooden gate from 8.40 each morning. All children should be in school by 8.55am. Mrs. Strick will be at the gate to welcome the children and early years staff will bring the children to the same gate for you to collect them at 3.15pm            

 

Water BottlesChildren need a named water bottle in school daily. They will be filled each morning from the water cooler and sent home at the end of each day. 

 

Morning snackChildren in our Nursery are entitled to free school milk and fresh fruit or toast each morning. Children in Reception also recieve free milk and fruit but if they would like toast it needs to be paid for using parent pay. Fruit is also available for all children in the afternoon.                                                                                                                                                      

Weekly Update - Each week I will update our class page outlining our learning for the week. This will keep you informed about what your child is learning at school and will enable you to talk about their experiences when they get home..... just in case they have forgotten by then!                                                                                                                                                                    

Library books are for you to read to your child. Please keep the book at home until you have finished reading it to them and written in the reading record log. Books may only be changed once a week, on Monday or Thursday and should be returned with the reading record log.    

 

Toys - Please note that it is school policy that children do not bring toys to school unless requested to do so by the class teacher.        

 

P.E.  - Will be on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning every week. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their P.E. kit, long hair is tied back and all jewellery is removed. Please ensure your child has jogging bottoms or leggings and a top to wear over their kit to keep them warm during the day.                                                                                                                       

Forest School - Will be on Tuesday afternoon every week. Please can children come to school wearing their Forest School clothes (non-uniform trousers or leggings and a long sleeved top) with wellies to change into and a waterproof coat?                                                                                            

 

I hope this information helps. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are unsure of anything.

jojones@castleprimary.co.uk

Thank you in anticipation for your support over the coming term.

Jo Jones - Class teacher

Dawn caton - Teaching assistant

Lisa Strick - Teaching assisstant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

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Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218
office@castleprimary.co.uk