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Supporting you to home school your child
* Provide the right environment for learning - turn the television off, perhaps sit at a table or clear a space on the floor. You may find calming background music can help
* Create a daily plan to help to structure the day. Setting times can cause stress if you fall behind. Instead plan what you wish to achieve that day
* Help your child to understand what they are doing and give them plenty of time to practise and make mistakes. We all learn from our mistakes.
* Complete all the work each day rather than allowing tasks to roll over to the next day
* Communicate with Mrs. Watts over Tapestry, send in the work you've completed, feel proud of the achievements you and your child have made!
The children will need to bring their book bag and books to school everyday. The children do not require a full P.E. Kit, just a pair of black pumps please. We do provide some wellington boots but you are welcomed to provide your pair - labelled with your child's name and class. Please label all items of your child's uniform and coat with their name and class (RW).
We follow the guidance in the Development Matters document to teach your children in reception. Your child is aged between 40-60months old and is working towards achieving the 'Early Learning Goals' (ELGs)
The PDF of this document is linked below ...
We follow the document 'Letters and Sounds' to teach phonics in reception. A PDF of this document is linked below. The children learn 4 phonemes (sounds) a week. We use the letter formation images from the scheme 'Read Write Inc' and actions from 'Jolly Phonics' to support our teaching. We recommend using such online games as those found on 'Phonics Bloom' 'Phonics Play' and using your account on 'Reading Eggs' to support your child to consolidate their phonics learning at home. The children receive phonics packs for each phonics phase to support learning at home and parents are informed of the phonemes (sounds) the children are studying each week. In reception, we will study phase 1, phase 2, phase 3, phase 4 and some children may begin phase 5.
In reception we follow the 'White Rose Maths' scheme of learning. A link to the outlined scheme can be found below. The end early learning goals for mathematics are as follows.
ELG 11 Number: 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.
ELG 12 Shape, space and measures: 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.