Class Reception

Reception Transition 2021-2022

We can’t wait to welcome all the new Deerhurst and Apperley pupils to Reception in September 2021!

When your child starts school, there is so much information to take on board and remember. We hope that within this section of our website we will be able to answer most of your questions and reassure you at this time.

Over the coming weeks we will be sharing more information to put
your mind at ease and to help your child to feel excited about the prospect of starting at Deerhurst and Apperley in September 2021.

Reception New Parents 2021- 2022  Welcome PowerPoint 14.7.21

How can we prepare for Reception? 

Sing, sing, sing!

Music and singing are really helpful settling, learning new routines and developing language.

Nursery Rhymes which are great to support children’s speaking and listening and future reading skills. Research shows that if children know 8 Nursery rhymes by the time they are 4 years older, they will be some of the best readers by 8 years old! So sing, sing, sing.

Nursery Rhymes and Songs – BBC Teach 

Self-care

We really like this guide to starting starting school. We love the section on self-care and agree that it is really helpful if your child can do the following independently before they start school*:

  • Going to the toilet
  • Washing their hands
  • Dressing and undressing (especially using tricky buttons and zips)
  • Using a tissue (or the crease of an elbow)
  • Feeding themselves
  • Tidying up.

* Please talk to us if your child struggles with any of these things. It’s normal and we’re here to help.

Useful websites

BBC iPlayer – Time for School – Songs: Get Ready

BBC iPlayer – Time for School – Songs: Lets Make Friends

Being school-ready | PACEY

Starting primary school – BBC Bitesize

If you have any questions about your child starting school, however big or small, please do not hesitate in contacting us. A member of school staff will endeavour to respond.

EYFS Curriculum:

Learning Through Play

In the Early Years, learning takes place through carefully planned, play-based learning opportunities, both inside the classroom and also in our specially designated outdoor area. The EYFS curriculum has been designed with seven areas of learning and development in mind. These seven areas of learning are grouped into two strands, ‘prime’ and ‘specific’.

The Three Prime Areas of Learning and Development:

These lay down the foundation for all children’s learning, ensuring that children are able to relate to others, communicate effectively, and engage with their environment. The prime areas are dependent on each other and are universal in that they occur within all cultures and social backgrounds.

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language

The Four Specific Areas of Learning and Development:

These can be introduced flexibly but cannot be developed alone; they build on the development gained through the prime areas. The specific areas reflect individual children’s life experiences, including their cultural and social background. Practitioners will be able to plan for children’s next steps in the specific areas through their observations and knowledge of children’s likes, dislikes, and through regular feedback and communication from families.

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Alongside these seven areas of learning and development, the EYFS curriculum focuses on the way children learn. This is called The Characteristics of Effective Learning. Roughly speaking, they tell us that children are learning when they are:

  • Playing and Exploring: How engaged they are in an activity.
  • Active Learning: How motivated they are.
  • Creating and Thinking Critically: How they develop their thinking.

The essence of this curriculum will still be fundamental to your child’s learning, but the way in which staff prioritise each area will also reflect the way in which some children may have been impacted by the lockdown period and the rules of social distancing.

Play will still be a critical tool at this time to allow children to act out and make sense of what they have experienced over the last few months and how they have seen people’s behaviour change.

EY staff will be warm, responsive, and sensitive to what they observe in play and respond with appropriate talk and questioning. Even if there are distancing and resource limitation rules in place in September, settings will be able to provide calm, safe spaces for talk and reflection.

Reception Summer 2021

To know more about what we are learning this term, please read our topic web below:

Reception Topic Web Summer 2021- Ready Steady Cook

Term 6: Monday 7th June 2021 – Wednesday 21st July 2021

Reception Term Summer 2 Spellings 2021

Term 5: Monday 19th April 2021 – Friday 28th May 2021

Reception Term Summer 1 Spellings 2021

Reception Spring 2021

Home Learning Timetable

Home Learning Timetable Spring Term 1 2021 Reception

Term 4: Monday 22nd February 2021 – Thursday 1st April 2021

Reception Term Spring 2 Spellings

To know more about what we are learning this term, please read our topic web below:

EYFS Topic Web Spring 2021 – We Can Be Heroes!

Term 3: Tuesday 5th January 2021 – Friday 12th February 2021

Monday 4th January 2021 – INSET DAY

Reception Term Spring 1 Spellings 2021

Reception Autumn 2020

Term 2: Monday 2nd  November  2020 -Friday 18th December 2020

Go Noodle: Cookie Boogie

Phonics Games

PhonicsPlay

Active Phonics Games

Support for Developing a Comfortable Pencil Grip

Home Learning  Fi! Fe! Fo! Fum! Ebook and Tricky word videos

Term 1: Tuesday 1st September 2020 -Wednesday 21st October 2020

Harvest Celebration – Dingle Dangle Scarecrow 

Classroom Tour Update September 2020

To know more about what we are learning this term, please read our topic web below:

Autumn 2020 – Once Upon a Time …

Reception Home Learning Letter 18.9.20

Parent PowerPoint -Reception Transition Welcome 2020

Transition Days

  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020- 9 am – 11 am – Reception Class Transition Children with surnames beginning with A- K
  • Thursday 3rd September 2020- 9 am – 11 am – Reception Class Transition Children with surnames beginning with L-Z

Monday 7th – Friday 11th September 2020

  • All Children until 12 pm

Monday 14th – Friday 18th September 2020

  • All Children until 1 pm including lunchtime
From Monday 21st September 2020,Reception Class in full time for school day. 

Reception 2020-2021

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we are unable to invite you into school to meet the EYFS team and to view the school. However, we understand that you may have many questions about your child starting school so the following page should help to answer some of these including the EYFS Welcome Powerpoint.

Reception Transition Welcome 2020

Transition Welcome Activities and Videos  

Hello Reception from Miss Robinson (for new children)

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

Summer  2020  Term 2 Home Learning

Reception Summer Home Learning Summer 2 Week 7

Reception Summer Home Learning Summer 2 Week 6

Reception Summer Home Learning Summer 2 Week 5

Reception Summer Home Learning Summer 2 Week 4

Reception Summer Home Learning Summer 2 Week 3

Reception Summer Home Learning Summer 2 Week 2

Reception Summer Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1

Summer Term 2020 Spellings

Reception Term Summer 1 Spellings

Reception Term Summer 2 Spellings

Summer Home Learning- Wednesday 13th May 2020

Please click link below for google drive of home learning for Reception.

Reception Summer Home Learning Pack 13.5.10

Summer Home Learning- Monday 20th April 2020

Ebooks for Reading

Children have completed Phase 3 and  working within Phase 4 through Letters and Sounds.

Oxford Owl Reading FREE eBook Library

Developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Oxford Owl are making even more eBooks available, for the duration of UK school closures, so that your child has more to read. If you’d like to learn more about how to support your child’s reading, visit Oxford Owl Reading pages. All  eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or to start reading.

Reception Home School Learning Pack Information 20.4.20

Reception Home School Learning Pack Book Bingo 20.4.20

Reception Home School Learning Pack Literacy Activity 1 20.4.20

Reception Home School Learning Pack Literacy Activity 2 B 20.4.20

Reception Home School Learning Pack Literacy Activity 3 20.4.20

Reception Home School Learning Pack Maths 20.4.20

White Rose Early Years Maths

Google Drive of Supporting Materials for Summer Home Learning 20.4.20

Spring 1 Monday 6th January 2020- Friday 14th February 2020

Spring 2 Monday 24th February 2020 – Friday 3rd April 2020

To know more about what we are learning this term, please read our topic web below:

Reception  Spring 2020 – Down at the Bottom of the Garden Topic Web

Spellings

Reception Term Spring 2 Spellings

Reception Term Spring 1 Spellings

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games which helps children to master the key first stages of reading. It’s been created by the Usborne Foundation, led by Peter Usborne (of Usborne Publishing).

Teach Your Monster to Read Portal

Autumn 1  Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Autumn 2 -Monday 4th November 2019- Friday 20th December 2019

To know more about what we are learning this term, please read our topic web below:

Reception Autumn 2019 Grand Designs Topic Web