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St Mary's CofE Primary School

Reception

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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

As we enter these challenging next few weeks and months I wanted to say how extremely proud of you all I am. As a teachers we are Loco Parentis and take our responsibility in caring for your children seriously. Mrs Cirelli and I have had great pleasure in teaching your children since September and we will miss you all so much!

 

Please keep in contact via Tapestry. I will try and update the website with different resources for you to access, but above all please stay safe and well. 

 

Mr Horan 

 

 

Week Beginning 6/7/2020

Phase 3 Tricky Words

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Missing Number

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Grouping

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Tricky Words

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Week Beginning 29/6/2020

Adding

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Long OO sound

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Subtraction

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Th sound

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Week Beginning 21/6/2020

Repeating pattern

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OO sound

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EAR sound

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Estimating

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National School Sports Week

This week is National School Sports Week. One of your challenges for this week to is engage in a range of sporting activities of your choosing. I have linked some fantastic ideas from the people at the Running Bee Foundation and other websites below. If you engage in some exercise this week please take a photograph and send it to me via Tapestry. I will use these photographs to create a slideshow/video depending on how many photographs are submitted. I am looking forward to seeing what sports you engage in. 

Look who I bumped into on my morning run.

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Running Bee Foundation Resources

Sports Challenge Map

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Week Beginning 15/6/2020

Capacity

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SH sound

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QU sound

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Human Life

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Website Links

Counting in Spanish with Sergio

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While we can't hug - Makaton signed

A social story to help children understand social distancing

Big Wild Weekend- The Wildlife Trust- https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/big-wild-weekend
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Week Beginning 8th June

Seasons

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UR sound

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Money

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Dear Parents and Children,

 

I hope that you are all well. 

 

Below are a two websites that may be of interest:

 

30 Days Wild- A free downloadable pack from The Wildlife Trusts.

https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1

 

Tricky Word Rap- A song aimed at developing children's ability to recognise tricky words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2lWkrFFbwg

 

App-

BirdNet App- A nice app that is useful for identifying different birds from their sounds.

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25.5.2020

 

Dear Children,

It has been wonderful to see all of the fantastic work that you have been doing at home. As the next fortnight are the half term holidays there will be no videos or work uploaded until Monday 8th June.

I am very proud of each and everyone of you,

Mr Horan

 

Week Beginning 18th May 2020

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Number Bonds of 10

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Sharing

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A cute song for my lovely Reception children. Have a lovely week.

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Week Beginning 11th May 2020

ear sound

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Counting in 2's

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Snap!

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A selection of Tapestry photographs from last week

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Updated website links:

 

Recap Phase 3 sounds with the Alphablocks-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

Phonics Digraph Song

Week Beginning 4th May

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Making flashcards

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Maths- Week 3

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Week 3- ER sound

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Updated Website links

 

Celebrating VE day? Click the link below for a simple explanation on why we celebrate VE day.

https://safeshare.tv/x/PpaA_tZJV00

 

Do you want to exercise? Try out Jumpstart Jonny, we sometimes use this in class.

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff

 

Explore the outdoors with ideas from the Woodland Trust.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/

 

BBC Bitesize have uploaded a range of videos. Explore the links below, they are worth checking out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

 

Do you want to learn a new skill? The YouTube video below teaches you the signs for the different colours of the rainbow.

Photographs from Tapestry from last week

Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Updated resources 30/5

 

Happy Birthday Captain Tom!

To celebrate Captain Tom's 100th birthday Paperchase have created a colouring sheet to download and colour in.

https://www.paperchaseblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CAPTAIN-TOM.pdf

 

Auckland Zoo

If your parents have Facebook, explore what it is like to be a zookeeper by searching the wonderful resources developed by Auckland Zoo. 

 

Some useful resources to help explain coronavirus to your child:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0s68Y-UtdaHwK0GKYOqRldoe_Bk20HOJ_qaOSmI1hoF8D8B-jq2gtWZ6w

 

https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/?fbclid=IwAR005-R5hUiCcQZGwfkfwfaKcdNJoTlcgF2ZmtJTAZQaHKdKQqJl7vdXVfM

 

https://www.millieandsuzie.com/?fbclid=IwAR1EhAS6ajO7m-7Jju4nTlhbwqNfJrFApLhCd_YpCWIE7aqY_qTWZEwJM1o

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zms6jhv/articles/zkgdcqt?fbclid=IwAR1mJObRVVwjCtHthJLsUmq5dSRG3jovjWzDCJwYuaHPpJidIyPy7UJwHpA

 

OW sound

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Counting to 20

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Week 2 Maths- Positional Language

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Week 2 Phonics- OR

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Updated website links:

 

During the summer term at St Mary's the children normally witness the life cycle of  a butterfly and a chick first hand. However due to the current climate this is not possible. The link below documents the duck hatching process. (This organisation also states that this will be updated weekly.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d38EnQN_fhk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1yP1GpiPpiodp6A4eXUDuO0r7TJla92ecfNwNiit9OC1UGxPPu0ZJiCFQ

 

John Lewis and Partners are challenging you to design your own superhero teddy. You will find all of the details at the bottom of the link.

https://www.johnlewis.com/content/your-partners-through-it-all/feel-good-friday?fbclid=IwAR0852-zluwkCE5RBxKwc9LptdMVkxgNpGZOjngaLOnBml7NEp3lF6gKuA4

 

Mr Mc Phonics on YouTube- Explore different Ph2 and 3 sounds using the link below

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcZnvuTeovlznioLRo0GOA/videos

 

Free printable worksheets can be found on the website below-

https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/

Free temporary login-

User ID: temporaryaccess
Password: stayhealthy

 

Learn how to make a range of paper aeroplanes using the link below.

https://www.foldnfly.com/#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2

Photographs from Tapestry

 

Below are a small selection of photographs from last week.

Mrs Cirelli and I are extremely proud of you for working so hard. We would also like to say a special thank you to your wonderful parents for helping to support your learning at home during these challenging times. 

Diary dates for this week. Which day excites you the most?

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Week Beginning 20th April 2020

 

Phonics-AIR sound

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Maths-3D shapes

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New Suggested Webpage- Oak National Academy Reception Link

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#schedule

A Little Note

 

Over the past week it has been lovely to see all of the fantastic work that you have been doing at home. Below is a small collection of the photographs I have received (via Tapestry.)  I wanted to share these photographs with you as I know that lots of you are missing your friends greatly. Mrs Cirelli and I miss you all so much and hope to see you all again very soon.

My wonderful Reception class

Phonic Video- OA

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Maths Video- 2D shapes

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Mr Horan's weekly challenges

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What can I do at home?

 

Mrs Cirelli and I love to see what you have achieved at home. The images below may provide you with some inspiration. Please remember to upload a photograph to Tapestry.

Phonics Digraphs Phase 3 Phonics

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Below are a list of websites that can be used to support your child's learning at home.

For parents with children under 5 years old see hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk.

There are recommended websites from the DFE and ideas for games/activities to play with your child.

Articulation of Phonemes

Maths Resources:

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

YouTube- Number Crew, Numberjacks and Numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zps34wx

Understanding The World

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Understanding The World 2

Expressive Arts and Design

 

http://singinclass.org/

Welcome to Reception

My name is Mr Horan and I am the Reception class teacher.
In Reception I am supported by Mrs Cirelli.

 

A very warm welcome to the Reception class webpage. Mrs Cirelli and I are looking forward to a fun and successful year with our lovely children. Please remember if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team, we are always happy to help.

 

Reading Books

Reading and library books are changed every Thursday. Please complete your child’s reading record to indicate if you have read the book with your child at home.

 

Topics:

In Reception we cover a variety of topics. 
Our topics this year are:

  * Autumn 1 - All about me

  * Autumn 2 - People who help us/ Christmas

  * Spring 1 - Winter/Space

  * Spring 2 - Fairy Stories

  * Summer 1 - Minibeasts and Growth

  * Summer 2 - Zoo and Farmyard animals

Our Aims:

 

Active Learning

At St Mary’s we aim to develop children’s enthusiasm for learning. We encourage children to concentrate, keep on trying and celebrate their achievements.

 

Playing and Exploring

We provide opportunities that enable children to co-operate and work harmoniously alongside each other.

 

Creating and Thinking Critically

In Reception we develop children’s capacity to concentrate on their own play or on a group task. We also encourage children to develop their own ideas.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional development

In Reception we provide opportunities for each child to become a valued member of the school and the community and promote a strong self-image and self-esteem.

 

Communication and Language

At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations to respond to adults and each other.

 

Literacy

We provide opportunities for all children to explore and learn about and use words and text in a broad range of contexts.

 

Mathematics

In Reception we provide opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of numbers, patterns, shape and space.

 

Understanding the World

At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a variety of contexts.

 

Physical Development

We provide opportunities for all children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, to increase and develop their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to do to be healthy and safe.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

In Reception we provide opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through art, music, dance and role play activities.

 

Spring 2

Reception Reading List

 

On occasions we have been asked 'What books are suitable for my child to read at home?' The document below recomends 50 books for your child to read at home.

Droylsden library opening times are listed below:

 

Day Open+
Self-service
scheme
Staffed Times  
Monday: 9am - 8pm 9am - 1pm  
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm    
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm    
Thursday: 9am - 8pm 9am - 1pm  
Friday: 9am - 8pm 1pm - 5pm  
Saturday: 10am - 3pm 10am - 3pm  

Drop Everything and Read

 

Over this half term we are trying to raise the profile of reading with our EYFS classes. We are asking for any volunteers who would be willing to read their favourite children’s story to Reception. These reading sessions will take place from 9:10am-9:30am on Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March.  If you would like to volunteer, please see me (Mr Horan) with your preferred date.

Spring 1

Spring 1- Review

 

We have had a very busy half-term. The children have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year, Valentines day and the RSPCA Big Garden Birdwatch. It has been lovely to see the fantastic progress the children are making with their phonics. A number of children have now finished Phase 3! I am so proud of the children's achievements so far this year. Have a lovely week.

Mr Horan

 

 

Chinese New Year

Bird Week

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Bird Week 3
Autumn 2

A few notes about Autumn 2 by Mr Horan

 

Thank you for your wonderful support during this half term. Mrs Cirelli and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

When we return we will be studying the topics Winter and Space. We will also be starting Phase 3 phonics with the majority of children.

 

Have a lovely break,

 

Mr Horan

The Sleepy Shepherd

 

On Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December the children performed the Christmas Nativity 'The Sleepy Shepherd.'

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Outdoor Area

 

Last year I applied for a Tesco bags for school grant. Through the public's support we achieved the most blue tokens and subsequently recieved £4000 to develop our outdoor area. 

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A few notes about Autumn 1 by Mr Horan

 

Mrs Cirelli and I would like to say a massive thank you for your amazing support, everyone has settled in extremely well into Reception and have simply been a joy to teach. 

 

This half term we have introduced the children to Phase 2 phonics and covered the topic 'All About Me.' It has been lovely to see the children develop new friendships and solidify existing ones.

 

On a funny note...Mrs Cirelli and I normally pride ourselves on developing children's enthusiasm for learning. However, this can not be said for one child who at the start of the school day asked me to 'hurry up with school' as she had her bedroom to tidy. 

 

Have a restful week,

 

Mr Horan

Little Bikers

 

In Reception the children have been learning how to ride a balance bike. The photographs below show the children's ability to persevere even when things are challenging

 

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Our Autumn walk

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Part 2

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Making Pumpkin Soup

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Autumn 1 Photographs

Alphabet Phonics Song

CVC Words Phonics Blending Song

Count to 100 with Spiderman

Reading and Maths Websites

Alphablocks

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Phonics Play games

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Topmarks

www.topmarks.co.uk

Sesame Street

www.sesamestreet.org

Crickweb

www.crickweb.co.uk

Cbeebies

www.cbeebies.co.uk

ICT Games

www.ictgames.co.uk

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