Parkside Primary School

Dream, believe... achieve --- RĂªver, croire... atteindre

Welcome to Reception!

                         

We currently have three Reception classes at our school taught by Miss Chambers, Mrs Allen, Mrs Wilson and Miss Salisbury.

Keep checking this page to see what fun and creative experiences the children are enjoying. Here you will find photographs, examples of work and messages to keep you updated. Within our very exciting setting, the children have the choice of a variety of activities throughout the classrooms, wet bay and outdoors. We encourage the children to be independent learners; developing their skills across all seven areas of learning.

Please remember PE kits must be brought in on a Monday and left in school ALL week. This is because your child's PE slot may change weekly due to the busy nature of school. Thank you.

High Frequency Words

These are the high frequency words which children are taught to read and spell through Reception. These are the most common words which children encounter in their early reading. Becoming confident in recognising and reading these without having to sound out every time helps children to develop their fluency in reading. When writing, when children are more confident in spelling these words and have learnt to do so fluently, it develops their confidence and helps their 'flow' of writing. 

To help your child at home you could do quick fire recognition of these words by flicking through the slides below and asking them to read them. You might also like to do games such as hiding post it notes around the house with these words on for your child to read or writing them on an etch-a-sketch and your child wipes it after they have read it. They could also practise writing these and checking if they spelt them correctly, recognising that some they can apply phonics to sound out where needed e.g. 'dog' and others are 'tricky words' which they must just remember- such as go.

Reception News 

Copies of our newsletters will be added here.

What have we been doing?

Welcome Meetings

If you were unable to attend our Welcome Meeting, a copy of the slideshow presentation is below.

Useful Documents, Websites & Online Games

 

Click on the blue links to view. (Please note some games may not work on an iPad.)

 

Maths

The Numberblocks is a programme on Cbeebies that is excellent for promoting number development. There are games on the website and episodes are regularly shown on the channel or can be found on iPlayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

The Oxford Owl website has useful guidance for parents to help them to support their child with maths skills at home. Click on the link below to find out more.

Age 4-5. Developing early maths skills . These ideas will help your child to develop their confidence in counting and in recognising and using numbers. They will also help your child to explore shape, patterns and measurements in real-life contexts.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/maths-at-home/maths-skills-ages-4-5/ 

Age 5-6. A lot of the maths your child will be doing is still practical and linked to their everyday life. These ideas will help you to further develop your child’s skills.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/maths-at-home/maths-skills-ages-5-6/

 

Useful for numeral recognition, counting and matching to numerals, counting out and ordering numbers (All from the Topmarks website):

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

 

Useful for numeral recognition and ordering 1-20:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonCount20.htm

 

Reading

The Alphablocks is a programme on Cbeebies that is excellent for promoting phonics development. There are games on the website and episodes are regularly shown on the channel or can be found on iPlayer.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Useful for reading irregular (tricky) words:

http://www.ictgames.com/dinosaursEggs/index.html

Children hear a word and have to select the correct word- a mixture of irregular and decodable words (tricky words that they can't sound out and decodable words that they can)

http://www.ictgames.com/looCoverWriteCheck/LCWC_demo/index.html

Select: High Frequency Words > Phase 2 or 3 > Then click onto the doors with the red 'tricky' words. Children see a tricky word, press the seat to hide it and then have to select the letters to spell it out and flush the toilet to check if they got it right

 https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

Select Phase 2 or 3 > Revise all phase 2/3 > Children then read the word and sort it according to whether it is a real word (into the chest) or a nonsense word (into the bin). Or press Phase 2 or 3 > Select a particular GPC (Individual letter sound or digraph, 2 letters making one sound, or trigraph, 3 letters making one sound) which your child is struggling with to practise reading a variety of words containing that sound e.g. /ch/ chip, chat, chick, check

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/DragonsDen.html

Variation of above but feed to the red dragon if nonsense or green dragon if real.

 https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Another variation but feed to Obb if nonsense and Bob if real.

 https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

Read a word and select the matching picture

http://www.ictgames.com/blendingBingo_LS.html

If you want to use the bingo cards press to download and either print or write the words on paper for your child to tick off. (Or can just play reading the words without a bingo card- children could write the words as they play instead). Then click 'let's go' and select any of the options from phase 2 or 3

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com - a free game which requires you to create a username and password.

Click here for great tips from the Book Trust about how to read with your child, including online story books that you can read on a tablet.

 

Expectations


Click here to view 'What to Expect, When?'  This document includes age related expectations and information on how to support your child at home. We have found this a really useful, informative document which can provide you with information of what your child is developmentally expected to be able to do. We shall also be working with your child in school on developing these various skills.