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The Reception Team have the freedom to develop more innovative and effective approaches to teaching in order to create a curriculum that is tailored to their class and the children's very specific needs. We ensure a curriculum that is inspiring and engaging. Each topic starts with a session on ‘what we know’ and ‘what we would like to find out’, giving our children further ownership of their curriculum and therefore their own learning.  Focusing on children’s key questions, teachers use this information to plan a curriculum that builds in experiences that reflect the uniqueness of our children and its locality.

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This week your homework is to practise the Christmas songs for the Christmas Concert on the 8th December. 

 

Little Donkey
 

Little donkey, little donkey on the dusty road
Got to keep on plodding onwards with your precious load
Been a long time, little donkey, through the winter’s night
Don’t give up now, little donkey,
Bethlehem’s in sight

 

Ring out those bells tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Follow that star tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem


Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day
Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way
Little donkey, little donkey, journey's end is near
There are Wiseman waiting for a sign to bring them here

Do not falter little donkey, there's a star ahead
It will guide you, little donkey, to a cattle shed


Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day
Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way
Little donkey, little donkey, journey's end is near
There are Wiseman waiting for a sign to bring them here

Do not falter little donkey, there's a star ahead
It will guide you, little donkey, to a cattle shed


Ring out those bells tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Follow that star tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem

Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day
Little donkey, carry Mary, safely on her way
Little donkey, carry Mary, safely on her way

 

 

Little Donkey

 

Away in a Manger

 

Away in a manger no crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head

The stars in the sky look down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing the poor baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes

I love Thee, Lord Jesus look down from the sky
And stay by my side 'til morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever and love me, I pray

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven to live with Thee there

 

 

Away in a Manger

Clip Clop

 

Clip Clop Plodding along to Bethlehem,

Plodding all through the day.

Clip clop, don’t stop, Carry Mary all the way.

Plodding along to Bethlehem, No time to stop and play. Clip clop, don’t stop, Carry Mary all the way.

Instrumental Plodding along to Bethlehem,

Plodding all through the day.

Clip clop, don’t stop,

Carry Mary all the way. Clip clop, don’t stop,

Carry Mary all the way.

 

 

Clip Clop

We wish you a Merry Christmas
 

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Now bring us some figgy pudding, now bring us some figgy pudding,

Now bring us some figgy pudding, and a cup of good cheer!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!

 

We won't go until we get some, we won't go until we get some

We won't go until we get some, so bring it out here!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!

 

We all like our figgy pudding, we all like our figgy pudding,

We all like our figgy pudding, with all its good cheer.

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!

 

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!

 

 

We Wish you a Merry Christmas

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel

 

Which angel is always late?

Which angel is always late?

She rushes around making mistakes,

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel.

 

          Whoops-A-Daisy, Whoops-A-Daisy,

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel.

 

She lost her harp somewhere in the sky,

She lost her harp somewhere in the sky,

She looked down low, she looked up high,

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel.

 

Whoops-A-Daisy, Whoops-A-Daisy,

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel.

 

Who’s halo is never straight?

Who’s halo is never straight?

Who’s still snoring at half past eight?

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel.

 

Whoops-A-Daisy, Whoops-A-Daisy,

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel.

 

 

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel

Reception – Autumn 1

 

We are so pleased that the children in Reception have settled so quickly in to their school routine. We would like to thank all of you for supporting us during the transition period and attending the additional sessions that we have provided. The children were so pleased to share their lunchtime routine with you and were eager to show you what they get up to in their busy fingers sessions. Don’t forget to check out the photographs on our school Twitter account.

 

Below, I have outlined the key areas (Communication & Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design) in the Early Years Curriculum and some activities that the children have enjoyed so far!

At home, you can support your child by using the picture books to encourage your child to think of a story using their imagination. Over the course of the week, you could use the book to create new open ended questions to help your child to ‘think outside of the box’ and take turns to predict what would happen next. We also provide a sharing book which can be used as a bedtime story for your child to implement those essential bedtime routines. The books will be changed on a Wednesday although we do ask that your child brings the book bag daily so that your child can read with their key worker.

Every Friday, we will add a task to your child’s homework folder. Usually, this will be a phonics task to reinforce what we have been learning that week in phonics. Please ask your child to place their folder in the tray any time before Thursday.

 

Physical Development & Literacy

Write Dance

This week, we have introduced the ‘Write Dance’ programme to Reception. We started with the pat-a-cake song which inspired us to have a go at making our own cupcakes. But first, the children had to help Miss O’Keeffe and Mrs Maldar to prepare a shopping list for the teachers’. As we are focusing on familiarising the children with finding the initial sounds in words, they were given the tricky task of working out what letters the ingredients started with. The following day, the children were so excited to ask whether we had used their list to help us in the supermarket.

At home: Playing games such as eye-spy can really help your child to hear the beginning sounds in a word.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Since starting school, we have introduced the school rules and also come up with our own class rules including:

We must remember to have kind hands

Sharing is caring

We must remember to use our manners

We will tidy up our area before playing somewhere else

At tidy up time, we will work together to help each other

 

Understanding The World and Expressive Arts & Design

Our Homes

Following reading the story of ‘Not A Box’, we decided to use the materials in the ‘junk modelling’ area to construct our own houses. The children used the photographs that you provided to think carefully

about the resources that they would use.

Next week, we are looking forward to going on a local walk and creating maps of our community.

 

Maths

Since we started school, we have been getting to know the children using the topic ‘All About Me’. We started our maths by focusing on collating data using ourselves. First, we looked at our birthdays to find out which friends shared our birthday month. We have also used various measuring tools to gather information about eachother. After using the shoe measure gauge, the children were really interested in using the tape measures and cubes to work out the length of their arms and bodies. We have then followed this up by making our own class height chart.

Many of the children in Reception are very keen to learn about animals so we have used the non-fiction books to find out the heights of some of our favourite animals to compare whether they are taller or shorter than us.

 

Sound pronunciation guide

Learn how to pronounce pure sounds from Set 1 Sounds through to Set 3.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/

Links for you to visit;

 Visit Oxford Owl website and have fun reading with your child http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Encourage your child to form their letters and numbers correctly, visit the link below

http://doorwayonline.org.uk/letterformation.html

 

This website link below shows you how the different sounds are pronounced

 

www.mrthorne.com/category/phase-2/

 

Try out some Phonics games on the website below

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

 

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! 

 


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