It is so lovely to see you all in!
Have a look below at something Mrs Rendall did this summer ...
This first half term's topic is called 'All About Me'.
We will learning all about how amazing you little one is! We will be exploring what makes them unique and special. We will find out what things make them happy and how they like to learn. They will get to make new friends and learn new routines. We will also look at them when they were little and look at how they changed. As we get to know your child we will get a in depth understanding of where they are in their development and this will enable us to plan their next steps in learning specifically at the point where they are. There is no specific 'place' in which your child should be because every child learns and develops in their own special way. Please take a look at our 'Long Term Plan' for a more in depth look at what we will be covering in all the different strands of learning.
Have a look at some of the fun learning you will be doing when you start in September...
Tour of Year R Video
Have a sneaky peaky of where you will be playing and learning...
This half term we will be playing with sounds that we hear all around is. We will learn to identify them and discriminate them. This will support children in beginning to hear individual sounds in words. These are called phonemes. When your child is ready, we will start to learn the sounds (phonemes) and the letters (graphemes). We will let you know which ones we have covered and provide sheets for you to practise forming the letters at home too.
This half term we will start to learn to read our Wonder Words. They have come home in sets of 10. The first 100 are grouped into 'anchors'. You will be able to use your sounds to read them, some words though don't like to follow the rules. These we call red tricky words. They try to trick you because you can't sound them out! These you have to learn by 'sight'.
Good luck, your teacher will stamp each anchor as you learn them when you come back.
This half term in maths we will playing with numbers 1, 2, 3 and signing lots of counting rhymes and playing lots of number games. We even get to meet a few of the numberblocks!
Tricky Word Games
Click on to this fabulous web page full of ideas for playing games with those 'tricky words' which don't follow the rules. We call them 'sight words' because you have to learn them by just looking at them... https://sightwords.com/sight-words/games/
Here are the words we learn in year R...
I the no go to he she we me be you
all are her was they my
Getting Ready to Write
The children are practising how to hold their pencil correctly.
This is how we practise holding our pencil here at Leesland...
Try this little trick at home to help with pencil grip. Place a pom pom in your child's hand and get them to grip it with their two fingers - whilst holding their pencil!
to see some of the things we have been busy doing in Year R...
Why don't you try these at home?
Useful website links you
can use at home...