Please find below some information regarding what would have been covered in Reception in literacy and numeracy during this time with some ideas that could be used to reinforce learning at home. As much as we hope you enjoy keeping up with learning at home and have a go at these activities, the most important thing is that you look after each other, stay safe and have fun.
This term in literacy, the children would have been continuing their letters and sound learning, working through Phases 2 and 3 and beyond if they were ready. They would have been focusing on the Reception Phase 2 and 3 high frequency and tricky words, both reading and spelling them on a regular basis. The children would have also been sharing lots of books, re-telling and acting out stories using storytelling language.
Reading is a key part of young children’s learning. They would have read daily, using their knowledge of letters and sounds to decode words and practise reading a variety of words (see Oxford Owl and Starfall links in Literacy tab on pervious page for interactive books).
As well as reading, children would be practising using their knowledge of phonics to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Children would have had plenty of opportunities to write freely, for example through their weekend news, by writing sentences using the reception phase 2 and 3 words, writing sentences about stories they have read, describing characters and writing facts when learning something new. When writing, emphasis would have been placed on capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Sitting letters on the line and using the correct letter formation would have been practised in handwriting. Further writing opportunities could include writing cards for friends/family, writing menus and shopping lists, instructions for a recipe, writing a book review or keeping a daily learning journal that we can all share when we are back together in school.
In numeracy, children would be continuing to recognise numbers to 20. They would have been learning to count on and back from 20 and consolidate their understand 1 and 2 more/less than a given number. They would have been continuing to form numbers correctly and to add and subtract within 10. Children would have also been introduced to counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s as well as doubling and halving within 10. The Numeracy tab on the previous page has some examples of how you can practise these skills at home.
Below, you will also find the letters and sounds Phase mats and Reception Phase 2-3 high frequency and tricky words as well as a number line to assist finding 1 more/less, counting on and back and addition and subtraction.
We have also provided links on the previous page -EYFS- to educational games/websites and songs in each subject area to help consolidate this learning. The children will be familiar with these links and enjoyed playing such games in school.
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