Teacher: Patsie Garcia
N.Nurse: Donna Thompson
Teacher: Jenny Eldridge*
N.Nurse: Jo O’Donoghue
Teacher: Hannah Ingham
N.Nurse: Allyson Martin
*EYFS Phase Leader
Home Learning Tasks
Homework in Reception will always consist of the following:
Reading – Time and time again, research shows that learning to read – and to love to read – is directly linked to children’s success at school and beyond. We advise that parents and carers read with their child at least three times a week (if not more), taking time to share a book and to discuss the story. Our expectation is that parents and carers will write a comment three times a week, providing us a snapshot of their reading journey at home. Book change will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Phonic Revision Sheets – Revision sheets will be sent out every Friday showing the specific phonemes we have learned in our ‘Letters & Sounds’ sessions that week. This is the perfect opportunity for the children to apply their newly learned skills such as letter formation and segmenting and blending at home- don’t forget to share your child’s achievements on a ‘WOW’ card!
‘Gerald the Giraffe’ Words – These are sets of words taken from the ‘100 high frequency words’ list and are given out within your child’s reading records. Please practise reading these words at home on sight with your child, as this will help to ‘build up’ their fluency when reading. Once your child is secure in Set 1, we will provide you with Set 2, Set 3 etc. Each child’s efforts will be celebrated in class. Please click the link below for a full list of the ‘Gerald Words’.
‘WOW Moment’ Cards – Please take the time to fill out a ‘WOW Moment’ card to share your children’s successes at home with us- no matter how big or small! We love celebrating the children’s achievements and enjoy spending time reading out these moments in class and congratulating one another. It may be that they did something that they may have found previously difficult, or they tried a new food, rode their bike for the first time, learned a new song, or baked a cake… it could be anything! Please hand in your ‘WOW Moment’ cards to your class teacher or Nursery Nurse as and when your child’s WOW moments pop up. We can’t wait to hear all about them.