Woodside Avenue, London, N10 3JA

0208 883 6540

St James C of E Primary School

Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ

We have drama workshops planned for November.

Reception

This year, we will become gardeners

Welcome to St James Primary and welcome to our Reception class.  Our class value is KINDNESS

You can find out all about Reception class on this page - including what we are studying this half term, your home learning for the week, information on any half term projects and lots of great resources for parents and children.

What are we learning this half term in Reception ?

Welcome to our new Reception class.  We are looking forward to getting to know you over the next few weeks!

Our Topic

Our topic this term is ‘’The Three Bears”. The children will be learning to retell the story of Goldilocks and the three bears and much of our learning will be centred around this story. Some of the exciting activities taking place this term include creating and making our own porridge recipes, having a teddy bears picnic and going on our very own bear hunt.  

Reading books and book bags

Every Friday children will be taking home a book of their own choice from our reading corner to enjoy or share with a family member. Sharing books is a great way to encourage a love of stories and develop skills that will help your child in their reading and writing.

Children will be given their book bags to take home at the end of each day along with any letters and information for parents or guardians. Please be sure to check your child’s book bags for any important correspondence and ensure your child is bringing their book bag into school every day.

RML/Phonics

At St James Primary, we teach phonics using the Ruth Miskin, Read Write Inc scheme. Later this term, parents will be invited to attend a session where they will be given information about the scheme the different ways in which they can support their child’s reading at home. Children will begin to take home reading books home after this meeting.

Maths

In Maths this term, the children will be learning to count and recite numbers and amounts to 20. We will be exploring how to represent amounts in different ways using a range of different resources and learning all about Numicon and 2D shapes

 

All the wonderful learning

Later in the year, parents will have the opportunity to see all the amazing things their children have been doing at school via an online programme called EExAT. A letter will be sent out to parents providing all details of how to access and use this programme later on in the term.

Remember…

In Reception class we love parent helpers! If you have a morning or afternoon free, please feel free to write your name on the parent helper list located on the window next to the Reception class entrance.

Kind regards

MIss Rocca

Parents - helping at home with Maths

If you would like to know more about how we teach Maths from Reception to Year 6, you can click here.  There are some useful downloads and videos to watch.

 

Our Focus For The Week Ahead And Home Learning

 

Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy/Talk for Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

 

At home

 

At home

 

At home

Please log on and have a go. Smelly sticker if you can become a Soldier Bee!!!!

Login to your Spelling Shed account here.  

 

Other Great Resources For Reception  Parents and Children

There are lots and lots of great websites that can help you with everything from  practicing your timetables to your half term research projects.  Here are some that we think are the best.

Reading and SpellingIn Year 2 we use the Ruth Miskin Read, Write Inc scheme of work to teach reading.  You can find out more about it here.  You can also click here to learn more about your child's developing reader skills and if you'd like to find out more about spelling as part of the national curriculum, then please click here

HandwritingYou can click here to see how our children start to form letters and we how we teach handwriting in Year 2.  Each letter has a rhyme that goes with it and you can see them here.  We use the Nelson handwriting scheme of work and you can find out more about it here

MathsFor a wealth of fun Maths games, take a look at the Nrich maths website here.  You can also try Maths Is Fun

ICT GamesTo practice lots of different Literacy and Maths skills, you could try ICT Games 

TopicsIf you want to find out more about your topic - whether it's Geography, History or Science, two great resources are BBC Bitesize and Books For Topics

 

National Curriculum Guidance And Expectations

To find more about the Primary National Curriculum, you can download Government information here and to dig into further detail by subject, please click here

 

Where should your child be at the end of Reception?  According to national age related expectations, your child should

In Reading

  • Read some common irregular words
  • Use phonic knowledge to decide regular words & read aloud accurately
  • Identify rhymes and alliteration
  • Join in with rhyming patterns
  • Read & understand simple sentences
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read
  • Make basic predictions
  • Identify start and end of a sentence.

In Writing

  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves & others
  • Use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences.
  • Write demarcated sentences
  • Use correct pencil grip
  • Write name (correct upper & lower case)
  • Use correct letter formation for familiar words

In Maths

  • Count reliably to 20.
  • Order numbers 1 – 20.
  • Say 1 more/1 less to 20.
  • Add & subtract two single digit numbers.
  • Count on/back to find the answer

Other Great Resources For Reception  Parents and Children

There are lots and lots of great websites that can help you with everything from  practicing your timetables to your half term research projects.  Here are some that we think are the best.

Reading and Spelling - In Year 2 we use the Ruth Miskin Read, Write Inc scheme of work to teach reading.  You can find out more about it here.  You can also click here to learn more about your child's developing reader skills and if you'd like to find out more about spelling as part of the national curriculum, then please click here

Handwriting - You can click here to see how our children start to form letters and we how we teach handwriting in Year 2.  Each letter has a rhyme that goes with it and you can see them here.  We use the Nelson handwriting scheme of work and you can find out more about it here

Maths - For a wealth of fun Maths games, take a look at the Nrich maths website here.  You can also try Maths Is Fun

ICT Games - To practice lots of different Literacy and Maths skills, you could try ICT Games 

Topics - If you want to find out more about your topic - whether it's Geography, History or Science, two great resources are BBC Bitesize and Books For Topics

 

National Curriculum Guidance And Expectations

To find out more about the Primary National Curriculum, you can download Government information here and to dig into further detail by subject, please click here

 

Where should your child be at the end of Reception?  According to national age related expectations, your child should

In Reading

  • Read some common irregular words
  • Use phonic knowledge to decide regular words & read aloud accurately
  • Identify rhymes and alliteration
  • Join in with rhyming patterns
  • Read & understand simple sentences
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read
  • Make basic predictions
  • Identify start and end of a sentence.

In Writing

  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves & others
  • Use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences.
  • Write demarcated sentences
  • Use correct pencil grip
  • Write name (correct upper & lower case)
  • Use correct letter formation for familiar words

In Maths

  • Count reliably to 20.
  • Order numbers 1 – 20.
  • Say 1 more/1 less to 20.
  • Add & subtract two single digit numbers.
  • Count on/back to find the answer