Year R

Welcome to Reception
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'I wonder which minibeasts live in Banwell School's gardens?'
Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Reception Class!
We have enjoyed exploring our classroom and garden, looking after the plants we have planted so we have lovely flowers to observe in the summer. It has been so lovely to see how happy you all are to be back in class again, sharing toys with each other, coming into school so sensibly and how kind you are to each other as you play and learn with your friends. We have been learning all of the Step 3 sounds and sight words so that we can all complete our learning journey end point 'Everybody can read my writing'. We have been learning to explore, recognise, sequence, and use numbers up to 20. We have been practicing our sound pots and reading books at home, and doing maths games and activities for homework.
Here are some pictures of us learning...
Exciting news everyone!
One of the Painted Lady butterflies emerged from the chrysalis just before we went home on Friday for our half term holiday!
The other three butterflies emerged from their chrysalides over the following weekend.
We had four chrysalides in our class! We were very excited to look at them each morning to see if any butterflies had emerged, and then monitor them closely throughout each day.
Look very carefully and you can see how the chrysalides were speckled with gold. We have looked at pictures of other chrysalides and noticed how they were the same in some ways and different in others, just like caterpillars. We were so excited to find that one emerged from the chrysalis as a butterfly before the holiday!
We found these newts in our school pond and spent the day observing them in our class tank before putting them back.
Look carefully - can you see which one is the male and which is the female?
We hope that you enjoyed sharing how you planted your sunflowers with your families when you took them home on Wednesday! Don't forget to keep them in a sunny place indoors until they get too big for their pot. Water them regularly and when you think they are strong enough to survive outside, plant them in your garden or give them to a friend. Please email us photos of them as they grow so we can share their progress with the class.
Have a look at the ideas below to keep your family active together and to look after your wellbeing.
The Oak National Academy Online Classroom has some complete Foundation Stage lesson videos and activities for you to watch, join in with and learn from. Click the link below to choose English (Literacy), Maths or a Foundation EYFS area of learning:
What a fantastic job you are all doing practicing your reading at home! We love hearing about the stories you have read yourselves and why you like them, and helping you to choose a new one to take home and share.
Recommended Links to Learning:
Online Safety
Click the link below to find ways to share with young children how they can stay safe when they are online:
Click on the link below to take you to the National Online Safety website. Here you can download parent guides about popular apps and games.
Use the link here to download the correct way to pronounce each letter sound that we are learning, and to sing the song and do the action to help you remember each new sound:
Other resources to support Literacy:
Use the videos below to help you do some warm up activities to get your hands ready for handwriting.
Support your child with Mathematical Development: