Julia Donaldson Class
Reception (Mrs. Akers)
Mrs. Akers and Mrs. Turner are very excited to welcome you all to Julia Donaldson Reception
Julia Donaldson is our class author and our class name.
Which books do you like the best?
We are passionate about reading. We will change reading books once a week. We will be reading our brand new Rhino Readers, which are part of our new Twinkl phonics scheme. Please can you record what and how your child has read in their reading record at least 3 times a week. 5 (or more) entries will enter your child into the reading raffle and an opportunity to win a small prize. Please can your child bring their reading book and reading record to school every day.
Children need to bring in their PE kit into school on Thursdays, as the children will be getting changed into them as part of our curriculum. Thursday is indoor PE, so they will need to wear shorts and a white t shirt, with their school jumper or plain navy hoodie, joggers or leggings and trainers.
It has be a busy half term full of lots of new learning. Our topic has been ‘What is it like in a castle’. We have been creating lots of different castles and learning about how they were built!
If you need to contact me, please email me.
I will respond to emails between 8 am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.
Friday 19th May
Continue to work through the pack that I sent home with every child before Easter. Plus, work on number bonds to 10, as some children are still struggling to remember them.
Continue learning to read and spell these words:
box rich ship teeth zip rain float wear flight light
fox teeth pair park tear there owl might goat zap pox inch chip pear bright lark boat toad sheep lip
Continue to learn to read and spell Phase 3 tricky words:
he she we me be you all are her was they my here
Also, use this website to support you and your child to read the Phase 3 sounds correctly.
Twinkl Phonics Level 3 Actions and Sounds - YouTube
In addition, some children are still finding writing numbers 1 to 10 tricky and writing the capital letters for the alphabet letters, so please keep practicing.
Things to continue to do at home:
Please can you start to get your child to put the 26 letters of the alphabet in order, so that they know the alphabet sounds and names, and where each letter comes within the alphabet.
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Please can you practice writing your child’s name at home. For those children who can do their first name, can they please practice writing their surname. Here is a website to support you and your child in writing the letters correctly.
ABC Writing for Children (How to write alphabet lower case small letters) - YouTube
Now we have started taking home our reading books, here are some websites to support you and your child with reading the sounds correctly.
Twinkl Phonics Level 2 Sounds and Actions - YouTube
How to voice letters of the alphabet using pure sounds - YouTube
To help your child to learn to write and read simple words, can your child write the focus words in their reading book and say the sounds as they write each letter in the word.
The School Run - free resources for all age groups
Think U Know - parents/support tools/home activity worksheets
Think U Know (2) - parent/support tools/home activity worksheets
Think U Know (4) - Online Safety at Home
Talking to your child about staying safe online