If this is your first visit to this website site, please read the next few paragraphs to familiarise yourself with the setup and function of this website.
This is a template blog post in which I share the daily adult led input normally delivered to the children in my reception class.
In this blog post there is a phonics input, a sentence writing input and a maths input; please see the relevant section below).
The wording of this blog post will be the same every day, with only the ‘teaching input’ content changing. This will allow me to post quicker, with less typos and allow regular visitors to become familiar with the structure so they can focus on delivering the content to the children in their care.
The goal of this website is to inform, rather than entertain adults, so they can support the progress of the children.
Please note, I have created this website as this information doesn’t easily fit on Class Dojo, the normal platform I use to communicate with the parents of the children in my class. This means that the content posted is based on my class’s needs and current place in our curriculum.
Parents outside of Rabbit Class are more than welcome to use this content to support their children learning at home, however I will not be taking requests to create specific videos. The children of Rabbit class are my priority.
The home teaching section:
Today’s session has a reading focus.
If you are interested in finding out more about our phonics teaching strategy, please click here.
Today’s sentence should be “Quick check the zip on your jacket.”
Ideas for a phonically decodable extra sentence the children could attempt to write with support from you and their sound mats are:
- The man got wet.
- He is wet.
- They are on a boat.
- I can see three buckets.
This week we are recapping the numbers 0 to 20, we will be completing a week long project with the goal to create a ‘maths wall’ that shows examples of a quantity of actual real objects for each number (concrete), a picture of the objects (pictorial) and then the abstract representation of the number (the numeral and the ten frame representation).
So for example, here is what I did for number 5. I collected 5 daisies, then drew the 5 daisies, then wrote the number 5 and included 5 dots.
To give you an idea of where we are going with this, here is what my final ‘maths wall’ looks like.
We can use the ‘maths wall’ in the upcoming weeks as a point of reference.
I have used A4 pieces of paper as I am very lucky to have enough space. This project will work equally as well on smaller pieces of paper or even in a book.
Either way the focus of this activity is to work through the ‘concrete’ (the flowers and leaves in my example), ‘pictorial’ (the pictures I drew of the flowers /leaves) and ‘abstract’ (the numerals and blue circles in the ten frame format) that relates to each number.
Feel free to use any objects you have access to.
Here is the video that introduces the project and gives instruction for day 1:
Thank you as always for your support.
Please email any comments, questions or feedback to receptionroy [at] burntmill.essex.sch.uk