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:
This term we are recapping all of the phase 3 program.
Today we are recapping about ‘air’, ‘ure’ and ‘er’. Here are three 1 minute overview videos of these sounds. They are designed to be used as a reference guide for parents on the correct sound pronunciation and letter formation. I have previously posted this on Class Dojo.
Following on from the above, here is today’s session which has a writing focus.
If you are interested in finding out more about our phonics teaching strategy, please click here.
This week we are going to try something a bit different with the sentence writing. The aim is to make the children even more independent with their writing.
Please look at the picture below with your child. Discuss with the children what they can see and what they think is happening.
Using the word mat below (to copy word that are not phonically decodable) and their sound mats, ask the children to think of one sentence that relates to this picture. This could be a comment on what they see, or a personal experience that the picture reminds them of e.g. they recall the time mum and dad got ice cream at the beach and it rained.
We will be using the same picture all week. The idea is by the end of the week the children will have 5 sentences that relate to the seaside by the end of the week.
The aim is to prepare them for Year 1 when they will start writing about topics using vocabulary from a word mat like this one.
Please help the children as much or as little as you need to, HOWEVER I would like the idea of what to write to come from them.
Please let me know if you need hard copies of the picture or the word mats.
This week we are focusing on counting in twos.
For today’s session please can you get the children to place the pieces of paper they created with the numbers on them in order on the floor (0 to 20). Then put the each of the 20 socks you collected on Monday above the numbers 0 to 20. Next get the children to count the socks to check we have 20.
Next put the socks in pairs, then place a pair of socks above numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20. Recount the socks again in 2s, emphasizing the number they are on.
Congratulate the children for counting in 2s!
Thank you as always for your support.
Please email any comments, questions or feedback to receptionroy [at] burntmill.essex.sch.uk