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1 Welcome to Woodmancote School Reception Curriculum Evening

2 Stages at Woodmancote School  Foundation stage – Reception  Key Stage 1 (KS1) – Year 1+2  Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Years 3-6

3 Foundation Stage Curriculum  1) Personal, Social and Emotional  2) Communication and Language  3) Literacy  4) Mathematics  5) Understanding of the World  6) Physical Development  7) Expressive Arts and Design

4 Foundation Stage Records  We use the Foundation Stage curriculum to assess your child’s progress throughout the year. This is a continuation of the records that pre school settings kept and passed on to school.  This is based on ongoing assessments and observations of the children. It covers all seven areas of learning in the Foundation Stage curriculum.

5 Parental Involvement  Parental contribution to our Foundation Stage record is important.  We gather information from you through: Teddy Bear sheets Informal chats Notes in diaries / reading diaries Parent consultation evenings WOW vouchers

6 Parents as Partners and Communication  Curriculum newsletters  What have we done today?  Use the home – school diary (send in every day) and the reading record book  Pop in to see us  Read notices and letters  Help your child to choose things to bring into school that are related to our theme  Help with home learning.

7 Reading

8 Support and encourage your child to:  Describe the pictures with extended vocabulary  Understand that the pictures tell a story  Speak in full sentences  Develop story language  Understand stories and predict what might happen  Recall and sequence stories

9 Ways to get words off the page  Use the pictures  Use repetition, rhyme and actions  Know the letter sounds  Try to make sense of the text (a good guess)  Know words by sight We need to use all of these strategies to be confident readers

10 ‘Jolly Phonics’ and ‘Letters and Sounds’  Teaches letter recognition linked to letter sounds  Each letter sound is linked to an action  Other phonemes (sounds) included e.g. sh, ch, oo, ee, or  It is important to say the sounds correctly e.g. ‘sss’ not ‘suh’  Early teaching of putting sounds together to read words

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12 To achieve happy, successful readers we need to work in partnership  Read daily with your child – try to make time in your routine  Praise and encourage  Discuss the stories, pictures and words  Help your child learn the Jolly Phonics actions  Help your child learn the sight words in context  Know when to stop! Have fun! Enjoy reading with your child and they will enjoy reading with you!

13 Writing!

14 Writing is hard. Many things are involved in writing. You have to…  Have an idea  Think of words to express that idea  Know how to write remembering direction, spaces, letter formation, punctuation etc.  Still remember your idea!








22 Handwriting  How to hold a pencil  How to go around a letter – movement not neatness  Our agreed style of letters  Leaving spaces  Using lines correctly





27 Help at home  Let your child see you writing! Lists, postcards, notes etc  Go over Jolly Phonics sounds and actions  Praise your child when they have a go at writing  Help with spellings  Listen to your child telling their whole class story

28 Enjoy seeing the progress!

29 Teaching Maths in Reception

30 First Steps  Your child will have come into school with a varied knowledge of maths concepts e.g. number recognition e.g. number recognition knowledge of size, shape and weight knowledge of size, shape and weight number rhymes, songs and stories number rhymes, songs and stories

31 3 Steps to Sound Understanding  PRACTICAL – “Put 3 animals in a field, add 2 more animals to the field. How many do we have now?”  ORAL – children will explain what they have done e.g. “3 animals add another 2 animals makes 5 animals altogether”.  MENTAL RECALL – through lots of practical work the children will develop basic mental recall skills e.g. 3+2=5  This is a great way to learn as it is based on practical experience.

32 What can you do at home?  There are many fun ways to help to develop your child’s maths skills at home:  Count everything and anything!  Play games e.g. dominoes, card games or dice games  Look for numbers in the environment e.g. on car journeys, shopping trips etc.  Sort objects by shape or colour  Make patterns with toys or everyday household items  When in the kitchen ask questions such as “Find a bigger plate”, “Find 3 potatoes” or “How many plates do we need for dinner?”  Money – play shopping games and talk about which coins to use.  Talk about time e.g. in the morning, tomorrow, yesterday, lunch will be at 12.00 etc.  Sing number songs and rhymes

33 Thank you!

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