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Reception – Beech Class


Welcome to Beech Reception Class

Remote Learning for week commencing 17.1.22





Our topic this half term is People who help us


What we are learning in school




The children will be consolidating their phase 3 sounds and applying these to blending and segmenting CVCC and CCVC words e.g. fish, shed. We will be focussing on Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words. We will continue to encourage the children to record the sounds they can hear in words to write labels and simple captions. We will be learning about sentence structure (e.g. starting with a capital letter, leaving a space between words).




In Maths will be increasing our confidence in subitising within 5 (the skill of looking at a quantity and immediately identifying it without counting). We will continue to develop verbal counting to 20 and improve the accuracy of our counting skills, using a range of strategies.


We will also investigate mass (weight) using balancing scales and capacity (the space inside) through filling, emptying, covering, removing, building, making things fit and taking them apart.




We will be exploring different occupations and the ways in which people help us within the community. We will discuss the roles and skills of different professionals such as doctors, nurses, vets and firefighters.



How can you help?


  • Write Phase 3 ‘sounds’ on post it notes and help your child move them together to make words by blending.
  • Hide tricky words around the house and ask your child to find and read them.
  • Encourage your child to identify the different people who help in our community e.g police, doctors, firefighters.
  • Practise counting to 20 and writing numbers to 10.
  • Practise matching uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Encourage your child to get ready in the morning and to fasten their coat independently.
  • Help your child to label pictures of people who help us.



Ongoing support:


  • Share books and stories with your child.
  • Read daily with your child and record their reading in their Reading Records.
  • Log into Bug Club, share the online stories and consider the comprehension questions.
  • Make sure your child holds their pencil correctly and writes their name using the correct upper and lower case letters, forming the letters correctly.
  • Practise counting on and back to 10/20.
  • Support your children to value and respect their home learning school books.
  • Encourage your child to use a knife and fork when eating.
  • Remind your child to say please and thank-you.


Home Learning will be sent home every Thursday  (w.c. 10th Jan). These need to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Your child will have a Literacy and a Maths books - these will be alternated every other week.  Please ensure that your child only uses this book for their home learning and treats it with respect. Thank you.


Thank you for your support.


Mrs McLaren and Miss Gettings


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