'At Willowcroft Community School Foundation Stage we are proud of our caring,
creative and happy environment where all individuals are valued
equally and encouraged to achieve their full potential.'
Frogs are taught by Miss Paynter and supported by our fantastic Teaching Assistant Mrs Harris and Interventions support Miss Woodley.
There will be regular updates/photographs on this page so that you can see what we have been getting up to during the week, as well as important information for parents and reminders of any key dates coming up this term.
Monday 1st June - Term 6 starts
Monday 22nd June - Frogs back to school (reduced timetable)
Tuesday 21st July - End of Term 1:00PM Finish
TERM 6 Working From Home
The ways your Reception child can learn at home:
Daily lessons and activities will be set on Frogs class Dojo. Please check this daily and upload completed activities and updates as regularly as you can.
Zoom: There are multiple Zoom lessons each week, I will post the details on our class dojo page in advance.
We will continue to have daily phonics sessions where the children learn about letters and sounds and how to blend to read and segment to spell. Please support your child's learning by reading with them as often as possible, practise reading the sounds and 'tricky words' that have been sent home.
Maths: We set daily maths inputs and group work. The children enjoy watching 'Numberblocks' episodes and learning about counting, subitising (being able to recognise how many items there are without counting) composition of number (e.g. the composition of 5 could be 2 + 3 or 1 + 4 or 0 + 5), and cardinal number (how many are in a set). This is available on BBC Iplayer and can be watched at home.
To support their maths learning practise counting forwards and backwards (this lends itself to future subtraction work). Count things such as pencils that you can touch and move as you count, but also claps and jumps. Ask your child 'how many?' 'how did you know?' 'if I give you one more how many would you have?', 'If I took 1 away how many would you have left?'. Play dice games that require the child to look at the dots on the die and recognise the amount, sometimes without counting them (this is called 'subitising') and then to move their counter the correct amount of spaces.
Stories: Read stories to the children and discuss things such as characters, settings and plot and also the meanings of words. Ask the children to read to you, which might include making up a story for a wordless book, or using their developing phonic knowledge to blend sounds to read words.
All children should bring their book bag back into school every day as we use these in our Guided Reading lessons as well as with one-to-one reading. It is important that the children read regularly at home as well as at school, recording their efforts in their Reading Records, to be checked in class. This encourages the children to be more independent and organise their belongings, as well as transport letters and homework back and forth without them being lost or damaged.
Children should also have a bag on their pegs with spare clothing in case of accidents or needing to change for any reason. This MUST be in school at all times.
Weather appropriate clothing - Please make sure that your child has a waterproof coat and wellies in school. Wellies are needed for Forest School but are also very useful for the KS1 garden in the wet weather!
Forest School Sessions:
Forest School is every Wednesday morning on a 4 week cycle, lead by Mr Jones.
Please ensure that your child has a vest/T-shirt, long-sleeved top, hoodie/fleece/thick jumper, thick socks, trousers, wellies, hat/scarf/gloves.