Speaking and Listening is a key element of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the English National Curriculum.
It is valuable to take the opportunity to talk about what your child has learnt.
Some questions to ask may be:
- Tell me about the letter sounds you have learnt today.
- What things did you learn In Literacy today?
- What did you learn about numbers?
- Tell me about the people you worked and played with today.
- Did you make anything today? Tell me something about it.
- What did you learn on the computer?
The “Reading Together” leaflet received when your child starts school gives you specific guidance for a meaningful shared reading experience. If you would like another copy, do let the class teacher know.
Phonics and Spelling
These are sent home weekly. The Reception children will be introduced to several new phonic sounds each week. These will be recorded in their individual Phoneme Books which are brought home daily to practise at home.
Mathematics activities will be sent home weekly. This homework is valuable as a shared learning experience with an adult and does not always need to be written down.
The aim of these activities is to practise and reinforce work covered in class.
For further curriculum information please refer to the termly Topic Webs available on our school website and also the whiteboards that are positioned outside each classroom.
Please see the links in the parent leaflet section within the Parent Zone.
There are some links to websites containing fun and educational games suitable for Reception and KS1 children in the Children's zone of our website.