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Woolaston Primary School

Together we grow, achieve and celebrate’

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Woolaston Primary School

Together we grow, achieve and celebrate’

Reception / Year 1

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We are the Reception and Year 1 Class and we are so excited to start this new adventure with your child!

 

Class Teachers: Mrs Gomersall and Mrs Clayton

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Guest, Mrs Walton and Mrs Baker

 

Welcome to Woolaston School!

 

We are extremely excited to welcome your children to our classroom, whether this is the start of their school journey or they are returning to us after their first year at our school. We have been working hard to create an exciting curriculum that will help to develop your children's academic and social skills. Our aim is to meet the needs of all of our pupils and to inspire a love of learning.

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to get in contact.

 

The topic for this half term is "We have lift-off!" and will give us the opportunity to explore space.

 

Our PE lesson will be every Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school on this day in their PE kit. Hair should be tied back and earrings taken out if possible. 

 

Reading

 

This is a crucial age for children to be developing their reading skills and we will be encouraging a love of reading and the development of phonic ability. Children will be given a book to bring home and we would love for you to read it with them. 

 

How can you help your child with reading at home?

  • Play lots of sound and listening games with your child
  • Read as much as possible to and with your child
  • Encourage them to make a guess if they are struggling with a word, suggest saying each sound in the word
  • Praise as much as possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing the Speed Sounds

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This short video shows how we demonstrate the initial letter sounds - the 'speed sounds' - for the children in Reception.

Magnetic Letters

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In this clip, we demonstrate how we use magnetic letters and boards to model and teach the children how to blend the sounds together to read a word.

Speedy Green Words

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This clip explains how we continue to teach blending the sounds and reading the words that children are familiar with.

Ditties

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Once the children are beginning to blend their sounds and read more confidently, we move on to reading these 'Ditties'. The children work on reading them with the adults in class, before a copy is sent home for them to share with grown-ups at home, so that they can show off their hard work!

Red Level Books

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The children move on to reading books in coloured 'bands' - Red level is the first one. This video demonstrates how we work on the reading activities in class, and explains how you can support your child with their reading at home.
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