Reception - Adonis Blue Butterfly
We are Adonis Blue Butterfly Class! This year, our school’s theme is pollinating animals. In reception, we are named after the bright and beautiful Adonis Blue Butterfly. The Adonis Blue species is a very local pollinator, as they are typically found around the South East of England. We have enjoyed finding out lots of interesting information about this vibrant creature, with our favourite being our investigation in to the Butterfly’s delicious diet. We watched videos of Adonis Blue’s filling up on tasty fruit, such as bananas, kiwis and strawberries, and then gave them the all-important taste test. We then got creative, deciding to use the leftover fruit to make a large scale butterfly. Outside, we invited butterflies in to our outdoor area using special ‘butterfly garden’ seeds. To make sure they grow, we have been working really hard to keep them watered and we cannot wait to spot lots of Butterflies enjoying their new flowers.
To keep up to date with us, please follow our class twitter @HtReception- here you will also find a link to our class sway, which is regularly updated with pictures and videos of our learning.
Look at what we have been learning about...
Please have a read of our class SWAY where you can view some of the learning we have been getting up to.
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Please click on the link below to view the curriculum overview for Reception.
Please see below what Reception are learning this term. If you click on the documents, they will open into a large version.
The documents are Knowledge Organisers. They contain key facts and information that the children need to have as a basic knowledge and understanding of the topic – giving them the ‘bigger picture’ of what they will be learning at school.
Read Every Day, Talk Every Day
RED TED is an acronym for children Reading Every Day with their parent or carer and then Talking Every Day about what they have read.
We strongly encourage you to continue RED TED as part of your home learning. Keep track of how many books you read with tally marks or by making your own chart. If you have your own printer you can download and print this chart (RED TED Chart).
Celebrate reaching reading milestones by sharing a picture of your chart with your teacher on Evidence Me. Please refer to the Reading section below for a list of websites offering a range of online books and read alouds.
Please click on the Red Ted for more information on how RED TED operates in the classroom.
Phonics is one of the key tools for reading and writing. At Holy Trinity, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP). We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
The resources here will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.
Tapestry is the platform we use in the EYFS to share with you key learning moments that your child has engaged in at school.
Here are some helpful websites to help your child with Phonics at home.
- Youtube – Jolly phonics. Songs and actions for each sound.
- http://www.mrthorne.com/ - Mr Thorne does phonics – some nice videos/apps
Here is a useful website to help your child continue their learning at home. Have you tried 'Count with Lecky', 'Dressing Lecky' and 'Lecky's Friends'?