Welcome to the Class R page 

  Class information

  • Our P.E. days are Tuesdays and Fridays however we would ask that children have their P.E. kits at all times.
  • The children’s communication books are an important way for parents and teachers to communicate.  Please feel free to write any questions, concerns or information in there and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.
  • Reading books will be changed twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

A full parent's guide to Year R is available to download here.

 

Please don't hesitate in contacting us via my school email address if you have any further queries.

Email: A.carr@brillschool.org.uk

J.clayton@brillschool.org.uk

 

 

 The Curriculum

 

In Reception the seven EYFS areas of learning will be covered through a topic based approach. Class R’s thematic topic units for this year are:

 

Term

Theme/topic

 

Autumn 1

 Ourselves                   

 

Autumn 2

People who help us 

 

Spring 1

 Winter

 

Spring 2

Superheroes 

 

Summer 1

Growing 

 

Summer 2

Africa 

 

 Click on the topic units for an overview document

    

 

 Class Teacher: Mrs Carr     Class Teacher: Miss Clayton

 

 

                       

 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Herring          Teaching Assistant: Mrs Barlow   

Teaching Assistant: Suzanna Dryden

 

Ways you can help support your child’s learning in school are:

 

  • Continue to read a variety of books with your child and share their reading and library books with them.
  • Completing any activities that are sent home. This will commence a few weeks after the start of the year. (Please check your child’s home learning folder for new activities on a Thursday).

 Useful Websites to support your children at home:

 http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

 

Maths:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/index.shtml 

  • Problem solving reasoning and numeracy

http://www.ictgames.com/

  • Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources

www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/games/

  • Literacy and maths games

Literacy:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/drilldown/stories/2/4/1/

  • cbeebies stories and rhymes

www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk

  • Videos, stories and games including switch access

http://www.lcfclubs.com/englishzone/practicezone/index.asp

  • Many stories and rhymes

www.abc.net.au/children/play

  • ABC Playschool. Videos and games

www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-little-kids.htm

  • British Council "Learn English" - Songs and Stories

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml

  • The Little animals' activity centre - stories

http://www.funwithspot.com/

  • New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/english/

  • Many interactive stories and rhymes with games to develop language and literacy

www.sebastianswan.org.uk

  • Books for reading together with links to K&U and in particular, natural science

Phonics:

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/firstsounds/

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http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Websites for children

These offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop children's learning.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

  • Many games, often recognised by children from their homes.        

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/

  • Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning 

www.boowakwala.com   

  • Many games and songs including those relating to festivals      

 www.naturegrid.org.uk   

  • Exploring nature - A lot of writing to read but good for shared research and excellent drawings often animated                              

www.poissonrouge.com

  • Many, many delightful games. Spend time exploring

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx

  • Games of varying quality that can be played supporting areas of learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/

  • The Little animals' activity centre. Plenty of good quality activities to support learning.

pbskids.org/video/index.html

  • An American television channel website includes games, music and videos.

www.edu.dudley.gov.uk/foundation/current/numeracy.htm

  • Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC Numbertime and Little animal's activity centre, supporting CLL and PSRN as well as other areas of learning.

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=252,index

  • Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC, as well as Birmingham's own, supporting CLL and PSRN as well as other areas of learning.

ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/ict/

  • A virtual orchestra

http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/music/index2.htm

  • Download a 'Music House' for trying out some instruments

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

  • Particularly good resources to use, especially for special needs

http://www.tibosoftware.com/download.htm

  • Free jigsaws

http://www.smart-central.com/

  • Nursery Rhymes, including sound files for musical accompaniment!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/

  • Visit the world with Barnaby Bear

http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/

  • Try out the Kaleidoscope painter