Welcome to Reception
My name is Mrs Hough and I’ve been teaching for fifteen years. I believe that early years is a unique, fun and exciting place to be. It’s the start of your child’s educational journey and the opportunities are endless.
As an early years teacher, I have a passion for outdoor learning, as it allows children to explore an ever-changing world around them. My role is to create many unforgettable learning experiences for your child. These ‘WOW’ moments are where your child will be totally enthused in their learning and motivated to learn more.
I teach children using as many real-life experiences as possible and bring the curriculum alive through our topic and story focus. Your child will go on a bear hunt, become a wildlife explorer and perform a minibeast bop. I look forward to welcoming you all in September.
Hello everyone! My name is Mrs Moreton and it is my great pleasure to teach in our newly created Early Years Unit where I will support all children in their learning but have a specific responsibility for the Reception pupils, alongside Mrs Hough. Together, we are committed to providing a safe, stimulating and exciting environment for all to succeed and enjoy their first experience of school.
I have taught here at St Francis of Assisi for 18 years and especially love teaching the youngest pupils in school because there is so much that can be learnt through play. The joy of seeing children experimenting and testing out their ideas and learning new skills is priceless.
With many years of supporting pupils in school who speak English as an additional language; I firmly believe in the importance of helping all children to become confident, effective communicators and it is a joy to see and hear children learning new vocabulary and speaking about their interests, family and learning.
My faith is also very important to me and central to everything I do and it is my desire for the children to know the love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and for them to build a relationship through prayer, praise and learning.
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Welcome to Wonderful Reception Class
Your Class Teacher is Mrs Hough
Supporting Mrs Hough and in class is: Miss Shama, Miss Daniels and Miss Sultan.
Have a look at our new Early Years Unit by watching these videos. We cannot wait to see how excited the children will be in their new learning environment.
Our EYFS Curriculum
At St Francis your child will follow the updated EYFS framework and will work towards the final assessment at the end of the Reception year, using the new ELGs (Early learning goals). These goals are short statements that teachers assess your child against at the end of the year. The 7 main areas of learning are:
- Communication and language development
- Physical development
- Personal, social, and emotional development
- Literacy development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Our topic this half term is called ‘To infinity and beyond’.
Please click on the link below to view what we will be learning.
Numberblocks – Maths https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Alphablocks – Phonics https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
Geraldine the Giraffe – Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMEvxTGvi4c&list=PLqh11DN6jmbCsIPschffPaxvCdS9d6qPN
Go Jetters – Understanding of the World https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/go-jetters
|www.classroomsecrets.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.|
|www.twinkl.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Covers the whole curriculum|
|www.phonicsplay.co.uk||Early Years -Yr2||Phonics games and activities|
|Early Years – Yr6||Various activities and video links to many subjects|
|www.spellingframe.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||Some free spelling games|
|www.primaryresources.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.teachingideas.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.topmarks.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games|
|www.crickweb.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Free online education resources and games|
|www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/||Yr1-Yr6||Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage|
|Yr1-Yr8||Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ||Early Years – Yr6||Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily|
|https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/||Early Years – Yr6||Free e-readers|
|https://corbettmathsprimary.com/||Yr1 – Yr6||Free maths resources|
|https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/||Early Years – Yr6||Lots of geography resources|
|https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html||Early Years – Yr6||Free downloadable home learning activities|
|http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/||Yr1-Yr6||Daily maths learning|
|https://www.mathswithmum.com||Yr1-Yr6||Maths videos to help with children’s learning|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw||Early years – Yr2||Phonics based video and dancing|
|https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/||0-5years||A government recommended website for Early Years|
|https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online||All the family||Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world|
|https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science||Yr1-Yr6||Science activity ideas|
Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures
|www.twinkl.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum|
|www.purplemash.co.uk||Yr1 – Yr6||Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial|
Spelling Shed & Maths Shed
Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.
Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY