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SCHOOL CLOSURE LEARNING LINKS RECEPTION HEDGEHOGS

Hello Hedgehogs parents and carers,
Below is a list of very useful links to use for home learning for use in the event of school closures. We highly recommend making your own twinkl account as below and to keep up any and all home reading possible.

+ Twinkl - Sign up to twinkl to make a free account and then upgrade your account using the code: UKTWINKLHELPS to receive one month of free ultimate membership. From here you can access the Early Years resources and download phonics, maths, reading and creative activities and fun games and powerpoints on many different subjects.

+ Purple Mash - Parents to log onto purple mash using student ID and password. Reception children to use mini mash app once logged in for a variety of games and activities.

+ Top Marks - A whole range of maths game. Click the words near the top to change category from counting to any other subject e.g. ordering, sequencing, shape etc.

+ Oxford Owl - On the kids activities section there is a whole range of online games, printable activity sheets for all ages.

+ Phonics Play - Here are some free phonics play games which the children enjoy playing in class and are brilliant for keeping your child's phonic skills sharp.

Any age appropriate maths or phonics apps on the Google Play Store or Apple Store you can find for tablets or smart devices/phones are excellent. Just google for 'Phonics reading apps' or 'maths apps 4-5' and browse the selection.

Please continue to upload to Tapestry any home learning.
We may send updates through Tapestry for home learning or updates to learning journals so please check in frequently on Tapestry for any notifications.

Details of each half term’s learning are available below.

+ Autumn Term Learning in Reception classes
+ Spring Term Learning in Reception classes

+ Welcome Letter

+ Timetable

Here are some pictures from our learning last year - click here

Welcome to our Hedgehogs class page. The children have made a fantastic and smooth transition into school from pre-school and we are very proud and impressed with the progress the children have made already in starting their phonics and reading journey and all other areas of our early years curriculum.

In our Autumn 1 half term, we have been learning about...
All about ourselves and our new friends, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the autumn season. The children created some amazing Hungry Caterpillar clay models and paper chain models as well as some brilliant spiky hedgehogs using salt dough. The children have painted and used real leaves collected on our autumn walk to create authentic looking autumn tree artwork. We have also talked about foods that are healthy and unhealthy.


In phonics the children have begun to learn their letter sounds and apply these to segment and blend short words and captions.


For mathematics, the children have been learning how to count physical objects to 10 or 20 as well as recognise, order and count out loud. They have also been learning how to write digits 0-9 and about basic 2d shape names and properties such as sides and corners.

We have been learning the creation story in R.E. and have practised it using actions and the children know the story really well now!