Welcome to Reception
'Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.'
- Saint Francis de Sales
Mary Our Mother - Our Saint in Early Years
Religious Education and Prayer Life
Father Kelly, from St Francis of Assisi Church, is praying for you all everyday, along with our very own Father Joseph. Father Kelly would love to share your prayers with the parish. If you would like to write a prayer and send it to us, we can forward this on to Father Kelly and he will share some of your prayers during Mass, which you can then watch on the link below.
I know that some of you will be really missing attending Mass during this time. Please follow the link below for a live streaming of Mass at St Francis of Assisi Church .
The Masses take place 7 days a week and the times are below. . .
* 9.00am Eucharist Adoration (in silence)
* 9.30am Daily Mass (including Sunday)
* 8.00pm Rosary with Eucharistic Adoration, concluding with Night Prayer at 8.45pm
Home Learning Projects
Each week focuses on a different topic. Simply click on the links below to see what activities you can choose to do throughout the week
If you like interactive lessons, use the Oak National Academy website for interactive lessons for English, Maths and Foundation subjects
You could choose to follow their weekly schedule or switch to 'subject view', select a subject and follow their block of lessons
(e.g. Reception, Maths: Grouping and sharing, a block of 5 lessons).
Simmering Skills - What basic skills activities should I be doing each day?
Reading - Practice your reading skills (approximately 10 minutes a day). Spend some of your reading time reading to an adult, brother or sister or your toys! (see 'Oxford Owl for Home' web site below for free access to online E-books for 3-11 year olds). Ask someone else in the house to share a book with you/read to you.
Keep a list of any books you have read, or have had read to you (you could use your Reading Record/Diary) and we can share this when we are all together again, back in school!
Phonics (reading and writing/spelling) - revisit the Phonic sheets already sent home. Practise reading the words by sounding out and blending together to say the whole word.Ask someone to say a word from your sheet - Can you write it? (remember to sound it out by stretching the word and writing the sounds you can hear in the order they come). Choose words from your sheet and put them into sentences - say your sentence several times using your fingers to help you remember it, then write it. Try to make your sentences interesting and remember to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
Watch 'Mr T's Phonics with Geraldine Girafffe' - really useful videos with activities to practise, learn and develop phonic skills, or watch episodes of Cbeebies' Alphablocks.(see links below in useful websites section).
High Frequency/Tricky words (reading, writing/spelling) - These words cannot be read using phonics and need to be learnt by sight/memory. Practise a few each day until you can read them all by sight. Then learn to write/spell them. (tip: don't use letter sounds/phonics, use letter names when trying to learn to spell).