Reception Curriculum Evening 2012

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Transcript Reception Curriculum Evening 2012

Reception Curriculum
24th October 2012
The Early Years Foundation Stage
Just a reminder…
• The Early Years Foundation Stage ensures there
is consistency in provision for children from birth to
• We provide the foundations for future learning.
• ‘Early Learning Goals’ are set within this framework –
the knowledge, skills and understanding that children
should have acquired by the end of their first year at
• The ‘Early Learning Goals’ are based around
seven areas of learning and development.
Seven areas of
learning and development
Prime areas
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development
Specific areas
• Literacy development
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design
Communication and language
Speaking and listening
• Unlocks the door to reading and writing!
• The more words children know and understand
before they start phonics work the better
equipped they are to succeed.
• Stories, rhymes, drama and songs fire
children’s imagination and interest and
encourage them to talk a lot, increase their
vocabulary and improve their use and
choice of words.
To be a successful reader and
Letter formation
Time to practise
A successful reader can…
• Use a range of strategies with a strong
emphasis on phonics
• Recognise high frequency words, many of
which cannot be sounded out phonetically
• Look at context and other clues to assist in
understanding text
E.g. Using pictures
At school
• Individual, group and shared reading
• Phonics sessions and high frequency words
• Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) is our main scheme
At home
• Sharing and talking about books, rhymes and stories
• Look at and talk about printed language in their
environment, on food packets, road signs, labels and
• Read ‘target’ books and write in the reading diary
What is phonics?
• Phonics involves teaching how to connect the sounds
of spoken English with letters or groups of letters.
E.g. a says a.
• Although there are 26 letters in the alphabet there
are 44 phonemes in the English Language.
• A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a word.
E.g. c-a-t
• We use a letter or a group of letters to represent
these sounds (grapheme – how it is written).
E.g. c-a-t
• Pure sounds – don’t add ‘uh’!
• We follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’
programme with ‘Cued Articulation’ signs to
• ‘Letters and Sounds’ is a six phase
programme that aims to ensure that by the
end of KS1 children develop fluent word
reading skills and have good foundations in
• Daily 20 minute sessions.
Letters and Sounds
Phase 1
Activities to promote speaking and listening skills
Phonological awareness
Oral blending and segmenting. Sound talk!
Learning to pronounce sounds in response to letters
Blending sounds for reading
Segmenting words for spelling
Completes teaching of the alphabet
Introduces sounds represented by more than one letter
Begin learning at least one representation for each of the 44 sounds
Learning to blend and read words containing adjacent consonants
Learning to segment and spell words containing adjacent consonants
Read and spell the tricky words
Write each letter, usually correctly
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
What does ‘learning a letter’ involve?
• Recognising the shape of the letter from
other letter shapes
• Recognising and articulating a sound
(phoneme) associated with the letter shape
• Recalling the shape of the letter when given
its sound
• Writing the shape of the letter with the
correct movement
• Naming the letter
Phonics at home
Sounds sent home each week:
• Cued articulation action and letter
• Correct letter formation
• Letters to cut out for word games
• Words for reading and spelling
High Frequency Words
• Sight words should be read ‘automatically’
(improves the fluency of reading)
• Some can be sounded out and some can’t be sounded out
(tricky words)
High frequency words at home
• Sets of words sent home will mainly consist of tricky
• Children need to recognise these words automatically
• Keep in book bags
Suggested activities:
• Matching games
• Flash cards
• Spot the words in stories
A Successful Writer
• Children begin with ‘wiggles and
• They begin to ascribe meaning to these
• Increasingly use phonic knowledge and
letter formation in their writing.
• Write simple ‘CVC’ words as knowledge
‘Wiggles and
Beginning to use phonic knowledge
What you can do to help!
• Encourage your child to draw, paint etc.
• Show children your writing, shopping lists, things to
do, cards.
• Make scrap books, write postcards, party invitations.
• Develop fine motor skills by cutting, sewing, dot-todots etc.
• Encourage your child to have a go and praise all of
their efforts!
Children will have opportunities to:
• Experience counting games, number rhymes, songs
and stories
• Count objects
• Learn the order of numbers
• Recognise numerals
• Write numerals correctly
• Sort and match objects by colour, size and shape
• Recognise and recreate patterns
• Use mathematical understanding to solve practical
Maths at home
• Point out numbers around you, on houses, cars,
television channels, cookers and microwaves,
• Say number names in order as you climb the
stairs, count teddies on a bed, plates on the
• Compare quantities, who has the most sweets,
which shopping bag is heavier?
• We will regularly send home a challenge linked
to what we have been learning about at school.
Any questions?