Reception Update 23rd March 2020

Dear Parents,

We would like to start with a big THANK YOU for all your support and kind words, not only over the past few days but also since September. This year in Reception has been fantastic with children who are enthusiastic, extremely positive and a joy to be around! We don’t know when we will be all be back together again but hope that you will be able to spend precious time learning and growing as a family.

Please remember there is no rush to ‘home school.’ Young children learn best through meaningful, active play. Focusing on your unique child and developing their ‘Prime Areas’ is the best way that you can support your child’s development and learning. These are defined in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. These ‘Prime Areas’ underpin the EYFS and form the basis for the ‘Specific Areas’ of learning (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design).

As we’re sure that you’re aware, our regular weekly newsletters have outlined some aspects of our learning. You may like to have another read over some of these newsletters for ideas and activities that could be tried at home. These are available on parentmail (titled Reception newsletter). They are also all available on our class page of the school website

The Imagination Tree website is full of creative and playful activities that could be tried out at home

Our children are very familiar with phonics play games which are currently free to access (we are working on Phases 1 – 4). Your child may be excited to try some of these games at home

Numbots login details can be found inside the back page of reading record books

Remember to have lots of fun together and be as 3D as possible (at home)

We will update you again after the Easter break.

Stay safe,

Seaton Primary EYFS Team

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