Reception - Emperor Penguin
Welcome to Emperor Penguin class!
Our class name this year is based on an animal native to Antarctica - the Emperor Penguin! Emperor Penguins are the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. Emperor Penguins are also the only penguins to breed in the harsh Antarctic winter. They have a double layer of feathers and lots of fat to keep them warm. After laying her egg, female Emperor Penguins go to sea to find food. The male Emperor Penguins sit the egg on their feet and huddle together to keep each other and their eggs warm. Emperor Penguins like to eat squid, fish and krill. Unfortunately, scientists are worried about the survival of the Emperor Penguin because their habitat and food supply are under threat from climate change.
Read Every Day, Talk Every Day
RED TED is an acronym for children Reading Every Day with their parent or carer and then Talking Every Day about what they have read.
We strongly encourage you to continue RED TED as part of your home learning. Keep track of how many books you read with tally marks or by making your own chart. If you have your own printer you can download and print this chart (RED TED Chart).
Celebrate reaching reading milestones by sharing a picture of your chart with your teacher on Evidence Me. Please refer to the Reading section below for a list of websites offering a range of online books and read alouds.
Please click on the Red Ted for more information on how RED TED operates in the classroom.
The Department for Education have written and recorded online lessons presented by phonics experts. These are designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school.
Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1 , based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons focuses on extra blending practice which is an area that some children find the most challenging.
Please click on the picture to access these daily lessons on YouTube.
Evidence Me is the platform we use in the EYFS to share with you what your child has been learning at school.
Once you have activated your account you can download the Evidence Me by 2Simple app by visiting the App Store or Google Play.
View all your child’s observations any time by opening the Evidence Me app and tapping Observations on the quick-access bar in the bottom left-hand corner.
You can also use the app to share home learning with the class teacher. Simply select the media icon you want to use to record it and add a brief note explaining what your child has done. Your observations will automatically be uploaded to the school’s account as long as your device is connected to wifi.
Please click on the Evidence Me logo for further information and guidance.
Here are some helpful websites to help your child with Phonics at home.
- Youtube – Jolly phonics. Songs and actions for each sound.
- http://www.mrthorne.com/ - Mr Thorne does phonics – some nice videos/apps
Here is a useful website to help your child continue their learning at home. Have you tried 'Count with Lecky', 'Dressing Lecky' and 'Lecky's Friends'?