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We hope that you will find everything that you need on this webpage to support your child with their weekly homework this year.

This year, we will also be using this page to share our weekly planned learning outcomes, information and resources to support any families who need to teach their child at home for a period (for example- quarantine rules/self-isolation due to contact with case of coronavirus or a prior home-school learning agreement). If the school has to close or the whole class needs to self-isolate for any period we will immediately use the Caen Primary Foundation Centre Home Learning Page on facebook where teachers will post your child's daily phonics, maths, story and play activity lessons via video. Please contact Mrs Cooper if you have any questions about setting up access to this group. We hope that it will not be needed, but would like everyone signed up ready to go just in case!

We will update this website by Monday afternoon each week, setting out information for the week ahead. 

We sent home a letter on day 1 (7.9.20) with general contact information and reading/ homework expectations. There is a copy saved below for your information. We will also send parents a weekly email with news/reminders- this will be sent on Thursdays or Fridays.

Please feel free to Email your child's teacher/s with any questions/concerns/messages. If your message is urgent or time senstive please Email the school office (address above)

               jsim@caen.devon.sch.uk                  gdarling@caen.devon.sch.uk                ccooper@caen.devon.sch.uk 

Week Four outline of planned learning opportunities (WB 28th September)

Please remember to come to school wearing all day sunscreen and a sunhat if the weather is sunny and please have a waterproof coat every day.

Our main story is currently the Traditional Tale 'The Little Red Hen'. This is one of our Foundation Centre Core Books and we will use this book throughout the year to support the children to think about working as a team. We will be talking about how the Little Red Hen did all the work and how the other animals behaved. We will share several different versions of this story and we will make links with another familiar story 'Farmer Duck'. We will also be learning a rap about this story and hope to film it and share it via the Private Facebook Group in a few weeks. There are two videos below, so you can choose to watch Mrs Darling or Benedict Cumberbatch reading this story to you!

Key vocabulary - lazy, work, team, myself, plant, wheat, flour, windmill, grind

We will continue our daily phonics lessons. We have now learnt 8 phonic sounds (m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p) and this week we will revisit these, and have a big focus on learning to blend them together to read small words. We also plan to teach 2 more new sounds, Wednesday (g) and Thursday (o). The phonics presentation and videos below will give more information about how we teach phonics. In your child's book bag on Monday there will be a green sound book. This contains all of the sounds in set one and it is yours to keep to support your child with their homework. We ask that you revisit our weekly letters and the sounds they make, as well as reading and discussing new vocabulary (see letter dated 7.9 saved below).

In Mathematics we will start a new three week unit "Just like me" where we will be exploring matching, sorting and comparing a variety of objects. We will be digging deeper with numbers to 5, as well as counting aloud forwards and backwards to 20 using stable order. The White Rose Maths Planning is saved below for this unit, as is the guidance which contains more information about counting principles and vocabulary we use with the children.

Our Autumn Term Learning overview is also saved below. This will give information about what we plan to teach in all seven areas of learning this term (page one) and will give some ideas about how to support learning at home on page two. There is a lot of information on this document and there is no expectation that you try to cover all of the suggestions. You may like to choose things that interest your child or that you know they need support with.

Plans and Resources for Week Four (WB 28th September)

Here is a video of the Makaton signs for lots of animals. Can you talk about which animals might live on a farm?

Learn to sign Animals - Mr TumbleπŸ‘πŸ–πŸ’πŸ‚.mp4

The Little Red Hen Story- Read by Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch 'Little Red Hen'.mp4

New Phonics Presentation/Workshop for parents and Reading and Phonics Support Resources

Video 1 from Phonics presentation How to say each sound

Parent video- How to say the sounds.mp4

Video 2 from Phonics presentation How we teach new sounds -set one

Set 1 Speed Sounds - 'm' with Ruth.mp4

Video 3 from Phonics presentation How we teach blending for reading

Set 1 Word Time Reading - Lesson 11 with Gareth.mp4

Video 4 from Phonics presentation How we teach segmenting for spelling

Set 1 Spelling - Lesson 11 with Sara.mp4

How to say all set one sounds with Mrs Sim


Stories read by some of the Reception Team

Mrs Darling reads 'The Little Red Hen'


Mrs. Goodyear reads 'What the Ladybird Heard'


Mrs. Cooper reads 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'


Mrs. Sim reads 'Farmer Duck'

Farmer Duck.mp4

Welcome to Reception September 2020 Transition Presentation

Routes to Reception Rooms for September- please arrive between 8:30-8:50am


Video posted 4.9.20 Welcome Butterflies


Video Posted 4.9.20 Welcome Bumblebees

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