Discovery Education UK
Log on to Espresso on Discovery Education to access hundreds of interactive resources which support your child’s learning, including games, videos and books. Reception and Year One children will be able to play games to consolidate their learning in all areas of our curriculum. Each week teachers will demonstrate a different resource for children to explore at home. Feel free to explore the website with your child so that they may share the things that they have found with their class. If you need a new logon for your child, please ask at the school reception.
Education City is a home learning tool that has resources across the curriculum, including Phonics, Maths and Science. Each resource comes with a set of learning slides that can be used to help your child revisit their learning that they have completed in school. In addition to this, children are able to play games online games safely against children from around the world! They race each other to see who will climb the world leader board! Each child has heir own login. If you would like a new copy of this, please see the school office.
Maths Facts in Reception
At the end of Reception, the expectation is for all children to count in 2s and 10s. You can practise doing this using counters, Lego bricks or any other small objects you have at home. Emphasise how counting in groups of 2, or groups of 10 can help speed up the counting process when they are counting lots of objects. They are also expected to know their doubles to 10. Use lots of different opportunities to talk about doubling or halving (e.g. if you had double that amount of stickers, how many would you have?); Or “if you shared your sweets equally between you and and a friend – how many would you each have?”
Please read with your child daily. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too.