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Reception A - Miss Ostranica

Miss Ostranica

Class Dojo. 

Remember to look on class dojo to see all the fun we have in Reception. I will upload pictures regularly to the class story.


Homework will be set on a Friday. We expect you to work on the skill discussed with your child all week. as much as possible. The homework may be a link to a website game or ideas for you to do at home practically. 


Homework set on 6th November 

This weeks focus is Number

We would like you count with your child and get them to find you amounts to 10. 

Use different objects within your home to count such as cereal, pasta, or crayons. 

Say a number 1-10 with your child and get them to count out the amount. For example if you say 4, they would count out 4 pieces of pasta. Do this with different numbers in different orders. 

Your child should count one object at a time saying each number as they count along.

To challenge your child, ask them to write the number to match.


Here is a link to an online game we have played in class before:


However, pencil control and name writing is still an on going target.  Please keep encouraging your child to write their name each day and to hold a pencil in pincer grip.


We would love to see pictures of your child's work. Send them through the Dojo app. 

Hello and welcome to Reception A’s class page. 

Here you will find important information but also see some of the wonderful learning that takes place throughout the year.


My name is Miss. Ostranica and I am very excited to be teaching Reception A this year. 

We have been settling in to reception well, learning school routines and have had lots of chances to explore the continuous provision set up the class so far.


In reception we have a main focus of reading. It is important that a love of reading is shared at school but also at  home, this will help ensure children leave reception being able to read. We expect children to read at home everyday to help give them the best start to their school life. 


If if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to come and see me.

Miss. Ostranica and Miss. Walmsley 


key information.

- All children MUST read at home every day and their reading records must be signed.

- Children must have a PE kit in school, they will be kept in class and returned at the end of each term for a wash. These. Just include their PE T-shirt, pumps and shorts. 

- Reception PE takes place every Friday morning.

- Your Children must bring their school bag with them each day including the read reading book and signed reading record. 

- Homework will be set each Friday and must be complete and returned by the following Wednesday. 

- Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform each day- school top, jumper, pants/ skirt, and black school shoes. 

Here are some ideas for you to do at home with your child.


Days of the week/ Months of the year- Practice the days of the week and order of them each day, along with months of the year. This can be done by writing the date when completing homework, singing songs or just discussing the date each day. 


Name writing- Your child can practice writing their name everyday. Once they can spell their first name start to practice their surname too. 


Cooking- Let your child be more involved in cooking or baking. They can help you chop, mix and dish up. They could also write down and order the recipe. 


Maths-  This link will take you Top Marks counting games for reception children.


Child yoga- This is a great way to relax and be calm if your child starts to get restless. There are many yoga videos for children on YouTube. Here is a great breathing exercise video-


Songs- There are many songs we sing as much as possible in Reception. Here are some songs you could sing everyday. 


2D shape song-

3.D shape song

The big number song-

Days of the week-

months of the year-

Cursive Handwriting: How to Write the Alphabet

This is a video to show how we teach the children at St Joseph's to write their letters.

ABC Phonics Song - UK Version

Lets help our kids distinguish the beginning sounds of each letter in the alphabet with the associated word and picture. A great way to sing and learn Phonics!

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