Ravenswood Avenue, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9UA

01473 728565

Ravenswood Community Primary School

 Welcome to Reception!
Our classes are...
      Butterflies                    Ladybirds
          RLP                                             RRPJB
    Miss Perkins                                  Miss Palmer
                                                      Mrs Beckford

Reception LSA's: Miss Nahar, Mrs Hycz and
Mrs Thorp

This week's learning…

WB 10th January 2022

Hello everyone!

We hope you've had a great weekend. We were super proud of how quickly everyone settled back into school last week and it was lovely to see you all!

We are starting some learning using our new curriculum this week and a new reading scheme programme called 'The Power of Reading'. These are fantastic learning resources and we are excited to begin using them.


This week's learning;

This week we will be reading 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. We will start by looking at the cover illustration and talk about what the book might be about. We will then spend time during the week discussing characters' feelings and examining the illustrations to tell us when the story might have been set (in the past). At the end the week we will discuss where the tiger might have gone next.


This week we will be focusing on the area of 'Time'.
We will use time connectives to retell the story (first, then, next etc.) and think about the time of day events occur in the book, explaining our thoughts using 'because'. We will also discuss seasons and seasonal changes and days of the week.

There are links to days of the week songs on this page under 'Numeracy'.


Understanding the World/EAD/Literacy;
We will be talking again about what 'history' is and that things that happened in the past make up 'history'. We will learn the word 'artefacts' and see if we can spot any of these in our book to tell us the story was written in the past.

We will also be singing some Nursery Rhymes and reading traditional tales. We will talk about the history of these and how they relate to traditions and culture.



Autumn term curriculum newsletter

Reading at home and reading diary support videos

Ways to support your child at home:


Here are some useful links that you may want to use to support your child's learning;








 Help A Hedgehog (ictgames.com)


You tube links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0  - Tricky word song phase 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY  - Tricky word song phase 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkz_FVbZtNA  - Jolly Phonics sounds. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixndECFUbIo  - Phase 2 digraphs. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN0EaELxGZo  - Phase 3 digraphs. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPVbJ-IaHIw  - Alphabet letter name and sound.

Reception - Letters and Sounds - Phonics lessons. 

We hope you find these useful, don't forget about Geraldine the Giraffe, just google her name followed by the sound that you want to explore.



Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze | Rhyming Words for Kids | Exercise Song | Jack Hartmann - Bing video

The rhyming game – BBC Bitesize - Bing video

Learn to Read | Rhyming Words for Kids | CAT & HAT - Bing video

Alphablocks - Rhyming Words! | Learn to Read | Phonics for Kids | Learning Blocks - Bing video

Phonics - Learn to Read | Rhyming Week Special! | Alphablocks | Wizz | Cartoons for Kids - Bing video

Games | Sesame Street | PBSKids - Rhyming game

PhonicsPlay - Phase 1 Resources - Rhyming games (Username: jan21 Password: home)

Fine Motor activities

Some favourites of ours in school are as follows;

⭐ Dough disco (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrjI0uY).  A good home recipe for playdough can be found here: https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/ 

⭐ Using pegs. Get your child to help you peg up the washing or create a washing line at home with some string. You could then peg your number cards to this to practise ordering. Maybe you can add in a time challenge and see if your child can beat their previous time!

⭐ Zipping up a coat. This is a handy one for school and this time of year too. ❄

⭐ Cutting. Practising using scissors and cutting along zig zags, straight lines and spirals is a useful skill to try and perfect!

⭐ Colouring. Try to keep within those lines!

⭐ Lego.

⭐ Using foam/flour/coloured rice to write in is also a fun way to practise mark making and letter/number formation

You can find some more ideas below;



Pinterest also has lots of fantastic ideas and is one of our teacher go tos!


Letter formation

We thought it might be useful to share the letter formation rhymes again that we use in school to form our letters. We have shared videos of how to form these previously but we will try and get all the videos uploaded onto our class pages on the school website.

You can find more information about the programme (Read, Write, Inc.) that we use for letter formation here: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ 

You can also find a schedule that shows when free phonics sessions will be delivered (using this programme) on YouTube via the link below. These will be at 9:30am and available for 24hrs after airing.