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Year R Transition Work

For any queries please email teachingenquiries@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk and we will do our best to help.

Firstly, and most importantly, there is NO expectation on you to do all of this work. It is there to offer support and there children can do as much, or as little as they are comfortable with.  We know that pupils are all at different stages, and this work is to give you a flavour of the sort of work that you would have to do.

 

English

I want to take the time to welcome your child into the St George’s community, we are looking forward to meeting them when they start in September. As you are aware due to the current situation we find ourselves in, the transition from nurseries into the school setting will be different this year. This year we are thinking of different ways to help our new starters. This will be both in terms of how we can help them get a feel for the school, our staff and the way we do things, and what you can do with your child while you’re at home to get them ready for transition.

 

We will be uploading a selection of activities for your child to do at home. These will range from singing a selection of nursery rhymes to going on a sound hunt. What can you hear in your garden or on your walk? These activities will be FUN and practical. We have included activities that focus on key skills for example recognising and writing their names, cutting skills and fine motor skills activities.

 

You can help your child to be excited, enthusiastic, curious and confident about starting school by reading books about starting school with them. Reading books together about starting school will allow your child the chance to start to form a picture about what school might be like and to ask you questions. I have listed a selection of books about starting and going to school.

 

Books

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs go to School by Ian Whybrow

Starting School by Janet and Alan Ahlberg

I am Too Absolutely Small for School (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child

Oxford Reading Tree: Read With Biff, Chip & Kipper First Experiences Starting School

Going to School by Anne Civardi

 

When your child starts with us in September there are number of websites that we use in school that will support your child with their sounds. You can access these websites at home to familiarise you child with them. Phase 1 has a selection of fun, interactive games that focus on what they hear. Can they match the animal noise to the correct animal?

NURSERY RHYMES POWERPOINT

Websites

Phase 1 Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase1Menu.htm#

Nursery Rhymes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdqjjhv

Activities you can do outside - http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities

 

Maths

I want to take the time to welcome your child into the St George’s community, we are looking forward to meeting them when they start in September. As you are aware due to the current situation we find ourselves in, the transition from nurseries into the school setting will be different this year. This year we are thinking of different ways to help our new starters. We have gathered a selection of practical activities that you can do at home with your child to support the transition into school.

We will be uploading activities that focus on recognising numbers, patterns and shapes. For each topic we have included a selection of ways that the children can do it. Along with a range of activities that enable your child to be hands on we have uploaded a number formation poster, could your child have a go at painting, chalking or using water to form the numbers?

When your child starts with us in September there are number of websites that we use in school that will support your child with their mathematical understanding. You can access these websites at home to familiarise you child with them.

COUNTING SONGS POWERPOINT

 

Websites

BBC Bitesize Bud’s Number Garden - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zd4b382

Top 10 counting songs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D4K9oi7oBM

Number games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1.

 

Added 11th June

Scissor Skills for Home

Patterns

 

Fine Motor Activities for Home

Shape

 

Added 19th June

Counting.docx

Game-Name-5-things.docx

 

Adding 26th June

Cutting-Skills.docx

Positional-Language.docx

 

Added 2nd July

Phase-1-Environmental-Sounds.docx

Number-Recognition.docx