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'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'
'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'

Reception


Welcome to GREEN TEAM

 

The class teachers are: Mrs Aylott (EY Team Leader) and Miss Collins
Our nursery nurses are: Mrs Baxter, Ms Youshie, Mrs Hopson and Mrs Field

 

Mount Carmel Marathon @ Swyncombe Playing Fields on Monday 19th June

As part of Well-being week Mount Carmel children have decided to run their very own marathon as a school. Every child will have a set distance to run - teamwork at it's best! We hope to see our Reception parents there on the day to support your child run their distance - a timetable will be sent out the week after half term so you know which time slot your child's class is running in. There will be teas and coffees for sale on the day too so please bring along any loose change and take some time to socialise with us on such an exciting day. 

 

To sponsor your child please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/MCMARATHON

Please sponsor generously and share with friends and family near and far! Every penny raised will go towards helping every child achieve their best at Mount Carmel.

 

 

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Well done everyone - we can see that Nessy is having such a fantastic impact on children's progress! You are all whizzing through the games which have individualised reading and spelling targets to support your child in their reading, comprehension and spelling skills in a fantastic and fun way.

A reminder - please do not support your child in answering questions as the data can help us support your child in school. Mrs Aylott and Miss Collins recommend two/three 15 minute sessions of Nessy per week where possible. If you have any problems please contact Mrs Aylott or Miss Collins!

 

 

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We now have access to the fantastic reading resource called "Bug Club". Mrs Aylott and Miss Collins have allocated your child books in their reading book band colour. For example- if your child is currently reading yellow books, we will allocate them yellow books. If they are currently on blue books, we will allocate them blue books. Please contact us if you have any questions :)

 

 

Golden Time!!

As it is the final Golden Time of the term, we will have a Goodbye party for Mrs Hopson and Anna (RC).

We wish Anna best of luck in her new school and new house. We thank Mrs Hopson for all of her hard work and best of luck in her new job working for the NHS. :) 

 

Art Club 

Created some cool kites!

(working on Fine Motor, Exploring and Using Media and Materials &  Understanding the World)

Cooking Club 

Made some delicious rice krispie cakes

(working on their ELG in health and self-care)

Board Game Club  

Enjoyed playing a range of games and jigsaws together.

(Working on their PSED ELG through turn taking and social skills)

Sewing Club 

Completed their sun project for this term.

(working on their ELG fine motor in moving and handling and fab for persistence & concentration)

 

 

Reading and Tricky Word Practise

Please comment in your child's reading record book every week on what your child did well and what they need to practise. Your child will also receive their tricky word book. This will come home on your child’s reading day. Please make sure you practise reading and writing these tricky words each week.

They must bring in all books in their folder on this day every week to ensure they are read with and complete their writing in their allocated slot.

 

 

PE Kits

Please keep practising dressing and undressing at home with your child especially buttoning buttons and turning jumpers and trousers inside out :) This will really help your child with achieving their ELG in Health and Self-care though changing into their PE kit and back into their uniform independently.

 

PE kit:

- Navy/Blue drawstring bag

- Black plimsolls and shoes for outdoor PE

-white t-shirt

- navy/blue shorts

-navy tracksuit bottoms

 

 

Next Steps

Remember you can check all of your child's next steps in learning for each area on Early Essence by pressing the + button under each subject area on your child's progress graph. As always please remember that we must see your child completing a step independently without adult support :)

 

Numeracy

Please remember to gain their Early Learning Goal in Numeracy your child needs to be  independently: Counting reliably with numbers from 1 to 20.

Placing numbers in order and be able to say which number is one more and one less than a given number.

They also need to be adding and subtracting two single digit numbers (e.g. 7 + 8, 6 + 5, 7 - 5, 9 - 3) and count on and back to find the answer.

They also need to be able to solve problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.

If your child is doing this independently, next work on increasing number value and solving problems which involve combining groups of 2, 5 or 10, or sharing into equal groups. Also work on estimating quantities and recording answers using a number sentence (21 + 6 = 27).

 

 

Phonics 

Please remember to gain their Early Learning Goal in Writing your child needs to be writing independently using words which are phonetically plausible and using some words which are spelt correctly including tricky words.

 

If your child is doing this independently, next work on encouraging and creating opportunities for your child to write in a range of forms e.g. letters, invitations, greeting cards, short stories, menus, shopping lists, instructions maybe even creating their own book! We will be looking for children writing neatly (controlling their letter size) at length on lined paper :)

 

 

g - Magic

Phonics Group

We revised sounds- s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, nk, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur , ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er, ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, y, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a_e,  e_e, i_e, o_e, i, o, c, g, u, ow, ie, ea, a (angel), a (was), a (bath), y (happy), e (he she we me be) ch (chord), ou (could, should, would), ou (cold shoulder), ou (soup), ey (grey)  eigh (weigh)

 

We revised tricky words- the, to, I, go, no, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, no, go, said, so, put, they, all, are, oh, their, people, out, little, one, Mr, Mrs, do, who, what, where, when, many, laughed, because, any, eyes, work, through, thought

 

This week we completed our daily independent writing challenges. 

Our new alternative sounds were  - ture "paint a picture" and ss "tissue"

Please practise all sounds and tricky words (above) at home

Words to practise reading and writing at home:

picture, future, adventure, puncture, nature, tissue, mission, passion, compression, discussion

 

We introduced Year 2 Common exception words for reading.

These are words which children are expected to spell accurately in their SATS exams. So if your child is reading them accurately please work on spelling them accurately at home.

This week we covered: bath, child, after, could, should, would

 

Please note: The daily challenge in the g magic group is where children take ownership of their own writing completing writing challenges completely independently. For children to be in the g magic group they must be using and applying alternative sounds in both their reading and their writing. These children must be writing at length and completely independently already.

 

 

 

 

i - Wild Child

Phonics Group

We revised sounds- s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, nk, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur , ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er, ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, y, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a_e,  e_e, i_e, o_e, ch, i, o, c, g, u

 

We revised tricky words- the, to, I, go, no, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, no, go, said, so, put, they, all, are, oh, their, people, out, little, one, Mr, Mrs, do, who, what, where, when, many, laughed, because, any, eyes, work, through, thought

 

This week our new sounds were alternative sounds - ow "blow the snow" and ie "pie"

Please practise all sounds and tricky words (above) at home

Words to read and write in sentences at home:

follow, below, throw, rainbow, show, fried, replied, spied, denied

 

 

 

 

 


i_e - nice smile

Phonics Group 

We revised sounds- s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, nk, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or, ur, ow

 

We revised tricky words- the, to, I, go, no, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, no, go, said, so, put, they, all, are, oh, their, people, out, little, one, Mr, Mrs, do, who, what, where, when, some, come, were, there

 

This week our new sound was - oi "spoil the boy" 

Please practise all sounds and tricky words (above) at home.

Words to read and write in sentences at home:

coin, oil, avoid, noise, spoil, foil, boil

 

 

 

 

 

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a_e – make a cake

Phonics Group

We revised sounds- s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee

 

Tricky words: the, to, I, go, no, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, no, go, said, so, put, they, all, are, oh, their, people, 

 

This week our new sound was - igh (fligh high)

Please practise all sounds and tricky words (above) at home.

Sentences to read at home:

Put that chip up high.

The people got on the flight.

My top is too tight said Ben.

You can not fight she said.

 

 

 

 

ai – snail in the rain

Phonics Group

We revised- s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, ll, ss, ff, zz

tricky words: a, the, I, to, go, no, he, she, we, me, be

 

This week we used Nessy to explore our blending.

Please go to www.nessy.com

and log in using silversardine as our secret word.

Please continue your child's individualised learning tasks.

 

Please practise all sounds and tricky words (above) at home.

Words to practise blending at home:

and, pet, hat, dug, man, get, it, on, up

 

 

 

We have had many parents asking us where to purchase the Ruth Miskin phonics flash cards that we use in school. The mnemonics (rhymes for writing) can be found at the bottom of the page in resources. You can also buy the cards themselves at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Read-Write-Inc-Speed-PHONICS/dp/019846035X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475226538&sr=8-1&keywords=ruth+miskin+set+1+and+2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Read-Write-Inc-Speed-PHONICS/dp/0198460376/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1475226572&sr=8-2&keywords=ruth+miskin+set+1+and+2

 

We have created our own set of flashcards for digraphs and alternative sounds not covered by the Ruth Miskin set and they can be found at the bottom of this page :)

 

Important dates for your diary:

 

  • Wednesday 7th June Dental Hygienist and Therapist visiting RA for National Smile Month

 

  • Wednesday 14th June Dental Hygienist and Therapist visiting RC for National Smile Month

 

 

  • Week of 19th June - Wellbeing Week (EYFS Sports day will be on one morning this week. We will put up the date when we find out what day it is organised for)

 

  • Friday 23rd June & Monday 26th June - No School

 

  • Tuesday 27th June - Tuesday 4th July - Summer Book Fair after school daily in the hall

 

  • Saturday 1st July - Summer Fair at school 12 - 5pm

 

  • Thursday 13th July - Early Years Trip to Kew Gardens - Please return permission slips and pay online by Friday 26th May

 

  • Friday 21st July - Last Day of term
School re opens on Monday 5th June. Don't forget to book your tickets to Italian Night on Friday 9th June!
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