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English long term plans
Maths programmes of study from the National Curriculum
Yearly class plan
Below you can find overviews of topics completed during the reception year. These are subject to change depending on the interests and needs of the children.
Reception yearly overview
Relationships and Sex Education
We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work as a basis for our PSHE lessons. This includes in it, many aspects of relationships and sex education. The ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’ areas of study can be supplied on request. The Relationship and Sex Education policy can be found in the policy section.
At Arnett Hills we believe the aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:
- Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
- Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
- Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
- Teach in an open and honest way
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At Arnett Hills we teach phonics and early reading skills using the Letters and Sounds approach. We use this Synthetics Phonics approach from Reception to Year 1. There are 6 phases within Letters and Sounds and most children will complete Phase 6 by the end of Year 2, however this can continue into Year 3 if required.
Synthetic phonics is the breaking down of words into their separate sounds known as phonemes. Phonemes can consist of more than one letter, for example ch, sh, oo and igh. We use Jolly Phonics for the introduction of letter sounds in Reception and these sounds are sent home weekly so that they can be reinforced at home. Word tins are also sent home in Reception and Year 1.
It is vital that the correct pronunciation is used for each phoneme. The video below will help you in supporting your child’s correct pronunciation of each sound. We hold a reading workshop for new parents in Reception at the beginning of the school year to provide ideas of how you can support your child at home. We will also be holding phonic workshops for Year 1 and 2 parents next term.
Following on from the reading meeting at the beginning of term, we hope you find the attached link of phoneme pronunciation useful.