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Gatton Primary School

Welcome

Welcome to Gatton Primary School. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and open school that offers a high quality education for all our children. We hope that your visit to this website offers a snapshot of what we have to offer, and encourage prospective families to arrange a visit.

Reception

Curriculum

  1. Reception Parent Curriculum Meeting Presentation
  2. Autumn 1 Whole School Curriculum Overview
  3. Autumn 2 Whole School Curriculum Overview
  4. Spring 1 Whole School Curriculum Overview
  5. Spring 2 Whole School Curriculum Overview
  6. Progression map from Reception to Year 1

 

Autumn 1 Curriculum overview: 

Autumn 2 Curriculum overview:

Spring 1 Curriculum Overview:

 

 

 Spring 2 Curriculum Overview:

 

 

 

Support for Early Reading

1. Unlocking Letters & Sounds

Phonics Scheme 

We use Unlocking Letters and Sounds which was validated by the DfE in December 2021. We begin teaching phonics in the first few weeks of term 1 in Reception and children make rapid progress in their reading journey. Children begin to learn the main sounds heard in the English Language and how they can be represented, as well as learning ‘Common Exception’ words for Phases 2, 3 and 4. They use these sounds to read and write simple words, captions and sentences. Children leave Reception being able to apply the phonemes taught within Phase 2, 3 and 4. 

Resources: 

 

 2. Listen to the phonemes 

Phase 2 Phonic Videos

Use these videos to help your child pronounce the pure phonic sounds (phoneme) correctly. Make sure you don’t add any schwaring (uh or er after a sound).

s a t p

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g o c k

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h b f ff

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i n m d

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ck e u r

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l ll ss

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 Phase 2 Sound Mat

 3. How to teach tricky words

Tricky words

Most words in the English language can be decoded using synthetic phonics. This code is made up of 44 sounds that children learn. They learn to blend these sounds together to begin their journey of early reading. There are some words that are unusual and cannot be decoded using these 44 sounds. These words are called ‘Tricky Words’. Children are taught to learn the spellings of these words using the letter name not the letter sound.
The word ‘the’ cannot be read with their represented phonemes however, they are read using sight memory and the letter names of ‘t’, ‘h’ and ‘e’ make the word ‘the’
Below you can access a list of tricky words that the children learn in Reception:

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5 (Y1)

I

he

said

oh

no

she

have

Mrs

the

we

like

people

to

me

so

their

go

be

do

called

into

you

some

Mr

 

are

come

looked

 

her

little

asked

 

was

one

could

 

all

were

 

 

they

there

 

 

my

what

 

 

 

when

 

 

 

out

 

 

4. Segment and blend sounds together

Segmenting and blending

Blending letter sounds (phonemes) together enables children to decode and read words. For example, h-a-t = hat. Children need to practise this so it becomes an automatic skill.
Segmenting is the opposite of blending. Segmenting a word is to break the word down into its component phonemes, e.g. hat = h-a-t. Segmenting enables children to break down words they are trying to spell.

 

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5. Story Time

Read with a Teacher

Choose a story you would like to read with your child. Pause the video to ask you child questions. Ask your child to describe the characters feelings, why are they feeling this way? A list of questions has been provided for your support below.

 

 

Owl Babies read by Mrs Sana:

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 Dear Zoo read by Mrs Karishma:

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt read by Mrs Shasna:

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Supertato read by Miss Lesley:

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The Train Ride read by Mrs Shereen: 

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 6. Handwriting Tips and resources

Handwriting Tips

Position

Teach children that when they are handwriting, they should go into the perfect handwriting position:

Common misconceptions

There are a couple of common misconceptions. Make sure you're always on the lookout for:

Resources:

 

 

CHES

Please have look at the CHES links we cover in Reception. Also, our engaging environment to give you ideas of ways to support your child at home.