Happy New Year from all the Team in Reception!

Our topic for this half term is Healthy Living. We are learning about the importance of looking after our teeth and having a balanced and nutritious diet. Please remember to complete the weekly activities in the home learning book. Furthermore, here are some links of activities you can do with your child to support their learning;

How to brush your teeth

Sorting Healthy and Unhealthy food and drink

In Phonics, we are now continuing to work on the Phase 3 sounds and we are continuing to learn our tricky words. Please familiarise yourself with the resources to aid your child at home;




Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To – YouTube

In Maths, we are continuing to cement our knowledge of numbers up to 10. Please practise adding and subtracting with your child and focusing on the number bonds. Here are some ideas to help;

Number Pairs Song – YouTube

I Know My Number Bonds 5 | Number Bonds to 5 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann – YouTube

Our topic for this half term is Changes. We have been learning about the changing colours of Autumn and hope to be going on a leaf hunt in the near future (weather permitting!)

This week we have been learning about animals that hibernate during the Winter months, such as hedgehogs and bats.

In Maths, we are continuing to focus on numbers up to 10 and we have been learning how to use ten frames to find one more and one less than any given number. Please continue to support your child in achieving their maths targets. Here is a link to a counting song below;


Please remember to read with your child everyday, practise the sounds of the week in phonics and complete the weekly homework.

Just a reminder of some key dates and events happening between now and the Christmas holidays;

Thursday 17th November – Photographs (Individual and siblings)

Tuesday 13th December – EYFS/KS1 Nativity

Friday 16th December – End of Autumn term (2pm finish)

Thank you for your continued support!

Ms Begum and Mr Crick


Dear Parents / Carers,


The children are settling in well and are getting used to our daily routines.

We had our first Little Wandle Phonics session today! Please practise the weekly sounds and have a look at the attached pronunciation guide. In addition to this, please remember to read with your child every day and use the reading diaries to write any comments.

In maths, we are focusing on numbers 1-10 and are singing counting rhymes like ‘Five Currant Buns’

Please see the attached Meet the Teacher PowerPoint from the other week and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to us!

From Ms Begum and Mr Crick



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meet the teacher presentation sept 2022

This half term we have been learning all about our Planet and the solar system.
The children have been fascinated to learn about astronauts, planets, stars and our wonderful planet; Earth!
We have also learned about how precious our planet is and how we can take care of it by recycling, reducing waste and reusing things. Please sned in any recycling boxes and containers that you don’t need so we can reuse them in school.
Next week we will be making musical instruments and castles out of junk modelling.

Next week we will teach the children all about the Queen. At the end of the week we are looking forward to having our own Jubilee celebration in the playground. Children will come in their own clothes on Friday and we would appreciate any food/drink contributions for the party.

We have been making some beautiful Easter hats and singing some Easter songs in the Early Years. We would love you to come and enjoy our Easter Bonnet Parade on the last day of Term – Friday 1st April at 1.30pm.
See you then!

This half term our topic is Traditional tales. We have been reading Jack and the beanstalk – planting beans so we can have our own beanstalks!
Our next story is The ugly duckling. The children will learn about being kind to others. They will learn about ducks too.
We will be going on a local trip to the park to look at a pond and the birds. Thursday 17th March – save the date! Parent volunteers are needed.
We are recapping the phase three sounds for phonics. Please continue to read daily with your child. It makes such a difference!
In Maths we are learning about numbers 9 and 10 – how they are are made up. We have also been learning about addition and subtraction. We will explore measures in the last two weeks before Easter.
We look forward to seeing you all for Parents evening on Tuesday 29th March.

This week we are learning the sounds zz, qu and sh.
Your child needs to recognise them on sight and will be reading a book which has some of these sounds in it so they can practice segmenting and blending words in a book.
This week we are learning all about the numbers 8 and 9. How many ways can you make the numbers 8 and 9?
The story of the week is The Jolly Christmas Postman. The children are making cards and writing letters.
We are continuing to practice the Nativity. I hope you have got your ticket to come and see the show on Wednesday next week.
Our class parties will be on Thursday 16th December – please provide an item of food or drink for the children to share.
Thank you for your continued support
The Reception team

We are learning the sounds x,y and z. The children are learning to segment and blend to read words with phase 2 sounds and the new phase three sounds.
Measuring time and composition of the numbers 7 and 8.
Every day we are singing the Nativity songs. Don’t forget to get your ticket for the Nativity on 15th December. There are very limited tickets – so don’t miss out. Sadly only 1 per family. Ask at the office for further details
This week we are learning about birds. We are exploring how to make our own bird feeders and making craft birds and nests. Lots of fun!
Due to the new variant of Covid we are pausing the reading sessions with parents on Thursday mornings.
Keep safe
The reception team

Welcome back! We hope you had a great rest over the half term break.
This week we are reading a book called “We’re going on a leaf hunt”. The children have been enjoying a range of Autumn activities such as leaf rubbing, nature walks, singing songs about Autumn and going on our first school trip to Lucas gardens on our own leaf hunt. We found some beautiful leaves!
In Phonics we are learning the sounds /h/ /b/ and /f/.
Check your bookbags for the homework to complete over the half term. Choose one activity a week. We can’t wait to see what your children have done at home.
Thank you
From the Reception team
Here is a link to the story