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This is where we will be putting information, links for learning websites and photos of what your children have been doing in school.

Check back here each week for upates

From the Reception team:

MS Ellery, Ms Kelleher, Ms Harlow and Ms Carter

This week we are learning about recycling.  Check out the home learning activities you can try at home.


Home Learning 16.05.23

I would like to welcome our new children who have joined Reception this term.  They are settling in well and have made some new friends.

Our topic is Earth and Beyond.  We have been learning about Mae Jameson, who was the first Black African American woman to go to space.  We have been very busy making rockets, aliens and planets.

In Maths we are learning our numbers beyond 10.  We are learning 1 more, 1 less and how to add sets of objects above 10.  We are also learning our shapes and how to measure length and weight.

Next week we are having an Oral health workshop, look out for the oral hygiene kits we will be sending home.

Please continue to read daily with your child, it makes such a difference to their learning!  

Hope you all had a nice half term.

Our topic for this half term is Traditional Tales. We shall be focusing on the following texts;

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Jasper’s Beanstalk
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker

Now the weather is improving, we are looking into the possibility of organising a local trip to Burgess Park to look for the ducklings and swans in Week 3 or 4 of this half term. If you would like to support on this trip, please contact a member of the Reception team.

In maths, we shall be focusing on numbers up to 20. Please practise adding and subtracting using practical objects with your child.

In phonics, we are recapping the Phase 3 sounds and beginning to write simple sentences, using and applying our phonics knowledge.

Also, please remember about the importance of reading at home and recording in the home school diaries. Your support can make such a difference.

Finally, here are some key dates for your diaries;

  • Friday 3rd March – World Book Day
  • Wednesday 29th March – Easter Bonnet Parade


The Reception Team

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!