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Welcome to Reception Class!


The Reception team is 

Mrs Williams (RR), Mrs Dennes (RL) and the teaching assistants are: Mrs O'Sullivan, Mrs Mitchell (Mon-Wed) Mrs Jenkin (Thurs & Fri)

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On this page you will find information about the topics we are covering. Please follow our Twitter page for photographs and events coming up!


This half term we will be learning how to full a bucket with happiness. What makes us happy? Who makes us happy? How can we make other people happy? Please find a link to a snapshot of the things we will be learning above. This is a skeleton plan as we ask the children for ideas of activities which would enhance their learning, based on the book we have read together. 

Our library day is a Tuesday. Please return the book each week in order for your child to get a new one. The library system will not issue another book if there is already one at home. Please read these stories with your child discussing the characters, plot, beginning, middle, end and also what they liked/disliked in the story. Also, asking them to re-tell the story is a great way to develop their literacy skills.

Our P.E days this half term are Monday and Friday

For the first half of the Autumn Term there will be two P.E sessions per week which will be on a Monday and Friday.

After half term there will be one session (on a Friday) Please ensure that children bring their PE kit on this day and this should include joggers and a warm hoodie/jacket


Across the school this year, the children will be changing in school for P.E so will need to wear their uniform as usual and bring P.E kit in a bag. Please send children in with their kit labelled with their name in a bag. PE kit is a house colour or white plain t-shirt, dark shorts or joggers, trainers - velcro if possible please.

Please remove earrings for P.E days. Where this is not possible we ask that you provide micropore tape or plasters so that they can be covered. Long hair should be tied back.

Snack time:
Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class to drink throughout the day, please ensure only plain water is in the bottles and they are labelled with the child's name. The children can also bring in a fruit or vegetable snack, please also label this with their name to save confusion.

Please help your child to learn their initial sounds and then begin sounding out words using these sounds, words such as cat, dog, mat, man etc.
If your child already is confident with their phonic sounds please encourage correct letter formation and help them to learn keywords. We follow the jolly phonics program and use actions to help children remember the sounds please click here for more information, ideas and for the order in which we teach the sounds in.
When your child knows all of their initial sounds, please help them learn their blends such as: oa, er, ee, oo, ar etc. 

Please help your child to correctly form numbers. Some of the things we will be covering is: number recognition and formation as well as adding/taking away objects and using our fingers to add and take away, coins up to 10p, sharing amounts, measuring using things such as blocks, cubes and rulers, We will also be singing lots of number rhymes and watching numeracy videos.

Personal Independence:
In school all children are encouraged to become independent in their learning. We encourage children to take off and put on jumpers, coats, socks, shoes and PE kit on their own. To support your child's independence; please practice these personal skills at home.

If you have any questions or would like any more information on how to help your child at home please do not hesitate to come and talk to us. Alternatively there will be an open evening in the near future, where we will have information and resources available for you to look at.

Thank you!

Mrs Williams and Mrs Dennes.