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School is now closed for the Easter holidays and the foreseeable future.  Teachers will be available for supporting distance learning from Monday 6th April at 9.30am.
More information will be shared with you over the coming days and weeks about how we will support children and their families.​
In the meantime, over the next two weeks, children could:​
practise counting​
play board games​
read for at least 30 minutes a day​
take some physical exercise​
learn to put on their coat, tie shoe laces, dress themselves​
play in the garden​
help prepare food​
tidy their bedrooms​

There is now a wealth of ideas online about what parents can do with children at home and these will be of help over the coming weeks.  


For the next two weeks children can work on the Home Working activity grid (please see the document below)  After this more detailed daily plans will be published on this page.
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Home Working Grid For 2 weeks commencing 23rd March - Ideas for Distance Learning


Welcome to Reception Class!


The Reception team is 

Mrs Moore (RR), Mrs Richards-Butchart and Mrs Shepperd (RL) and the teaching assistants are: Mrs O'Sullivan, Mrs Evans and Mrs Griffiths(1:1)

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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!


Welcome to school. We hope you have had a lovely summer break and we are looking forward to seeing you all.  


Look our topic this half term is Castlemania. See below for our new snapshot.

Our library day is a Monday. 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.

This term PE will be on a Wednesday.

Please ensure that children bring their PE kit on these day and this should include joggers, a warm hoodie/jacket and trainers as we may be working outside. 

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!

The Reception Team.

Snapshot- Castlemania

Recent letters to Parents