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Welcome to the Reception Year Page!

Phonics Guidance for Parents

Reception Curriculum Meeting October 2020

Update to Autumn Term 2020

A huge welcome to Ruby and Chloe our newest members of Reception. Each class has had the chance to meet them and read a couple of books all about Guinea Pigs. We can’t wait to learn more about them and what we need to do to take good care of them.

As you all know, at the beginning of the year each child was ask to fill a small box with four items that represent them such as photos, favourite toys, things they like doing etc. After a child shares their box with the class we are putting them up on display for all of the Early Years team to see. It is looking great so far; we can’t wait to add some more.

Autumn Term 2020

Autumn Term is well under way and the children have settled in beautifully. Our class routines are getting easier and we have enjoyed making new friends as well as meeting up with those we already know from Nursery.

This term we are going to be finding out all about your children’s likes and dislikes, who their friends and family are and how they’re settling in. It’s such an exciting time, getting to know these amazing young people. Through play, we will be finding out where they are in their learning, how they sort out problems or ask for help, and how they manage their friendships.

Outdoor Days

Just a reminder, each class has a day where much of their learning is done outside. Most children choose to spend much of the time outside and therefore need appropriate clothing for being active and outdoors, some choose to use the provision in the other classrooms.

Your child’s outside day is…

Tigers Tuesday 
Lions Wednesday
Bears Thursday


The theme of our learning is ‘Boxes’ this half term. Our story stimulus is ‘My Cat likes to Hide in Boxes’. We will explore this topic across the curriculum from using boxes in art and design, re-telling the story to our friends to looking at different sizes and shaped boxes in our maths learning and much more.

WOW Cards

We would like to make you aware that we will be sending home WOW! cards for you to fill in. Please send one back if your child does anything significant at home so we can share their achievement in class. This also helps to gain a bigger picture of your child’s learning and understanding.

See example below…..

It’s been a very exciting time in Reception classes so far. We’ve been settling in and making new friends, exploring our classrooms and playgrounds and getting used to our class expectations. A big well done to all the classes for their behaviour and sensible attitude at lunchtimes – they’re doing really well.

We’ve begun our phonics learning, shared stories about our class animals and have started exploring our topic on boxes! There’s a lot more to come during this term so keep checking back for updates. See you soon!

Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.

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