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We have had another fabulous week of learning in Reception, and two successful phonics presentations, so many thanks if you were able to attend. 


Week beginning 25.9.17


Independent Learning

The children have continued to develop and enjoy our home and ourselves activities, there has been a lot of junk modelling happening. Thankyou again for all the donations of materials for our junk modelling boxes. 

Next week we will be developing the topic through role playing different models of homes and families, and through our changing books of the week which feature different shapes of family and home. 



Next week we will be beginning to learn the next set of single sounds (i, n, m, d) and practising blending and segmenting those sounds along with last weeks (s, a, t, p) to read words.



Next week we will be introducing shape and the different properties of shapes. 



Please bring book bags and books everyday as your child's reading book will be changed during the week.


Have a lovely weekend,


The Reception Team



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Week beginning 11th September 2017

It was lovely to spend our first two days with the new Finch, Robin, Owl and Wren children and we are very proud of the way they settled in. Monday will be the first day that we are all in at the same time and we start our exciting journey together!


In order to help us ensure your children return at the end of the day with all their possessions please could you ensure that all their items of clothing and other items such as water bottles, rucksacks, and book bags are clearly named, especially cardigans and jumpers.


Here are some other important things to remember:

  • the classroom doors open at 8.30am and the register is taken at 8.50am. If you arrive after this time please could you take your child straight to the office to sign in.

  • children to bring a water bottle every day (water only please, no juice or squash).

  • a book bag for children to take their work and reading books home in.

  • a coat every day, as our weather is so unpredictable.

  • a pair of wellies (named) to be left at school on the welly rack outside your child’s classroom.

  • life in a Reception classroom is very exciting and children often realise that they need the toilet too late. Therefore spare underwear, jogging bottoms and socks in a marked carrier bag on their peg would be really useful.

  • children should be collected from their classroom at 3pm.


On Monday we will be issuing your child with a home/school contact book. This will have the dual purpose of recording the reading that you do together at home, and also a means of communicating any important information to us. The book will be checked every day and signed by a teacher to show that it has been done. Also tucked inside the contact book will be your child’s first reading book. We hope you enjoy sharing it with them. At the beginning you will be doing most of the work but as the year progresses this will shift to your child being able to take more ownership of the process.


If you would like to find out more about how you can support your child at home with their learning we would really encourage you to join us on Thursday evening for the information evening (details below).


We look forward to welcoming you all again on Monday.

Thank you.

The Reception Team

Week beginning 11th September

Week beginning 11th September  1

Hello brand new Robins, Wrens, Owls and Finches!

We are all really excited to be welcoming you tomorrow!!!!

If you will be here in the morning, please come to your classroom door at 8-45am, say goodbye to your adult with a big kiss and a hug, then come on in!!!

School will finish for you at 11-30am, please ask your adult to collect you from the classroom door.


If you will be here in the afternoon, please come to your classroom door at 12-15pm, say goodbye to your adult with a big kiss and a hug, then come on in!!!

School will finish for you at 3-00pm, please ask your adult to collect you from the classroom door.

Remember your water bottle and book bag!

See you tomorrow!

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