Class Blog for Reception

Monday 19th October 2020 

We are nearly through our first half term and we have to say that we have been very impressed with the children.

This week we are learning the new letter sounds 'e' , 'h' and 'l' we are also looking at 1 more and 1 less than a given number in maths. The children are continuing to become story tellers and are really grasping the story of the Little Red Hen - which we look forward to posting a video of their story on the blog soon.

A big thank you for all your help and support and we genuinely hope that you all have a well deserved rest and an enjoyable break.
We look forward to seeing you on our return on Tuesday 3rd November.

The Newsletter , letter sounds (we are up to the letter h) and Wild Tribe information is attached below.

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Monday 12th October 

We are so proud of the children and are already beginning to see some great letter formation.  Some of the children have started to blend simple CVC words. We are regularly practising blending through Fred talk and the use of magnetic letters to help us spell.

Thank you to all the parents for your support in helping the children with the learning of red words. The children will tell you that we cannot Fred a red and that they have grotty graphemes in them that try to catch us out. My video showing how to pronounce the letter sounds is still below this blog and the newsletter is also attached below.

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Monday 10th October 2020 

Dear parent, yet another week has flown by and the children have had a fantatic week of learning . We have explored various ways of sorting objects, learned our new letter sounds and looked at Autumn and Harvest.

I have attached a video of the letter sounds that the children have learned and I hope you find this useful. Pease feel free to message me via Tapestry or by catching me in the mornings if you want any additional information on how we teach phonics. I will keep adding the sounds the children are learning.

The news letter is below and next week learning can be gleaned from there.

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Monday 28th September 

Monday 28th September.

We have been thrilled with the children’s learning this week. We are beginning to see so some letter formation and are working hard to ensure the children start their letters in the correct place.


The children have explored the environment look for pattern, they have created their own patterns and spotted mistakes in patterns.


This week we be learning to sound and write the letter sounds i n and p.

 In maths this week we will be sorting a variety of objects according to their properties.

Autumn is upon us and we will be celebrating Harvest this week and looking at changes. We would like the children to go for a walk with a grown up and look for signs of Autumn. You could draw a picture or collect items to display in the class.

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Friday 18th September 2020 

Friday 18th Sept

Good afternoon everyone.We have had another fantastic week in school. the children's first full week and we imagine many of them will sleep well tonight.

The children are enjoying our new class pet . An 'African Land Snail, now named Timmy. The children will be caring for Timmy and over the course of the next few weeks ,learning many intresting facts about African Land Snails.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing the children on Monday.

Please see attached below, this weeks learning News Letter.

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First week at school

What a great first week !!!

Hello everyone, what a super first week we had. The children have all settled in beautifully, and we are very proud of them all.

The children have learned lots about the school expectations, built relationships and discovered the school environment.

We have a great week to look forward to and lots of new things to learn. Please see the news letter attached below.  I also plan to attach a class time table soon, so that you get more of an idea of what a day in the Reception Class looks like.

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Welcome to Reception 

We are delighted that your child has been offered a Reception place at our wonderful school for September. 

For those of you whose children already attend our Pre-School; thank you for continuing your journey with us, and for those who are new to our school; we welcome you. We are very excited to welcome you to our school. 

As part of our Transition we have a slower start for the Reception Children during the first week. Times can be found on the website. We will also provide you with the schedule for the first week at school, during our parent meetings on Monday.

For the first two weeks we will be easing the children into a routine and focusing on building relationships. We will be ensuring that we assess where the children are with their learning. We will be sending observations and assessments home regularly, through our online learning journal (Tapestry). If you are not already signed up to Tapestry please look out for an email activation that will ask you to login in to Tapestry. Further information on Tapestry can be found :

We follow the Read Write Ink phonics scheme and our reading and writing books will systematically follow the scheme. More information will become available soon.

Please rest assured that we want the best for children and that we will do everything possible to help them settle into school life. Although we presently do not have the same opportunities to meet personally with our parents, we will do our best to communicate with you.

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Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

Half term reminder: 23rd October finish - Children return Tuesday 3rd November.

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