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Welcome to Reception

We are always very busy, learning through play and having fun!

We are all very excited with our new area. The children are able to free flow between the reception classrooms and outside. This has made a huge impact on the children's learning. We are able to provide a faantastic range of learning opportunities both inside and outside.


What do you need to bring?

Please remember to bring your child's book bag everyday. This is how we send home letters, information and the wonderful things your children make for you.

Please make sure everything is named! 


In the classroom it can get very warm, the children are allowed to bring in water to drink. Please send their water named water bottles in daily, NO JUICE OR FLAVOURED WATER please! 


We are learning our sounds at the moment. Reading books will come home after half term. We expect you to share your child's books at least five times a week. The Reception children take part in  the schools Reading Race and are able to win a book in the weekly prize draw. to qualify for entry to the draw your child must read five or more times in the week, at home. Please remember to record when your child reads, in their reading log. Every day we have reading activities in school to develop your child's reading skills and encourage a love of book. 


P.E is on a Wednesday, your child will need a full kit, shorts, t-shirt, plimsoles (jogging bottoms and zip up top for outside P.E. in the winter). 


Snack Cafe

The snack cafe is open for breakfast in the mornings with cereal and toast. In the afternoons there is fruit available. Snack cost 20p a day which can be paid weekly, half termly or termly. Money can be paid to the class teacher (in a named envelope) or through school money.

Thank you for your continued support.

Reception Spring Term News Letter

Parent Events

6th February - 2.20pm – Share session

Chinese New Year

7th March – 2.20pm - Share session

Reading and Writing

20th March – 2.20pm - Share session

Maths focus

The children have enjoyed making and flying kites. If they wanted Mr T to help them they had to count out coins and pay him!

Our magical visitors!

Our walk to the church.

A massive 'Well Done!' To all the children from Reception and Nursery on their fantastic performance today!

Reading books


We hope that you have found your child’s reading book in their book bags and have enjoyed sharing it with your child. The books we have sent home are intended to be books that the children can read independently, demonstrating to you the skills they have been learning at school, and raising their self-belief and confidence.


In previous years we have sent home books to challenge and stretch children, but this can lead to self-doubt and lack of confidence. This new approach is being followed across the school and links with the Read Write Inc. program we are using to teach phonics, reading and writing. We have found that already the children are making amazing progress and we are sure that you will support us with this. Please encourage your child to read as independently as they can, but do support them when they need it, offer them praise when they do well, but please avoid telling them that books are too easy or not appropriate for them as this undermines the whole strategy.


When you read with your child please write in their reading log, ideally we hope you will read five times a week. We will be joining in with the main schools Reading Race, so when your child reads five times at home they will receive a raffle ticket to enter them into the draw. Please make sure that your child brings their book and reading record every day to school. We aim to change them every Wednesday, but on occasion it may be on another day.


Many thanks for your on-going support.

The EYFS Team

A fantastic time at the farm

Parents Evening

6th November / 8th November 2018

Please book your appointment!


14th November 2018

Reception Farm Visit



Thursday 15th November 2018

Reception - Stay play and learn!

2pm – 3.05pm


Children in Need

Friday 16th November 2018

Wear something spotty for Children in Need



Friday 23rd November 2018

Non-Uniform Day

Donations for Christmas Fayre


Reception - Christmas Crafts

Thursday 29th November 2018

2pm – 3.05pm


Friday 7th December 2018

Christmas Fayre

4pm – 6pm


Foundation Stage Christmas Performance

Wednesday 5th December 2018



Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 19th December