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Welcome to Reception


We hope you are as excited about our new school year as we are!


This half term our Topic is 'All About Me'

We will be looking at the different ways we live and spending time getting to know each other.

Each child will fill a bag that contains 5 things that are special to them. Each day the children will get to look inside the bag as we learn more about our friends in reception.


We will be focusing on different types of houses and looking at the book 'The Three Little Pigs'

The children will then be designing their own houses out of straw, sticks and bricks.

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Things you need to know


 Our School day begins at 8.55, children should be in school for this time


We have dance on Tuesdays and PE on Fridays, please provide a full PE kit clearly labelled with your child's name. We will keep these in school and send them home to be washed at the end of the half term.


You can sign up to Tapestry, see the link below for more information. This is a fantastic way to see your child's journey through reception and get little glimpses of their work and their school day. You can also upload and home learning they do and we can share it together at school. If you need assistance setting this up please see Mrs Orchard. 


The EYFS Curriculum

Areas of Learning
Our activities are carefully planned to deliver the seven areas of learning. Below are examples of some of the activities offered:


Communication and Language – We will be having lots of group discussions as we learn about each other and get to know each other. We will be focusing on speaking and expressing our needs and learning each others name.

Literacy – We will be focusing on recognising our name and beginning to write our name. we will be looking at familiar stories and re-telling them.  We will also have a daily phonics session once your child has settled.

Mathematics – We sing number songs and play number games. We learn to recognise and write numbers.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – We have circle times to learn each other’s names and to make friends. Our Religious Education focus is to remember that we are all different but we all belong to Parochial school and groups within the school. We all
belong to our community and God loves us all.

Understanding the World – Water and sand play and the changes in the world around us at Autumn time. We will go on an Winter walk in the woods. All children will wear wellies.

Physical Development – The children will need their indoor PE kits for games sessions and wellies for outdoor play.

Expressive Arts and Design – The children will explore different materials and be designing and making their own houses

Your child is entitled to free milk up until they are 5 years old. Please click on the picture above and fill in your details.


Remember you can watch your child's learning journey through our online journal, Tapestry.

Please follow the link above to view your child's account or even add your own observations from home.

You can upload observations from home. We would love to see some of your child's home achievements.

If you have not yet registered your e mail, please speak to a member of the Foundation Team


Helping your child at home

Your child should now be reading at home every day. Leaving a comment in your child's reading journal helps us to know what your child has completed at home.

Encourage your child to write at home. This can be shopping lists, sentences or even stories. encourage children to sound out their words and use the correct letter formation.


Every Friday, your child will get their home/school book which will contain details of what your child has learnt that week. We will also assign homework for your child to complete over the weekend.


Independent learning is a very important part of school life. Please can you encourage independence with your child by letting them get dressed by themselves, fastening buttons, pouring their own drinks, etc. 


Thank-you for your continued support

Mrs Orchard & Mrs Gordon