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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome everybody to the Reception section of the website.

Class Teachers: Mrs Sherwin (Monday), Ms Rimmer (Tuesday-Friday) and Miss Casey.
LSAs: Mrs Brady and Mrs Toft and Miss Collier.

Summer term learning-

Our theme this half term is 'I do like to be beside the seaside!'

We will start this theme with a Pirate Party. The children can dress up as pirates and enjoy pirate games and pirate food. We hope that nobody will have to walk the plank! 

Our theme will continue with learning about the creatures that live in and around the sea. The children will learn about the need to protect sea creatures and to leave our beaches clean and tidy. 

We will read fiction and non-fiction titles related to our theme. Daily Maths and Phonics lessons continue.

We will end our theme with a Beach Day! You will get more details about this event nearer the time.


Reading at home

Each child has a home reading book. This needs to be brought into school every day. Your child will read with a teacher at least once a week. Aside from reading in class, it is in the home school agreement that you read with your child at least 5 times a week, and sign the reading record each time. Please feel free to make a comment about any concerns you have in the record. Reading books will be quarantined for 48 hours when your child has finished with their book. Each child will be given a new book, only if the record has been signed. Initial reading books will be wordless, which enables you to discuss the basics of a book, discussing the characters, how they are feeling and what the story is about. 

Oxford Owl Log Ins - You can access Oxford Owl from home to read a variety of texts with your child. These are a great read if you have read your reading book and the books are engaging! 

Miss Casey's Class                                  Ms Rimmer's Class

Username: receptioncasey                        Username: receptionr

Password: abc123                                     Password: abc123


Please complete a minimum of 6 Homework activities on the homework sheet, and post any photos or videos of your child's work onto Tapestry.


If you can not access Tapestry please give your child’s class teacher your email address to activate your account.


Our P.E day is Tuesday.

Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit EVERY Tuesday, They may wear leggings or jogging bottoms if the weather is cold. Make sure your child is wrapped up if it is cold. Trainers are permitted, however please ensure your child has a set of PE pumps to do indoor PE in their bag. 

Water bottles, snacks and spare clothes

Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Children can bring in ONE healthy snack each day. Children will also be given a piece of fruit and a bagel throughout the course of our day. 

Please provide your child with spare clothes clearly labelled that can stay on their peg in case of any accidents. 


This half term we will be continuing to develop our number fluency skills. Counting forwards and backwards to 20 and looking at one more and one less and trying to do it mentally. We will be continuing to develop our relationships with numbers, using tens frames and the part whole model to look at how numbers can be composed. We will look at reasoning our answers and justifying ourselves using concrete and pictorial evidence. We will also progress our knowledge on shape, looking at properties of both 2D and 3D shapes and how we can manipulate them to make our own pictures. 


We will continue to work on using our phonics knowledge to segment and blend words together, remembering our letter formation. We will begin to fred in our head and look at how we can hold a sentence using our fred fingers. We will become super sentence writers, doing our super sentence interventions in small groups, concentrating on letter formation and building up our sentences. 



Our phonics groups continue this half term. We are streamed into smaller groups so we can work at our own pace. Blending and segmenting skills will be practised - you can also do this at home!