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Welcome to Reception

Who's Who

Mrs Murphy (Mon, Tues, Wed) - Class Teacher 

Mrs Smith (Thurs, Fri) - Class Teacher 

Ms De-Lancey - Learning Support Assistant 

Mrs Goss - Learning Support Assistant 

Mrs Vural - Learning Support Assisant

Miss Burrell - Learning Support Assistant


Class routine

Wednesday *PE         




PE kit should be in every day


Please remember homework goes home on a Thursday and is due in on the following Tuesday.


Please listen to your child read as often as possible during the week. Reading is a very important life skill and needs to be practised as often as possible. We are currently changing children’s books fortnightly to encourage re-reading of the books and more talk about the stories. We also encourage you to use the library and Oxford Owl website to access more books with your child.

If you haven’t signed up to Class Dojo please do, to see all the wonderful things the children are doing. Class messages also get put on there so don’t miss out on these. See Mrs Smith if you need to do this. Please note we can add two parents so both can see the class stories.



My New Classroom

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This Half Term

This half term we are doing ‘Who lives in the woods?’ topic.  We have chosen 3 books to focus on. 

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

We plan to be out in the wooded area as much as possible so please ensure that your child has their outdoor kit in school. (Full waterproofs and wellies)

We will be building dens, exploring the woods, making potions and having a picnic.

We will be learning to draw chalk pictures in the style of Korky Paul who is the illustrator for the Winnie the Witch stories.

The children will be doing story maps of the stories so please read them at home as much as possible.  We want them to be able to recite the story on their own so we have chosen 2 very well-known stories that the children have suggested.


Curriculum –

Across the curriculum we will be finalising our judgements as to whether the children have met the ‘Early Learning Goals’ or not.  These were share with you at parents evening in February but if you would like more information then please see Mrs Smith.  We will report these judgements to you in their end of Foundation Stage Report.  If you can do any additional work with your child at home focussing on the following it would really help.

  • Recognising numbers to 20, ordering numbers to 20, finding 1 more and 1 less with numbers to 20
  • Reading and writing their phase 2 and 3 words
  • When they are writing at home encourage them to write down the sounds that they hear
  • Talk to your child about what they have done at school each day and which was the best part
  • Talk to your child about specific home traditions


E-Safety week June 2018

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A Wriggly Nativity

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Harvest Assembly

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Settling in and having fun

My New Class

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If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Reception team please send us a message.