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Welcome to Reception

Who's Who

Mrs Cowlen (Mon, Tues, Wed) (covering Mrs Burke's maternity leave)

Mrs Smith (Thurs, Fri) - Class Teacher 

Miss Jones - Learning Support Assistant 

Miss Burrell - Learning Support Assistant (afternoons)


Class routine

Tuesday Homework due back
Wednesday *PE  (Outside) Need pumps or trainers - however, children should have their P.E. kit in school every day.

Homework sent home


This half term our topic is ‘What makes me special?  We will be settling the children into school and helping them make new friends.  We will be finding out what is special about them and their families.  We will be learning about their bodies, growing up, talking about feelings and families.

During the first few weeks we will be baselining the children so we will be working with them individually and really getting to know them. 

In phonics we will be starting ‘Phase 2’ and learning letter names and sounds.  We will begin our handwriting programme with them in small groups.  In maths our focus is going to be numbers 0-5 making sure the children are confident recognising them and using them in number problems.  We will be using the CBeebies Numberblocks to help us learn about the numbers to 5.

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 will continue to change children’s books weekly 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.


What's happening this half term - Topic Web

Harvest 2019 video of Foundation Stage

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Song - Big Red Combine Harvester

Harvest 2019

Harvest 2019 1

My New Classroom

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