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Welcome to Reception 



Our Team

Mrs French – Penguin Class Teacher & EYFS Lead

Mrs Grimson & Mrs Davenport – Puffin Class Teachers

Miss Begum – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Fogg – Apprentice Teaching Assistant


Homework Expectations

Reading: Children are expected to read at least 5 times a week and a parent/guardian comment should be recorded in their yellow reading diary each time they read. We will aim to change your child’s reading books twice a week with them. However, children really do benefit from re-reading the same books, it helps to build their confidence, fluency and word recognition. Reading diaries will be checked by the team at least once a week, when the children read to an adult in school.


Phonics: The new sounds and tricky words that we learn in Phonics each week, will be put into your child’s green Phonics book. Try to practise reading and writing these sounds at home.


Weekend Challenges: Every Friday we will set a weekend challenge on Tapestry with a different focus. It may be linked to some of our learning from that week or the topic we are doing. The challenge can be completed any time that week. Post pictures and/or videos on Tapestry when your child completes the challenge.



Our PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday.

We may also take the children out during the week to have a go at the Golden Mile on the main playing field.

The children also have daily access to the provision in our Reception outdoor area. They therefore need a pair of wellies to be kept in school at all times, for when we have wetter weather. 

Kit for PE

White t-shirt or House t-shirt

House hoodie or School jumper/cardigan

Black joggers/black leggings/black shorts


We ask that all children have a water bottle in school every day. 


What your child is learning this half term

Spring 1 reception


Supporting your child’s learning at home

There are several websites which can be accessed from home to help support your child with their learning these include: Phonics: Maths: Early Years Maths - Topmarks Search BBC iPlayer - CBeebies: Alphablocks & Numberblocks


Things to remember:

· Please, please name EVERYTHING!

· You need to have a named water bottle in school every day filled with fresh water.

· All children in Reception are offered free milk and fruit each day.

· If you wish to send in a snack for the morning, please ensure it is a healthy snack.