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In a few weeks  the children will be learning about castles. As part of the learning, the children will be designing and making a castle. Therefore, each Reception class will need lots of junk modelling material for Monday 3rd February. Please save cereal boxes, shoe boxes, kitchen rolls, bottle tops, yogurt pots etc.

Thank you in advance!

Please see attachment regarding heights and weights

Coats and Hats

Please make sure your child brings a warm coat to school. Any hats, scarves and gloves should be named please. 

Pots and Pans

Do you have any spare pots and pans? Any spare wooden spoons and whisks?

We would love to have any of these things for our mud kitchen and Forest School.

Please hand them to Mrs Watts in RF.

Thank you in advance.

Constellation Reward System

Has your child received a token today? 

If your child has received a blue token for being on 'Green' or getting a 'Value Star' in class, they can colour in a star in their chart.

This chart can be found at the back of their Reading record  'My Constellation Star Collection Chart'.


Enrichment afternoons

In Reception we have developed our curriculum so there are greater opportunities for the children to experience the world.  Each Wednesday we will be running enrichment afternoons when the children will be  cooking and exploring music and artwork. The timetable below indicates when the sessions will be running for each class. 


During our cooking sessions allergies have been considered with the recipes and the kitchen space - if you have any concerns please see your child's class teacher. 

Week beginning:




































Also in Reception we will continue to run our Field Forest lessons each week.  These are planned and occasionally lead by our school Forest School Lead - Mrs Watts.  On the allocated day pupils are asked to bring in their wellington boots and a suitable jacket or coat.








Tuesday am Tuesday pm Friday am Friday pm




Some parents have asked for ideas to support their children at home with reading. On page 7 of the children's reading records their is a list of top tips to support reading. If you have any further questions please do speak to your child's class teacher. 


Soft start and drop off

Please feel free to join your child on the carpet or at a table during the soft start each morning which runs from 8:45 to 8.55am. Soft start is an important part of the day and helps your child to feel settled and prepared for a day of learning. Please encourage your children to put their things away by themselves before collecting a whiteboard and pen and sitting on the carpet. It is important that the children know where their personal belongings are so that they can locate them easily at key times during the day. 


Key words 

In reading records each week class teachers will indicate the key word list your child is currently learning. In school your child will read their list to the class adult once a week and if they can correctly read all of the five words on that list they will progress to the next list. Please do move onto the next list when your child is ready. Each day during our phonics lessons we will also be practising the words.  


Spare Clothes

Please put a spare set of clothes in your child's bag in case they have an accident or get wet. Can we also ask for any borrowed clothes to be washed and brought back to school please so we have them for next time. 


Wow Notes - sent to parents in September 2019

We would like you to share with us all the fantastic things that your child does outside of school. Wow notes are a simple and fun way for you to share with us some of the amazing things your child achieves. Just print of the document (found below in support material) and then fill in any special moments. It might be something that they said that has taken your breath away or how they have helped around the home. A new skill such as riding their bike or an achievement in a club outside of school. All Wow notes will be stuck in your child's Learning Journeys and will be used to inform our ongoing assessments. We look forward to seeing your Wow notes soon.


Book bags - Bookbags will start coming home at the end of September 2019

The book bags will be sent home each day with your child. Please read with your child as often as possible. Please return your child's book bag to school each morning.

Books will continue to be changed once a week for your child, it is encouraged for you to reread the same book with your child to secure key words and to develop comprehension skills. Parent comments in reading journals are encouraged and help support our assessments in school. We will also send home a sharing book of your child's choice once a week. Please try to empty your child's book bag at the end of each week as  the wonderful work they do in class soon builds up and makes it tricky for them to fit new things in at the end of the day. Please only keep the current weeks phonics worksheet in your child's bag so that it can be looked at when they read. The rest can be stored at home.   


Show and Tell - see document below

Please see the lists on classroom doors for your child's assigned week to bring in their show and tell. If you have missed your week please do not worry you are welcome to bring something in the following week. Please help your child to prepare for show and tell by talking to them about it. Help them to prepare what they would like to say  to the class.

Learning this week: 



In English we will be reading 'The Jolly Postman' and focusing on the story of Cinderella. We will be writing about the story, making a list of the characters, describing Cinderella's carriage and writing a thank you letter.


Suggestion for home:

Read the story of Cinderella. Discuss the characters and describe them to each other. Can your child re-tell the story in their own words? Can they sequence the story correctly?



In maths we will be learning to double numbers to 10 e.g double 1 = 2, double 2 = 4.

We will be explaining that double means 'you have two groups of the same amount of objects'.

We will be using practical objects to double amounts e.g. spots on a ladybird and using Numicon and dominoes to visually support children's learning. We will also use the bar model to help children double an amount and record their work. 


Suggestion for home:

Help your child to double amounts up to 10 using practical objects. If you have dominoes ask your child to find all the doubles. Ask them 'What is.... double 1? ..double 2? Your child can count the spots and record the answer. Writing the numbers will help your child with their number formation.


Learning next week: 



In English we will be reading 'The Jolly Postman' and focusing on the story of Red Riding Hood.



In maths we will we continue to double numbers up to 10 and link them to the number sentences e.g. double 1 = 2 is the same as 1+1 =2.


Reception Recommended Reading List - 40 Books for Reception

Phonics Workshop



Home Learning 


Home learning will be sent home on Fridays. It will be based on the phonics each child has been learning during the week. Please take the time to complete this with your child as it will help them with their learning. Home learning does not need to be returned, you may wish to store it in a file at home to refer to with your child during the year.   


Supporting your Child at Home

Each week we will update our notice board to inform you of the learning that has been happening in Reception that week. We will offer suggestions of how you can support identified areas of English and Maths at home.


We will also include the learning that will be happening in these areas during the next week so you have a clear idea of what is ahead. 


Mathematics - Numbers

• Plan a picnic and let your child decide how many sandwiches and bananas you will need.

• Make a number line using birthday cards.

• Play number snap or bingo with numbers that your child has cut out of a magazine.

• Sing number songs where your child has to count backwards like “Five Little Ducks” or “Ten Fat Sausages”.


Mathematics - Shape, space and measure

• Sort out the pairs of shoes so that they go from small to big.

• Make patterns with buttons or lids, like “big, small, big”.

• Allow your child to give you instructions for an obstacle course, like “Go under the blanket”, “Go through the tunnel” and “Go behind the chair”.


Please see the materials and video links below with ideas of how to support your child in maths.



Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

Specialist subjects