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Welcome to Reception!

Dear Parents,


We hope you all had a lovely break. We can't believe that this is the last time the children will be returning to Reception after a holiday!


Our topic this term continues to be 'The Natural World', focusing mainly on minibeasts and our visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park  will include a workshop on minibeasts. 


We will be sending learning logs home again asking for updates on the sunflower seedlings the children brought home before half term. We are looking forward to seeing photographs and drawings of their development.


PE in Reception is still on a Tuesday afternoon and Smokey Row is on a Thursday. Please ensure that the children have the appropriate clothing and footwear in school. It is also essential that all items are named! PE this half term will be centred on preparation for Sports Day and multiskills events, encouraging children to work as part of a team.


In Literacy, we will be focusing on non-fiction books related to our topic and sharing stories about minibeasts. In Phonics, we will continue to work on the application of Phase 3 and 4 sounds, as well as learning some of the most frequently used phase 5 sounds. There will be a greater emphasis on writing these.


In Maths, we will continue learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, and work on the application of mathematical knowledge to practical problems.


It has really been a pleasure to teach your children this year and to see the wonderful progress they have made since their first months at school. Although we will be extremely sad to see them go, they are ready to move on to the next stage of their education. We will miss them all very much!


Kindest Regards,

Mrs Unsworth and the Reception team

Ofsted outstanding since 2011 SIAMS outstanding since 2016


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