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Welcome to Reception!

Dear Parents,


The Reception staff team, Mrs Unsworth, Mrs Smith, Mrs Dolan and Mrs Cozadinos, would like to welcome you and your children to Reception at Great Kimble School.

We hope you all had a lovely summer and hope the children are as excited about the new term as we are!


Children in Reception continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is organized into seven equal areas of learning:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Communication, and Language
  3. Physical Development
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding of the World
  7. Creative Development


Throughout the year the children work towards the Early Learning Goals, which set out the expectations which most children will achieve by the end of Reception. Your child will experience a range of activities, both indoors and out, to ensure they progress towards the Early Learning goals.


Our topic this half term will be ‘Who am I?’, which will allow us all to find out about each other, and get to know each other, as well as learning a little about our bodies, particularly our senses. We will also be finding out about Harvest, and its importance as a Christian festival.


In English this half term we will focus mainly on phonics, with children learning to apply phase 2 sounds in reading and writing, as well as practising correct letter formation.


In maths our main focus will be on accurate counting and number recognition.

PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and Smokey Row is on a Thursday. Please could you make sure that children have the appropriate clothing (warm coat) and footwear (wellies) in school on these days, and that all items are named!


Please do not hesitate to come to any member of the Reception team with any questions or queries you may have as we will be happy to help. We are in the playground before school and dismiss the children at the end of the day so please feel free to catch us then or alternatively contact the school office to make an appointment to come and see us if it is something that needs a bit more time.


We hope that you and your child will soon feel part of the Kimble ‘family’.

Best wishes,

The Reception team

Ofsted outstanding since 2011 SIAMS outstanding since 2016


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Great Kimble Church of England School - 2018 OPEN MORNINGS ON WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER & WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER, 9.30 AM - 12.00 NOON