Class Teacher - Mrs Williams​
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Willcox and Miss Jones​


​​​Stars of the Week
​​Friday 13th October 2017
         Zavier Steele - for trying new foods at lunchtime
         Heidi Goodier - for excellent writing
​​Diary Dates
Monday 2nd - Book Fair Week (3pm-4pm)
Tuesday 10th - Individual photographs
Friday 13th - Special lunch (Year 5 choice)
Thursday 19th - Harvest Assembly at 9.15am (friends and family welcome)
Friday 20th - New classroom officially opens
                      School closes for half term
Monday 30th - INSET day
Tuesday 31st - Back to school
                        Special Halloween lunch
Tuesday 7th - Reception Parents Meetings (2pm-5pm)
Wednesday 8th - Reception Parents Meetings (2pm-5pm)​​
  • P.E - is on a Thursday. Please ensure children have P.E kits in school on this day and that their names are written in them.
  • Homework - children will take homework home on a Friday which should be returned to school during the next week.
  • Red Book Bags - please make sure that children bring their book bags to school each week so that they can take home a book chosen by themselves and a book that we have chosen for them to share with you.
  • Snack money - 20p per day for 4 year olds (£1 a week) and 40p per day for 5 year olds (£2 a week). Please try to make sure that money is in an envelope or money bag with your child's name on.


In Reception your child will complete their final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. There are three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

and four specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Autumn Term - 1st Half 

​​​​​​This half term our topic is 'Characters'. So far we have looked at the story 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes where the children talked about the different characters and used our story chair during a 'hot-seating' activity to imagine that they were the different characters from the story.

Next we looked at 'Each Peach Pear Plum' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We looked at the characters in this story and focused on a different one each week. We talked about good and bad characters and enjoyed taking part in some more 'hot-seating'. The children helped to create a story map for Each Peach Pear Plum and could use this to retell the story to each other.

We are currently looking at 'The Enormous Turnip' and will be linking this in to our phonics and also looking at keeping healthy. The children will be having a go at changing some of the details in the story to create their own versions.

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Some useful links:


 Below is a short video which will help you and your child with the correct articulation of phonemes:



 This PowerPoint presentation shows children how lowercase letters of the alphabet should be formed in the precursive way:



Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it. This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun!​




​Topmarks website has some great maths games for children. Click below to try some out ...
Click on the picture below to have a go at labelling the different parts of the body: