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Welcome to Reception! Our teachers are Mrs Shaikh and Miss Welfare. We are lucky to be helped by Mrs Gornall, Mrs Shakir, Miss Cookson and Mrs Ahmad. Miss Gallagher also helps with Speech and Language.


The children really enjoyed our topic this term ‘Helping Hands’ and learning all about the different types of jobs in our community and how they help us. We had lots of visitors come to see the children, the police, fire-fighters, the pharmacist, the librarian and the animal man. We asked lots of questions and got to try on their uniform.


Next half term our topic will be

called ‘Wonderful World’

We will be finding out about the world around us by looking at the jungle, ocean, space, Arctic and dinosaurs.



Things to do at Home


  • Things that you can do at home to help your child are;
  • Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class by practising the sound of the letter and the correct formation of the letter (Letter cards will be sent home in their book bags).
  • Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
  • Look over key words (sheets sent home) with your child and encourage the recognition of these words in any order.
  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
  • Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.


If you can listen to your child read every night for 10 minutes, this will help build your child’s confidence with reading. This term the children will receive 1 piece of homework on the Friday to be returned to school by the Tuesday. This will be linked to something the child has been learning that week.


Thank You

Summer 1 in Reception!

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Have a look at all the fun Reception had in the second half of the Spring term!

Once Upon a Time

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Under the Sea/ Arts Week

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Have a look at all the great learning from the 2nd half of the Autumn Term!

Home Sweet Home

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Have a look at all the fun things Reception have done in the first Autumn half term!