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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 Davy also helps with Speech and Language.


This half term our topic will be called

‘Helping Hands’

We will be learning about people who help us at home, in the setting and in the local community. By the end of the topic we will have an understanding of different occupations and have an understanding that buildings are used for a purpose. We will explore what sort of job we might like when we grow older. We will also learn to understand, how we play an important role within our communities and the important roles people around us play too.


Next half term our topic will be

What a Wonderful World!



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


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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!