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Welcome to Reception!


Hello everyone and welcome back to School!


We are so excited to start the new term together. This half-term we will continue to focus on becoming more independent e.g. look after our belongings, putting on our coats, hats, scarves and gloves.


- We are expecting the children to express themselves using longer sentences and adding more detail to their spoken conversations.

- The children should be able to ask and answer questions.

- Begin to problem-solve. 

- Use tools and equipment with increasing control and precision e.g. pencils and scissors.

- Correctly forming their numbers and letter sounds. 


We will also be working on name writing, recognising phase 3 sounds and blending them to read and write words independently. In Maths, we will be working with numbers to 10: to compare and add groups, find number bonds to 10 and measure using length/ height and weight. 


Our Topic this half term is 'Pirates'. We will be exploring what a pirate is, what they look like and what they do. 


We look forward to learning, laughter and lots of fun in our journey together in Reception!  


                                                                                         The teachers are: 


Miss Balli

Mrs Flower

Mrs Bi

Mrs Akhtar



We have started using a new Phonics programme called Little Wandle across the school. 


Listed below are some documents to help you practise Phonics at home with your child. Please use the letter formation rhymes to support the children to form the letter sounds correctly. 

Reading for pleasure


Every Friday the children select a book of their choosing to take home and read for their pleasure. They are allowed to keep these books for one full week and should be returned before the following Friday; in order to receive a new book.  Your child also has a reading record which tells you the name of the book and allows you to add any comments. If your child has not received a new book please speak to their class teacher.  

Collins ebooks


We have started to use Collins ebooks to set reading books which are appropriate to your individual child's reading ability. All children have been provided with their own login username and password to access their account and view the reading books set by their class teachers every Friday. Support your child to read the ebook at home, using their phonic knowledge and ask them questions about the story! 


If you require a copy of your child's login details please contact their Reception class teacher who will be able to provide this. 

Please make sure you read with your child every week. The class teachers can view who has been reading their ebook and will be rewarding the children for this!  


P.E will take place every Friday morning. Children are allowed to wear their P.E kit to school but must ensure that they wear their school jumper. Please remember to remove all jewellery! 


  P.E. kit:

  • Plain top/ t-shirt
  • Shorts or jogging bottoms
  • Pumps or trainers 


Our School uniform: 

  • Black/ grey trousers or skirt
  • White t-shirt/ polo shirt
  • Black shoes
  • Purple school jumper/ cardigan 
  • Plain head scarf
  • Coat, hat, scarf, gloves (cold weather)
  • Sun hat (warm weather)


Please remember to send spare clothes in a bag in case of any accidents (label all clothing items).

Please label coats and lunch bags to avoid any confusion. 

If your child is sent home in school clothing please remember to return these to school once they have been washed.

Thank you!  

Information for children starting Reception in September 2021

Useful Websites for Home Learning

 Here is a great list of websites you can use at home:

Logins (your child has their own login for these websites)

Purple Mash - Cape

Education City

Reading Eggs (EYFS – Year 3)


All Subjects:



BBC Bitesize



Phonics Games 1

Phonics Games 2

Phonics Games 3



Authors reading books

Book Trust

Oxford Owl



Maths Frame

DK Find Out - Maths

Maths Zone

Hit the Button



DK Find Out - Science

Wow Science

How to use Purple Mash and Education City