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Christmas is upon us


Christmas Party day 15th December. 

Tis' the season to be jolly!

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Our first days September 2017


Our first few weeks in Reception were so much fun! Take a look at all the fun we've had. 

Our new topic this half term is Bears 

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Pyjama Drama

Monday Lunchtimes 


Pyjama Drama delivers drama and play classes to all the children. Play is an essential part of childhood. It develops skills that stay with us for life, and here at Pyjama Drama we're experts in play!

Our classes develop communication and language skills, concentration, social and motor skills (and more!), all whilst igniting the imagination! Children are led through magical adventures which allow them to learn about the world in which they live, develop essential life skills, make friends and have fun.

Pydrama drama came to visit

Drago the dragon

We were so excited when we received a letter from Drago the dragon. He needed our help!

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Drago's Disco

Phonics Stay and Play

This half term we decided to host a stay and play that focused on Phonics.This session looked at some of the activities we talked about during our phonics workshop for parents. The children have been working really hard on their phonics skills, and there has been a huge focus on writing or copying sentences. The children are happy and settled within their phonics groups, and enjoy playing lots of games to help with their learning. Again, a big thank you for everyone who came along!

Outdoor Learning

Learning in the outdoors is really important for Reception as it helps us to work on our gross motor skills, which leads to better writing! In Reception we try and go outside in all weather so wellies and coats are always a good idea in the winter. Here are some pictures of us exploring the outdoor provision. 

International Week

Reception chose to learn about Florida as over 5,000 bears live there. Thanks to everyone who came to the cultural evening, it really did help celebrate the week's events!

Our visit to St Matthew's Church

Each day, every child in Reception has an opportunity to develop their writing skills. 


We thought it would be useful for you to see some examples of writing that are used throughout the country to demonstrate the required standard. We will assess the children’s ability in reaching the Early Learning Goal (2), exceeding (3), or not achieving (1). We thought these examples will help you to understand the expected levels, and of course to help your child at home. Please come and see us if you would like any advise on how to help.


The Early Learning goal :-


Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways, which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences, which can be read by themselves and others.  Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.


Children who can segment and blend sounds easily, are able to use this knowledge when reading and spelling. Segmenting and blending individual sounds can be difficult at the beginning. Encourage your child to sound out each word and blend those sounds together to say the word. 

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Recognising numbers


By the end of the year, children should be able to recognise numbers 1-20. So look out for numbers everywhere! Look at home, in books, on the telly and even in the outdoor environment. 

WOW Vouchers

We are really interested in hearing anything that your child does at home, which you both think is an achievement and makes you smile. Please print off the voucher from the link below, and send the wow voucher back into school so that this moment can be celebrated in class too. 

Chilli Challenge

Please find this half term's chilli homework challenge from the link below. Remember, we ask for at least 3 activities to be done at your own leisure, but feel free to do as many as you like! These can be sent back into school when you have finished them, where we can look at all the fab things you have been doing. 

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