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Welcome to Reception!


Our Team


Miss Simpson     Mrs Qureshi     Mrs Thomas          Miss Fairburn     Mrs Jones     Miss Allen



Mrs Molloy (DHT) is our Early Years Lead. We also work with Mr Wright, Miss Middleton, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Thompson during our Enrichment sessions. 



This half term we will be exploring the topics

 All about me and Autumn


Welcome to our first term in Reception. We are celebrating similarities and differences in our class. We are enjoying learning about each other and making new friends. 


We are beginning to look at seasonal changes happening around us.


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Weekly Newsletters

Autumn Term 1

WOW Vouchers


We are really interested in hearing anything that you and/or your child think is an achievement outside of school- things that make you smile with pride. Please print off vouchers from the link below and send them into us at school, so that this moment can be celebrated in class!

Thank you for the WOW vouchers that we have received so far! It is wonderful to share the amazing achievements of your children at home and the children love sharing them with their peers.

Chilli Challenge


Please find this half term's Chilli Challenge homework via 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 so we can look at all the fabulous things you have been doing and celebrate them together in class, before displaying them on our Chilli Challenge board in the Shared Area. 

Writing and Reading Skills


Early Writing Skills

Please encourage your child to mark make using pens, pencils, paintbrushes etc. Talk with your child about what they have 'written'. Part of the writing process is children ascribing meaning to marks and children gaining confidence with pencil control. 

Below is an example of mark making. 






The children will be bringing home their very first reading book. These books do not contain any words. Books without words are really useful as they encourage the child to tell the story themselves from the illustrations.


Please share stories as often as you can at home.


Maths Skills


Please continue to promote counting at home. In class we are learning about a special number. We look at different representations of the number and become familiar with what that number means. We are working on 1:1 correspondence (1 object/ image for each number) using our finger to point to each object.


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! We try to go outside and use our outdoor classroom in all weather- so wellies, hats, gloves and scarves (as well as coats) are vital in the winter months.



RE Learning


Our question this half term is: What does the Bible mean to us?


We will discuss this in our weekly Reflection Time and in our RE lessons.


Other Useful Information

Fun Learning Games and Useful Websites