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Welcome to Reception!



Class Teacher- Miss Westwood and Mrs Ibrahim 

Learning support Assistants- Mrs Adams and Miss Farrell 


Summer term learning-

Our theme this half term is 'Long ago and far away' 

We will spend our time reading a range of traditional stories, including The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will write speech bubbles, make Wanted posters and also write our own story maps. 

In Maths we will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills, and will learn about repeated addition and subtraction (early multiplication and division)

We are going to find out which materials make strong houses, and will practise using bricks to make a strong, wolf-proof wall!

We will design and make our own bridges, too. They will need to be big enough for a troll to hide underneath!

Reading at home

We will be giving each child a home reading book. These need to be brought into school every day. Your child will read with a teacher at least once a week. Aside from reading in class, it is in the home school agreement that you read with your child at least 5 times a week, and sign the reading record each time. Please feel free to make a comment about any concerns you have in the record. Reading books will be quarantined for 48 hours when your child has finished with their book. Each child will be given a new book, only if the record has been signed. Initial reading books will be wordless, which enables you to discuss the basics of a book, discussing the characters, how they are feeling and what the story is about. 

Oxford Owl Log Ins - You can access Oxford Owl from home to read a variety of texts with your child. These are a great read if you have read your reading book and the books are engaging! Please see Tapestry for your child's log in details. 


Each half term you will receive a home learning grid of up to 10 activities. Please complete a minimum of 6 and bring into school on the last week of half term for a homework showcase!  


If you can not access Tapestry please give your child’s class teacher your email address to activate your account.



Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Children can bring in ONE healthy snack each day. Children will also be given a piece of fruit and a bagel throughout the course of our day. 

Please provide your child with spare clothes clearly labelled that can stay on their peg in case of any accidents. 


This half term we will be continuing to develop our number fluency skills. Counting forwards and backwards to 10 and looking at one more and one less and trying to do it mentally. We will be continuing to develop our relationships with numbers, using tens frames and the part whole model to look at how numbers can be composed. We will look at reasoning our answers and justifying ourselves using concrete and pictorial evidence. We will also progress our knowledge on shape, looking at properties of both 2D and 3D shapes and how we can manipulate them to make our own pictures. 


We will continue to work on using our phonics knowledge to segment and blend words together, remembering our letter formation. We will begin to Fred in our head and look at how we can hold a sentence using our Fred fingers. We will become super sentence writers, doing our super sentence interventions in small groups, concentrating on letter formation and building up our sentences. 


 We are streamed into smaller groups so we can work at our own pace. Blending and segmenting skills will be practised - you can also do this at home! 

Home Learning

If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Tapestry for your child to complete. This will reciprocate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.