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A message from The Reception Team - January 2022

Happy New Year to you all!

We hope that all of the children have had a lovely Christmas break and have enjoyed making memories with their families. We are looking forward to hearing all about it on Wednesday. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge 'well done' to all of the children in our Reception class. We had a fantastic first term together and we are very proud of each and every one of you. 


Our daily routine

During the Spring term we will continue to offer lots of opportunities for indoor and outdoor play and exploration, alongside whole class carpet sessions. The children will have daily phonics sessions, maths sessions and handwriting sessions (details of the skills we are working on each week can be found on our weekly class newsletter).


Spring 1 topic work

We will begin this half term by again focusing on the world around us and the changes that can be seen during Winter time. 

To reflect our love of reading and stories in class, our topic theme for this half term is 'Can you tell me a story?' In addition to our daily story time sessions and regular reading in class, we will be concentrating on a new favourite story each week,  starting with some of Mrs Darby's favourite stories 'The little red hen', 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'The 3 little pigs'. 

During this topic the children will be ...

. retelling the stories in different ways

. following a recipe to bake bread and make gingerbread men

. investigating materials

. making maps of the local area .... and much, much more!

The children will be encouraged to think of their own favourite stories to guide our curriculum and learning towards the end of the term so get your thinking caps on about which stories you would like us to read!


During our R.E. sessions this half term we will be reflecting on the question ... What places are special and why?' and will be visiting St Peter's Church to look more closely at the special objects inside. 


 If you have any questions or worries, please speak to one of the team and we will do our best to help. Take care every one.


Mrs Darby, Mrs Price and Mrs Raxton




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