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Welcome to the Summer Term

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful Easter holiday and have managed to spend some time making memories with your families. I have contacted you all through 'teams' today to discuss your home learning for this week and have also attached the home learning pack and any relevant resources below. Have fun working you way through the activities and above all stay safe, well and happy. As always, if you have any questions, please message on one of the Reception team.

Mrs Darby, Mrs Price and Mrs Partridge xxx

Easter Holiday

I would like to wish you all a lovely Easter holiday. I hope that you are able to have a relaxing and fun time at home with your family during this uncertain time. As you are aware, there is no set school work to complete over the Easter holiday however I have attached some documents below with a range of fun activities you can complete, should you wish. I hope this message finds you all safe and well. 

Mrs Darby, Mrs Partridge and Mrs Price 

Below is a step by step guide to logging on RM Unify for those having trouble (This can also be found in your packs)

Welcome back!


Welcome back after your half term holiday! We hope that you have had a lovely week off and have managed to do some exciting things with your family, despite the wet weather.  


During the next half term we will continue to learn and consolidate all the phase 3 sounds. During our daily phonics sessions we will be using these sounds to blend to read words and sentences and will be using these sounds to spell words too.   Phase 3 information is available below and details of the sounds we are covering each week can be found on the weekly newsletters.  At the end of each week, we will be sending home some words or sentences containing the sounds we have been working on so that you can continue to practise these at home.  If you would like any further advice about how to support your child with early reading, please speak to one of the team.


During our maths lessons, we will begin to calculate doubles and halves of numbers to 10. We will also focus on subtraction and will use practical resources to answer simple 'take away' sums.


We have lots of fun things to look forward to this half term. We will begin the term by learning all about pancake day and will of course be making and eating pancakes! Our literacy focus will be 'traditional tales' and we will be looking in detail at the story of the Gingerbread Man - more cooking will be involved here also!!

Reception will be leading worship on Friday 20th March where we will be saying thank you for our families, especially our Mums. The children will all be involved in the worship and we hope that lots of you will be able to join us. As we approach the end of the term, we will be learning all about Easter and will be holding our traditional 'Easter Bonnet Parade!'.


Look out for our weekly newsletters. These will give you lots of information about what we will be learning each week in more detail and about any upcoming events. These will be sent out each week via Parent Mail or can be found below.


If you have any questions, please come in and speak to one of the Reception Team and we will do our very best to help.



 Mrs Darby, Mrs Price and Mrs Partridge


What to expect in Reception

In our class we have phonics and number sessions every day. We also complete speaking and listening activities and 'talk for writing' activities most days. We follow 'Letters and Sounds' for our phonics and also enhance this with Jolly Phonics.


When children first start school we share books without any words while they learn how to to blend letters to form words. Once they have mastered this they will have a reading book with short sentences and a bag of high frequency words to learn. We have several different reading schemes we use in school to offer a broad and varied experience of books. We have Oxford reading Tree Floppy Phonics, Oxford reading Tree Decode and Develop and Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies and Snapdragons. The three schemes allow phonics skills and key word skills to be developed.


Throughout the day, the children get regular times to explore their own interests through play and many of our teacher directed activities have a play based approach.


We fully understand that children are unique and all develop at their own rates. Activities in the classroom are differentiated to meet the variety of needs.





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