Reception Class News

Welcome Reception Class 2020

Posted on Sunday 06 September 2020 by Mrs Burke

We are really excited to begin welcoming the new Reception  children to school this week.

Please bring your children on the dates and times you have been given to ensure an easy and relaxing transition.

Things to bring:

Water bottle-please fill with water at home



Packed lunch if needed

A set of spare clothes-underwear/trousers/skirt

Please clearly label anything your child brings or wears into school with their name.

To avoid any disappointment or upset please leave all toys at home.This is especially important this year.

We are really looking forward to getting to know you all.




Week 14: 17 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Today is the last day of the school year.

Instead of the usual lessons today, here are some ideas and activities for the holidays.

Try these fun activities.


Why not try yoga…

…or be a scientist.

Check out ‘The Imagination Tree’ for creative activity ideas.

Discover wonderful people and places with Paddington Bear.

Above all, have fun and stay safe.


Week 14: 16 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello, everyone!


Practise saying these phase 3 digraphs

Can you read the sentences and draw a picture to match?


This week we are reflecting on this unusual year and looking forward to Y1.

Think about the new friends you have made.

Can you write a message to your friend?

Email it to us and we can put it on the class news for your friend to read!

Let’s learn about the number 20!

20 is two tens or twenty ones.

Watch Numberblocks 20

Can you fill in the missing numbers?

Extra activity

One of our favourite themes this year has been ‘Dinosaurs’.

Play this game at BBCBitesize

Week 14: 15 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Here are today’s activities.


Watch Geraldine the giraffe learn the phoneme ‘air’.

Words to read:

Can you write a sentence using each word?


This year, lots of you have been learning at home. Think about your favourite home learning moments.  Have you done something new?


Take part in this Numberblocks quiz.

Can you complete these challenges?


Extra activity

Try these activities to keep fit over the holidays.


Week 14: 14 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 13 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!


Recap the phoneme ‘ear with Geraldine the giraffe.

Words to read:

Play sentence substitution.

Swap the words to make different sentences.

How many different sentences can you write?


This week we are thinking about our time in Reception and looking forward to going to Year 1.
Think about your proudest achievement.

Draw a picture of your proudest moment during your Reception year.


Sing this subtraction song

Use objects or ten frames to solve these subtraction problems.


Extra activity

Healthy living – hygiene
Sing this song about how to wash your hands.

You could sing it whilst washing your hands at home.

Discussion: Why do we need to wash our hands?

Watch an experiment on CBeebies?

Why not have a go?
You will need:
• Pepper – these will be the germs
• Bowl of water
• Soap



Hello to our new class

Posted on Monday 13 July 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Hello Reception class and your families – we hope you are all well.

It has been a very strange end to the school year. Usually the children would have visited their new classroom and staff and we would have shared with them what would happen in September as they change year group. This year, sadly, this has not been possible.

Please don’t worry. All the adults in Year 1 are very excited for September, to meet you all in person, and to welcome you to your new class. We will work hard to help you settle and get you back on track with your learning.

Mrs Weekes has recently sent some information about your transition to Year 1 and as we can’t see you all in school at the moment, here are some messages for you from your new teachers.

Mrs Taylor

Mrs Freeman

Mrs Roth

A message from Mrs Bharath…

Hello, Reception class. I am excited to work with you again in Year 1. I hope you are all keeping busy and that you enjoy the summer holidays. See you, raring to go, in September! 

We all hope you and your families have a happy and healthy summer holiday. Stay safe and well. See you in September!

Week 14: 13 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 12 July 2020 by Mrs Burke


This is the last week of our school year.

What a strange year it has been!

This week’s learning will include reflecting on the past year and looking forward to Year 1.


Practise your handwriting.

Try these phonics activities:


As we approach the end of this strange year, I’m sure you’ve got lots of memories.

What have you learnt this year?
Draw a picture and write a sentence. “ I learnt how to…’


Watch Numberblock 19

19 is one ten and nine ones.

Use counters or small objects to make 19.

Can you jump 19 times?

Can you hop 19 times?

Clap 19 times.




Super learning!

Posted on Sunday 12 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Week 13: 10 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 09 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning, everyone.

Don’t forget to send your ‘personal best’ scores to me.

[email protected]

Here are today’s home learning activities.


Tricky word songs

Sing these tricky word songs:
Phase 3
Phase 4


Think about your time in Reception and choose one of the headings below. Draw a picture and write a sentence.


Listen to Oliver’s vegetables

Extra activity

Let’s get active!

Don’t forget to email your child’s ‘personal best’ scores.

Have a great weekend!



Week 13: 09 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 08 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Here are your Thursday home learning activities.


Read the tricky words. Try to say each word in a sentence.
Write a sentence using some of the tricky words.

Words to read:

As we near the end of a very unusual academic year, you or your child might be thinking about Year 1.

Usually at this time of year, to support your child’s transition, we would  ask them to write a letter to their Year 1 teacher. This is a great way for your child to tell their teacher about who they are and start their learning journey with their new teacher.
Can your child write a letter and email it to us? We will then give it to their Year 1 teacher.

Your child might like to write;
-What makes them special
-What they like and don’t like to do/eat
-What their favourite book is
-Who is in their family
Remember to

  • Think of a sentence
  • Say it out loud
  • Count the words
  • Write each word
  • Check it


Watch numberblocks 18

Listen to the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’

You can use ten frames or objects to help you.

Extra activity

Sing a song about vegetables.


Let’s get active!
This week is ‘sports week’ and so we will be suggesting daily sports activities that your child can do at home to keep active. Next week, to follow on from ‘sports week’ we will explore how to live a healthy lifestyle.
‘Personal bests’
Can you do the activities below and improve your ‘personal best’ each day?