Welcome to Reception

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Welcome back to the Spring term.  We hope you had a fun and enjoyable Christmas break after our busy Autumn 2 term.  It was wonderful to see so many of you attending the Nativity Play and hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did.

Our topic for this half term is ‘Journeys’. We have many exciting events to look forward as part of this topic, including a trip to the London Transport Museum.  We have also provided an overview outlining what we will cover each week. Once again, this is a guide as to what we might cover and may change according to the children’s needs and interests.

Finally, just a reminder about when the children have PE.  Please could you ensure that your child’s PE kit and bag has all items clearly named.  For afternoon PE lessons please send children in wearing their school clothes with their PE kit in a bag.  These children will change for their lesson in school and go home wearing their PE kit.  Please also encourage your child to be as independent as possible when dressing and undressing. This is something that we are required to assess the children against during the year as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They should be able to dress and undress without any adult assistance.  The PE days for each class are:        
    RT – Monday pm            
    RC – Tuesday pm                  
    RB – Wednesday pm              
    RKB – Wednesday pm              

We greatly value your ‘Big News from Home’ slips.  These really help us to build a full picture of your child’s interests and progress throughout the year in and out of school.  Please inform your teachers if you require any more Big News Slips.

Once again, thank you all for your continuing support.  

The Reception Team

Download the overview for Spring 1

Download the 'New to Reception' presentation notes

Download the Phonics Parent Workshop