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Term 4 Newsletter

The classes have lots of exciting opportunities in store for term 4! This term, each class will be exploring their own themes of interest and fascination - Bumblebees and Caterpillars will begin with being scientists, Butterflies are exploring different countries and Ladybirds want to learn all about animals. We are excited to see where the learning will take them.


We will be looking at books relevant to the topics, as well as exploring the books Everywhere Bear and Little Monkey. The children will continue to learn new digraphs and trigraphs and are becoming brilliant at writing captions and sentences. In maths we will be looking at addition, subtraction, doubling and halving in practical contexts using concrete objects.


We will be having lots of fun dressing up for World Book Day and celebrating our love of books on Thursday 7th March. Children can come to school on this day dressed as their favourite character from a book. Please do read the Term 4 newsletter above - it contains lots of important information and dates for your diary.  


PE for Reception...


Butterflies - Wednesday pm

Bumblebees - Thursday am

Caterpillars - Thursday am

Ladybirds - Friday am


The children will need their PE kit in a bag on the day of their lesson and staff will support them to get changed into their kit, encouraging independence and confidence with undressing and dressing. Children will remain in their PE kit for the rest of the day and return home with their school uniform in their PE bag at home time. As ever, it's very important to label everything with your child's name to make this time run as smoothly as possible for them.


Coach Sid will encourage a range of physical skills and experiences during these sessions. Physical development is one of the prime areas of learning for children in Reception and along with their PE sessions, carefully planned activities and resources both inside and outside are in place throughout the week.These provocations and activities take into account the children's interests and fascinations and work from where the children are to develop these vital skills and, very importantly, to encourage an enjoyment of physical activity. Children also explore the importance of exercise and a balanced diet in keeping them healthy.





Reception October Information Afternoon Powerpoint

Reception Staff


EYFS Lead: Mrs Cath Sands


Ladybird Class:  Mr Riley  (Class teacher)

                         Mrs Douglas


Butterfly Class: Mrs Gilbert (M,T,W) and Mrs Houghton (W, Th, F) (Class teachers)

                           Miss Ward.


Caterpillar Class: Mrs Sowden (Class teacher)

                             Mrs Forsythe


Bumblebee Class: Miss Carter (Class teacher)

                               Mrs Poynter


Other staff who help us:  Sidra Khan (PE)








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