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Term 5


**The children have been planning their 100 days of the year party for Friday 13th April. They have have come up with lots of ideas. They can bring in a named bag of party clothes to school on Friday and they will get changed into them at school before the party**


We hope you had a lovely Easter break and welcome back all of the Reception children to an exciting Summer term.


Our first week starts with a visit from the Explorer Dome and reaching our 100th day of the year! The children will be very excited about this, as they have been carefully counting the days and learning lots about number at the same time. They will be planning for a 100 day party on Friday 13th April. We will also be creating wonderful works of art for the Southbank Arts Trail in May.


Our Topic this term is 'I Wonder Why...' 

This is an opportunity for the children to formulate some exciting questions they would love to find out the answers to and for the class to work out what the best way of investigating and answering them is. The children are fascinated by the world around them and we are looking forward to all the wonderful journeys they will take us on!


We will be looking at lots of fact books as part of this topic and understanding how they are structured and how to get information from them. Our book for group reading is 'Whatever Next'. We will also be blending and segmenting words with adjacent consonants, so that we can read and write words like 'flag' and 'milk'. We will be reading the remembering words said, so, have, like, come, some, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, and what.  We will be applying our reading and writing skills in lots of practical contexts linked to our interests and topics.


In maths we will start the term by looking at subtraction and halving, before moving on to look at space, shape and measure. We will be exploring and investigating 3D shapes, capacity and measuring with non-standard and standard measures. We will also be looking at time and money.


The children might be talking to you about the group work we are beginning to do during some mornings. This is part of the transition to Year 1 and the children have really enjoyed it and made a great start, we're really impressed with them!


PE times...


Bumblebee class will now have PE on a Tuesday morning.


Times for the other classes remain the same:


Butterflies - Wednesday PM

Caterpillars - Friday AM

Ladybirds - Friday PM


Some of our PE will be outside this term, so it would be great if the children could have warm PE clothes (e.g. tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a sweatshirt) in their PE bags. Hopefully they will be needing sun hats too soon...


As usual, if you have any questions, please do ask a member of the Reception team.




Term 5 Newsletter

October Information Afternoon

New Reception Parents Powerpoint

Thank you to all of the Parents/carers who came to the New Parents Information Evening for our September 2017 intake on June 21st. We loved meeting all of you. If you were unable to make it or wanted to remind yourself of any of the details you can take a look at the presentation above. We look forward to seeing you all soon. 

Reception Staff


EYFS Lead: Mrs Cath Sands


Ladybird Class:  Mr Riley  (Class teacher)

                           Mrs Poynter 


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

                           Miss Ward.


Caterpillar Class: Mrs Sowden (Class teacher)

                             Mrs Douglas 


Bumblebee Class: Miss Tedstone (Class teacher)

                               Mrs Forsythe


Other staff who help us:  Sidra Khan (Sports Stars Coach)






Reading and Writing Presentation

Links to support you with your child's learning at home.

Celebration Star