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Reception 2016


Welcome to our page! Reception is made up of two classes this year, we have R Darling with Miss Green, Mrs Nicholaou and Miss Brown and R Shakespeare with Mr Trehern and Mrs Eve. Check back to see our weekly newsletter! Click on the pictures of Grace Darling and William Shakespeare to see some pictures of what has been happening in your child's class this week!   


         R Darling           R Shakespeare

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                                                                                                                                    Friday 24th March 2017

This week has been all about our mums and we have been thinking about all the different ways in which our mums help us each day. We then made cards for mother’s day as a way of saying thank you. You may have noticed that in our cards we wrote our name and another word that starts with the same letter as our name. Ask your child what word we use to describe words that all start with the same letter. We have been using alliteration throughout this week and have been challenged to say a sentence with as many words starting with a given letter in. Over the weekend you could write your own sentences with alliteration in with your child, how many different letters can you write about? You could use your child’s card as a photo and frame to display at home!


Thank you to all the ladies who were able to come in this afternoon. We wanted to treat you to an afternoon to show how thankful we are for all the things you do for us. There were a number of activities this afternoon including decorating cupcakes, making pictures, painting, reading stories, and even a hair and makeup station for everyone to explore. We hope you enjoyed your time with us!


This week we have continued to focus on time and have been looking at the different ways in which this can be displayed including analogue and digital. We have also been looking at half past and where the hands on a clock will have moved to. Over the weekend you could draw a large clock face on the back of your child’s letter formation whiteboard and ask them to record different o’clock and half past times. Don’t forget to refer to a clock or watch in your house every time you go to do an activity so that your child can practice reading it.


We have new visitors in reception this week that are very small and not very fluffy like the chicks that have now left us. Ask your child what are new visitors are. Over the weekend you could find out some facts about tadpoles to share with the class.


Please see below for a few reminders for next week:


  • Please make sure that your child has a waterproof hooded coat in school. The weather is different each day and without a sensible coat they can’t explore the outside area.

  • You may notice a stamp in your child’s red reading book that shows when they have read with an adult. Please make sure that your child’s reading folder is always in their book bag so that they can be read with.

  • On Wednesday 29th March is Marathon Day. We will be taking part in a number of different sporting activities during the day. We are helping Ms Efreme raise money for her marathon in support of NSPCC. Please send your child into school wearing jogging bottoms, a t-shirt and trainers.

  • On Thursday 30th March we will be going to the church for our Easter service and we will need some helpers to walk with us. If you are able to walk with us to the church then please wait in the reception playground until the children have all been registered.

  • Don’t forget that we finish at 2:10pm next Friday 31st March 2017!

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