RWI Powerpoint Presentation 01.11.2018

 Reception Newsletter - Autumn Term 2nd half 2018

 Dear families,

 We hope you all had a lovely half term. We are very much looking forward to the half term ahead, working with you and your children as they continue on their school journey. We would like to give say how pleased we are for the way in which they have settled and their wonderful behavior and attitude to learning.

 We hope that this half termly newsletter is useful in keeping you informed on what will be taking place over the next few weeks.

 In our year group this term we will have the following adults; Mrs Clark, Miss Tomkins, Miss Allen, Mrs Craker, Miss Batory, Mr Walker, Mrs Thornton and Miss Edwards are the class teachers. We are lucky to have the support from our teaching assistants across the year group also.


Our focus will be counting irregular arrangements of objects to 10 and recognising and writing the numerals.


In reading, we will be learning letters sounds through RWI and using them to segment and blend words. In writing, we are also focusing on forming letters correctly and writing simple words.


Our focus will be on similarities and differences between objects and exploring different textures and materials.


Our topic is ‘Toys’. We will look at what toys are special to the children, the similarities and differences between old and modern toys, electronic toys that have different functions and materials we can use to make puppets.


Our focus will be on improving confidence with balance and co-ordination.

Children will do indoor PE once a week. Please ensure that children are provided with well fitting PE kits.  Please also make sure that all kit is clearly named.   

The children will need to ensure they have their full P.E. kit: 

black shorts & jogging bottoms, white T shirt, plimsolls or trainers, sweatshirt.

Children should not wear jewellery to school on PE days. In the case of earrings that cannot be taken out (ears pierced within the last 6 weeks), these must be taped over. Long hair should be tied up during the school day. 


Children are expected to read for at least 10 minutes every evening to an adult, and it is vital that this happens regularly. The children will need to record the details of their book and the pages they have read on that day.  It is helpful if parents can comment on their child’s reading in the box provided. Please remind children that their reading books and reading record books should be in school every day, as adults in school will use these to record reading within school.


We ask that you support the children with the Early Bird activities set out on the tables. Once your child is settled please vacate the classrooms as it can get very crowded! Grown ups are asked to leave at 8.50am.

 Please ensure your child has a named water bottle with them every day (extra to their lunch drink). It is important for children to stay hydrated as part of their general wellbeing. As part of promoting a healthy lifestyle only water is allowed in classroom water bottles.

 Reception will be preforming Christmas carols for parents in the main school hall. Please note it will be two adults per child. Ticket forms will be sent out closer to the date.

Honeysuckle/ Buttercup 9.30am - 9.50am on Thursday 13th December.

Bluebell/ Daffodil 9.30am – 9.50am on Friday 14th December.

Things to practice at home

Here are some fun ideas to support your children’s development at home.

  • Changing into PE kits & uniform. Race against a timer. Keep a record of how quickly you can do it!

  • Practicing letter formation and holding a pencil correctly.

  • Sound out words like Fred. Can you guess my word? (e.g f-r-o-g).

 Please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office if you or your child has any worries or concerns. For non-urgent matters, it is usually easier to catch us at the end of the school day rather than at the beginning. 

 We look forward to another super term ahead.

 Yours sincerely

Miss Tomkins, Miss Allen, Mrs Craker, Miss Batory, Mr Walker, Mrs Thornton and Miss Edwards