Welcome to Reception

We are delighted to welcome you to Reception year group web page - this page will develop with more information over the school year. We hope that you will find all the information here that you require, if you have any suggestions we will be pleased to hear from you.

Miss Tomkins - Acting Reception Year Leader

Reception Newsletter – Summer  2nd half term 2019

 Dear families,

We hope you all have a nice break for May half term!  Last half term the children learned all about the ocean and the importance of looking after the environment. The pupil’s enjoyed this topic and produced some outstanding work. All of the teachers have also been very impressed with the quality of some of the homework the children have brought in. The winners of the dojo reading points were Bluebell class and they will receive some squash and biscuits to enjoy in the afternoon as a reward.

The theme of this half term is dinosaurs! Already the children have been writing about what different dinosaurs look like and talking about how they became extinct.


Our focus this half term is: measuring dinosaur footprints and comparing the sizes; the characteristics of 3D shapes; subtraction with two single- digit numbers and counting back to find the answer, halving and sharing sweets and comparing height and weight of children and objects.


Our writing focus will be on writing simple sentences independently which can be read by themselves and others. In reading the children will be focusing on reading simple sentences and demonstrating an understanding by talking to others about what they have read.

Understanding the world

Our focus will be on looking at the similarities and differences of different dinosaurs and things that they may have eaten. We will also be using salt dough to make dinosaur fossils and talking about how the form of the dough changes when we add lots of salt.


Our focus will be on children creating things using their own designs and ideas. They will have a go at creating dinosaur masks.


The focus will be using technology to help us with our work. They need to be able to select and use technology for a particular purpose. This can include: ipads, electronic toys, TV remotes and things like car radios. If your child uses any of these things outside of school please put a tapestry observation on of them using technology.


Mr Palmer will be continuing teaching Reception P.E. The focus this half term is on control and co-ordination, safely negotiating space and knowing the importance of physical exercise.

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.   

Long hair should be tied up during the school day and all piercings should be covered over.


Children have really shown an enthusiasm for reading and are enjoying getting their dojo points! Please make sure they continue to read at home on a regular basis. They bring their home reader back into school once they have read their book twice and can talk about it.


Please see the new homework. This will be in the children’s homework books ready for next week. Children will show/ talk about their homework every Friday.

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle with them every day (extra to their lunch drink). We are still getting a few children with no water bottles on a regular basis.

Please make sure children still come in with a coat every day as the weather may change throughout the day. Lots of children this week had to stay under the shelter when it was drizzling because they had no coat with them. If it easier your child can leave their raincoat on their peg at school to ensure they always have one.

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 half term ahead.

Yours sincerely

Miss Tomkins, Miss Allen, Miss Lee, Miss Moffat,