Reception – Term 4, Week 2


  • If your child completes one of the sides of their bookmark, please alert your child’s class teacher.
  • Children need to bring their book bag into school every day. If they do not have it on a Monday, they will not be able to have a new reading book. 
  • We would like you to support your child to hold their pencil correctly when they are using them at home. Children should be using a tripod grip. Click here to see a BBC Bitesize video about how to hold a pencil.
  • Please do not allow your child to play with the resources that are on the Reception patio in the morning. These have been carefully positioned and are there to support your child’s learning during the school day.

World Book Day – Friday 3rd March

Please join us in celebrating World Book Day at Henleaze Infants School on Friday 3rd March. We invite you to dress up as a book character and bring in your favourite book. Please ensure all books brought in are labelled with your child’s name and class.


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The children have really enjoyed learning about cold places, penguins and polar bears this week. They have been writing facts in full sentences in their writing books. We are really impressed with their letter formation and their pencil grips. Please continue to work on this at home too.

Star of the Week 

Daffodil –  Olivia

Daisy – Anna

Buttercup – Mindy

Tapestry – Observation request

The focus this week is Literacy. This week we are celebrating World Book Day. Please send in a picture of your child’s favourite book, asking them to think about why they have chosen that particular book. We will then use this to support our writing. 

You can also send us any moments that you feel are significant in your child’s learning or want to share with your child’s class teachers.

Click the links below to find out how to add observations from different devices. 

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This week’s learning:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We continue our new theme: “Healthy Me” with learning more about how exercise is important to keep our bodies healthy.

Communication and Language

This week, we will continue to read our key text called Emperors Egg. The children will pretend to be the penguins and act out the story. They will also have opportunities to act out helicopter stories.

Word of the week: Investigation

Physical Development

This week, we will be learning and improving jumping and landing with control as we jump in and out of pretend puddles. 


This week we will be revisiting our phase 3 phonics and becoming masters in oo, ar, or and ur. We will be practising writing these digraphs in words and short captions.

Writing: This week we will be writing about our favourite book for World Book Day. 


We will be learning number bonds to 10. The children will explore these and try to remember them so that they can quickly recall them. 

Understanding the World 

We will be exploring, describing and watching ice. We will be linking this how clothing for icy conditions, in the past and now, has changed.

Religion and Worldviews

Continuing our Unit “Why are some times special?” We will be learning about the Hindu festival of Holi

Expressive Arts and Design

This week we will be designing and creating an igloo using a range of materials.

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