Reception – Term 4, Week 3


  • 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.


We have been so impressed with the children’s recall of number bonds to 10 (e.g. 5+5, 4+6, 1+9). They have learned and remembered them this week. The children loved learning about the Hindu festival of colour, Holi, and enjoyed splattering paint on the patio!

Tapestry – Observation request

The focus this week is Maths. We would like you to go on a 3D shape hunt either in your house or out and about. Please send us some photos of the 3D shapes you find in the environment. 

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

This week, we are learning about healthy eating and which foods are good for us and not so good for us.

Communication and Language

This will be our last week learning about cold places and using The Emperors Egg as our key text.

Word of the week: Fiction 

Physical Development

This week, we will be learning how to make star, tuck and straight shapes on the large apparatus. 


This week we will be revisiting our phase 3 phonics and becoming masters in ow, oi, ear and air. We will be practising writing these digraphs in words and short captions.

Writing: This week we will be writing and designing Mother’s Day Cards. 


We will be learning about 3D shapes. The children will use mathematical language (e.g. edge, vertices, face) to describe them. We will be focusing on spheres, cubes, pyramids, cuboids, cylinders and cones. 

Understanding the World 

We will be looking at the lives of Polar Explorers – Roald Amundsen, Ann Daniles, Misba Khan. 

Religion and Worldviews

This week, we are learning about the Jewish festival of Passover and its connection with the Last Supper.

Expressive Arts and Design

This week we will be continuing our music lessons on ‘Handa’s Surprise’ learning how to maintain a pulse within a group performance.

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