Reception – Term 6, Week 3

  • Tuesday 18th 9:30-Sports Day (come to the Junior Field via the Reception patio or Golden Hill pathway at 9:20)
  • Thursday 20th-SENDCo coffee and chat 
  • Please alert your child’s class teacher if your child finishes one side of their bookmark so that they can receive their first certificate in assembly. You can find information on our reading incentive by clicking here
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day. We will go outside even when it is cold and raining.
  • 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. Please make sure the reading books come into school each day with your child. 
  • 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.

This week, the children have enjoying writing cards to somebody special. As it has been nice weather, we have been playing outside lots and the children enjoyed dancing to music with the children from Claremont.

The children loved painting minibeasts on pebbles too – thank you for bringing them into school (and the extras too!).

Daisy – Elle and Aria

Buttercup –  Peter and Gabby

This week, our focus is PSED and Communication and Language/Writing. Please talk to your child about what they have enjoyed this year in Reception and what they are looking forward to doing/learning in Year 1. Either record a video of them talking about it or they can write it down and send it in.

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. 

Apple device

Andriod device


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This week in PSHE we will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to begin a discussion on how we change as we get older. We will be looking at pictures of children growing into adults at different stages and we will be sequencing them in order.

Communication and Language 

Book of the week: Are you a snail? By Judy Allan and Tudor Humphries

We will be creating ‘helicopter stories’ based on this book.

We always encourage the children to engage in story times and non-fiction books in these ways:

Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding. 

Ask questions to find out more and to check they understand what is being said. 

Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences. 

Connect one idea or action to another using a range of connectives. 

Describe some events in detail.

Word of the Week: collaborate

Physical Development 

Our PE lessons will be Sports Day this week. In dance we are exploring how to move like different minibeasts. 


This week in Phonics, we will be practising some of the phonemes and graphemes already taught, focusing on those where class assessments have shown gaps in learning.

We will practising reading and writing: ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

We will revisit the common exception words: are, my, her

We will practise blending phonemes to read, and segmenting words to spell them using the phonemes and graphemes we have learned so far.

Writing:  Using our phonics knowledge, we will write our ‘child’s view’ for our school reports, thinking about which ELLI animals we are like in our learning.


This week, we will continue our work on perspective and look at scenes from different positions. We will be working like the ELLI Spider to link this to our previous work on maps (birds eye view). 

Understanding the World 

We will continue observations of our class ladybirds

Religion and Worldviews

This week, teachers will be assessing children’s learning.

Expressive Arts and Design

Music this week with focus on clapping and chanting out different beats and rhythms. 

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