Reception – Term 6, Week 7

  • Please check through lost property before the end of the summer term to retrieve any items that belong to you or your child.
  • On Wednesday, you should have received your child’s report. We hope you enjoyed reading it.
  • You should have received the final part of your child’s learning diary via Tapestry, as well as their written school report. Please share this with your child and celebrate the learning they have done this year. 
  • Friday 19th July – Last day of term. Non uniform day
  • 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.

On Thursday 11th July had an assembly to promote the Bristol Libraries Summer Reading Challenge. Click here to find out more about how you can use this to encourage your child to keep reading over the summer.

We have had a really busy week. On Wednesday., Buttercup and Daisy class shared facts that they had learnt about butterflies. We also watched the wonderful Year 2 play on Wednesday morning.

Buttercup –  George

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be continuing to celebrate the successes of this year and reflecting on what we have learnt and enjoyed. 

Communication and Language 

Our book of the week is Aaron Becker’s ‘Journey’

We will be describing events from the book in detail.

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: celebration

Physical Development 

In PE this week we will be continuing with floorwork skills and working on our balance and coordination.


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 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 continue with children who have not yet written the first page in our Year 1 writing books to introduce ourselves to our new teacher.


This week, we will be revising key number facts such as doubles and odd/even numbers. Having a quick recall of these facts will help the children in Year 1. 

Understanding the World 

This week, we will be looking back at the things we have learnt this year. We will be thinking like historians and talking about past events, like when we came to school for the first time!

Religion and Worldviews

A celebration of the learning we have done in answering the question, “How should we live our lives?”

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