Update for week beginning: 20th January 2020

We have had a wonderful week learning all about India! The children have made Rangoli patterns and diva lamps this week whilst learning all about the Indian festival of Diwali. We were very fortunate to have a visit from Vedika’s mum and dad. They brought in some Indian food for the children to sample which included onion bahjis and pakoras!

Topic Information:

The next country we will learn about is Australia. We are looking forward to teaching the children all about Australian culture.

In Phonics, we will continue to learn new digraphs and will be focussing on ‘ai’ and ‘ee’.

In Maths, we will be counting forwards and backwards from any number within 20 through musical games. We will also be continuing combing.  

General Information:

As Part of our Australia topic, we would like to raise money for the ‘Australian Bushfire Emergency Fund’. We will be holding a cake sale on Friday 31st January outside the front of the school. We would really appreciate donations of cakes both homemade and shop bought so that we can raise as much money for this cause. Please bring the cakes into school on the morning of the event. We will need some parent volunteers to help run the stall so if you can help please let us know.

Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Parsons, Mrs Allery and Mrs Jacobs


Update for week beginning: 13th January 2020

This week the children have started our new topic ‘Zog’s Alien Adventure’. The children found out that Zog had been hiding in our school over Christmas. He will be visiting us again later in the term to find out all about what the children have learnt. Please find a link to our topic overview for Spring 1 at the bottom of this post. It includes information about the parent celebration event on Friday 14th February and details on the home learning project for this term.

Topic Information:

For our topic next week, the children will be learning about India. Vedika’s dad will be coming in to see us on Thursday to tell us all about the culture in India.

In Phonics, the children will be learning the new digraphs ch and ng.

In Maths, the children will continue to look at combining to numbers together in practical and pictorial ways.

General Information:

We will be making drums next week and would really appreciate if you can bring in any yoghurt pots that we can recycle as the drums.

This week Biff and Chip group have brought library books home. Next week Floppy and Kipper groups will have the opportunity to bring a library book home. Your child will keep the library book for two weeks and change the book on their next visit to the library. Library day is a Wednesday. Please make sure the library book is in your child’s bag on their library day as they will not be able to get a new book if the old one is not returned.

This term we are stopping show and tell as the children will now be showing their learning in class at the end of the day. We have Awards Worship on a Friday so if your child has a medal or special achievement, please bring it on this day.

We are in need of parent helpers to support reading. If you are able to offer any time for 30 minutes at the beginning or end of the day, then please let your class teacher know.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Parsons, Mrs Allery and Mrs Jacobs

Reception Topic Overview Spring 1 2020

Rhymes and Actions for teaching phonics in taught order







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