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PowerPoint of information for Reception Parents

Welcome to Reception!


Welcome to our Reception Class! 

The staff in Reception are as follows:


Mrs Frodsham - Class Teacher  

Mrs Silcock - Class Teaching Assistant


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.


Our day begins at 8.55 am, with the door opening at 8.40 and our doors open for home-time at 3.00 pm. 


The children will be given book bags which they should bring into school every day. We aim to hear the children read twice a week and change their book at least once a week, if it is felt that they are ready to progress. We value support from parents and strongly encourage you to read with your child at home every day.

Your child will also have a word card. On it there are green words for them to sound out and red words which they cannot sound out and have to be able to just recognise, e.g. I. Please encourage your child to become more familiar with these words by reading them with them alongside their reading book. 

The children will also have Phonics homework. This will include the letter sounds we have been learning that week and how to write them with the correct formation. 


P.E is on Wednesday mornings. The children need to come to school in their kit - navy tracksuit bottoms, their PE t-shirt, school jumper or cardigan and black, navy or white trainers. They can leave a bag with shorts and pumps in on their pegs. We encourage independence in Reception so please help your child by allowing them to attempt dressing and undressing themselves at home wherever possible. 

Please ensure all of their uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled with their name. Uniforms can get muddled while the children are getting ready for P.E and it saves a lot of time when we are returning items to their rightful owner!


Each day the children are provided with fruit and milk/water. We also ask for a voluntary contribution, each half term, to provide an additional snack. As well as providing a healthy snack for the class, we use this money to purchase additional resources for baking activities and ingredients for play dough etc. The cost is £1 per week and the total amount depends on the number of weeks in the half term (e.g 7 weeks = £7.00)


At the end of Reception year we assess children against their Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Below is a poster showing you the expectation at the end of Foundation Stage for your child. Please take time to look at these and see how you might be able to support your child at home.


Thank you for your support


The Reception Team 



Our Reception Classroom and Outdoor Area

This will provide an overview of learning for this half term.

The children have settled well into Reception. They have been getting to know the areas and rules and routines, making friendships, learning new skills and having fun! 


We have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We are having lots of fun putting actions to the story; acting out the story in the home corner, small world and outside. We have also been talking about our families and how they are special to us. 

Looking for the 3 Bears and having porridge in their cottage

Our visit to the Post Office to post our letters to the 3 Bears

Letter formation powerpoint