‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Rogers

Mrs Bailey

Summer Term 1


Look How It Grew!


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This half term we are going to be exploring the wonderful world around us, beginning with the stories Jack and the Beanstalk, Jasper's Beanstalk and Ten Seeds. We will also be talking about how we grow and change using stories such as Peepo! and Once There Were Giants.


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The Queen


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As we move towards half term and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations we will learn a little more about our Queen through stories such as 'The Queen's Hat', 'The Queen's Kinickers' and 'Does the Queen Wear Her Crown in Bed?'


Maths Game

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The Early Years Team:

Class Teacher: Mrs Rogers (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday am)

Class Teacher: Mrs Bailey (Thursday pm and Friday)

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Thompson

Welfare Assistants: Mrs Bebbington, Mrs Mackey


Things you can do at home together:

  • Share a story together every day.
  • Play a game, especially one like 'Snakes and Ladders' which involves counting and taking turns.
  • Practice using scissors and cutting out shapes or different lines such as curved or zigzag.
  • Use tweezers to pick up and sort objects such as buttons or raisins.
  • Use old paintbrushes and water in buckets to 'paint' outside on brick walls/drives/patios.
  • Using 'Play-Doh', blue-tack or even a ball of uncooked pastry practice rolling out with a rolling pin, squeezing, stretching or rolling into a ball.
  • Add some music and you've got your own 'Dough Disco!'
  • Visit the queen of ‘Dough Disco’, Shonette Basin Wood https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw


Other Notices:

  • Please, please name EVERYTHING!
  • You need to have a named water bottle in school every day filled with fresh water.
  • All children in Reception are offered free milk and fruit each day. We have this each afternoon in school.
  • If you wish to send in a snack for our morning snack time please ensure it is a healthy snack.
  • Please ask if you have any questions. 
  • Starting school is a daunting prospect for parents as well as children and we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone!


What to bring each day:

  • A waterproof coat.
  • Sunhat and sun cream on warm days.
  • Hat and gloves on cold days.
  • Spare underwear socks/tights etc. (to be kept in a bag on your child's peg)
  • Reading bag with reading diary and key ring inside.
  • Water bottle.
  • A smile!


 Many thanks

Mrs Rogers


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