Reception Newsletter 5th December 2019

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Dear Parents,

Thank you all for coming to our first Parent Involvement session of the year. The children really loved spending some quality time with you in school and showing you what goes on here. We were really pleased with the turnout, and very grateful for your feedback. We will attempt to put some of your suggestions into action this year. A few of you mentioned that you would like to take part in some cooking activities at school. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities for this but you can find some great recipes here.

Nativity Costumes

The deadline for Nativity costumes was Monday 2nd December. We will be having a Nativity practise with costumes on Monday 9th December. Pleas ensure your child’s costume is in by then. Thank you.


This week we have introduced the Phase 3 sounds oa,long/short oo and tomorrow, ar. We also learnt the tricky words ‘all’ and ‘they’. Next week, we will be introducing the sounds or, ur, ow and oi, as well as the tricky words ‘are’ and ‘her’.


Next week in Maths we will continue with lots of short whole class sessions, focusing on number. There will be some Maths worksheets in your child’s bag tomorrow to try out at home.


This week we have been writing Christmas letters about what presents we might like and adding some Christmas wishes too. The children have really enjoyed writing their letters, and we hope to post them soon!

Next week in Literacy we will be looking at Stick Man’s journey and writing about a place he visited.

Things to try at home this week

  • Try out some of the Math’s sheets (in your child’s bag tomorrow)
  • Try making some of the recipes suggested in our first paragraph.

Dates for the Diary

Monday 16th December – Nativity (2pm and 6pm)

Tuesday 17th December – Nativity (2pm and 6pm)

Wednesday 18th December – Christmas dinner and jumper day

Friday 20th December – Finish at 1pm for Christmas holiday


Have a great weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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