Reception Newsletter 10th October 2019

10 October 2019Latest News Parent Year R

Dear Parents,

We have had a wonderful week so far and the children have really enjoyed the activities we have had on offer, particularly the beebots (robotic bees for programming) and the leaf art and collaging. Thank you to those of you who collected leaves for us. They ran out very quickly so we had to collect some in the woods on Tuesday afternoon.


This week we have learnt the letters and sounds for r, h, b and tomorrow f. We also introduced the tricky words ‘go’ and ‘the’, as well as revised our previous sounds and tricky words. Next week we will be learning the sounds lssff and ll. This brings us to the end of Phase 2 Phonics, so we will be assessing the children to see which reading books they can start on after half term.


This week in Maths, we will be exploring how we can sort objects into different groups in a variety of ways. We will sort children in the class, as well as objects in a number of ways, as well as begin to spot the odd one out and explain why.

Next week we will be comparing quantities by lining them up in our five frames. The children will be split into teams to make this activity more exciting, and have a competition to grab the most objects in their hands. We will also be using numicon resources to help us with counting and comparing.


This week in Literacy we all had a try at labelling some CVC pictures (with support from adults!) using the sounds we have learnt so far. Next week we will have a similar activity, with different pictures to reinforce the phonemes and graphemes learnt so far.

Local Area Walk and Trip to Park

On Friday the 18th of October, we will be going on a walk to the Jurassic Park (near to Tesco), looking at our local features on the way (e.g. church, fire station, hospital, football club and wetlands). We are still looking for volunteers to help us walk to children there, spend the morning with us and walk them back to school. If you can help for this morning, please speak to your class teacher.

Birthday Sweets Request

We have some children in our classes who are unable to eat the sweets brought in for children’s birthdays due to dietary requirements. We are also a ‘Healthy School’ so are asking that you please do not provide sweets for us to give out on your child’s birthday. Thank you.

Things to try at home

  • Try cooking with your child. This could be a new recipe or an old favourite. Cooking involves lots of fabulous language and understanding of measure.
  • Make some number cards with your child. Start with 0-5, then move on to 10 or even 20 when they are familiar enough. You can play lots of games with number cards, such as ordering, pairs, snap, guess the missing number, higher or lower, etc!

Dates for the Diary

Friday 18th October – Local Walk/Park trip in the morning

Monday 21st – Friday 25th – Half Term

Thursday 7th November – Flu vaccinations

Tuesday 12th November – Individual School Photographs

Wednesday 13th November – Book fair in school

Friday 22nd November – Non pupil day


Have a great weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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