Reception Newsletter 14th November 2019

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Dear Parents,

We have had an exciting week preparing for our pyjama party and visiting Axe Valley Academy. The children really loved the gymnastics festival and were extremely well behaved. We were really proud of them for representing our school. Hopefully they came home to you all and told you about some of the activities that they had to do.


This week we have introduced the Phase 3 sounds x, y, qu, and sh and the tricky words ‘my’ and ‘he’. Next week, we will be introducing the sounds ch and the two sounds for th, as well as the tricky words ‘she’ and ‘be’.


This week in Maths we have been focusing on ‘1 more than’ and revisited the 5 frames and number lines to secure our understanding. We introduced some of the children to 10 frames too. Next week in Maths, we will be using the same resources but looking at 1 less instead.


This week in Literacy, we had a go at writing party lists for a party. We are all looking forward to celebrating Children in Need fundraising with our pyjama party tomorrow.

Next week in Literacy, we are going to be writing a short sentence to recount our pyjama party. The children will be drawing a picture of our party to go with their sentence.

Non-uniform day

On Thursday 21st November, we will be wearing our own clothes to school in exchange for a chocolate item. The chocolate will be put into our ‘Chocolate tombola’ to raise money at the Christmas Bazaar.

Things to try at home this week

  • Sing some number songs such as ‘Five Little Ducks’ and ‘5 Currant Buns’ to practise 1 less and counting back ahead of next week’s Maths.
  • Practise writing some shopping lists together. Ask your child which sounds they can hear in the words you want to write.

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 12th November – Individual School Photographs

Wednesday 13th November – Gymnastics Festival

Wednesday 13th – Tuesday 19th November – Book fair in school

Friday 15th November – Children in Need (wear pyjamas or onesies to school, £1 donation)

Thursday 21st November – Wear non-uniform for chocolate donation for our tombola

Friday 22nd November – Non pupil day

Friday 29th November – Christmas Bazaar at school from 5:30pm

Thursday 5th December – Parent Involvement morning (details to follow)

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

Tuesday 17th December – Nativity (9:30am and 6pm)

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


Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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