Reception Newsletter 23rd February

23 February 2017Latest News Parent Year R

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a fantastic week back from half term, with the children busy learning our ‘Supertato’ story. We will be filming this soon – look out for it on our website! We loved dressing up for Seaton World Book Day – thank you for all your effort with the children’s costumes!

Wow Moments

Please keep bringing in your Wow moment slips from home. These are wonderful for your child to share with the class and also help us build up a picture about their learning and experiences at home. If you need some more slips, please just ask!


This week the children learnt the story of ‘Supertato’ using a story map (this is a story broken down into pictures) and actions. They have also been busy engaging in small-world narrative play with their own mini ‘Supertatoes.’ Next week we will be designing our own story maps and writing sentences to go with them.


We will continue Phase 4 phonics which includes recapping all our sounds and using what we know to read and write with more ease. Please keep up the reading at home!


This week we have focused on number bonds to 10. Next week we will be exploring weight and comparing objects to find the heaviest and lightest. We will also use non-standard units, such as cubes, to weight different items.

Parent Involvement Morning

We will hold another Parent Involvement morning. This will be on Friday 31st March. As we are learning about superheroes, we invite parents and carers to join us in dressing up as a superhero (real or made up) along with your child. We will hold a morning of different superhero ‘challenges’, where you can work with your child and as part of a team to complete different, fun activities. We really hope you can join us for the morning, from 9am – 11:30am. We know the children will want you there and that we will have a fantastic time!

Reading Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the Reading Challenge so far. Next week we will be sending home a recording sheet, which will be attached to your child’s reading record book and show the books they can borrow. You can discuss which books your child would like to read. We have a few copies of all of these books at school (this may mean your child will have to wait to borrow these books at times). However, if you have these at home you may like to share them and mark these off. We also encourage you to use the local library to find these books, as well as many other exciting ones.

If your child would like to borrow a reading challenge book, please let us know so that we can scan it out through our library lending system. You could highlight the book your child would like on their reading card, or let us know in person. When you borrow a book please ensure it’s returned within a few days so that other children can access them too. We are very excited about the Reading Challenge and hope to have awarded lots of certificates by the end of the year!


Miss Mabin will be out of class next week, working with Year 6 on their residential trip in Weymouth. Mrs Wood will greet you each morning, so if you have any messages or questions please speak to her. Miss Morfey will be teaching in class throughout the week.

Dates for the diary:

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st March – Reception Parent Evenings (sign-up appointment sheets will be available outside classrooms nearer the time)

Thursday 30th March – Reception & Key Stage 1 Parent Easter Assembly, 9:15 –10:30am

Friday 31st March – Reception Parent Involvement, 9am – 11:30am (Superhero dress up)


Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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