Reception Newsletter 2nd March

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a wonderful week, with the children all very excited to begin our Reading Challenge. Many of the children were able to pick their favourite book and take this home – please remember to share these books with your children and sign off on the special sheet (found in the back of reading record books). We would like to ask that all Reading Challenge books are returned to school each Friday so that we can lend out new books. Thank you for your support – we are all aiming for gold certificates! Please do come and speak to us if you are unsure of anything.

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 have been very busy creating their own ‘Supertato’ story maps and writing sentences to go with them. We have been so impressed with the fantastic story language the children have been using! Next week we will be helping a super hero in trouble! The children will be engaging in lots of imaginative role play to act out different scenarios to help ‘Super Stan’ our hero. They will also begin to write some comic book style captions.


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 been exploring weight and comparing objects to find the heaviest and lightest. We have also used non-standard units, such as cubes, to weigh different items. Next week we will be focusing on 3D shapes, with an emphasis on cubes, cuboids and spheres. The children will go on a shape hunt around school and they will also try and describe these new shapes using mathematical vocabulary.

Parent Involvement Morning

We will hold another Parent Involvement morning later this term. 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 – A Reminder

Thank you for your interest and support already regarding the Reading Challenge. Last week we sent home a recording sheet, attached to your child’s reading record book, which shows 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. We are very excited about the Reading Challenge and hope to have awarded lots of certificates by the end of the year! We ask that Reading Challenge books are returned each Friday so that we can lend out new books.

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 relaxing weekend!

Mrs Burkill

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