Reception Newsletter 7th November 2019

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Dear Parents,

We have had a wonderful week celebrating and recreating the recent local fireworks displays that some of us have watched. We used glue and glitter to create our own wonderful pictures and the children have had lots of fun in the provision with firework themed activities.

Reading Books

Please ensure that your child has their reading books and Guided Reading Record book in school every day. We aim to read with the children as much as possible during the week, but sometimes do not know which day this will be. Don’t forget to write in your child’s reading record book when you have read with your child. We are noticing that some children’s reading record books are not filled in. We ask that you read your child’s school books with them at least 3 times a week. Thank you.

Parents Evenings
Parent evening comment slips will be in your child’s bags tomorrow for you to fill in. Please comment on how you feel your child has settled in, and what is going well. These can be handed back to class teachers. Thank you.


This week we have introduced the Phase 3 sounds w, z, j, v and the tricky words ‘me’ and ‘we’. Next week, we will be introducing the sounds x, y, qu and sh, as well as the tricky words ‘my’ and ‘he’.


This week in Maths we have been comparing objects and showing our understanding of ‘fewer’, ‘more’ and ‘less’ using a variety of resources. Next week we will focus on ‘more than’ and revisit the 5 frames to secure our understanding of 1 more.


This week we have been creating whole class firework pictures and adding labels or sentences to them. They are going to be up on display around our classrooms. Next week in Literacy, we will continue with our ‘Celebration’ theme and be writing party lists for a party. We will celebrate Children in Need fundraising by having a small pyjama party on Friday.

Things to try at home this week

  • Ask your child about the phonics sounds introduced this week. Can you think of any words starting with j, w, z or v? Is there anything in your house with these letters in?
  • Make some number cards with your child (to 5, 10 or 20). Play pairs or snap. You could play ‘Guess My Number’ and give clues such as “It is one more than 4”.

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)

Friday 22nd November – Non pupil day

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 great weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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