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 Spring Term

We are very proud of how hard the children worked last term, and are looking forward to exploring a wide variety of new topics with them this term. Please continue to share your child's learning at home with us via tapestry. We will continue to work with the children focusing on writing and reading words and sentences, counting forwards and backwards to 20, recognising 2D and 3D shapes, as well as exploring the world around us. 

This term our parents meetings will be held week commencing the 2nd March, and we look forward to sharing your child's progress with you. 

We are really proud of how well the children have adapted to entering the classroom independently and as we move through the term we will support the children to slowly build up to doing this more regularly. 


 Key Information 

Our Reception classes are taught my Mrs Hamilton and Miss Lohman, supported by Mrs Page, Mrs Kirk, Mrs Kambanis, Mrs Coleman and Mrs Bramley. 


Weekly guided reading groups take place where the children share books as a group, explore different sounds and learn sight words. Make sure that you check your child's reading folder each week to see which exciting book they have bought home to share with you. In their folder each child will have a reading record which will tell you what your child has been focusing on in that week. We would love you to write in their reading records your child's reading progress at home and any books that you share together. This could be their guided reading book, or a book from home. We have also attached a list of useful books that you could read with your child if you wish. It is important that the children are exposed to a wide range of different reading material, from story books and magazines to street signs and labels.


PE Lessons will take place on a Wednesday morning. Please ensure that your child has a fully named PE kit in school, and that it remains in school for the full term. Please make sure long hair is tied back on this day and all earrings are removed. To support the children with changing, please encourage independence at home, including turning their uniform back to the correct way round.


Forest School will take place on a fortnightly basis on a Thursday. We will be learning about being safe and exploring our forest school area. The children will participate in a wide range of natural activities to help them to explore the world around them. We will visit Forest School in all types of weather so please make sure that your child comes to school with appropriate outdoor outerwear. The children will be provided with all in one waterproof suits, however, coats will still need to be worn underneath in cold weather. Please ensure your child has a pair of named wellies that remain in school every day, as these will also be used on wet days in the outdoor area. 


Cooking will take place on a weekly basis. The children will be in our kitchen area creating lots of exciting dishes to enjoy. So that we can continue to cook, please remember to make a contribution towards the cost of the ingredients. Please make sure that we are aware of any allergies that your child may have, to ensure that all children can participate.


Please send you child to school with a named water bottle and book bag everyday to ensure that we can keep their letters and treasured work safe. 


Home Learning

Reading Books: The children will bring their reading book home with them to share with you. Please enjoy this and encourage them to pick out sounds or read words together with you. Please ensure that their reading folder remains in their book bag everyday at school. 

Sight Words: The children will bring home a reading folder, which contains their sight word books. This will introduce the 100 most frequent words. Please introduce this to the children and work on noticing and reading them. 

Sounds: Please continue to work on sounding out the letters of the alphabet. These are in the middle of the children's reading records. 

Maths: Please count forwards and backwards with your children around the house when you are out and about. Have a look to see what shapes you can recognise and what numbers you can see. 


Useful Websites


Tapestry is our online journal where staff create observations of your child's learning whilst at school. You can access these through the tapestry website or app. Please also add observations regularly of what your child gets up to at home. This could be them reading, trips out, number skills or anything your child wants to share with us! If you have problems accessing tapestry, please talk to your child's class teacher.



Class Dojo is our school reward system. Parents can access this from home to see what positive rewards your child has got each week! If you have any problems accessing class dojo, please talk to your child's class teacher. 

Contact Us

If you have any queries or questions, please feel to speak to us at the beginning or end of each day. If you would like to arrange a meeting with your child's class teacher please feel free to contact Mrs Hamilton or Miss Lohman and we will do our best to arrange this as quickly as possible.