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Welcome to Reception Class 2017-2018

Together, We Learn and Grow in God's Love

Class Teacher: Mrs K Bates
Early Years Practitioner: Miss L Shepherd
Teaching Assitants: 
Mrs M Sidebottom (Mornings)
Mrs R McKenna (Afternoons)

Welcome to Reception Class! We have great fun at school playing, discovering, exploring and learning together. Please have a look at our photo gallery to see some of the exciting things we do in our wonderful class. 


The Jubilee Year of Mercy 
Reception Class Face of Mercy 

In the Year of Mercy we are thinking about how we can fuflfil the merciful acts, look after others and develop our own spirituality. In the Foundation Stage we have chosen the characters from the movie Home, Tip and Oh, as our Faces of Mercy. They both show each other understanding, patience, forgiveness, friendship and respect. Throughout the Year of Mercy we have a Tree of Mercy. When we see someone doing a merciful act we add a band to the tree. We'll keep you updated with how our Tree of Mercy continues to grow and flourish. 

Important Days and Dates
Reading books and Home Learning Logs returned to school.
New reading books sent home.

Mrs Bellamy in class.
Music with Mrs Shakespeare. 

Assembly with Key Stage 1.
PE with Mr McCune.

Celebration Assembly. 
New reading books brought home.
Home Learning Logs sent home. 
Homework in Reception
Home School Learning Logs
In Reception Class we have home learning logs with an activty that can be completed over the weekend which links to a key theme we have been learning about in school. These activities are designed to link with things your child may already be doing and experiencing. Please ensure you spend some time with your child completing the activity and encouraging them to record in their logs. If you want to share photos of what your child has done please send them to

Reading Books
Reading and sharing books is a great way to develop chidlren's language and their understanding of stories. It also helps them apply their phonics skills and develop their reading ability.

Please read with your child every night for approximately 10 minutes. They will bring new reading books home on a Monday and Friday. Please remember to add comments and sign their reading record.

Don't forget to keep sharing their favourite stories and books and let us know which they are. Encourage your child to also read their favourite story books, not just their school reading book.

High Frequency Words
High Frequency Words are words that occur most frequently in writing. They often have little or no meaning on their own, but they do contribute a great deal to the meaning of a sentence. Some of the high frequency words can be sounded out e.g. 'it' and children can use their phonic knowledge to decode or read them. However, many of the high frequency words cannot be sounded out and we call them 'tricky words'. These just need to be learnt.

We will send home the high frequency words and some game suggestions for you to practice with your child. Being abe to read and write these fluently will really help with their literacy skills.

If you come across any other good games add them to our message board for other parents to try.

Maths Problem
Each week we have a maths problem for the children to talk about, investigate and explore. This helps to develop children's mathemattical reasoning, thinking and explanation skills.

This is a great way for you to know the key mathematical langauge we are learning in school. Please share with us your child's comments about the maths problem by emailing or adding it to our class message board on our website page.
September 2016 Number Fun in the Garden

Busy using the numicon to represent and explore our favourite numbers.

September 2016 Getting to Know Rusty Doodles and Egmont

We are really enjoying the responsibility of looking after our class guinea pigs Rusty Doodles and Egmont. They keep us entertained and give us great cuddles!

Reception Class Message Board

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  • 08-09-2016 - Mrs BatesHello and welcome to our webpage for the class of 2016-2017! We are having great fun getting to know each other and are really looking forward to meeting the rest of our class over the next week!

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