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Welcome back to Term 6


The Reception team are Miss Durham, Mrs Newth, Mrs Easton and Mrs Speight, and we are all really happy to welcome you back to Term 6.


Our exciting topic this term is called: 'Mad About Minibeasts!' We will be using the text 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler as a focus for our learning, as well as lots of outside bug hunts and exploring non-fiction books to find out all about the mini-beasts around us!


We will also be focussing on our phonics and maths learning, and continuing with our exciting journey to becoming readers, writers and mathematicians, as well as artists and makers and explorers of our local area and the natural world around us. We will really work hard this term on our reading and writing skills - in preparation for moving up to Year One later this year. We'll keep practising our physical skills too and stay as active as we can.



We will obviously  continue to use our outside area as much as possible in all weathers, and focussing on all areas of our Early Years curriculum. 


Book change:

Beech Class will change reading books on Mondays and Fridays and

Oak Class will change reading books on Mondays and Thursdays this term.



Please feel free to email us with any questions at the following email address:

We will get back to you as soon as we possibly can outside the times when the children are in class.

We are really looking forward to working in partnership with you and having the best possible Term 6 together!



Phonics News

We have been continuing to focus on Phase 3 phonics in Term 4. This has involved learning lots of our Reception digraphs and trigraphs, as well as our Reception sight words - and learning to read and write words and text containing these. Now in Term 6, we will continue to revise the sounds we've learned so far, and practising reading and writing using these. We will continue doing lots of reading and writing revision. 


In our writing, we continue to place a strong emphasis on forming each letter correctly from the very beginning.smiley 


With very best wishes for a happy and healthy rest of the year and we look forward to spending lots of time out in the sunshine.


The Reception Team







'Tapestry' is our online observation platform, and we will be uploading photos and observations which allows us to share your children's learning and play while they are at school. This will be based on all seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.


We would encourage you to upload special moments of learning or play from home too, which will add to your child's learning diary, and is essential to get a full picture of their development, especially during this period of home learning. 


Please let us know via email if you have any problems with getting on to the Tapestry website.

Many thanks!

The Reception Team :)



Term One Topic Map

Term One Knowledge Organiser

Term 2 topic map


Term 3 Knowledge Organiser

Term 3 Mid-term map - Supertato and the Reception Superheroes!
Term 4 - Mission to Mars (All about space)

Mission to Mars - mid-term map

Term 4 Knowledge Organiser

Term 5 Mid-term map

Term 5 Knowledge Organiser

Little Owls high frequency and sight words

The Numberblocks


Place-value basketball

Number bonds to 10 song