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Welcome to Term 5


The teachers in Beech class are Mrs Day (Mon-Tues) and Mrs Newth (Wed-Fri).

The teacher in Oak class is Miss Piercey.

Our Learning Support Assistants are Ms Wingrave and Mrs Easton.

 We are all really excited to welcome you back to an exciting Term 5 in our wonderful Reception classes!



Our topic this term is called: Explore Our Wonderful World! We will be exploring our wonderful planet and visiting some different and exciting countries - finding out about both geographical features, peoples, cultures and animals from around the world and exploring some serious global issues such as saving our seas from plastic!!


We will continue our phonics learning (Phase 3 and 4 phonics) - and work on our knowledge of diagraphs and trigraphs, blending, segmenting and learning to form these correctly as we start to write, and build to writing words and sentences independently, using the sounds they know. The children are doing so well with their phonics learning and we are all so excited to see them progress brilliantly in this area. We really appreciate all the support you can give at home - reading regularly with them, and in practising pencil hold and letter formation. Writing for a purpose at home - such as shopping lists, postcards, cards, letters and having their own notebook, etc are always a great way to encourage the children to write.


We encourage children to use our outdoor provision to support their learning as much as possible in all weathers - and will continue to use our forest school area on a Tuesday afternoon.


Our P.E/outdoor learning days are Mondays and Tuesdays and we would be grateful if you could continue to ensure that your child comes dressed ready for P.E then. There is no need to bring additional clothes as they will remain in their P.E kit for the duration of the day. 


Please feel free to speak to a member of the team at the end of the school day with any questions or alternatively email the school office. 


We are really looking forward to working in partnership with you and having the best possible Term 5 together!


The Reception Team smiley





Dates for the diary:


Monday 25th April

Launch of our World Explorers topic!

Children can come to school dressed as an explorer to launch our new topic. Please feel free to bring along something from another part of the world to help to launch the topic. We will be having a circle time to look at the items and talk about where they come from. :)

Term One Topic Map

Term One Knowledge Organiser

Term 2 Knowledge Organiser

Term 3 Mid-term map

Term 3 Knowledge Organiser

Term 4 - Mission to Mars Mid-term map

Knowledge organiser - Space topic


Common Exception words - Phase 2, group 1

Common Exception words- Phase 3

Reception children need to learn to read and write our Reception common exception words. These are words which can't be 'sounded out' - although there may be a sound clue in the word to help the children remember them.


In school we will do lots of fun activities to help the children learn these - such as word safaris, when the children go around the setting on a word hunt, finding and recording them. You can have the words around your house - going up the stairs or wherever your child can find and spot them. We also play lots of games like 'splat' (splat the word) and bingo - to embed these. They also start to appear in our phonics reading scheme books and need to be pointed out as a common exception word which they need to recognise


We are putting our common exception word bookmarks in bookbags to help with this learning.


Thank you for your support! :)

Little Owls high frequency and sight words

The Numberblocks


Place-value basketball

Number bonds to 10 song