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Welcome to Reception (FS2)


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Autumn Term Two


This term we will be focussing on Traditional Tales, reading many of these well loved stories. We will have a focus on the story 'The Little Red Hen' which most of our Literacy work will be based from. We will continue with our daily phonics lessons to encourage letter recognition and formation as well as daily reading. We will be learning about the properties of 3D shapes as well as looking at positional language in Maths as well as continuing our counting and number recognition.


It is of course the term of Christmas so we will have fun dressing up as the many Christmas Nativity characters and learning our lines and songs for our Nativity Performance called Wriggly Nativity. We will start practising these songs very soon so please expect us to be singing Christmas songs when it is only November! We will also be making a little trip to visit Mary, Jesus and Joseph in the stable with our Year 6 buddies when we 'Follow the Star'. Details will go out closer to the time.


Reading books have started going home now, so please can these be brought in everyday as we will practise them in school. They will get changed on a Monday then again on a Friday. It is natural that you will have the same book for a few days in order to point out the punctuation (full stops, exclamtion marks and question marks) the expression and inntonation (how the words are said) the rate (not too fast, and not too slow) the stress (emphasis on certain words) and pausing (often for dramatic effect). Please do not worry if your child is remembering the words and not actually 'reading' them off the page. Reading is about enjoying and bringing characters to life, so let them do this, even if they aren't even looking at the page. They are 'reading' and enjoying themselves.


Who are we???


Mrs Kabesh - Reception Class Teacher and SENCo

Mrs Powell - Reception Teaching Assistant extrodinaire

Mrs Holmes - Reception Cover Teaching Assistant

Gardener Towner - Reception Gardener

Miss North - Nursery Teacher

Mrs Bevington - Nursery Nurse


Autumn Term One


During this term we are going to be learning all about ourselves, so we will be painting and drawing ourselves, learning to write our names as well as recognising other letters. We will start with our phonics programme, RWInc which we will do every day. As well as this, we will practise counting, singing and exploring our new school environment.


I can't wait to get going, so I hope you feel the same!


PE Lessons


PE will be on a Friday starting the second Friday back. We call this Fitness Friday!


Can all children come to school wearing their PE kits and bring their school uniforms into school to get changed into after the morning session. This will encourage your child to dress themselves with out your help and become an independent explorer!




We will not start sending reading books home immediately with your children as we will do this when we think that they are ready. We would encourage you however, to share books with your children as part of your bedtime routine to encourage their love of reading and expose them to the wonderful language found in children's books.