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School reopens to all pupils week beginning Monday 7th September. We look forward to seeing you.

Week 4 - w/b 28th September 2020

Hi reception children and parents,
This week we will be doing lots of learning based on the story Peace at Last. One thing we will talk about is the importance of sleep - something 4 and 5 years need every night for their brains. Adults too!
We are also going to start reading and blending our 8 phonemes into words. It is such an exciting year in reception because we start to read words then later sentences. 
Our 8 phonemes (sounds) that we have been learning for the past 2 weeks are: s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d. Now we are going to make and read words with 3 letters, like mat, pin . 
Parents, just so you know, these are called CVC words because they have a consonant for the first sound, a vowel in the middle, and the last sound we hear is another consonant. "Just so you know" facts are just for you, too much for young children. 
In maths we are looking at all about five; and comparing sizes of objects - using comparison "maths talk", eg. longer, shorter, taller. 
As always at the start of reception we will be focussing on positive learning behaviour and being kind to our classmates - getting along with our peers. Please keep talking at home about this in a positive way. 
Keep safe,
Miss Prentice

        September 2020 – Autumn 1
Welcome to the new school year. We are all very excited about welcoming you to Reception on Monday 7th September 2020. We have been busy making arrangements for the children’s safe return to school and look forward to be seeing you all.


I am your reception teacher Miss Prentice and your Early Years’ Practitioner is Miss Dundon.


Our first topic is called My Favourite Things – a lovely one for everyone to share about their favourite things and important people in their lives. A great getting-to-know-you topic. This is also a chance for the children to learn about their new reception classmates. Friendship and positive relationships are so important in normal times, but even more now after lockdown.



The whole of EYFS will do P.E. lessons Friday mornings 9-10am. For the first term, we ask that your child comes to school on Fridays in their PE kit, including plimsolls/trainers, to better participate in the lessons. They can stay in these more comfortable clothes for the whole day. If you have any questions about this, please see Miss Prentice.


Tapestry – your child’s online learning journal       

We use Tapestry to record your child’s learning over the week and the whole year. We publish to your email each Friday afternoon so you can share and relive these learning highlights with your child. Our parents have told us that it provides a great “chatting moment” with their child and bridges school and home better.

Please log in and start this sharing on Friday week 1!

One parents excellent advice is to “download the free app”.

Any questions about this, please see Miss Prentice or email me at


Welcome again to our fabulous community where we all aim high about our children’s curiosity about learning.

Sonya Prentice

Early Years’ Leader and Reception Teacher





Exercise and dance are important for your physical development...and fun too!


It is important to get some exercise. If you can go outside remember you need to be 2 metres apart from other people at all times.

I love dancing so I'm so happy to see my favourite dancer Oti is bringing out daily kids dances to learn: Click on the image.

     and here is the lion king one:    and the Shrek one: 


Alternatively this is a PE lesson you can do at home.

P.E with Joe | Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Day two of my 9am daily workouts: 

 Five a day will keep you active too - and I look forward to seeing someone beat me at the routine: Click on the photo.

  And this wake up song is fab every morning: