Our Teachers:

Miss Findlay

Miss Carter


Our Learning Support Assistants:

Miss Wright

Ms Staddon

Mrs Dawes

Miss Stone


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What fantastic learning we have been doing in Reception. We are enjoying the changes in nature Spring has brought and are hoping to get out in the wooded area very soon as we start our new story ‘The Bog Baby’. We have been painting daffodils and monitoring our beans we are growing, when reading our book the Gigantic Turnip. We have been busy in the greengrocers and garden centre, weighing and buying fruit and vegetables and talking about healthy eating in our P.S.H.E. lessons. The weather has been very changeable so please bring clothing appropriate for the weather. Our book the Gigantic Turnip has helped us to think about forces as we look forward to Science week in week 3. We will be discussing materials, making, testing and evaluating contraptions to keep Eggbert the egg safe on his journey to Earth. We have been practising our key words and doing lots of reading at school, thank you for your continued support with reading at home. 

These are our key words. They are high frequency words that we need to know on sight to help with our reading. We practise these every day and also practise writing them too! We need to know how to read and write all 100 by the end of Reception.

Key Words



Here is a video with tips on how to help with reading at home. This was shown as part of our reading and phonics workshop.


Here is a handy sheet on letter formation, you should have received one for you and your child to take home. These are the sayings we might use to help us remember how to write our letters.

Letter Formation

Here is a link to the website we use a lot in our Fun Phonics lessons, lots of the games are free and help with our reading and spelling.


Phonics Play


We also use and to help with our learning.


We’ve taught the children the letter sounds using Jolly Phonics – here is a link to the songs

Jolly Phonics


And here is a link to an example of one of the stories:

Phonics Story


Correct pronunciation:

Here is a link to show how we pronounce the sounds – it really affects how the children apply them!



Number Formation:

Here are some handy rhymes for helping your children remember how to form numbers correctly.

0   1   2   3   45  6   7   8   9



Ways you can help at home:

Count objects and spot numbers when out and about.

Practise writing in sand, mud, using chalks and on paper.

Read every day with your child, practise spotting sounds and key words at the shops and in newspapers and magazines.

Talk about changes in seasons and the world around us, the children make some lovely comments in class!

Practise sounds and key words in sound and key words books.