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We hope that you all had a super half term break with your children. The weather was wonderful - Spring is here at last! 


This half term our topic is 'Animals'; after learning about different animals from around the world we will now be focusing on the animals that we find in our own country. We are looking forward to discussing this with the children and asking them for their ideas so that we can plan exciting activities and learning experiences for them based on their suggestions. 


Please have a look at the latest newsletter (see below) to find out more about what will be happening in school over the next half term. One important event is Book Week:


On the week beginning 4th March it is Book week. The whole school will be reading the text 'The Lost Words' which is a poetry book about the wildlife names which are being replaced in the English Dictionary, such as Otter, Bramble, Kingfisher and Heron. On the Thursday of this week -  7th March -  the children are allowed to come to school in fancy dress. The theme is ANIMALS (real or fictional) so they can use their imaginations and come dressed as a unicorn or just come dressed as their favourite animal from a book  e.g. the Cheshire cat or Toto the dog.


If you have any concerns, however small they may seem, please come and talk to us about these during open registration time or after school so that we can address them and put your mind at rest. Working alongside you  means that we can work together to ensure that your children are happy, settled, confident and achieving their full potential. If  you wish to make an appointment at any time then we can happily arrange this.


Please make sure that you check your child's Tapestry online learning journal regularly to find out more about their learning; Tapestry will also inform you of your child's next steps in learning and of how you can help them with these at home. In addition it will provide you with phonics updates and ideas for supporting your child with phonics and reading at home.



The Reception Team


Please scroll down to click on our Parents/Carers guide to the Early Years Curriculum.



Meet the Reception Team

The Reception Team consists of:


Mrs. Llewellyn - Deputy Head Teacher, EYFS Team Leader, Class Teacher


Mrs. Mitchell- Class Teacher


Mrs Wait - Class Teacher


Mrs Galloway - Class Teacher


Mrs. Buckland - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Lamming - Intervention Teaching Assistant


Mrs Weeden - Teaching Assistant












Autumn term Reception fun

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Newsletters - find out about the fun we will be having through learning this half term