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Chickerell Primary Academy


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We cannot believe that we have now reached the last week of this half term; we have had so much fun together! Your children have all done so well, but they are ready for a little break now. A reminder that the children will finish school on Thursday, as Friday is a staff training day. Thank you for your support this half term; it is very much appreciated. 


Please see below for an overview of this week's learning. 


Weekly overview:
This week we will be continuing with the rhyming books 'Oi Dog' and 'Oi Frog' by Kes Gray. We will have lots of fun making up our own rhyming strings together and spotting rhyming words in the text. We will be using the sounds that we have already learnt in our phonics lessons to write our own rhyming words. 

This week we will be comparing and representing 1,2 and 3. We will link our learning to 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and turn our role play areas into their cottage. We will go on number hunts around the classroom, make number displays, practise writing numbers and begin subitising (recognising an amount without actually having to count it e.g. the dots on a dice)

This week we are learning the letter sounds c, k and ck, which we call the 'naughty ck's' as they're always a bit cheeky at the end of words. We will continue reading our 'Sound Blending One' books; we hope you have enjoyed reading the 'I Can Blend One' books at home too. 

Thank you for your support with helping your children to write their names. We practise this regularly at school and we are delighted with how well the children are doing! 

Fine motor skills development
We are so impressed with the progress your children are making with their fine motor skills.This means that many of them are now developing an effective pincer grip and are holding their pencils correctly. 


We will be having lots of fun playing with our friends and following our interests and ideas during our continuous provision time. Continuous provision describes all of the different provision areas which are available for your children to use every day e.g. water, sand, creation station etc. Within each of these areas of provision there will be a core range of resources that children can use all of the time, throughout the whole year. We enhance this provision using the children’s ideas and in order to develop their skills.


Your Tapestry observations
Each week you will receive this weekly overview which will be updated with some photos of your children enjoying their week at school. Every other week, you will receive a maths and writing observation. This may include next steps which will help you to support your children at home e.g. To practise writing my name. To practise writing the letter 'd'. To practise recognising number 7. Please add an observation to Tapestry if you would like to share what your child has been doing at home; we love to see their home learning. 


We are here to support you too; please contact us if you have any worries so that we can put your minds at rest.

We are looking forward to another fun-packed week!


The Reception Team

School start and finish times

There is a 'soft' start to the school day, your child can arrive any time between 8.30- 8.50 am. If you are a working parent you might like to bring your child at 8.30 am, if not they can arrive later. 

School finishes for Reception children at 2.45 pm


Any concerns

Please use Tapestry to let us know about any concerns or questions  you might have, however small they might seem; we are always here to support you. If you need to speak to us, then please either catch us at the end of the school day or contact the school office - 783876  - and we will either take your call or ring you back as soon as we are able to.


Meet the Reception Team

Mrs Llewellyn - Deputy Head, Early Years Lead, Class teacher 

Mrs Mitchell - Class Teacher

Mrs Wait - Class Teacher 

Mrs Buckland - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kershaw - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Williams - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rumbold - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pollard - Teaching Assistant

Miss Jolliffe - Teaching Assistant


Find out about your child's learning during the first half of this term


Reception - In the event of any closure related to Covid