Class Bear Forms

Please be informed that when completing the form for your child’s class bear you are thereby giving your consent for this information to be shared with other parents in your child’s class and for others to read it within the class folder.

If you are unhappy with this information being shared, please make your child’s class teacher aware, to ensure that your form is not on display during Parent’s Evening events.

Next week’s learning

In phonics we will learn new phase 2 sounds. We will practice segmenting and blending words containing the sounds o, c, k, ck. 

In maths we will focus on 2D shapes. We will practise naming and describing a circle, triangle, square and rectangle. We will also have a go at sorting shapes and finding shapes in the outdoor environment.

In topic, we will read the spooky story ‘Funny Bones’, by Allan and Janet Ahlberg. We will discuss the genre of the story and then have a go at telling our own spooky story.  We will then name and label the different parts of the body. We will also explore some of the features of non-fiction books. We will read a range of Autumn themed books and talk about the changes that occur during this season.

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This week’s learning

This week we continued with phase 2 phonics. We learnt the sounds i, n, m, d, g. We played a range of games to help us blend and segment words. We remembered to sound out the word and blend the sounds together to read the word (blending). When segmenting, we learnt to say the word first and then clap each sound (listening carefully to where the sounds are in the word.)

In maths, we practised recognising numbers to 5. As well as recognising the numeral, we also had a go at recognising numbers represented in different ways e.g. objects, Numicon, dots on a dice. We played a range of games and particularly enjoyed our outdoor number hunt. We had to search the playground for the hidden numbers and then tick them off on our sheets when we had found them.


In topic, we read ‘The Family Book’, by Todd Parr. We listened carefully to the story, which discussed the different types of family we may have. The story helped us to talk about the similarities and differences between our own families e.g. how some families are small, some are big. The children then thought about the people who are in their own family and they discussed the activities they like to do with them. They finished by drawing a picture of their family and then they had a go at labelling the family members.


We had great fun making marks to the song ‘The Wheels on the Bus’. We listened to the song and made marks on large pieces of paper to represent the different parts of the song e.g. drawing circles to show the wheels, drawing horizontal lines to show the wipers on the bus moving back and forth. At the end of the week, we talked about how we can be a good friend. We learnt that sharing, taking turns, being helpful and using kind hands are all ways of showing this.


Have a great weekend.

The Reception team.

Reading books

Please ensure that your child’s home school liaison book and reading book is in their bag each day, as occasionally we have to swap reading days. If there is no reading book in the bag and your child is due to read that day, we will still read with them, however we will not be able to change the book until the previous one has been returned.

Thank you.



EYFS Parent Workshop 10.10.18

Please join Mrs Farrant (EYFS Phase Leader) for the EYFS parent workshop on Wednesday 10th October, to learn more about our curriculum in Nursery and Reception.

There are two available time slots for the workshop (you only need to attend one as they will be the same):

8:45-9:45am  or 2:00- 3:00pm

When attending the workshop please use the Avenue Road entrance and enter/exit our academy via the main school office.

Thank you


Next week’s learning

In phonics we will continue with phase 2. We will practice segmenting and blending words containing the sounds i, n, m, d, g.

In maths we will focus on number recognition. We will complete a range of games to help us e.g. an outdoor number hunt and throwing the correct number of beanbags into hoops.

In topic, we will be thinking about families. We will read ‘The Family Book’, by Todd Parr and we will discuss who is in our own family. We will then have a go at writing about our family members and then talk about the activities we like to do with them. Finally, we will take part in a circle time activity and think of the ways that we can be a good friend. If you have any photographs off your family that you would like to share, please bring them in on Monday.

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