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Welcome to Reception 

The children are doing so well and we are so proud of how they are picking up the school rules and routines. This term we will be very busy continuing to build friendships with each other. Our topic is all about Ourselves and we will be looking at books and texts linked to this topic with activities planned alongside them. 

Important Information

Key words - A key word sheet will come home with your child when we feel they are ready to learn to read some key words in order for them to read their home reading books. The children need to know their sounds which we will teach in our phonics sessions so they are then able to blend letters together in order to read the key words. Some of the key words are classed as 'tricky' and are not decodable which means the children need to learn how to read it on sight. They key word sheet breaks the sets of words up into sets of 5 words at a time to learn. These will be a mixture of sight words and decodable words. The children will be asked to read them to us and we will report to you in either the planner or through seesaw. 

PE/Games - Wednesday: all children need to come to school in their PE/Games kits and trainers or pumps.  Please ensure they have their games kit on as we will be outside as much as we can even if its chilly.

Reading books  - When the children start taking reading books home they need to be sent into school on a Friday and will be issued to the children on a Monday.  This is to allow for appropriate quarantine time over the weekend. This is the only opportunity for us to change your child's book so please ensure their books are in school on the days stated and there is a note in the planner that they have read their book. 

Water bottles - Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle into school every day in a labelled bottle as the children will not have access to the water fountains. Please only send in plain drinking water. 

Here is a list of some great websites to find fun games, lessons, clips and resources to help you at home...


Cbeebies - Numberblocks and Alphablocks


TopMarks Interactive games


Phonics Play


Phonics Bloom


Oxford Owl Reading Books


BBC Bitesize

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