Christmas Play – Rehearsals for our Christmas play are underway! We hope you can join us on Tuesday 10th December to watch our fantastic performance.

Letters about costumes have gone home. Please bring costumes in a named bag by Monday 2nd December.

This Week …

Week beginning 2nd December

We will be starting to think about Christmas and the ways we celebrate.

We will be talking about the Christmas story and retelling it through drawings, small world and our nativity play.

As mathematicians ,we will be learning about adding and subtraction and practicing this in the context of presents in Santa’s sack.

As artists, we will be getting creative making Christmas cards, decorating trees and designing wrapping paper.

PE Days

Apple and Cherry class will have PE on a Wednesday

Children will need a white PE top and  shorts in a PE bag. Please name all items as you can imagine what it might be like with thirty children getting changed at the same time!

It is useful to practice getting in and out of clothes at home. Socks can be especially tricky!


Cherry class

Teacher: Mrs Souttar           Teaching Assistant: Miss Barnes         Teaching Assistant (1:1): Mrs Bowen

Apple Class

Teacher: Mrs Prichard      Teaching Assistants: Mrs Flippance (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri) Mrs Wright (Wed, Thurs)

PPA cover

On Wednesdays, Reception class teachers have Planning, Preparation and Assessment time.

Mrs Atkins will cover one class in the morning and the other in the afternoon.


Take a look at our topic webs to see what we’ll be learning about each term.

Here I am (Term 1) 

Going on a Bear Hunt (Term 2)

Down on the Farm (term 3)

Learning at home


Each Friday your child will bring home new letters and sounds we have been learning. Please practice these at home.
This weeks sounds are:

ck  e   u

This weeks high frequency words are:

in  at 


Every week your child will read with us 1:1. We will help them change their reading book which is levelled appropriately for them. When they read with you at home, please fill in their reading journal.

Children earn the class a spot on the reading rocket every time they read with an adult at home. Please make a quick comment in your child’s reading record so we know when they have read. When we reach 100 we will get a prize!
Supporting your child with reading booklet

The Oxford Reading Owl site has access to free e-books each with their own activities to help develop reading comprehension. All you have to do is sign up and log-in!


Practice counting up to 5 objects. e.g. Laying the table for 4 people, counting steps, counting the pairs of socks that come out the wash etc.
How many ways can they make 5? What happens when you take objects away or add some on?
Can you spot numbers around you? (recognising numerals)
Play games with dice/dominoes – encourage your child to spot number patterns (e.g. knowing what the number is on a dice without needing to countthe dots)