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Mrs Woodward, Miss Hilliard, Miss Bullen, Mrs Reid and Mrs Gaughan

School opens at 8.45am and the doors stay open until 9.00am.  Please bring your children to the Reception doors on the Court Yard and not to the office.  Please check the bottom shelf of the lunch box trolley for lost property.

We send reading materials home daily.  Please read with your child at least four times a week.  Use the green planner to record when you read (just a signature will do).  Your child will then have the opportunity to become READER OF THE WEEK. Children must bring their planners in to school every day so that teachers have got access to it.

We teach Read, Write, Inc to learn their phonics.  We will hold meetings throughout the year to support you and your child in their home learning. There is a very useful parents section on that you could have a look at that you could have a look at .  It also shows you how to pronounce sounds correctly.

Learning Expedition: Summer 1 2022


By the end of Reception, most children should be able to: –

  • Count reliably with numbers from 0-20, place them in order and say which number is one more or less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects they add and subtract two single digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • They solve problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.
  • Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
  • They recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.


By the end of Reception, most children should be able to: –

  • Read and understand simple sentences.
  • Use their phonic knowledge to decode words and read them aloud accurately.
  • Read some common irregular words.
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking to others about what they have read.


By the end of Reception, most children should be able to: –

  • Use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways that match their spoken sounds.
  • Write some irregular common words.
  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
  • Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Useful apps for iPads/tablets:

  • Hairy Letters
  • Pocketphonic
  • Phonics
  • Forest Phonics
  • Color Pencil
  • Finger Paint
  • PaintSparkle (Good for practicing letter formation)
  • Mathletics
  • MonkeyMath
  • Reading Eggs

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