Welcome to Reception 


Dear Parents/ Carers

What a busy half term!  We hope you enjoyed the Nativity Play as much as we did.

Our topic for next half term is ‘Journeys’. We have many exciting events to look forward to as part of this topic, including a trip to the London Transport Museum.  The overview outlining what we will cover each week is on the back of this sheet. Once again, this is a guide as to what we might cover and may change according to the children’s needs and interests.

Just a reminder about when the children have PE.  Please could you ensure that your child’s PE kit and bag has all items clearly named.  From Spring term the children will be outside for PE.  Please can you ensure children have their outside PE kit for their lessons with Miss George.  For morning PE lessons, children must come to school wearing their PE kit with their school clothes in their PE bag.  For afternoon PE lessons please send children in wearing their school clothes with their PE kit in a bag.  These children will change for their lesson in school and go home wearing their PE kit.  Please also encourage your child to be as independent as possible when dressing and undressing. This is something that we are required to assess the children against during the year as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They should be able to dress and undress without any adult assistance. 
The PE days for each class are:  

PE days with Ms. George are:           Dance days with Ms. Robins are:                    

    RC – Thursday pm                       RC – Tuesday am

    RB – Tuesday am                         RB – Tuesday pm

    RT – Monday am                         RT – Monday pm

    RH – Thursday pm                      RH – Monday am

We would also like to remind you how much we value your ‘Big News from Home’ slips.  These really help us to build a full picture of your child’s interests and progress throughout the year in and out of school.  We will be sending a fresh sheet of slips home in January.

Once again, thank you all for your support.  We hope you all have a great Christmas break and wish you all a Happy New Year!

The Reception Team

Download the overview for Spring 1

Download the 'New to Reception' presentation notes

Download the 'Big News From Home' letter

Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville