Dear Parents,


Welcome back. I hope everyone had a wonderful break. This term we are going to become performers and will be acting out lots of stories. We will also be growing our own flowers and (hopefully) food to taste. If you have green fingers (or even if you don’t) and would like to come and help, we would love to talk to you.


We have been very pleased with Tapestry, our online learning journey this year and have had many positive comments from you too. Don’t forget you can upload your own photos and videos from home into your child’s file. We very much enjoy seeing what everyone gets up to at home so please do share your child’s achievements. If you are unsure how to upload to Tapestry please come and ask.


PE will continue to be on Tuesdays. Now the warmer weather has arrived we will be outside as often as possible. It can be a bit chilly sometimes so children may wear navy or black tracksuit bottoms instead of shorts and a navy or black jumper over their Tshirt. A spare school jumper is ideal. We would ask that you please do not send zip up tops as these can cause injuries if they come undone and fly up. We would be grateful if children could have trainers for outdoor PE lessons, not plimsolls. Trainers offer better ankle support and provide better grip to prevent falls. As always please remember to remove stud earrings or provide plasters to cover them up and tie long hair back.


A gentle reminder to please make sure your child’s belongings are clearly marked with their name. We have many jumpers and water bottles that we struggle to reunite with their owners. Please make sure water bottles contain only water.Children should bring their book bag to school each day. Please remember to check book bags regularly as this is where we will put any letters or other communication to you.


Permission slips for the Farmer Gow’s trip must be returned by this Friday (28th April). If you require a packed lunch to be provided by school it must be ordered by Friday 28th April to allow the kitchen time to order supplies. Extra letters are available from Mrs France.

Term 5 Topic Web

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will continue to think about our school values and working together as a class team. We will begin to look at ourselves as members of society and what we can do to care for our environment and to help other people.

Physical Development

Mr Graham will continue to lead PE every Tuesday. We will be outside as often as the weather permits and will continue work on throwing, catching and other ball skills. We will also soon begin practising for sports day. Please make sure your child has trainers in school for these sessions.

Communication and Language

There will be lots of opportunities for the children to share their ideas in small and large groups. We will be acting out familiar stories starting with Jack and the Beanstalk, as well as writing and performing our own.



We will continue our phonics sessions using Read, Write Inc and putting lots of effort into using our sounds to help us write words. Please help your child by encouraging them to write anything and everything down. Please don’t worry about spellings at this stage, children need to be confident to use what they know so far. Ours is a very tricky language. We love to see any writing done at home so please send your child’s work in so that we can celebrate their efforts.



This term we will be continue working with numbers up to 20 in lots of different ways. We will be thinking about clocks and using them to tell o’clock and half past times as well as looking and becoming familiar with coins.

Understanding the World

Through our topic we will look plants and growing. We are hoping to grow our own flowers, fruits and vegetables. If you have any spare seeds or are green fingered and would like to come in and help us please see a member of staff.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be making lots of colourful pictures, and models. If you have any junk such as clean yogurt pots, bottles, tubes or boxes we would be grateful to receive them.

Dates for your diaries

Mon 2 May - Bank Holiday Monday

Mon 8 May - Parents’ Phonics meeting (details to follow)

Tues 9 May Farmer Gows trip

Fri 27 May - end of term 5 (3pm finish)

As always if there is anything at all you are worried or concerned about don’t let it fester - please come and talk to us.


The Reception Team.


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New menu starting 24th April

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Term Dates

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