Reception Newsletter, Autumn 2017

Welcome back after what we hope was a pleasant summer break. This half term our topic will be all about ‘Beware of the Bears!’ During this topic we will be reading lots of exciting stories including “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and “Whatever Next?” as well as many other exciting titles. We will be exploring and hunting for bears in and around the school and later in the term, the children will be hosting a ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ where they will have the chance to bring their favourite Teddy Bear into school and share some picnic food with their friends.  We will also be looking at ‘light and dark’. Within this, the children will be looking night and day, time, nocturnal animals and shadows. The children will also be trying their hand at shadow puppeteering.

Please be sure to check your child’s homework book for weekly work which will include their reading book, a Math’s activity and for some extra optional work there will be instructions for a creative activity for you to compete with your child.


Please ensure your child brings their reading book into school every day along with their school book bag. Reading at home is extremely important and we ask that you read with your child at least once a week to help support their learning in school.


Please ensure your child has a suitable PE kit in school. This should include a plain white t-shirt and black shorts. As with your child’s uniform, their PE kit should have their name on the label to ensure that no items (if lost) can be returned to the correct person.

As the weather grows colder and wetter it is important your child comes to schoolin appropriate clothing that is suitable to wear during time outdoors throughout the day. A warm, waterproof coat and sensible shoes are necessary so that your child can access all the exciting outdoor activities that we plan each day. You may send wellies with your child to wear for particularly wet days during outdoor play. These can be kept in your child’s locker along with their other belongings. Please ensure that these are labelled with your child’s name.

Should we need to contact you urgently, it is essential that the school have all your correct contact details, so if there have been any recent changes, this may include a change of phone number, address or any dietary/health requirements, can you let the inform the main as soon as possible. Also, if you have not already done so, hand your child’s up-to-date lunch choices in to the school office. 

Miss Atherton and Mrs Bardgett are situated in the playground for 5 minutes at the start and end of each school day but should you wish to discuss a matter in private, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to speak with your child’s class teacher.

Reception Team

EYFS Phase Leader: Mrs Manock

Teachers: Miss Atherton, Mrs. Bardgett, Mrs Bates

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs. Lamberg, Miss Wilkinson, Mrs. Asif

1:1 Mrs Khan, Mrs Taylor


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