Our Class Newsletters
Here you will find useful information and any important news regarding Reception.
On the left-hand side, you will find downloadable copies of the class newsletters; these outline the topics and knowledge that your children will be exploring and learning in each half-term.
On the right-hand side, you will find the English and Mathematics' Long-Term Plans, and also the Knowledge Organisers for the Foundation Subjects. These documents set out the key knowledge and specific vocabulary that your children will be learning in each of the subjects, each term. These correlate with the Long-Term Plans, that can be found under the 'Curriculum' page. These documents provide a full overview of how the new learning fits into our whole school curriculum, building upon prior knowledge and also supporting future learning.
We recognise reading as the key to unlocking learning and future success and so you will find, below, the recommended reads, for your children, throughout this year.
Blurbs from the Recommended Reading List for Reception
Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist by Jean Adamson
Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist children can find out how to keep their teeth healthy and discover that going to the dentist isn't such a scary experience after all.
Topsy and Tim: Go to Hospital by Jean Adamson
Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim: Go to Hospital, Tim has fallen out of a tree and bumped his head. He's a little nervous about going to hospital, but he soon finds out how nice the Doctors and Nurses are, and there are lots of other children on the ward to play with too. The only problem now is making sure Topsy doesn't feel left out!
Emergency! by Margaret Mayo
It's all go in this action-packed picture book. Discover a different emergency vehicle on each page, from fire engines and police cars to lifeboats, breakdown trucks, rescue helicopters and more.
With bright, bold illustrations and fun, rhyming text, this is perfect for sharing with vehicle-mad little ones. Children will love spotting all the details on each page and joining in with all the different sounds; as speeding ambulances 'wheee-ow' and police cars 'vrooom'!