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dragonfly logo iconReception

Welcome to Reception

In Reception we wear our school uniform and a smile every day!


The class teachers are:
Mrs. Rayer ~ RS (Mon - Wed)
Mrs. Street ~ RS (Thurs - Fri)
Mrs Rayment ~ RR

The teaching assistants are:
Mrs Morgan
Mrs Thorrington 
Miss Charles

Context for learning – Why don't snakes have legs?

We begin this context by looking at different reptiles such as snakes, toads, millipedes, cockroaches and spiders. The children each think of a question that they would like to find out about a certain reptile. We put these questions on our pupil voice board and try to find out the answers by the end of the context. David from Animal Zones visits us bringing lots of his reptiles to school and we learn lots of new facts about them. We sort reptiles by different criteria, read fiction and non-fiction books about reptiles and end our context with a fancy dress bug party!

A detailed map of our context for learning has gone home with every Reception child.




How to help your child this half term:

Each week, there will be homework relating to what we have been learning in class. Please help your child to complete their homework and ensure it is returned EVERY MONDAY.

You could also:

Talk to your child about their day in school. Share stories every day at home. Encourage your child to dress themselves each morning. Encourage your child to wait their turn to talk and answer questions clearly. Help your child with their reading book and key words.



PE will take place every Tuesday afternoon. The children will not change for PE in the Autumn term .We will inform you when your child will need to bring a PE KIT into school.

Snack Money is £1.20 per week. You can pay weekly, half termly or termly.  Please make cheques payable to Lakeside Primary Snack Account.



Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform and suitable clothing according to the weather eg hat, suncream, raincoat etc. All items must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.

Reading folders
Please share the library and reading book with your child and write a comment in the record book. Did your child like the story? What was their favourite part? Does your child know what the story is called?
Ensure your child reads their flashcards. You could play games with these cards; matching pairs, matching word to character.



Please return reading folders with flashcards every week, on the day your child is given.

Visit your local library to share books of your child's choice.

The children participate in letters and sounds sessions each week. They will learn the letter sounds, play sound games, record some work in their books and sing sound sounds.

 If you would like to listen to the songs you can visit the following website - Communication4All - Phonics and click on Interactive Phonics Presentation and songs. You can also visit the Letters and Sounds website for ideas and games to play with your child. -

Encourage your children to look for numbers in the environment; on buses, houses, in shops. Sing number rhymes, play number games and maths jigsaws.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

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