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HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAY - lots of activities for children can be found under "Parents > Useful information" on this website *** First day of the Autumn term Wednesday 5 September


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 Sheen (Monday-Thursday)
Mrs Jaberansari (Friday)

Welcome to Reception. Our context for learning this term is Are we there yet ?

This half term we will be developing our geography skills and will begin our context with a trip to Cardiff Bay.We are learning about different forms of transport so we will walk to Heath High Level and catch a train to Cardiff Bay.We will then take a boat trip around the bay and point out natural and physical features that we see, for example brigdes, the sea, buildings. On returning to school we will make and use simple maps of our trip. We will use our IT skills to program the bee bot to move around the map.We will send the bee bot forwards, backwards, right and left to the specific places. We will develop our literacy skills when sharing travelling stories and talk about rhyming words. We will write about where we would like our boat trip to take us.We will plan, design and make boats that float. The children will set up their own holiday shop in our role play area, decide what to sell and use their money skills buying and selling items. After that the children will look at two different holiday destinations, one hot climate and one cold climate. They will decide what is needed for each holiday and pack a suitcase.We will look at holiday brochures and decide in groups where we like to go on holiday. We will talk about road safety and the best ways to keep safe.

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