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Parent Consultations 26, 27 and 28 March 2018


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 What's under a rock pool ?

This half term we will begin our context with a trip to the beach. At the beach we will investigate the rock pools and see what lives there. We will build sandcastles, paddle in the sea, make patterns and marks in the sand and make sea shore collections. Back in school, we will put the photographs of activities in order in which we did them using sequencing vocabulary and identifying natural features. We will sort our seaside collections into natural and manmade. We will talk about how litter can damage the environment. Next , we will look at sea creatures and identify common features. We will make bubble maps and write descriptions about them. After that, we will look at seashore art by Andy Goldsworthy and we will produce our own pieces of work.Then we will use our mathematical skills to weigh different stones and compare their weight. We will look at food chains and see what different sea creatures eat in our "who eats who " investigation. During our music sessions we will listen to and create our own seaside sounds. We will listen to seaside poems and write our own class seaside poem. 


We will perform our Reception Assembly on Thursday 17th May at approximately 9.20am. Please join us for a cup of coffee in the junior hall and watch the children on the stage.

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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