Welcome to Reception!

Spring 1, 2020

Our Teachers are:

Mrs Wenban

Mrs Bubb

Mrs Bennett

Happy New Year, we hope you had a fantastic Christmas and would like to thank you for all our cards and gifts. We are very pleased to welcome Mr Meade to our class this term, who is currently training to be a teacher and will be working with us until Easter.

For the first three weeks of this term we will be continuing with our topic A Whole New World and we will be focusing on the story of Aladdin, as well as learning about some of the types of animals that live in different parts of the world.  We would like to invite you to our Parent Activity session on Monday 20th January at 3pm to celebrate the work we have done as part of this topic. The following week we will start our new topic Wings and Things during which we will be finding out about all kinds of things that fly including animals, insects and different modes of transport.

This term, we have changed the colour of our stars for the star moments board to green, so we are able to put these in your child’s learning journey under the correct time of year. Please bring in a star anytime your child has done something to make you proud, we would like to make the board as full as possible!  You can also use our secure Foundation Stage email to send us photos or news about your child’s achievements.  The email address is and is regularly monitored by a member of the Foundation Stage staff.

The children will be continuing to bake on a Wednesday afternoon and we therefore request a small donation of £1.50 towards the cost of the ingredients. Thank you to those Parents who have already paid this contribution.  If your child has any allergies, could you please inform a member of staff as soon as possible, if you haven’t already done so.

Just to remind you that we will be changing reading books on a Monday but only if you have written in your child’s reading diary to say that they have read their current book. This week we have started the next stage of the RWInc programme and have begun to learn some new diagraphs (sounds made using 2 letters).  These new sounds will be added to the children’s key rings on Friday so please make sure your child’s key ring is in school that day.

We are also doing Maths with Parents which is a fun activity to try with your child.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to and add your child’s class code to register.  More information is on the Maths with Parents page.  Reception’s code is – 559988

Thank you for your ongoing support and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Diary Dates

Monday 20th January – Parent Activity Session 3pm

Thursday 13th February – School closes for half term

Friday 14th February – Teacher Training Day