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Welcome to Reception Class!

Our first half term our topic is 'All About Me'

Here is a guide for you when deciding what to bring in for Show and Tell on a Monday. Please send in one item only.
Thank you!

Week 1 - Settling in to our new class and learning new names. Who have you shared your learning with today?

Week 2 - Settling in to our new full day routine and finding out about the things we enjoy doing. We will also be finding out  more about our school and where things are kept so we can become more independent.

Week 3 - Talking about our homes and family. Where do we live? What type of home do we live in?

Week 4: Talking about different feelings - facial expressions. Our story focus will be "Where's My Teddy?" by Jez Alborough. What makes us feel...? How can we change an unhappy feeling? Who can help us when we need something? Can we describe what we look like?

Week 5: Talking about our bodies - how do we move? What can our bodies do? Staying safe and healthy. Our story focus will be "Funny Bones" by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Week 6: How do we get from one place to another (positional language)? Our story focus will be "Rosie's Walk" by Pat Hutchins.


Week 7: Harvest. We will be singing a song during the KS1 / Reception Harvest Assembly. Please come and see us. Our story focus will be "The Little Red Hen" (traditional tale).


Habits of Mind: There will be a different focus each week. Please ask your child for more information.


Growth Mindset: Talk to your child about Ruby Reflection and Robert Resilience - what are they good at in school?

If you would like to come and talk to the children about a current or previous job related to our topic, please speak to one of the EYFS team.



My classroom door is always open, but if I am otherwise engaged you can always arrange a time to see me via the school office. I am looking forward to a fantastic first term full of fun and learning! smiley

Useful reminders:
A named water bottle and waterproof coat should be brought into school every day.

Show and Tell: (topic related items only please / one per child).
Reading books and Reading : Books go home. Please make a short comment about your child's reading and interest in the book/s. If you have any queries please come and see me. Reading books and records should be kept in your child's book bag every day.



Cooking: On alternate weeks (usually topic related). Thank you for your contribution towards the cost of ingredients.



PE: Please make sure that a PE kit is in school at all times (it can be left on your child's peg until the end of each half term). 

Library day: we visit our school library and select one book to bring home each week. Please make sure that library books are returned every Friday morning prior to our next visit. Unfortunately we are not able to issue a new book unless the previous one has been returned.

Hugo Dog: goes home at the end of the day and is returned on Monday morning.

Hugo dog

Hugo is our cuddly dog. He will be coming home for the weekend with your child sometime during their time in reception. Here is a message from him:

Hello, my name is Hugo and I am pleased that I am coming home with you this weekend. I have brought lots of things with me in my bag as I will need to change my clothes and brush my teeth after eating. Please bring me back to school on Monday morning and don't forget to write about our adventures (on an A4 sheet) for your Learning Journey. You can add photographs if you like! I am looking forward to having lots of fun with you.

Please make sure you pack my belongings in my bag on Sunday. If any of them are lost or broken they will need to be replaced please as I plan to visit all the children in our class.

With love from

Hugo xx

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.


Please remember to look at our current class newsletter for more detailed information about our learning.


Thank you for your support.


Mrs Franek.



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