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Reception Summer Newsletter

Wow we are in our Summer Term!

This term is going to be a busy and exciting term. We had a brilliant spring term and worked hard and made some great progress with our writing and reading.

In light of the current circumstances we will be posting daily plans on Class Dojo. We will be following our curriculum at home whilst continuing to follow Government Guidelines.

This term our topics are going to be farms and minibeasts. We will be exploring what animals live on farms, what animals eat and where they sleep. We will also be seeing what machines there are to help farmers do their jobs. Minibeasts will be starting after the half term. We will be discovering different insects in the environment, creating our own minibeast, sorting minibeasts into Venn diagrams, comparing the similarities and differences of minibeasts.

We are carrying on with our Phonics following Read Write Inc. Videos are accessible on Read Write Inc’s page on Youtube to help sound development. We encourage these are watched every day. There are sound books available online at  that follow the school’s books to help build fluency. It is important these are accessed and read daily online.

Maths we are beginning with patterns and recognising a pattern and its features. We will be following on with counting to 20, measuring, weight, halving, odds and evens, adding and takeaway. We encourage children continue their number recognition as much as possible at home, while also learning these new skills.

In English we are going to be writing short sentences using adjectives, write instructions and retell stories. We will also be doing our Talk for Writing to help us understand sentence structure, while also developing our communication and language.

Please remember home learning is vital in making a successful transition into Key Stage 1. Reception have been amazing this year and we look forward to another successful term we have are fingers crossed we will be back before the end of term.

We look forward to seeing all the work you have completed on Class Dojo.

Reception Team

Mr Bowden

Miss Robinson and Mrs McWhinnie

Nursery Newsletter Summer Term 2020


Hello Everyone!  


I hope you are all keeping well and working hard at home. 


I just want to keep you up to date with our forthcoming Summer term topics.


I'm sure you will all have noticed how many beautiful butterflies there are flying around our gardens at the moment and the change in the weather. Things are warming up and the flowers are blooming.


We will be sharing stories about mini-beasts, wild animals and weather. Our traditional story for this half term is 'Little Red Riding Hood'!


We will continue learning about phonics, numbers and shapes, and speaking and listening.  It would help with your child’s progress if you would continue to read at home. Share books every day.


Below are the topics we are focussing on this term. We also consider the interests of the children and provide activities that further develop these.




  • Insect varieties
  • Life-cycle of a butterfly



  • Investigating changes in the environment
  • Dressing for the weather


Wild Animals

  • Wild animal names
  • Wild animal stories



  • St.Georges Day
  • Fathers Day


Mrs Suthern and Mrs Bickley


Reception Newsletter Spring term 2020


Happy New Year everyone and a very warm welcome back.

Reception had a fantastic Autumn term settling in and delivered some fantastic work. Everyone has made progress within the class which has been wonderful to see.

We have a very busy Spring term coming up.

In Maths we are learning about number recognition, number bonds, 2D and 3D shapes and spatial awareness. We have done brilliantly with our Maths so far and look forward to progressing throughout the term.

In English we are using the story “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. Throughout English we will be re-telling the story through ‘Talk for Writing’. We will be continuing to develop our letter formation and will be learning to use adjectives (describing words) and nouns (names of things). We will also be writing instructions and lists.

We are continuing with our Phonics every day. It would help with your child’s progress if you would continue to read at home and please remember to bring book bags in to school every day.

We are learning about transport this term in Science and look forward to trying out some great experiments. We also have our wonderful continuous provision areas where children can build on their communication and language, social development and understanding the world.

We are really excited for the term and look forward to making even more progress.

Mr Bowden

Miss Robinson and Mrs McWhinnie




Phonics is the foundation for children beginning their reading journey. In Reception we follow the scheme created by Read Write Inc. Through Read Write Inc children can build on letter formation while learning to read.


Please view the video below to see the Read Write Inc pronunciation of sounds.


All of the children really enjoy sharing books and retelling stories.


Please read with your child as often as you can to help them become familiar with storytelling and reading. Reception children also have reading records for you to fill in each time you read together.

Phonics Guidance for Parents

Hungry Little Minds