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Our topic in Reception for this half term is ‘Fairytales and Traditional Tales’. As part of this topic we will focus on different fairytales and traditional tales, using this as an opportunity to engage and excite the children with their learning.

In our English lessons we will be reading some exciting stories with the children including ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘The Little Red Hen’ and  ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We will be reading the stories and learning about the features of fairytales.

In maths, we will be learning about ordering number to 10, comparing 9 and 10, 3D shape and pattern, composition of 6, 7 and 8.

We will continue to cover phase 3 in our phonics lessons this half term. Please continue to read with your child at home at least three times a week. We will continue to change both the phonetic book and the reading for pleasure book on a Monday and a Thursday.

From this half term, have set a new homework menu, which will consist of 10 pieces of homework for you to complete with your child over the half term. You and your child can choose which homework task you would like to complete; we recommend aiming for one a week. We will send the homework books home each Friday to be returned on a Wednesday. We will also continue to send home the phonics sheet on a Friday. Please ensure you are practising the sounds with your child and helping them to segment and blend the weekly words. Please ensure you return your phonics homework folders on a Wednesday with your homework book so that we can provide you with your weekly phonics sheet.

Please ensure that all uniform and PE items are labelled clearly with your child’s name to make it easier to return lost items.

Supporting your child at home


Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. We will send home a decodable book and a 'book for pleasure' on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child's books and reading record are in their book bag each day. Please sign your child's reading record to let us know you have read the book. Please also use the books available on bug club to read at home with your child.


In our phonics lessons we will begin to learn the phase 2 sounds and tricky words. Each Friday we will be sending home a sheet with the sounds that we have covered in class that week. There are words for you to practise segmenting and reading at home with your child.



Please can your child have their PE bag with their named PE kits in school every day.

The PE days are as follows: ​

RV: Tuesday

RC: Friday

RW: Friday

Continous Provision/ Free-flow

In Reception, our learning revolves around play and children will be given the opportunity to explore and investigate learning with independence.  As part of our continuous provision, during the day the children have the opportunity to independently choose which areas they would like to learn in, either the classrooms or our outdoor learning environment. Continuous provision enables the children to explore recent learning, practice new skills and follow their own interests in a variety of different hands-on and practical ways.Throughout the day there are also some whole class teaching sessions and focus groups.  


The children use lots of different materials for arts and crafts. We would welcome donations of items such as pasta, lentils, sequins, buttons and junk modelling (cleaned recycling items e.g. cardboard boxes, plastic bottles etc.) The children are enjoying our water area outside! If you have any old wellington boots you would like to donate to the school, please let your child's class teacher know. 


A homework menu will be set each half term.  When homework has been set, please choose one task to do every week and return your completed activity, with your homework book, on Wednesday.  Your book will be returned on Friday.

Topic Letter

Please find our topic letter for Autumn 2 below


As your child develops and learns they will start to use their knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts.  We would like you to contribute to your child’s Profile and working document, by telling us when your child does something that makes you say “Wow!”  This can be anything from using new vocabulary, sharing some new learning or information, holding a pencil correctly, writing, learning how to skip; anything which shows an achievement. 

Please find some ‘wow cards’ attached.  These can be completed at any time during the school year to share your child’s achievements.  When you have completed a card please hand it to your child's class teacher.


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