Welcome to Reception

Teacher: Mrs Isherwood

Level 3 Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bromley

Level 3 Teaching Assistant (part time): Mrs Greenwood

We strive to create a happy, creative environment where your child can thrive and reach their full potential.  We are always available at the end of the day if you wish to speak to us about anything!

Our topic this half term (Summer 2) – Wild Things!

Please send any WOW moments or wintry photographs to me on the email address below:

We will be having a Graduation Ceremony this half term to celebrate all of the achievements your child has made in our class this year. The date and time will be sent out via email ASAP.

Please see the weekly newsletters (which are emailed to all parents on a Friday) for important information and dates. Please note that there are a couple of Newsletters missing from last half term due to internet and computer problems within school.

Weekly Newsletters: Friday 27th April 2 Friday 11th May Friday 18th May

Please make sure that all clothing is labelled! If you are missing any items, please see a member of the Reception Team.

We have been having lots of fun in our class. We have planted our own seeds before half term and the children were thrilled to come back to school and see that many of them have started to grow! They know what a seed needs to grow and they are very diligent in watering the plants every day.

In Reception we are having a big push on reading. All the children have daily phonics lessons in small groups as well as weekly Guided Reading with Mrs Isherwood. Every child will read to either the teacher or a TA on a Thursday, as well as one or more other days in the week. It would be great if you could aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week. We are aiming for fluency (being able to read approximately 75%-90% of words on sight). Your child will not be moved up a reading level until they are fluent on their current books.

As part of our curriculum on Understanding the World, the children will be going on a school trip to Blackpool Zoo at the end of June. We have been researching different wild animals in class and our first class question to solve is…  Can a lion live in Bacup??? The children are using non-fiction books as well as iPads to find out a lions natural habitat and what they eat. We will let you know our final decision on a lion living in our community!

All of the children in Reception are great little mathematicians. We carry out investigations involving number, shape, space and measure on a daily basis. Please support your child at home by doing lots of counting games as well as shape hunts. If you need any further ideas please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Isherwood.


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Useful links for Phonics: