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Home Learning Menu Week 11

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Back to School Video

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Please watch this video before returning to school.

Returning to School


We are looking forward to welcoming some of you back to school next week. School will be different from what you remember. To help your return to school, we have prepared a PowerPoint and video for you to watch. Please make sure you watch this before returning to school.


Home learning menu WEEK 5

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Home learning menu WEEK 1

Newsletter Friday 13th March 2020

Newsletter Friday 6th March 2020

Newsletter Friday 28th February 2020

Newsletter Friday 14th February 2020

Newsletter Friday 7th February 2020

Newsletter Friday 24th January 2020

Newsletter Friday 10th January 2020

Merry Christmas for all of us! Here's just a sample of what we did this term. Thank you all so much for your support and see you again on 6th January.

Newsletter Friday 6th December 2019

Newsletter Friday 29th November 2019

Newsletter Friday 22nd November 2019

Newsletter Friday 15th November 2019

Newsletter Friday 8th November 2019

Newsletter Friday 1st November 2019

Newsletter Friday 18th October 2019

Newsletter Friday 11th October 2019

Newsletter Friday 4th October 2019

Material for parents from the meeting on Maths and Phonics.

Newsletter Friday 27th September 2019

Newsletter Friday 20th September 2019

Newsletter Friday 13th September 2019

Have a look at how our children enjoyed their first week in Reception.

Curriculum map.

newsletter Friday 25th January 2019

Newsletter Friday 11th January 2019

Newsletter Friday 7th December 2018

Newsletter Friday 30th November 2018

Newsletter Friday 16th November 2018

Newsletter Friday 2nd November 2018

Newsletter Friday 12th October 2018

Reception children have been learning about Alfonso the Alien who has a bubblegum brain. They retold his story outside using talk for writing and they enjoyed creating their own endings to the story.

Newsletter Friday 5th October 2018

Newsletter Friday 28th September 2018

Newsletter Friday 21st September 2018

Newsletter Friday 14th September 2018

Reception 2018-2019 Curriculum Map

Reception 2018-2019 Welcome Letter

WOW!!! What another wonderful half- term we have had! To celebrate our wonderful children's work, we spent the day at East Lancashire Railway. Children were taken on an steam train, where they also had some lunch. Afterwards, we went to the transport museum to learn about the history of  vehicles and finally, everyone created their own car! Have a look at how much fun we all had! 



Weekly Newsletter Spring 2 Week 1

Weekly Newsletter Spring 1 Week 6.

The children have enjoyed another great half term. We would like to thank you all for your support. Enjoy the break !

Weekly Newsletter Spring 1 Week 3

Have a look at what RECEPTION have been up to this term! We also would like to wish you a Merry Christmas from all our staff. HO HO HO!!!

Our weekly newsletter 1st December 2017

Out weekly newsletter 24th November 2017

Our weekly newsletter 17th November

Take a look at some of our Reception children, to see what they have been up to in their first week of school!

Dear Parents,


Welcome to our WONDERFUL Reception! Our team consists of Mrs Wilson, Mrs Wadsworth, Miss Blackett, Miss O’Dowd and myself, throughout the year we will be working extremely hard to ensure your child reaches their full potential. This is a time for new beginnings, making friends, and learning lots of new & exciting things each and every day. Our days will be filled with lots of wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing. We aim to build upon the groundwork your child has already experienced at home and in Nursery. Our underpinning focus will be to enhance your child’s Personal, Social and Emotional skills, to ensure they feel confident and do not hesitate to express themselves. We will challenge your child to think critically and to find their own solutions. Our slogans are ‘It’s good to talk’, ‘I am wonderful’ and ‘I can’t do it yet’ these will be embedded each day in Reception, so when your child tells you they are wonderful, all you have to say is ‘Oh yes you are!’ If they say they can’t do it, you say “You can’t do it yet.”


Our aim is for your child to share their feelings, experiences and thoughts with us. Ensuring a smooth transition from home to school is of the utmost importance and we are extremely proud of the way all Reception children have settled into their new routine this week, it has been a privilege to witness the kindness they have shared and the new friendships they are beginning to form.


During your child’s time in Reception, we will continually assess and record his/her progress and achievements. We use an educational software called 2Simple to record your child’s learning journey which will include photos, comments and observations. Each half term we will share this with you using your registered email address.


We want to ensure your child continues to flourish into the best little person they can be. To help secure subject understanding we will be sending you a maths link every Monday and a writing link each Wednesday. This is not compulsory, it will be a fun activity to share with your child if you have the time. In addition to this your child will be given a creative learning log homework every Friday which will need to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday and a reading book to read with you at home. Reading days vary, your child’s will be explained in their folder.


To encourage critical, independent thinking, we are rewarding children through our school Dojo system, which you should have already registered for (if you haven’t, please do so at your earliest convenience), you will be alerted of their achievements as and when they receive them. Our class Dojo challenge system will run alongside this, from piloting it last year we found it is a fun way to motivate learning and to encourage children to access learning activities independently.


We will keep you updated about your child’s learning in Reception through our weekly newsletter which will be emailed every Friday. It will also highlight the following weeks VIP’s. In addition to this we are operating a Secret Reader scheme, next week you will be able to select a date that suits you to come in secretly and read your child’s favourite book to their class. You are also invited to our monthly ‘Stay and Play’ session which will run (9am -10am) the first Friday of every month starting in October. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at any time, we will be available from 8:40 each morning, please pop into school earlier or telephone the office. All the staff are here to ensure that every day is a wonderful day for your child, roll on 2017/ 18 – this year is going to be very exciting!

We are looking forward to getting to know you all. Thank you for all your support – it’s appreciated.

The Reception Team










Welcome to Reception 1 - The Hedgehog Class

Reception 1 have been split into the four different houses. Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus. Everyday they will be awarded 'Dojo' points for; working hard, being kind, looking after the classroom and having a growth mindset. These points are collected every Friday by the Year 6 house captain and the team with the most points is awarded with a party at the end of the term.

Here are some images the the busy Reception children.