Reception – ‘Donaldson’ and ‘Jeffers’

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our Reception
Classes. Our staff provide a nurturing, happy and stimulating environment to ensure
our children experience the best possible transition into school life.
We plan and provide a balance of both child initiated and adult led activities which
enable children to become independent, confident, resilient and inquisitive
individuals. Our rich and stimulating environment enables children to explore the
world around them, make discoveries and develop their problem solving skills
through appropriate challenge. We respond to the needs of each individual following
both the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory framework and The National
Curriculum for Year 1.

Forest School

Reception take part in weekly Forest School sessions. Please provide
appropriate clothing including; long sleeved tops, bottoms, waterproofs and wellies.
Carle Class- Monday
Donaldson and Jeffers- Tuesday


PE lessons take place every Wednesday for Carle, Donaldson and Jeffers class.
Please ensure children are wearing correct kit.


In Year 1 all children will receive weekly homework which will include Maths, Spelling
and Reading. This will be set on a Friday and due back the following Friday. It is an
expectation that all children complete their homework within this time frame.


All children will have two reading books and one ‘choosing’ book in their book bags.
It is important that stories are shared with children on a daily basis. Please sign
diaries so that we can share your child’s reading journey at home and in school.


All children will have a plastic ‘Sounds Pouch’. Class teachers will provide weekly
updates of which cards need adding to sound pouches.
Reception- Read Write Inc Set 1 Cards


We will continue to document your child’s learning through Tapestry for both
Reception and Year 1 pupils. We welcome contributions to your child’s learning
journey so if your child amazed you at home by learning and applying something
new, please share it with us. We would love to see!
Please contact your child’s class teacher if you are having trouble accessing your
child’s Tapestry account.