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Opal Class - Reception

smiley A warm welcome to Reception Class smiley


The Reception children are taught by Mrs. Bayley, the class teacher.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs. Welsh.

Mrs Hawkins-Farrow also helps to support our learning.



We are Reception Class!  Watch us learn!

Happy Birthday to these children who celebrate their 5th birthday this half term:-


Rosie, Bertie, Isarn, Isla, Elizabeth P, Jania, Kavan, Zara, Evie-May, Emilia and Alexander!!!

Well done to these children who recieved a certifcate this week!



  Zara, Alex, Finlay, Edie, Jania and Freya!   

The topic this term is

Marvellous Me!

I have added the topic sheet below.



Super Family memory boxes!

We have had fun looking and talking about them.


Thank you if you have already brought in your Family memory box. It has been great to listen to the children as they tell us about the photos and souvenirs and been a lovely way to learn more about one another. I have begun to put them up on display and they look great!!

Please bring yours in next week if you haven’t already done so.

Thank you

Mrs Bayley and Mrs Welsh

What a super first week the children have had in school!

They have settled in very well, coped really well with the new routines and it was great to have them all together on Friday!! Hurrah!!

Thank you for your support and patience as we try to get to grips with the logistics of school life this term!


Just a few reminders:-

Everyone is in school on Monday in their PE kit/tracksuit!


Drop off time is 8.50am – doors open then

Pick up time is 3.00pm prompt.


Please return your snack form and money in a named envelope if your child would like to have toast/milk.

Dear Opal class! 


A very big welcome from us to all our families from nursery and our new families joining us!

We hope that you enjoy the learning journey that your child is continuing through the foundation stage of their education and we are sure that you will be amazed by the progress that they make.

We will do a lot of learning through play,by exploring and investigating and we will be led by the children's current interests.

Things will be a little different this year but it won't stop us from making sure that your child learns, thrives and has a great time this year.

With your support the sky's the limit!



Important Class Information


Reading books are changed on a Monday.        


We wear our PE kit to school for PE on a Monday. 


At morning break, the children may have milk and toast. Toast costs 20p per day. Please send any monies for the  half term into school in a named envelope.


Milk is free for Reception children until their 5th birthday and then it is 20p per day.


Free fruit is offered in the afternoons.


Please ensure your child has a filled water bottle in school everyday.

Useful websites and information for phonics and maths development (useful for phonics)  (useful for + - 10, odd/even numbers)

Twinkl phonics app (useful for phonics)

Bee Bot app - (useful for directional maths)

Heat pad app (useful for writing)  (this is a very good website)




Autumn Term - Home and School Support

Proud clouds

Please make a note on the proud cloud of any of your child's achievements at home. Date and send them into school to be displayed on our board. They are lovely to read and help to contribute to your child's assessment throughout the year.

We also use the Tapestry on-line journal to record your child's learning in school. You are encouraged to upload photos from home that show your child enjoying family activities throughout the year. Again this shows what your child is achieving at home with your support.


  • The focus in mathematics is to gain  a good grasp of number recognition to 20, ordering numbers and counting objects reliably. They  will be learning to recognise more and less and to match numeral and quantity correctly.
  • In writing, we are encouraging the children to mark make and build up their fine motor skills with lots of different activities. They will also be encouraged to hold their pencils/crayons  correctly using a tri-pod grip. We will be learning to write our letters correctly using the correct formation.
  • Reading progression will be developed by the children using their daily phonics lessons to 'sound out' words as they learn to read simple words. They will consolidate blending and segmenting sounds in words. Your continued support with their reading at home is very important. They will be entered into a raffle and could win a reading prize if their diary is signed five times a week!


If you have any queries about what your child is learning or about how you can help please don't hesitate to ask.


Early Years go 500 miles

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