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Miss Ostranica

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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception's class page. This is where you will some find key information and current learning the children are completing at the moment.

We encourage positive attitudes towards learning and school life and we love to watch your child's individual achievements blossom, throughout the year. 

A main focus for Reception, this year, is Reading. You will hear all staff and children talk about reading daily. We have high expectations at our school and it is our goal to ensure your child is able to read before they leave Reception. Therefore, we expect your child to read at home every night to help give them the best start to their school life.

If you need to contact us for any reason, please don't hesitate to come and see somebody in our team. 


Miss Ostranica and Miss Walmsley 



Our topic for this half term is: Growing

Book: Jack and the beanstalk

We are reading the story, ordering and sequencing the main events and then rewriting the story. 

We are also looking at the different parts of a plant, creating life cycles of a flower and even thinking about how we have grown. 



  • All children are expected to have a PE bag in school. This must include PE top, shorts and pumps.

Reception will do PE on FRIDAY MORNINGS.


  • Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day - this needs taking home at the end of each day and cleaned thoroughly. 
  • Please ensure your child brings a school bag to school every day with their reading book inside.
  • Please ensure all children are wearing correct uniform - jumpers, trousers / skirts / schools shoes. No trainers!! Please ensure that all every is labelled clearly with your child's name. 



Here are some ideas for you to do at home with your child.


Independence - Where possible, encourage your child to try and do more things by themselves. Encourage them to get themselves changed in the morning, explaining to them step by step what to do. It may take longer each morning to get ready so try and get up 5 minutes earlier to give them the time to be independent. 


Days of the week/ Months of the year- Practise saying the days of the week and order of them each day, along with months of the year. This can be done by writing the date when completing homework, singing songs or just discussing the date each day. 


Name recognising and writing- Your child can practise writing their name everyday. Once they can spell their first name start to practise their surname too.


Cooking- Let your child be more involved in cooking or baking. They can help you chop, mix and dish up. Encourage them to help you when shopping for ingredients, looking at how much things cost and helping out when paying. 


Maths-  This link will take you Top Marks counting games for reception children.


Child yoga- This is a great way to relax and be calm if your child starts to get restless. There are many yoga videos for children on YouTube. Here is a great breathing exercise video-


Songs- There are many songs we sing as much as possible in Reception. Here are some songs you could sing everyday. 


2D shape song-

3.D shape song

The big number song-

Days of the week-

months of the year-

Days of the Week Song | The Singing Walrus

Days of the week

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