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Welcome to the Foundation Stage!


Teachers: Mrs Helen Durham & Miss Rebecca Squires

LSA: Mrs Jo Straw

Autumn Term in Reception

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of the Autumn term. The children still seem more than happy to attend school and spend time sharing experiences with their peers and the grown ups!!!


Our daily phonics sessions are quite intense but lots of fun too. We have been learning new phonemes, letter formation, and how to blend for reading and segment for spelling. Progress is rapid and we are now working within Phase Three of Letters and Sound. The children are beginning to apply their knowledge to read and spell two syllable words and captions independently. They are now writing for a purpose and enjoyment which is always a pleasure to see.


In Numeracy we have covered a range of areas including number recognition, place value, shape and pattern, measures, time and money. The children are eager to learn new things and have had fun developing their maths skills through printing, construction, role play and games.


In topic work we have learned about different Autumn festivals and how they are celebrated. Christmas and the Nativity being the finale. Our walks to the woods have proved very popular and everyone enjoyed den building, making camp fires, (without the fire) and just being in the great outdoors.


We have an artistic crew this year and sellotape, glue and shiny bits are essential. The creative area is always busy and their imagination never ceases to amaze us.


We have had a fun packed Autumn Term and are looking forward to what the Spring Term will bring.

Welcome to Reception Class!


We have started big school!

What a busy half term it has been for us in Reception Class. Starting 'big school' as the children often say, brings with it lots of new routines, faces and names to become familiar with. The weather has been good so this has given us the opportunity to make full use of the outdoor learning environment. We now have daily, active phonics time. In these sessions we have fun learning the sounds that letters make and experimenting with the skills of writing. In Maths we have been looking at number recognition, shape and size. Goldilocks and the Three Bears were very helpful for many of these activities!



We have also explored a range of fruit and vegetables. This has involved preparing, eating and even pickling some! The motto seems to be 'the messier, the better!'