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Welcome to Reception

Topic 25.09.17- Harvest and Little Red Hen

This week we are learning about

What is a Harvest Festival, how do Christians celebrate harvest? Learn Harvest Festival songs.

Read, be told and tell to each other the story of Little Red Hen. To discuss who were the selfish characters in the story.

How to talk clearly to an audience, looking at them and keeping our hands away from our face.

How to talk to a talk partner whilst we are on the carpet for a lesson. To look at our partner and listen to what they are saying.

How to hold a pen correctly using froggy fingers.

How to form long ladder letters h,j,k,b,f

To name and order numerals 0-10 or 0-20

To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.

To blend to read cvc words e.g. cat dog peg pin tap.

On Wednesday we will have a PE lesson learning how to throw and catch a ball.

On Thursday:

Blue room will have a woodland lesson with Mrs prince

Red room will have a gardening lesson with Mrs Smyth.


This week we

Will have a phonic and maths lesson every day.

The early Years new playground. We love it.

The early Years new playground. We love it.  1
The early Years new playground. We love it.  2
The early Years new playground. We love it.  3
The early Years new playground. We love it.  4
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We worked hard to get rid of all the weeds in the gardening beds.

We worked hard to get rid of all the weeds in the gardening beds.  1
We worked hard to get rid of all the weeds in the gardening beds.  2


Miss S. Elsey, Ms S. Handel, Miss P. Dodhia, Mrs E. Turner

Mrs L. Smyth, Mrs H. Payne, Mrs A. Prince, Mrs D. Swaine, Mrs J. Dowling & Mrs H. Trueman


In our Foundation Unit we have Reception, and Nursery


All children have the use of a large well resourced setting which includes 2 outside areas, one of which is covered.

The times of the sessions are as follows-:

Reception  8.50 – 3.10 pm

Morning Nursery  8.30 – 11.30 am

Afternoon Nursery 12.30 - 3.30 pm

30 hour funded pupils 8.30am-2.30pm. Addition hour from 2.30pm-3.30pm at £4 per hour.


The Foundation Unit is staffed by Teachers, Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Assistants. All of our staff are happy to help parents at any time.


What is the Foundation Stage Unit?
The Foundation Stage Unit is a learning environment for children who are in the Foundation Stage phase of their education which is between the ages of 4 and 5 years.
The Foundation Stage is a distinct stage which is important in its own right and we believe it is crucial in preparing children for later schooling.
The Foundation Stage Unit includes children from their forth birthday until the end of their Reception Year. We recognise it as a crucial in education, both in its own right and in preparing children for learning in Key Stage one. We believe that all children should be given the best possible start to their education. Great value is placed on the quality of our provision in the Foundation Stage by providing all of the children with stimulating activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. It is recognised that when children join us, they will already have had a range of experiences and they will also have a range of skills and interests; therefore the curriculum is carefully planned so that their learning is always moving forward.

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