Reception 15/11/19

Please check your child’s bag daily for notes. Order forms for School photos and Christmas Cards went out last week.

As the weather is getting colder please make sure your child is prepared for outside play.

Some children still haven’t got PE kit in school, please make sure it is in school on Thursday.

Save the Date

A reminder that our Performance will be held Thursday 5th December at 9.15am in the hall. Concert preparations are well under way and the children are very excited to perform for you. Notes about costumes will be sent home shortly.

Have a great weekend

The Reception Team

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This Week’s Learning

Maths – This week we continued our exploration of shapes and patterns. We have been learning to recognise more complex patterns and have practised copying, continuing and creating patterns. We also played detective and found errors in patterns and practised correcting these.

Topic – It has been a busy week for Topic this week

On Monday we made lots of different poppies for Remembrance Day. We made playdough poppies, paper poppies and colouring poppies. We talked about the significance of the poppy on Remembrance Day and observed two minutes silence.

On Tuesday we held our Odd Socks Day for Anti-bullying week. We discussed why we were wearing Odd Socks and explored different feelings and actions around bullying. Our text for this week was Something New, which was all about being friends and celebrating differences.

In R.E we looked at Eid as part of our Festivals and Celebrations unit, and we continue to practise our Nativity play ready for our performance.

P.E – We enjoyed another session of Yoga this week, working on our balance, spatial awareness and core strength. We had lots of fun interpreting the moves.


For homework, the children have been given some pattern caterpillars to complete. On the back we have left space for them to create their own patterns. They can be as simple or as complex as the children want to make.

** For those who may have difficulty recognising the pattern it sometimes helps to say it out loud.

Next Week’s Learning


We will continue our investigation of numbers with the number six. We will explore the ‘sixness of six’, looking at different ways to show six, sequencing numbers, counting collections and practising our 1-1 matching.


Next week in Topic we are reading the story Whoever You Are by Mem Fox. We will be exploring different countries and cultures. We will make flags and learn how to say hello in different languages.


We continue to work on our gross motor, balance and spatial awareness skills through movement games, activities and Yoga.