Chaffinches Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Hall

Mrs Burrows

Welcome to Reception's class page.

Summer Term 2021

We hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing Easter break and are now excited to be back in school for our final term.

Our English this term will focus on the text 'The Extraordinary Gardener’ by Sam Boughton and this will help us to write instructions and short stories.

In our shared reading sessions we will be looking at a range of texts - both fiction and non-fiction - related to plants and growing. This links so well to all the gardening that we have already started in our vegetable and flower patches.

Reception will also be visiting the school library each Wednesday, when they will be able to choose a book to take home. Please ensure that these are returned on the following Wednesday so that your child may choose a new book.

Daily phonics sessions will continue, where we will be recapping on previously learned sounds while continuing to progress through the new digraphs and ‘tricky words’ in Phase 3.

In maths we will continue to focus on the numbers 6 - 10 whilst also exploring number bonds to 10, combining two groups of objects, recapping on measurement and looking at repeating patterns.

We will be introducing Rainbow Challenges this term which are a range of tasks, covering different areas of learning, that children will be expected to complete independently during the week.

We will also begin our Balance Bike training again in order to improve the children's core strength and balance.

PE kits are required on Wednesdays but we may also use them at other times. They will be sent home each Friday to be washed so please ensure that they are returned to school on the following Monday, ready for our next lesson.

Homework will be set electronically via Teams each Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday morning. Thank you in advance for supporting your child to complete their homework.

For regular updates to our class activities please check our school Twitter feed. We will continue to use Tapestry to record the children's learning in school and would love you to carry on uploading photos and videos of their activities at home.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to speak to us at the end of the day or contact us via email.

Warmest wishes for an exciting term ahead.

Mrs Hall and Mrs Burrows 







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Spring Term

We hope you all had a restful and relaxing Christmas! We are ready for a new term and can't wait to welcome you all back into school. 

This term we will be sharing lots of Superhero themed books with the children. We will have a particular focus on the story Juniper Jupiter and the children will create their own superhero stories. 



This term the children will be focusing on number 6-10 whilst delving deeper into number 0-5. We will be making pairs, combining two groups of objects, exploring number bonds to 10 and looking at 3D shapes. 


In Reception we have daily phonics sessions. Phonics teaches children letter sounds which then enables them to blend and segment sounds together to help them learn to read and write. This term we will start phase 3 which teaches the children that two letters can make one sound. 

Rainbow Challenge

We will be introducing the children to Rainbow Challenges during the first week back. These are tasks that the children need to complete indpendently over the week in different areas. At the end of the week if a child has completed all their tasks they will recieve a certificate. 



We use Tapestry to record what the children are learning in school and assess where they are up to. You will also be able to upload photos and videos to Tapesty at home. We love to read all about the exciting things that have happened at home and all the WOW moments you notice. This really helps us to assess your child's progress and plan for their future learning.


Please don't hesitate to contact us at the end of the day or via email if you have any questions. 

From the 15th Janurary Mrs Hall will be covering Mrs Larbey's maternity leave. 

 Mrs Hall and Mrs Burrows

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