Autumn Term Overview


Thank you so much for your support already. The children are starting to gradually settle and bond as a class!

We will spend the first 2 weeks completing our baseline assessments with the children, which we will then use as our starting point with them for the year. We will not therefore be starting adult inputted sessions for Phonics, Literacy or Maths until the baseline assessments have finished so that we get an accurate assessment of where they are.

Once they are nicely settled and baseline assessments are out of the way we will hopefully start adult input carpet sessions. Once these begin we will start to send home Phonics slips of what your child has learnt that week, a reading book and an example of pre- cursive letters to help support your child at home.

 We are currently focusing on PSED carpet sessions to help children feel secure and happy in Reception. You may have already found ‘Olaf’s golden rules’ and ‘whole body listening’ in your child’s book bag which we sent home with them at the end of last week. This is to consolidate our class rules with you at home and demonstrate the consistency between home and school. This helps children to see us as a united front, working together 😊.

Please may I also remind you to bring in your cooking money on a Monday morning so we can start some cooking sessions with them. I can already tell we have a few bakers in our class!

We will be setting up Tapestry in the next few weeks so please can I also remind you to bring back any Tapestry reply slips. If you need a Tapestry letter please let me know.

From Wednesday, drop off in the morning will be 8:45 am and pick up will be 3 pm for everyone.

Any questions or queries feel free to pop in to chat or catch me at the beginning/ end of the day.

Kind regards,


Miss Bourne- Class Teacher in Reception