Parents Phonics  Workshop

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Reception 2018

 Reception Staff

EYFS Leader & Class Teacher - Mrs Griffin

Support Staff

Senior EYFS Practitioner -Miss Taylor

EYFS Practitioner - Miss Miller

EYFS Practitioner  - Mrs Pearmain

Summer 1  Updates - 30 April 2018

Early Learning Goal Workshop -Wednesday 9th May at 9:00 am in the Reception Classroom 

As we approach the end of the Foundation Stage the children will be working towards gaining the Early Learning Goals. I will be presenting  a work shop to give parents and carers advice and information on how you can support your child at home.

For those children who are not yet ready; their learning journey will continue into Year 1 and they will usually achieve the goals by the end of Autumn  or Spring term.


Thank you very much for your contributions to the farm visit. The children had an amazing experience full of awe and wonder. Lots of links to science too,photographs to follow.

See below our Medium term plan for Summer Term

Medium Term Plan Summer Term.




Spring 2 February 2018 Updates

Spring Term Overview

Please see below the children's homework - 15.3.18


See you all at the Maths workshop next Week

Coming soon! Look out for the ELG meeting TBA 


Many thanks to those of you who attended our Early Writing  & Physical development  workshop, I do hope you found it helpful. The  PowerPoint and literature have been emailed out to you all, please let me know if you did not receive the email.

Thank you for completing and sending back the parent & carer questionnaire, the popular choice for our next workshop is Maths. I will be sending out the date and time after the Learning Review meetings.

If you are  not able to attend any of the times suggested for the Learning Review meetings, please come and see me and we can make an alternative time. Thank you for your flexibility, it is important that the reviews are during the day, this is so your child can join you and be part of the meeting. Having said that, if you would like to see me for five minutes without your child being present, just let me know.


We will continue to learn about People Who Help us this term, we have planned  a visit from the Fire Brigade and the children are asking to learn about Police officers and Builders. We will be cooking our own pancakes and link the experience to mathematics and use mathematical language, we will then write about how we made the pancakes.

The children will also celebrate and learn about Chinese New Year and cook some noodles and rice, as always these enriching experiences will link to all our areas of learning. 

Many thanks for your support with continuing the children's learning at home, I have noticed a marked improvement with their fine motor skills and pencil control. Most children are now forming letters correctly and using lower case letters! Don't forget to practice writing numerals from 0-10.

Please see below a Letters and Sounds update.


I look forward to seeing you all at the Learning Review Meetings.

Mrs Griffin 


Writing Workshop (21 images)

Writing workshop with the Reception class and parents.

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Reception Walk (13 images)

Reception walk to the letter box.

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 Coming Soon...Parents Early Writing  Work30th January 2018 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

There will be a short power point and top tips on how to support your child's physical development , early mark making and writing skills. An opportunity to learn with your child using a variety of hands on activities. 

Our Spring 1 Topic is Lend a Hand 

Welcome back and may I take this opportunity to thank you for our lovely Christmas presents.

Our topic this term is all about 'People Who Help Us'. The children will learn about a variety of occupations such as Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Shop Keepers and Mummies and Daddies.

We will be arranging with the local Fire Station for the Fire Fighters to come into school with their fire engine to visit the children.If you would like to come into class to talk to the children about your occupation, please let a member of staff know.

The children will also be going for a walk to the post office to post an invitation to you! 

I have attached the Medium term plan for this term. 

Many thanks for your continued  support.

Mrs Griffin & the Reception Team 


 Please see below the EYFS Questionnaire for this term 2018 


 Welcome Back 

Our Autumn 2  Topic is Festivals.

Please see below the link to our medium term plan for this half term.

Autumn 2 Medium Term Plan

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the  Phonics Workshop. I have attached some literature for parents who were unable to come. Please use to support the children as they learn the Jolly Phonics sounds and actions. 

I will be planning a writing workshop early in the spring term.

Jolly Phonics

Autumn 1  New Term September 2017

A huge welcome to our new parents of  Reception children!

The children have settled really well and we are able to dive straight into teaching and learning. Thank you for your positivity and support during the transition process.

Our topic for this term is ' Stars of Priors Wood '.

During the first few weeks we will be getting to know each other, following our new routines and we will learn through a variety of creative and stimulating learning experiences. 

The children will also be getting to know our Learning Power Buddies- Robbie Resilience, Rita Reflective, Roger Resourceful and Roxy Risk Taker. They help us to manage our distractions and keep on going when we feel like giving up. 

Please see below our medium term plan for autumn term 2017.


I have also attached some policies and useful advice for parents of EYFS children such as 4 Children a Parents Guide. This guidance gives advice on what to expect developmentally.

Please see below for more details.

Many thanks

Mrs Griffin

Autumn Term 2017 Newsletter

 Reception Homework- 30.9.17

We are raring to go! 

Please see below a link to what we will be learning in phonics and maths and top tips on how you can help to develop your child's handwriting.

I will send home a list of the phonics and words we will be covering so you can help to consolidate your child's learning at home.








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Reception Long Term Plan 2016