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Mrs Hayes and Mrs Forsyth

Welcome to Reception

Our team are :

  • Mrs E Hayes (Red Group: Foxes and Owls)
  • Mrs V Forsyth (Blue Group: Badgers and Hedgehogs)
  • Mrs P Hegarty, Mrs J Sweeney, Miss J Bell, Mr G Girling


17th January 2020


A very Good Evening to you all!


Well, we've had a very busy week:

On Monday, we had our first experience of using the large apparatus in the school hall. We were all very excited!

We were also thrilled to discover that our new role play area was a shoe shop. We have been measuring our feet and clip-clopping around the classroom all week!

We used runny paint and clingfilm to create 'winter skies' and, on Thursday morning, we all went outside on a Winter Walk. It wasn't too cold but we enjoyed our drink of hot chocolate anyway!


Today, to support and enhance our learning about Baptism, Granny Sweeney brought her new grandchild in to meet us all. How exciting!!!


This afternoon, we enjoyed yet another 'maths extravaganza' and, throughout this week, during our daily phonics sessions, we have learned the new sounds 'x', 'y' and 'z'/'zz'.


Next week we will learning the new sounds 'qu', 'sh' and 'ch' beginning our learning about Journeys made 'by road'. To support and enhance the children's understanding and learning, we've planned a 'junk modelling' activity for the children to 'upcycle' recyclable materials to create road vehicles so, if you have any cardboard boxes or tubes, we would be very grateful for your donations.


We have also invited the children to bring in any photographs or Baptismal artefacts to share with the rest of their group. This activity will, of course, be adult supervised and the children will not be 'playing' with any special family heirlooms!  


Thank you for your continued support.


Wishing you all a peaceful and restful weekend and looking forward to seeing you next week! 


The Reception Team.




The Sun has been printing vouchers and the final one will be issued tomorrow, January 18th 2020.

If you have been collecting, pleases could you send these into school. Many thanks! 




P.E. generally takes place every MONDAY MORNING.

Please ensure that it your child's P.E kit is returned to school by MONDAY 13th JANUARY 2020.

Many thanks!

Our topic this term is 'Let's Move!'.

See below for this half-term's curriculum map.

Dates for your diary:


Tuesday 4th February 2020: School Book Fayre

Wednesday 5th February 2020: School Book Fayre

Thursday 6th February 2020: School Book Fayre

Thursday 13th February 2020: Break Up

Friday 14th February 2020: INSET DAY - School closed to pupils

Monday 24th February: Back to school - Start of Spring Term 2

Wednesday 4th March: Parents' Evening - Please book appointments 'school interviews'

Thursday 5th March: Parents' Evening - Please book appointments 'school interviews'

Friday 20th March: MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATIONS! More details to follow...

Friday 3rd April: Break Up: END OF SPRING TERM

Monday 20th April: Back to school: SUMMER TERM 1


Spring Term 1 - Week 2

First week back. Happy 2020!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

First week of Advent

The last week of November...

We went on a BEAR HUNT!

Second week of Autumn Term 2

Welcome back!

Final week of Autumn Term 1

This week... My word! We've been busy!

4th week of BIG school!

'New Beginnings'

'New Beginnings' 1 Keep 'em coming...!

Curriculum Map: Spring Term 1

Curriculum Meeting: 03/10/2019

New Parents' ppt