Disley Primary School

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ARCHIVE - Reception (2020-2021)


Hello and welcome to Summer 2, from

Mrs Grindey, Mrs Holden and Miss Barnes!



We hope that you have all had a lovely holiday! We are looking forward to seeing all of your lovely, smiley faces again in school. We are also very excited to be beginning our new topic!


Our topic this half-term is: 'Going Green.'

Throughout this topic, we will be exploring our planet and how to take care of it, as well as our local environment. We will also learn about the weather around the world, extreme climates and the process of recycling.


Throughout this topic, we are going to enjoy expressing our creative side through lots of Design and Technology projects and Art tasks. We will be making musical instruments from recycled materials and using them to create our own musical performance. We will also be making useful objects from our recycled materials, such as a bird feeder from a plastic bottle!


In Literacy, we will be developing our writing skills further through completing lots of different writing tasks. We will also be reading and sharing a variety of stories based around our topic.


In Maths, we will continue to develop our understanding of number and will be learning about how to share, double and halve numbers. We are also going to continue our work with addition, subtraction, and 2D/3D shapes.





Summer 2 Topic Web - Going green

Some of the books we will be sharing this half-term are:

Below you will find weekly remote education planning clearly labelled with a weekly timetable and attached resources and support sheets needed for that week. This remote learning planning will reflect the same concepts and areas of learning that are taught in school that week with the Key Worker children. On the plan, it will tell you what to complete and on what day. If you are asked to upload any work/activities onto Tapestry, please try your best to do so. This will help us to give your child appropriate feedback and to support their remote learning alongside helping to maintain our EYFS assessments. Also feel free to upload/share any work your child has completed from the Remote learning plan, even if it does not specify to do so, we would love you to share as much as you like!

Remote Learning WC 05.07.21



Useful information for parents to know....



Milk and fruit: Each afternoon the children receive a drink of milk. The government provide 1/3 of a pint free for each child each day until they are 5 years old. During the afternoon each day we also have a fruit or vegetable snack, this again is a government initiative where all children in the Reception and Infant classes have a healthy snack.


Homework- Reading is our key homework focus in Reception. Please read with your child on a regular basis and note in his/her reading record any. As well as reading your child's school reading books with them also spend time with your child sharing favourite stories and books from home. 

High Frequency Words- In addition to reading books we also send home different lists of words that appear most frequent in children's literature. Please help your child to learn to read these words. Some of them will be on a piece of coloured, laminated card and you can help your child to blend and sound out these words. Other High Frequency Words will be on bookmarks and we call these the 'Tricky' words; please help your child to learn these words from sight without sounding out the sounds. When the children know all of these words they are able to read much quicker and more fluently meaning they can gain a lot more pleasure from reading!


Star of the Week - This is an award where each class teacher chooses a child which has stood out for a particular reason. This may be using good manners, being a kind friend, showing resilience and many other things. Each Reception child will have a turn at this.


Challenges- In Reception we have many set challenges for the children to complete by choice. We have a writing/phonics challenge, fine motor challenge and maths challenge. Each of these are targeted to the child’s interests. Once a child completes a challenge they will put their name into the challenge pot (the more times they do it the more chance they have of winning) and the teachers will pick out a name randomly at the end of the week.


Phonics folders- Once your child starts to learn phonics they will begin to recognise sounds and work on reading words. Your child will learn 4 new sounds a week; for each of these sounds they will be given a letter formations sheet to complete at home every Thursday. If there are no new sounds in your child’s folder this will be a recap week so there is no need to worry about filling them in.




R Timetable



Miss Barnes' class change reading books



Mrs Grindey and Mrs Holden's class change reading books


Mathletics homework challenge



Miss Barnes' class change reading books

Phonics homework sent home



Mrs Grindey and Mrs Holden's class change reading books

PE day









PE is on a Friday morning, please ensure your child arrives to school in a named PE kit on this day.

Please send your child into school everyday with a named water bottle.

Book bags need to be named and in school everyday containing your child's reading record and phonics folder.