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Reception (2020-2021)


Hello and welcome to Spring 2 Half Term from

Mrs Grindey, Mrs Holden and Miss Barnes!



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


For our topic this half term we will be investigating the question 'Who Helps us in Disley?' Throughout this topic, we will be learning about and investigating the roles and responsibilities of different jobs and people who help us in our local community.


We will be focusing on an important role and occupation every week and we will be beginning our investigations with the Fire Service. We will also enjoy learning about the Police, Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics, Dentists and the Postal and Delivery Services.  We will be developing our Literacy skills further through completing lots of different writing tasks and we will enjoy expressing our creative side through lots of Design and Technology projects and Art tasks. 


In Maths we will continue to develop our understanding of number and will continue to work on exploring number combinations, addition and subtraction. We will also be progressing and developing our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.




Spring 2 Topic Web- Who helps us in Disley?

Different Roles and Occupations we will be investigating 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!



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.