Disley Primary School

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Archive (2019 - 2020) - Reception

Monkey Puzzle

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Makaton rainbow colours

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The Fish Who Could Wish

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Fitness Challenge

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Your challenge this week is a fitness challenge! Your task is to do these exercises for 30 seconds each with 30 seconds rest in between.
1. Star jumps
2. Karate
3. Kangaroo jumps
4. Running on the spot
5. Spider-Man lunges
6. Silly Billy
Maybe you could repeat these exercises every day!

Please send a video of you doing these exercises to your class teacher, we would love to see them! Good luck!

Lily's Party Time

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Disley Primary School Snake Challenge

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This week’s challenge is to design a rock to add to the new Disley Primary School snake! Older siblings in school are also welcome to participate. Please ensure you put your first name and surname initial on the front of the rock. Please drop them into the blue collection tray near the main entrance car park gates (please follow school opening hours as the car park gates are locked when school is closed). We look forward to seeing them all!

Your nature challenge pictures

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Thank you to everyone who took part in our nature challenge this week - we have loved seeing all of your pictures! We hope you enjoy this short video of all your lovely ideas... maybe some of you can spot yourself!

The Summer Reading Challenge has arrived! Open the PowerPoint below to find out more.

A nature challenge!

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Please email your photographs to your class teacher, we look forward to seeing them all!

National Sport Week 20th-26th June 2020


Dear Parent,


How do you fancy challenging friends, family or neighbours to some fun, virtual sporting activities this summer?

At national children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, we are determined to ensure that young people stay active and connected through this difficult time. We’ve been helping families do this with our daily #StayHomeStayActive activities since March and now we’re challenging the public to go one step further by joining us in our first ever National School Sport Week at Home, supercharged by Sky Sports.


Taking place from 20-26 June, the week will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the opportunity to take part in a series of virtual sporting challenges which help young people capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they may be missing out on and the Youth Sport Trust is delighted that Sky Sports will be helping to supercharge the campaign.


How do I find out more?

Registering couldn’t be simpler. Just go to our website and click on the link for parents. You will be asked a couple of questions as you register about who you might challenge and how many people you would like to get involved.


After signing up we will provide you with free and easy-to-use resources to help plan your week of National School Sport Week at Home Activity, set challenges for your families, friends and neighbours, and shout about it online.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the growing number of people who will be running, jumping and throwing their way to glory from 20-26 June.

The Secret Path

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It is Miss Barnes' turn to read a story this week. We hope you enjoy!

Reception's got talent!

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A story video for Reception

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It is Mrs Grindey's turn to read a story to you all this week. We hope you all enjoy it!

Letter about returning to school on Monday June 15th.

A video message from the Reception teachers

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Hello Reception!

We hope you are all ok and are keeping safe.

We have loved reading your emails and hearing about all the different things you have been learning and achieving at home. We have set you a fun challenge this week as we would love to put all of your different talents together into a video so we can share these with each other!

Please email Miss Barnes ( with a short video of your talent by the 17th of June. We are sure you are all full of ideas but here are some examples just incase:

Riding a bike
Playing an instrument
Football skills

Or, you could send us a picture of a piece of artwork or writing that you are proud of too!

We cannot wait to see what you come up with!
Take care,
The Reception teachers

Hello to all of our lovely Reception children!


We are all missing you so much.  We know that you will all be doing lots of great things at home but we thought it would be so nice if we could read about or even see something that you have been doing each week.


Now, as you know, each week we add work on to this page for you to try at home. We know that everybody’s time at home is different.  Some of you might get lots of work done and some of you might do a little bit of work but you might do other things instead and that is absolutely fine.


So that we can read about or see what you have been up to we thought it would be nice if you could ask an adult at home to help you to send an email to us.  In this email you could either just send us a little message, perhaps telling us about something you have done or you might want to send us a photo to show us something you have done or made.  Now this could be to do with the work we have put on the Class Pages or it might be something else.  You might want to show us a new creative model you have made or tell us about some of the yummy baking you have done.  It is up to you – it will just be wonderful to hear from you.  If you really can’t think of anything at all the just send us a message saying ‘Hello’.


Once you have sent us a message we will send you a little message back just so that you know that we have read and seen it.

It will be so lovely to hear and see all of the things that you have been up to and we can’t wait to get back in touch with you.  If you send us one message each week that will give you time to think about what you would like to say or show.  It’s a bit like an electronic ‘Show and Tell’



If you are in Mrs Grindey and Mr Emsleys' class please send your email to both: and



If you are in Miss Barnes' class please send your email to:



We are all very excited to hear from you!


Love from your teachers.

Earth Day 2020 - Wednesday 22nd April


It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year. The theme for 2020 is 'Climate Change'. We would love you to read through the comprehension and/or presentation with your child and create a poster with some ideas on how we can help look after our Earth.

Home Learning Tasks

Week 8 (08.06.20)

Week 6 (11.05.20)

Week 4 (27.04.20)


Welcome to Reception 


Hello and welcome to Reception from

Miss Barnes, Mrs Grindey and Mr Emsley!





For our topic this half term we will be investigating the question 'Who helps us in Disley?' Throughout this topic we will be finding out about the people in our local community who help us and we will also be learning about the different jobs people do. We will have a specific focus each week, learning in detail about: post office workers, police, firefighters, dentists, paramedics/doctors and builders. We have some exciting visitors planned this half term and are hoping that some of our parents and families can come into school to share their expertise with us too. The children are also excited to explore their new post office role play area.  



We would like to thank all parents for their valuable contributions in the children's 'I can' books this half term. It is great to see what learning the children are doing out of school and it's also wonderful to share their achievements.




In PE, we will be focusing on dance. We will be doing PE on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Bennett and Mr Henderson.







All the important information can be found at the bottom of our page...



The children walked down to the village to post their own post cards, they are very excited to receive them!

The books we will be sharing with the children this half term are:

Reception Reading Afternoon Tuesday 24th September at 2:45. 

Information from the session is below.

Reading and Phonics in Reception

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 contact book any comments. 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. 
'I Can' books- These books are sent home with the children every day and they are a way of allowing children to practise skills they have learnt in school. This could be anything from baking cakes, riding their bike, to practising their numbers and letters. You can record this in any way such as: taking pictures, children writing inside or you could write what they have done. These will be checked every Monday and Friday by the class teacher. 
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 key rings 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 Assembly- This is an assembly 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.

Secret Reader- This is where we invite parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties or any other family member into our class to read to the children on a Monday afternoon. A letter will be sent out to explain this further.

Jedi Writer Award- This is an award given in class by the Reception Teachers. It is awarded to a child that has been trying hard with their fine motor skills and using the correct pencil grip. The teacher’s will observe the children in handwriting lessons and choosing times and a child will be awarded on a Friday morning.

Author Award- This award will start when the children have started developing their writing skills. Children that have a go at the story writing challenge will be picked out of a hat at the end of the week and will receive a prize.

Challenges- In Reception we have many set challenges for the children to complete by choice. We have a writing challenge, fine motor challenge, phonics 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. 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.

Tricky words and blendable key rings- Your child will be given a bookmark with tricky words on to learn at home. They will also be given a key ring with words to blend on.

Non- Negotiables- Please ensure that you read 3 times a week with your child and record it in their contact book. Please also complete the phonics sheets in their folders for the following Thursday. If your child completes all of their homework they will receive a reward at the end of each term. 



R Timetable


Monday: Contact books checked
We change our reading books

'I Can' books checked and assessed



Tuesday:  Contact books checked

Wednesday: Contact books checked


Thursday: Contact books checked




Friday: Contact books checked
We change our reading books
'I Can' books checked and assessed

PE day













PE is on a Friday afternoon, please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school for 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 contact book, reading book, I Can book and phonics booklet.