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Reception: Hendra Class

Welcome to Reception!


Miss Nelson, Mrs Jones, Mrs Carter and Miss Burns would like to welcome you to our class page.

There are lots of useful links, updates and information below. 

During the year we will keep you up to date with all our learning adventures, share our achievements and all of our news.


Over the coming weeks we will be having lots of fun getting to know each other and making new friends.  The staff will be helping the children to settle into their new class, we will learn where to hang our coats, put our books bags, where our water bottles go and we will become familiar with our class routines.  We will encourage the children to become independent learners, making decisions such as choosing where they would like to play.  Sometimes we chose to learn and play in our indoor classroom and sometimes we choose our outdoor classroom.  We will be practising putting on our waterproofs and wellington boots all by ourselves.   We will enjoy preparing our own snack and trying new food at lunchtime.


We kindly ask families to keep encouraging the children to dress independently at home.  This will help the children on our Physical Education days when we change into our P.E. kits.


Things to bring to school

* School book bag

* Water bottle

* P.E. Kit in a P.E. bag, including black pumps

*Warm, waterproof coat/ jacket

* Wellington Boots



Phonics Time

Children will be using Read, Write Inc to learn their phonics.  We have already made a really good start and the children are starting to pick the sounds up. There will be a parent information meeting to help you support your child with reading and writing in the next few weeks.
You can also look at the website  It contains information and shows you how to pronounce sounds correctly.

 Each day the children will participate in teacher directed phonic activities and begin to recognise and write letters and the sounds they make in words.  We will play lots of games to develop the skills needed to orally blend simple words such as dog, bin, matpin, map and dig. Please practise orally blending words at home.  Next, encourage your child to segment the sounds they can hear in simple words, this will help to prepare your child for writing.    

Magic Maths 

 In addition to phonics time each day the children will enjoy teacher directed maths activities.  We teach our number skills through fun and interactive activities.  Children will become confident recognising and ordering numbers to 10/ 20. Please use the provided flash cards sent home to practise recalling and ordering numbers to 20.  Use your flash cards to make up fun and interactive games that all the family can have fun playing.  Don't forget lots of counting forwards and backwards.  Counting when you are out and about is really useful.  Count the conkers and leaves you find on your trip to the park.  Count how many seconds it takes to walk up the stairs.  Look at door numbers on the way home from school.  The list of opportunities is endless.  

Things to practise at home:

(Remember to keep the learning fun, writing in unusual places, counting when out and about.)

*Recognising own name
*Writing name independently using the correct letter formation
*Orally segmenting and blending simple three letter words, b-a-t,
* Counting to 30 forwards and backwards, starting from a variety of points
* Recognising the numbers 1 - 20
* Writing our numbers correctly

Our Classroom door is always open, please call in at any time, we are here to help and support.


smiley P.E is on Friday's 

smiley Children need to have a full P.E kit in school every day

smiley Milk and Fruit is free for EYFS children.

smiley Snack is 50p per week.
smiley Reading books must be in school every day

smiley Children are expected to read at home at least 5 times a week



You can follow all the fun we have in class via Twitter: @MissNelsonBVP and @MrsJonesbvp



Forest School


All children in EYFS have access to Forest School sessions. Throughout the year children get the chance to spend time exploring and learning about the natural environment while developing new skills. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities including; den building, using tools safely and outdoor art!

Curriculum information for Parents Autumn 1 2019