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Reception: Hendra Class

Welcome to Reception!


Miss Nelson, Mrs Dixon, 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.


This half term we will be very busy learning about celebrations and special days such as Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Children in Need and Christmas!

Our topic will be ‘Once Upon a Time’, ask your child which traditional story we are learning about! Many areas of learning will be covered during this and learning opportunities enhanced to develop skills through play.


Deaf Active:

We are really enjoying our weekly sessions and are busy learning new songs and sign language! The children will perform this for Parents/Carers on Thursday 5th December. More details to follow.


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 EVERY DAY

* School book bag and reading book

* Water bottle

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

*Warm, waterproof coat/ jacket

* Wellington Boots



Phonics Time

Children will continue to have daily Read, Write Inc sessions to learn their phonics.  We have already made a really good start and the children know many sounds, we are now practising blending sounds to read simple words. Thank you all those who attended our information meeting about how you can support your child with reading and writing at home
You can also look at the website  It contains information and shows you how to pronounce sounds correctly.

 Each day the children participate in teacher directed phonic activities and begin to recognise and write letters and the sounds they make in words.  We 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 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 practise lots of counting forwards and backwards with your child.  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 



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