Rec M 2018 - 2019

Miss Milburn



Welcome to Reception!

We would like to wish you all a happy New Year!  We hope you had a great break and have made some lovely family memories.

Firstly, we would like to thank you for sending in WOW cards to show off your child’s home learning, we have put more in your child’s homework book.

We will begin this half term by learning about dinosaurs. The children have shown a great interest in different types and have already amazed us with their fantastic knowledge. As you may have noticed there are four buckets going home with children each day, this is to link into our story focus of favourite things and the book: Harry’s bucket full of dinosaurs!

In R.E. this half term we will be learning about stories Jesus told and stories Jesus heard, we have started by looking at Noah’s Ark! In provision the children will be making Arks both inside and outside, we will also explore floating and sinking in the water tray. The children will also learn a variety of other bible stories such as Jonah and the big whale and the story of baby Moses.

In Literacy, we will continue teaching a daily phonics lesson, this will focus on a sound a day which the children to can apply to their early reading and early writing. We are encouraging the children to blend and segment the sounds in the words they are reading and writing. We like to use robot arms when blending a CVC (3 letter word) – We are sure your children would love to show you when you are reading at home!

Our Maths, our learning will continue to focus heavily on number recognition as well as mathematical language to explain our reasoning. We will be learning about positional language, weight and money!


This half term we will continue to practise our tricky words, these words are 'sight' words as the children must be able to recognise these words due to them not being able to be phonetically read.                      Our tricky words are: the, to, I, no, go.


 We love to listen to and join in with the jolly phonics song - click on the link below!

Our Tricky words song:


ALL children will need their PE kit in school as we will be doing PE on a Friday this half term. Please also ensure you bring your child’s book bag daily as we don’t want them to miss out on school reading and trips to the library.


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Thank you for your support,

Miss Milburn.


Here are some little ideas how you can support your child's learning at home:

  • Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class.
  • Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters, and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
  • Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.


Recommended websites: - Mr Thorne has a channel on youtube dedicated to the pronunciation of sounds, called Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Similarly, you can also find the Alphablocks channel on Youtube, which will further support your child's phonic and sound knowledge. - some free phonic based games more phonics games - 5 minute videos which reinforce your child's phonic knowledge.


Recommended APPs:

Justin's World - Lettersounds: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.

Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand-eye coordination.

Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)

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St Peter's Church of England Primary School

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OL16 5JQ

Headteacher: Mr A Whelan

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