Happy Easter!

We hope you have all had a wonderful break and enjoyed the holidays. The children are settling back into routines well, and are enjoying learning about our new topic ‘Under the Sea!’

Again here are a few reminders about the routines in Reception:

  1.      Book bags need to come in to school every day, including reading books and diaries.
  2.     Water bottles must be brought back into school on Monday mornings.
  3.     PE bags should come in on Mondays and remain in school all week. They will be sent home every Friday.
  4.     Please write in your child’s diary if they have finished their book and would like a new one.  
  5.     Mrs Weatherspoon will continue to be in Reception every Thursday morning. Mrs Raistrick will continue to teach in Reception as normal.

Our topics

This Half Term the children have decided that they would like to learn about ‘Under the Sea’.  Here we will explore different animals and habitats, and how they compare to other places. We will then move on to dragons, fairytales, magic and wizards next Half Term!


In Maths we are learning about subtraction, using objects and number lines to subtract different amounts. We will also continue to measure weight, height, length and capacity and put objects into the correct order. Along with working with larger numbers, we will be putting numbers 1-20 into the correct order, and also solve problems involving numbers.

We will continue to explore 2D and 3D shapes in more detail. The children need to be able to name and describe a range of shapes by the end of Reception. It would be fantastic if you could encourage your child to identify real life shapes around the house/garden.

In Phonics we are now working on handwriting, alternative sounds and tricky words! Please help your child with their writing, reading and tricky words at home. It makes a huge difference to the progress they make.

We will also continue to explore weather, seasons, the environment, people, places and religion.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  You can catch me before school or at the end of the school day.  Alternatively, you can communicate through your child’s home/school diary.


Best Wishes,


Miss Bough