Welcome to all our new children and families in Reception! We hope you had a great Summer. We can’t wait to get to know our lovely children and we are looking forward to for our new journey to begin.

We are very excited about all of the amazing activities that Autumn will bring.

This half term we will be learning all about Owls, including some that live right here in the English countryside.  We will be having a special visitor at the end of this half term who will bring some Owls in to School to visit us.

In Maths we will be looking at numbers in the environment and exploring the many different opportunities for counting all around us. We will teaching the children how to organise and play their own maths games. You can support your child by encouraging them to do lots of counting when you are out and about. How many leaves can you collect? How many would there be if the wind blew one away?

In phonics we will be learning our letter sounds and practising writing our names. You can help your child with their letter sounds by watching the Jolly phonics songs together on YouTube:

We will be sending reading books home each week, it will really help your child with their reading if you are sharing books with them at home on a regular basis.

Can you also make sure that your child has a bag of spare clothes on their peg. Please remember to put your child’s name in everything.

Also, please remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast. We will be spending lots of time exploring outside this term so our clothing will be important. Please make sure your child comes to school with a coat and then the weather begins to get colder they will also need a hat, scarf and gloves.

If you have any questions please just pop in and see us. We are always happy to help.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Neil, Miss O’Toole and the Reception team.