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In our Reception classroom we have two class teachers, Mrs Barker and Mrs O’Brien.

Mrs Dearden is our HLTA (all day Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri and Tuesday morning)

Mrs Parkin, teaching assistant (Wed-Fri)

Mrs Barnes, teaching assistant (Mon-Wed)

Mrs Wiberg joins us on a Tuesday afternoon  


PE: Our PE day is Monday.  Please ensure your child has their PE Kit in school.



Please support your child by reading to them as often as possible. Practicing writing their name and ensuring that children can form their letters.


Each week, children will be sent home an activity to be completed in their home learning book. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic, reading, phonics or maths that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to

Topics covered:

Autumn 2 – Celebrate Good Times!


Our theme this half term will focus on exploring different celebrations and festivals both locally and around the world. Children will have the opportunity to talk about family traditions and answer questions like, how did you celebrate Bonfire Night? Do you have a Sunday dinner? As the children explore different festivals and traditions they will make comparisons and links on how they are each celebrated. They will learn to identify and understand that sometimes people share the same ideas and values and that sometimes opinions are different. They will be respectful of all traditions, beliefs and faiths.


As the children discuss traditions they will have the opportunity to be part of two Reception yearly traditions. The first being the Christmas craft workshop, where, parents are invited to join the children in creating and making Christmas decorations for the classroom. Some decorations will be sold at the next Reception tradition, which is, the Reception children performing in a Christmas Nativity for parents. They will learn about Advent and the true meaning of Christmas through the preparation and countdown towards the production.

Topic Newsletter

Books to enjoy at home!


Autumn 2


What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World

In this book, kids will get to experience 14 different countries through the incredible celebrations that each has to offer. The holidays included are: Chinese New Year, Losar, Carnival, Fastelavn, Purim, Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Fourth of July, Bastille Day, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, and the German Lantern Festival.


Rama and Sita: The Story of Diwali

Rama and Sita live happily in the forest - until Sita is kidnapped by the demon king, Ravana. Can Rama and the monkey king Hanuman follow the trail she has laid for them and save Sita, or will she be lost forever?


Kipper: Kipper's Birthday

Kipper's birthday is tomorrow. He bakes a yummy cake to share with his friends and writes some invitations. But when he writes 'come tomorrow' and hands them out on his birthday morning, things all get a bit confusing ... Luckily it all turns out well in the end when his friends arrive with the best present ever!


The Jolly Christmas Postman

It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters. He has a card for Baby Bear, a game for Red Riding Hood, a get-well jigsaw for poor Humpty Dumpty and lots more packages to deliver! The Jolly Postman keeps on peddling his bicycle up hill and down dale. . . and into everybody's hearts.