Welcome to Reception!

Spring 2

This half term is very busy with lots for your child to look forward to. Remember to keep an eye on the important dates on the Grove Valer!

Our topic for this half term is Under The Sea where will be doing lots of work related to things we might find under the sea! We are going to kick start our topic with a visit to the sea life centre and finish it off with a pirate day!

Before we break up for Easter, there will be some Easter activities such as a bonnet parade so please look out for these on the Grove Valer!

You should also have had your email to allow you to access the Tapestry link so that you can see what your child has been doing at school and for you to show us what your child has been doing at home. Any problems then please speak to any member of the Reception Team.

Could we also remind you that your child should have a complete set of spare clothes in school in a bag that they can keep on their peg. This is in case of accidents or occasions where your child may get wet or messy! If we have to send your child home in clothes they have borrowed from school, could you please make sure that you send those clothes back in to school as soon as possible.

And finally!

Your child does not need a PE kit at this time. We will notify you later in the year when you will need to send a PE kit to school. This will be in the Summer term and if you have children already in school we will be making sure that both children are in the same team.


Every Day - Book bag, home reading book, EYFS library book

Wednesday - Swimming day - please make sure all jewellery is removed and long hair is tied back

Just a reminder - could you please make sure all of your child's belongings have their name in - water bottles, jumpers, coats, swimming costumes, towels etc - Thanks

Reception Information

EYFS Curriculum 19-20
Updated: 16/10/2019 1.91 MB
New Intake ppt 2019-20
Updated: 18/09/2019 2.89 MB
Reception Welcome Pack 2019-20
Updated: 18/09/2019 174 KB
Sickness guidance
Updated: 06/12/2017 313 KB

Useful Websites

Crick Web

Letters and sounds Phonics resources

Phonics Play phonics resources

Jolly Phonics

Letters and sounds document

Mouse control games

Mouse control game

Development Matters Age band of developments

Early Years Foundation Stage Document