Welcome to Reception!

Autumn 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 and below are the important dates just for Reception.

Your children are now enjoying the full reception timetable as all the Teacher Time sessions are up and running. Your child is now doing Jolly Jobs, Magical Maths and phonics everyday.

You can support your child in their learning by sharing their reading books and by practising reading and writing their Disney words. There is more information by clicking on the homework icon at the top of the page and by looking at the power points below. Could we remind you that your child should be bringing their reading book and their reading diary in to school every day.When you read with your child could you please ensure that you sign the reading diary and add your own comment if you want.

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 - Water Bottle

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

New Intake ppt 2017- 18
Updated: 06/12/2017 356 KB
Reception Welcome Pack 2017 - 18
Updated: 06/12/2017 500 KB
Aut 17 curriculum information
Updated: 06/12/2017 265 KB
Sickness guidance
Updated: 06/12/2017 313 KB

Reception Termly Overview

Useful Websites

Crick Web

Letters and sounds Phonics resources

Phonics Play phonics resources

Jolly Phonics

Letters and sounds document

Ruth Miskin Phonics Scheme

Mouse control games

Mouse control game

Development Matters Age band of developments

Early Years Foundation Stage Document