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Micklehurst All Saints

C of E Primary School

'Learning Together, Growing Together, Succeeding Together'

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Welcome to Reception

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A very warm welcome to Reception! We are so excited to welcome the children into class to begin their Reception journey.


Our Topic

Our Topic for the first half term is ‘Marvellous Me.’ This is a wonderful way to get to know all the children and for us to learn what makes them special and unique. We will be talking about our families, where we live, how we stay healthy, our feelings and our senses. The children will enjoy learning through play together and have access to a well-planned curriculum based around the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. They will be provided with a rich learning environment which enables them to follow their own interests and be ‘active’ learners.



The children’s PE sessions will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday this half term. The children will need pumps in school in a named bag ready for these sessions. Children will not need a full PE kit whilst in Reception.


Reading Books & Homework

Reading at home is super important in the EYFS and every child will be provided with a ‘read with me’ reading book to share with you at home. As their phonic knowledge develops, they will then receive an additional book which is phonetically decodable and they can read themselves. Books should be read twice at home and both books will be changed once a week.

Homework will come home on a Wednesday and be collected back in on the Monday.


Please ensure your child has a suitable coat and shoes for outdoor play. As we move towards the autumn months we will continue to learn and play in our outdoor classroom.


If you wish to contact me, do not hesitate to message me on class seesaw or grab me at the school gate! I will keep you updated with all the fun learning we are doing together in school on the school website or on class Seesaw.


For more information on our learning you can see our half term newsletter and planning overview for this half term.  


Thanks for your continued support and we are very much looking forward to our first half term together!


Miss Austin and Miss Burney