Summer 2 - 2018

Welcome back! 

We hope everyone has had an enjoyable half term and enjoyed the sunny weather! 

Unit of Learning: 

Our unit this term is called ‘Life on Earth’.We will be focusing on the books Arrgghh Spider, Baby Brains and Billy’s Bucket.  To get the children ready for year 1 at the end of term we will focus on a book that is all about change and we will relate it to how we have changed from a baby to now and we will discuss the future.  We are looking forward to going to the Royal Greenwich Observatory as part of this topic.

Reports/ Good Level of Development

In July you will receive your child’s end of year school report.  Alongside the report will be a print out of the levels we have given your child.  At the end of the year we have to report to the borough regarding how many children at the end of reception have reached a ‘Good Level Of Development.’  For more information please read the information sheet attached.

Transition from Reception to Year 1

Transition means change. Change can be exciting, fun or difficult, and sometimes all three at the same time! Our aim is to ensure that the children experience as smooth a transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that the children have had in Reception.  As a school, we take specific steps to help with this transition and ensure that children feel ready for the next stage in their education.   We have already put lots of activities in place but this term in addition, we will

  • Be making regular visits to the year 1 classrooms.
  • Attending KS1 assemblies.
  • Encouraging children to complete regular Maths and English related activities independently sitting at tables.

There will be a parents meeting about the transition process on Thursday 5th July 9:00am. It would be great to see as many of you as possible there.


Our sports day is on Monday 2nd July (weather permitting) and more details will follow nearer the time.  Children will be taking part in P.E. as part of their school learning. We would prefer they bring their named kit to school on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. For P.E. children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls.


Now thankfully the warmer weather is here, the children will want to take their jumpers off.  Please make sure your child’s jumper is clearly marked with their name.  We do have water available for children to drink throughout the day.  However, if you would rather your child bring in their own bottle from home, please do so and we can store it at our fruit station.  Please note it must only be water in the bottles; no juice or flavored water please. 

Thank you for your support

Kate Purbrick,  Peri Hannabuss-Penn and Kate Barton

Reception Latest News

Over the last two weeks Reception have been enjoying familiarising themselves with the indoor and outdoor provision in EYFS. They have had a fantastic time playing, exploring and learning classroom routines.

Posted: Wednesday 27th September 2017, 6:20pm

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Posted: Wednesday 17th May 2017, 5:55pm

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Posted: Wednesday 10th May 2017, 5:41pm
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