Reception 2018 - 2019

Mrs Jepson

Mrs Jepson

EYFS & Key Stage One Coordinator

Early Years Foundation Stage.

Welcome to the last half of the SUMMER TERM!!!!!!!!  Where on earth has the year gone?  It doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago since the children were starting school back in September. 

We are going to have so much fun engaging in our new exciting & interactive topic 'Rumble in the jungle/Commotion in the ocean'.  Take a look at our topic web attached to this class page for further details.  This half term we have an exciting trip planned to Peak Wildlife Park, aswell as a drama workshop.

Take a look below to find details of when your child's book will be changed each week.  Throughout the week, the children may read with different adults & reading buddies.  Please ensure that your child's reading diary and books are sent into school in your child's bag each day.

Reading Book Changes























Jack B












Jack N






As a school, we are very proud of our commitment to Talk 4 Writing.  As the week progresses, a series of challenging writing tasks will unfold.  In  addition to this we will also implement our daily interactive phonics sessions.  Please support your child at home, by ensuring that they are continuing to reinforce their phonic knowledge - regularly engaging with them using the practical maths & phonics packs sent home.

Each week this half term, we will have two PE sessions.  In addition to X1 dance & movement session, we will also have a gymnastics/multi skills session.  Weather permitting, we may venture outside, (It is crucial that PE kits are in school, fully labelled & contain both indoor & outdoor kits at all times). 

As always I am looking forward to working together to ensure that your child continues to flourish & reach their full potential.  Rest assured that myself & my team are always on hand to answer any questions, or simply to provide that reassurance you may need.

Things to remember...........

William Bear is a loving member of our reception class family.  He goes home each Friday with a buddy from the class.  William Bear doesn't travel lightly - taking a goody bag filled with his prized belongings - including his diary to record his weekend adventures.  Please don't worry if your child does not get a visit from William Bear straight away - support us in reassuring them that he does indeed visit everyone in time!!!

Don't forget that each child will be allocated with a practical activity pack containing a mini whiteboard, whiteboard pen & duster, letter formation guide, mathematics support mat & 100 square.  Also included in the pack is a suggestion of how you could use the activity pack to support your child's learning at school.  The packs should be used throughout the week and should be kept in your child's book bag as they may also be used at times during the school day.

Reading books are changed each week - if the diaries have been completed to indicate to staff that the books have been shared at home.  On each change day - a small collection of books will be sent home for that week.  The children will be divided into 3 colour groups to help as they sign in & put away their bags & water bottles each morning.  Each group will have their reading books changed on a different day;

Monday - Yellow

Tuesday - Green

Wednesday - Blue

Any extra supplementary weekly homework is issued each Monday and will be taken in for marking the following Monday.  Please do ensure that it is completed & sent in each week.  It does link directly with things that we will be doing in class that week. If an artefact collecting challenge has been set for the weekly homework task, please feel free to send things into school asap.

As the children are now a part of the Gawsworth Primary School family, they will be allocated a house. Siblings throughout the school will be in the same house.  The house groups will be uploaded to the class page asap.  Children will attend regular team meetings hosted by members of staff who are house captains.  The children work collectively throughout each half term to earn Class 'Do Jo' points for good effort, kindness to others etc.  The winning house at the end of each half term will be announced & the children get to decide on a treat afternoon!!!!  Attached to this class page is a copy of the house groups.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs H Jepson

EYFS & Key Stage 1 Leader




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