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Class 1

Reception Class Teacher: Ms D Bretherton and Mr C Jones

Teaching Assistant: Miss G Price and Mr S Hanbury

Welcome to our class information page. We hope you find the information here useful.

Attendance & Punctuality Attendance and punctuality set the tone for the day. Please ensure your child is punctual when arriving at school – classroom doors are open from 8.40am so that school is able to start promptly at 8.50am. If your child is unable to attend school please ring the school to explain the absence or write a letter to the class teacher. Unexplained absences will be recorded as unauthorised. Please be aware that only an adult (16+) may collect your child from school, and if it is an unfamiliar adult to staff in the class, please inform the staff of who will be collecting your child.
P.E. Please ensure your child brings their P.E. kit to school on a Monday. Their P.E. kit will be returned after the PE session that week. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. This year your child’s P.E. lesson will be on a Thursday afternoon.
Forest School The school forest has recently had a makeover. This outdoor area now provides extensive learning experiences for our pupils where they will be able to develop skills across all areas of the curriculum. The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the forest activities they have participated in so far and we are looking forward to them experiencing many more. In the Foundation Phase, each class will have a timetabled weekly session in the forest. Your child’s class will be visiting the forest every Tuesday. As we will be learning outdoors in all types of weather, please could you ensure that your child brings a coat to school on this day and a pair of wellies or old trainers which they can wear in the forest. 
Reading Folders Please listen to your child read their words or Book Bag reading book and record your thoughts in the reading record provided. It is important that your child’s reading book is in school every day. Reading folders will be returned home once your child has been listened to read.
Fruit Money Fruit is provided through ‘Tuck’ – you can either pay 20p per day or £1 for the week. Fruit will only be given to your child if tuck money for the day has been paid. Tuck envelopes will be given out on a Friday labelled with your child’s name.
Dinner Money If your child has school dinners, please ensure that you use ‘Parent Pay’ to pay for their dinners online. If you are entitled to free school meals please contact the local authority if you have not already done so.
CAPER CAPER is our ’Children and Parents Enjoying Reading Scheme.’ Your child chooses a library book for you to read to, or with them, and enjoy together. CAPER books will only be changed on a Friday when the book and record sheet are brought into school.
Homework Throughout the year, your child will receive spelling, maths and topic based homework. As well as written tasks, your child will be encouraged to use ‘Active Learn’ and ‘HWB’ online to further develop their learning.

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1st session – Read Write Inc. (930-1030am)

2nd session – Mathematics (1050-1155am)


Topic (1-3.20pm)


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Read Write Inc., a literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin, is taught in over 5000 schools in the United Kingdom. Our Read Write Inc. Phonics reading and writing kits have been developed for parents who want to support their child’s phonics learning at home. You can use them to systematically teach all of the common sounds in the English language, helping your child to recognise the sounds and then to ‘sound-blend’ them into words for reading. Children become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

When your child is learning to read using phonics, there are two crucial things that they will be taught:

  • The sounds represented by written letters.
  • How to blend the sounds together to make words.

Supporting your child as they learn to read using phonics is the most important thing you can do to help them at school. On this page, you’ll find some videos to explain phonics and how you can support your child at home, along with a helpful audio guide to help you learn how to say the 44 phonics sounds correctly.

Watch our fun introduction to phonics, get tips for supporting phonics learning at home and listen to our audio guide on how to say the 44 phonics sounds.

For more information on the Read Write Inc programme visit:–1/

Abacus is a unique maths toolkit that’s carefully crafted to help you inspire a genuine love of maths and help every child master mathematical concepts. It’s built on research into successful teaching in the UK by a team of expert authors and teaching practitioners to help you ensure mastery of skills for all. Each child will have their own login which allows them to access homework and games from the house.


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This term our topic is ‘Celebrations’. We will be looking at different Celebrations, i.e. Birthdays, Harvest, Bonfire Night and Christmas.



Home Learning :Our learning this term is: 

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Click on the icons to follow a link to the websites. If your child has forgotten their login details, please do not hesitate to ask.

Useful websites: Try these websites for learning opportunities and developing Digital Competencies