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Reception Class Newsletter

November 2020 – Term 2

Welcome back!

We are delighted to welcome your child back into school after a slightly longer break! Thank you for all of your support in your child’s first half term at school and during the remote learning period. All of the children have settled into school really well and had a very successful first half term.

COVID-19 Precautions

Please make yourself aware of the updated COVID-19 precautions that have been sent to all parents/carers. There has been no change to the staggered drop-off and collection times.

Parents Evening

Due to the current restrictions, we will not be holding face-to-face meetings this term. Instead, you will receive a phone call in the next couple of weeks from Mr Bielby to discuss your child’s learning. Further details will be communicated via the school office.

Our Curriculum

This half term, we will be thinking about ‘People who Help Us’. We will find out about a variety of different jobs and learn about how people help in their communities. In Phonics, we will continue to learn to read short words and captions using the sounds we already know. We will be practising our writing throughout this half term, focusing on writing labels, captions and short sentences. In Maths, we will be learning the number bonds to 5, sequencing and comparing numbers and look at different methods for adding and subtracting single digit numbers. We will be thinking about different faiths and recognise that there are important people in each religion. In history, we will finding out about people from the past who had important jobs such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. Towards the end of the term, we will start to think about Christmas, make Christmas crafts, discussing the importance of Christmas to people around the world and writing letters to Santa!

Learning at home

Thank you for all of your support with home learning last term. We will continue to send home a sheet on a Friday detailing some of the following week’s learning and suggested activities. These are completely optional. Work can be sent back into school throughout the week and your child has the opportunity to show their home learning to the rest of the class on a Friday. Any pictures can also be emailed into school (enquiries@bardney.lincs.sch.uk)

Reading Books

Reading books will continue to be issued on a Monday and returned on a Friday. We aim to listen to your child read individually throughout the week so please continue to keep their reading book and diary in their bags.  We will also assess your child’s progress with their coloured reading cards throughout the term and issue new cards when they are fluent. Reading at home regularly makes a huge difference to children’s progress, please record all of your child’s reading at home in their reading diaries.

School Uniform and PE kit

Indoor PE sessions will continue to take place on a Friday with Miss Barclay, however please continue to send your child’s PE kit on a Monday in the event that the session is changed. We will send kits home for washing on a Friday

Snacks and Milk

Every day, each child is given a piece of fruit and a cup of milk/water which we will eat and drink together in the classroom. You are also welcome to send your child with a healthy snack to enjoy during morning playtime. Please make sure this snack is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Working together

If you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the school office.

Reception Class Team

Useful Websites for learning at home





 Things to practise at home:

  • Counting and number recognition to 20
  • 2D and 3D shape recognition
  • Recognising the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make
  • Writing simple words, ensuring letters are correctly formed and orientated.
  • Writing for different purposes; stories, lists, labels, signs.
  • Fine motor skills (cutting, drawing, threading)