The Links Primary School


  Welcome to Reception



Welcome to Reception

Our teachers are Mrs Hutchinson and Miss Brown

Miss Orton, Mrs Seymour and Mrs Rowland also teach in Reception at different times during the week.

Our topics and some of the books we will read together this year are:

Autumn 1 – All about me!

Avocado Baby, From head to toe and I will not ever never eat a tomato

Autumn 2 – People who help us

 Non-fiction books about people who help us – doctors, police, fire brigade

Spring 1 – Space

Aliens love underpants, Whatever next and Baby Brains

Spring 2 – Bears

Peace at last, Brown bear brown bear what do you see? and We’re going on a bear hunt

Summer 1 – The zoo

Dear zoo, Elmer and Giraffes can’t dance

Summer 2 – Pirates

Pirates love underpants, Ten little pirates, The troll and The pirates next door

Information about what we do:

PE takes place in the hall on a Tuesday. Please make sure they have clothes they can easily take off and put on! The children also have daily physical activities outdoors.

Dinners – dinner menus are sent home every Friday for you to choose with your child what they would like to eat the following week. Please put your child’s name at the top and indicate their choices. Return to class for Monday morning.

Reading books are collected in every day and children who have read at home will have their book changed as needed. All the children read with an adult at least twice a week and often much more.

Home learning – we will regularly send home information to help you support your child at home. This might be activities about helping with reading, writing or maths or based around a topic such as Autumn or Easter.

WOW certificates – We love to hear how children have been learning at home and we can use this information towards making assessments about your child’s progress through the Early Years Curriculum. You will be given a WOW certificate to complete for your child or a home learning sheet where you can tell us all about the fantastic things they have been doing!

Marvellous Me! – We regularly use the Marvellous Me! App to keep you informed about some of the wonderful things the children have achieved during each week. Make sure you have a log in (available from the office) so that you can receive your child’s Marvellous Me! Certificates and photos

Lexia – The children access the app Lexia regularly during the week using the iPads. They work on this phonics based programme independently, meeting the challenges and playing the games. We monitor how they are doing and provide support where children need it.


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