Autumn Term Second Half

Mrs Jane Milner - Class Teacher

Mrs Tracey Wigham - Classroom Teaching Assistant Willow Class

Ms Charmaine Tolley - Reception Intervention Group Teaching Assistant 

Now children have been in school for half a term, we are encouraging you to leave your children at the corner of the building.
Mrs Milner will be at the corner, with Mrs Wigham and Ms Tolley waiting in the classrooms.

Please keep in touch using our email addresses below or pop into school

Office: 01299 402013

Things to remember

Every child needs...

  • a book bag
  • a PE top in their given colour, black shorts (pumps are optional)
  • a pair of wellies left in school
  • a water bottle if they prefer or we have beakers in class. Please can you ensure that only water is in your child's water bottle
  • Please can you ensure everything is named - including water bottles

Autumn Term Second Half 


Wk 1 – Bonfire Night/Diwali/Remembrance

Wk 2 – Kipper's Birthday 

Wk 3 – The Birthday invitation   

Wk 4 – One Snowy Night    

Wk 5 – St Andrew/Advent    

   Wk 6 - The Nativity

Wk 7 - Kipper's Christmas Eve

The phonics we have looked at each week will be sent home in a book. Please practise these with the children. We will also be sending home a book to share with your child. Send this back into school on Mondays and Thursdays when the children will choose a new book.

We will soon be sending home a book that your child will be able to read with you.It will have words containing all the sounds covered and children will be able to 'Fred Talk' the words.

Please could you make sure that the yellow reading diary is kept in your child's book bag.


Reading, writing and mathematics groups

The children have been flexibly grouped into reading, writing and mathematics groups based on the learning objectives they have achieved and those they need to work on. Each week they will be heard read by an adult in school.

We will be splitting the children into 3 groups for Phonics based on assessments carried out.

They will complete a focused writing and mathematics adult led task each week with the class teacher. 

PE days are a Tuesday morning where Mrs Milner will teach a range of skills and a Friday morning where Mrs Wigham will teach dance and yoga.

Friday 23rd November - 3.15 please pop into the class after school and have a look around and see what we have been up to!

Wednesday 28th November - we are off on a trip to the Wyre Forest with the Rangers there to look at the changing seasons. If you are able to help, please see a member of the team.

Monday 17th December - 2pm - This is the date and time for our Reception production of The Little Nativity. 

Please keep checking the school newsletter and book bags for other events. This is a very busy half term with school discos, Christmas lunches and Christmas parties to name just a few things!

Forest School will be on a Wednesday. Children will need their wellies and we have waterproofs in school if the weather is a bit wet. The children will be linking their classroom learning to the outdoors through a range of activities.

And finally…

How you can help at home...

1.      Listen to your child read daily

2.     Encourage your child to count objects around the home or whilst out and about. Do they recognise numerals 0-9?

3.     Talk to your child about our weekly story or theme

4.     Ask your child to describe; shapes, colours, textures,

5.     Teach your child new words to build their vocabulary. How many animals, plants, trees, birds, flowers, can they name?

6.     Reading a story to your child before bed time encourages them to use their imagination.

7.     Make things! Construction. Gluing, sticking, colouring, painting and cutting all help their fine motor skills.

8.     Cook or bake, measuring and mixing! There is a lot of maths and vocabulary to share.

9.     Pretend with them – role play with figures or toys, use puppets or dress up and make dens. Encourage your child to be creative and make a story about their play.

10.   Having fun in the great outdoors helps to build muscles, helps coordination and improves gross motor skills.