Reception 2018 - 2019

Mrs Jaworski

Mrs Williams

Mrs Millington

Welcome to Reception! 

On this page we will let you know what your child is learning about in school and give you ideas for ways to help at home. We continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and if you want to know more about how and what your child will be learning click on this link: Parents guide to the EYFS

This week some of the things we are doing are:

sharing the story of 'The Gruffalo'. why not watch the story together here The Gruffalo YT

Using clipboards outside to hunt for characters from 'The Gruffalo' and write down their names. We will be encouraging the children to write the letter sounds they can hear and do their own writing for the parts they are unsure of.

making character hats and finger puppets to develop our cutting and joining skills in our workshop area.

practising our hammering skills by hammering nails and drawing pins into pumpkins! Dont worry we will be thinking about safety as well as developing our skills using different tools.

practising our throwing and catching skills and getting our hands ready to catch.

acting out stories we know including being Gruffalos

hunting in a leafy lucky dip to find lowercase letters on rocks to match to capital letters.

thinking about danger and keeping safe. We will be looking at how to use and carry everyday items (scissors, hole punch, staplers etc) safely and using our eyes and bodies carefully to kepp ourselves and others safe.


Some parents expressed an interest in learning more about how we teach phonics and we will be looking into a good time to do a session with those who would like to come along. In the meantime here is a link to the songs we learn for each letter and the sounds they make. Jolly Phonics songs  Happy singing! We've also found a great game to try out at home which recaps the letter sounds and helps children to practise blending and segmenting. Try it out here Hammond Education Full Circle Game


Home learning opportunity - Please could all the children practise using their knife and fork at meal times and using their knife to saw and cut pieces of food. We have practised already during funky fingers so many children will know what to do but need a little help developing finger strength holding and pushing down with their knife and fork.

Dont forget reading books are changed on Monday and Thursday but only if your child has had a few practises at home. Bedtime story books can be changed anytime during the school day - just remind your child to do this.

Have a great week from the Reception team smiley




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Contact the School

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School

Walpole Street

Head teacher: Mr V O'Brien
SENCO: Mrs C Siddall

Main Contact: Please speak to Miss Myers, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Schumacher in the School Office with any queries.

Tel: 01244 981098