Reception Newsletter Autumn 1 - Issue 7, Monday 18 October 2021


As part of our Autumn theme, we will start the week with a lovely Reception walk to Sunnyhurst Woods. We will develop our map skills and use Google maps to talk about our route and the key features we passed along the way. The focus for our walk is to look at the changes that occur in our world during Autumn. We will collect lots of autumnal objects and bring these back to school for our Autumn display. We will sort and classify objects into sets – autumn / not autumn, and use our language skills to talk about our choices. In Maths, we will be exploring patterns and learning about repeating patterns. We will use our autumnal objects to create our own repeating patterns. As part of our topic afternoons we will be developing our creative skills and making some Halloween decorations. During PE sessions we will be exploring how we can move our bodies like falling leaves.

In phonics this week the children will be learning Set 4 sounds – ck / e / u / r and learning to read the high frequency words – it, is, in, at. Please continue to practise recognising and saying the sounds we have learnt so far, it is really important that pupils can readily recognise and say each sound.

Please remember to bring reading bags to school every day. If pupils have read 5 times, and their reading record book has been signed, then their name is entered into our reading raffle. Library books should be returned on Friday for changing.

Please login to our Purple Mash blog to find resources to support this learning at home.

School Lunches

Please see below a copy of our school lunch menu. This week (week commencing 04.10.21) will be Menu 3.

Please note menus are subject to change. A file is kept onsite of all ingredients used in the production of our food. This is to comply with the regulations regarding allergens. If your child has an allergy and you would like to see this file, please contact the main office.

  • 21.10.21 – Individual & Family Photos
  • 21.10.21 - Parents’ Evening (further information to follow)
  • 22.10.21 - School finishes for Half Term
  • 03.11.21 - School re-opens for Autumn term 2
  • 25.11.21 - Reception Drop-In Session (3.15 - 3.45 pm)
  • 17.12.21 - School finishes for Christmas

More dates for the Autumn term will be sent out to you as and when they are confirmed.

Have a lovely week.

The EYFS Team


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