The latest Reception Class Newsletter

Our half term class newsletter: Newsletter summer


Welcome to Reception!

Welcome! I hope you and your children have had a lovely Easter! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

On this page I will add links and ideas of some phonics and maths games you can do with your chid as we progress through the year. Here’s a few good ones:

(the children are very familiar with these games!)

phonics games – easy to use

a website to encourage reading! A great way to do some reading together but the children see it as play!


If you ever have any concerns please come and see me in the mornings or we can arrange a more private meeting after school.

Here is a link to a document from the Department of Education outlining the gradual process of development from 0 – 5 years. If you want to have a look and you can see what your child may do at home that links to any specific age boundaries I can then add those details you have noticed at home onto their learning journey in school.

Parents guide

Thank you,

Mrs Manser

Our topic this half term is Animals!

This half term we will be exploring all sorts of habitats and learning about all different animals around the world! The children created a long list of the animals they wanted to learn about so we will try to do one a day! The children also requested finding out about dinosaurs and of course the hot topic… volcanoes (the children love talking about them and making them!) We will be using our art skills to create collages, create stories together and of course act like explorers and go searching through our very own (small) jungle!  Please see our newsletter above for more details!

Please keep checking your tapestry account to see all the fun the children get up to during the next term! 🙂

Science experiments!

In Reception, we love investigating and exploring everything about the world we live in. Below are some experiments the children would love to have a go at home! Please pick one or two and take some photos for us to see!


– It has been wonderful to hear the children come in to school and tell each other which experiment they have tried at home, so I will add some new ones to the list every so often – there are a few new ones for you to try at the bottom!


Balancing butterfly – Science Experiment

Rainbow jar – Science Experiment

Carnations – carnation colours

Clean pennies – clean pennies

Fizzy colours – fizzy colours

Paper towel – paper towel

Parachute – parachute

Soap bubbles – soap bubbles

Glass bottles – water bottles

Some new ones for you keen scientists!!…

home science experiments!

Have fun!

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