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    Welcome to our class page! We hope you enjoy reading about our wonderful learning, exciting activities and amazing achievements. Please keep visiting weekly to find out important information and the latest news!

    In Reception we offer a wide range of exciting learning opportunities based on the interests of the children.  Every child’s individual achievements are celebrated through the opportunity to display creations on their working wall.  We provide weekly learning together mornings to share our love of learning with our families and regularly enjoy a visit from a Secret reader from time to time.

    We very much value the support we receive from all our parents and hope you enjoy visiting our class page.


    We have been reading ‘The Sandcastle’ together as a class. We are going to be doing lots of writing on the story as well as lots of creative activities such as making our own sandcastles and designing flags!. We have been learning to double and share in maths. And we have been practising counting to and from 20, counting in 2’s,5’s and 10’s and recognising and counting numbers to 100. We have been very busy! We are also practising estimating when we are completing different maths challenges.

    We will  be continuing to concentrate on our outdoor area this half term. We are going to plant our vegetables, plant our sensory garden and grow beans and sunflowers. We will be looking at our environment, looking at the changes in it over the year and we are also going to be looking at how plants grow and what they need. We really hope the weather improves!



    You are really really trying hard Zain in all areas and it is lovely to see. Your writing has really improved and your are trying hard to use your RWI sounds within your writing!


    This week’s Showstopper is: 

    The children have been producing some fabulous writing this week. They have been trying to write at length and they are trying hard to spell their key words correctly! Well done Reception!

    Click here to see Reception’s showstopper




    Homework – things you can try at home!

    Please can you practise spelling the ‘Sea Creature’ words.

    Don’t forget to read the books on ‘Bug Club!’

    • Find one more and one less with numbers up to 20.
    • Count back from 20.
    • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
    • To write words and sentences using key words – a full list of key words can be found on our class page on the website.
    • Read books and talk about them.
    • Talk about the children’s move to year 1 in order the prepare them.

    Practise your handwriting – remember to use the RWI phrases to help you!

    Every week your child will choose their own high interest reading book.  This is in addition to their reading scheme books.  Please can you read this book with your child and promote their love of stories.  Whilst reading try to ask your child questions linked to their understanding of the text, identify any familiar words they already know and share their likes and dislikes about the book.  Please ask your child to draw a favourite part from the story in their homework book.  Encourage your child to include a simple label, sentence or more.

    During the Spring and Summer term children will also receive a piece of maths homework which supports their weekly learning focus.  Please help your child by returning their homework book every Thursday.

    Links to online learning platforms:




    Week 2

    Week 3

    Week 4

    shell words

    Summer 2 Homework

    Week 2

    shark words

    Reception key words


    Take a look at what we have been doing in Reception:

    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD