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Welcome to Mrs Liggat's and Mrs Oldfield's Reception Class. On this web page we will be putting lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing in our class throughout the year.


Academic Year 2015-2016


Here is some useful information for the term ahead:


Our school day begins at 8.55am each morning, please try to have the children on the playground for when the bell goes so the children can walk into class with their friends.


Our day finishes at 3.00pm and the Reception children will leave through the Nursery gate.


Your child will be given a book bag when they start school and this needs to be brought into school each day.


Each day the children will have a snack and the weekly charge for this is £1.00. We ask that this is paid to a member of the Reception staff each Monday morning.


We do P.E. on a Monday morning and we ask that the children have a labelled P.E. kit that is left in school. Our P.E. kit consists of a pair of dark shorts, a white t-shirt and black pumps. Please ensure that this is in a named draw string bag.



In the next few weeks, some of the children will start to bring home words they need to learn to sound out and read. These words will be stuck in the children's reading record books. When we feel your child is ready they will bring home a reading book. For some children they will bring home a book with no words and we ask you to use the prompt sheets to share the book with your children. Other children will bring home books with words. The children will need to be encouraged to sound out and blend the words in order to help them read the text.

When your child has finished reading please make a short comment in the Reading Record book and then we know that they have read and their reading book will be changed.

Reading books are changed once a week.


Each morning, except Friday, the children complete a Letters and Sounds session, where they learn sounds and how to use them in their reading and in their writing. At the end of each 1/2 term the children will bring home a list of the sounds they have been learning and some examples of words that contain these sounds. Please work through these sounds with your child to help consolidate their learning.



At this stage we encourage the children to mark make as much as possible. This may take the form of drawing shapes, writing letters from their name and then eventually writing their first name and short words independently.


We encourage the fingers to hold a pencil correctly and we put a great deal of emphasis on correct letter formation. (For help on this, please feel free to ask a member of staff.)


Our News, Your News Books

Each child has an Our News, Your News book which has been backed at home to make it very personal to them. Please check your child's book bag to see if it is in their. if it is, a letter has been put in about our new theme with suggestions of some activities you may wish to undertake at home.

Grandparent Day - we had lots of fun!

Father Gerry came to see us

Making faces - do I really look like this!

Making wallpaper

Writing in Reception

Stay and Share with our family

Trip to Hugh Baird Community Library - we took our teddy bears to have a sleep over!

Making hats for our role play bakery

Baking bread - it was delicious!

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The Little Red Hen

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Some of the children had lots of fun re-telling the story of the Little Red Hen on the ipad. We hope you enjoy it.

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Christmas Play in Reception

Our class visit to the Post Office

Letters and Sounds! We can use our sounds to make words.

How can we get the object out of the ice? What should we do? Where do we need to put the ice? What happens to the ice?

Mothers Day Assembly - sorry if we made you cry!

During our space theme we built space rockets in our garden. We worked really well together sharing our own ideas, but listening to the ideas of our friends. Where will we travel to in our rockets?

Look at our fabulous aliens! We thought of words to describe them and some of us used adjectives!

Searching for treasure - we had to read the clues, find the numbers and then find the treasure in the box.

We did athletics - we were fabulous long jumpers.

We did football - what ball skills we had!

Multi skills was so much fun!

Sports Day and Family Fun Run - we were so fit at the endof our Healthy and Active weeks!

Dates for your diary:


Friday 8th July 1.15pm - Summer Fayre


Friday 15th July - Break up for the Summer Holidays 1.30pm