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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 2014-2015


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 £1.50. 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.)


When we feel the children are becoming more independent writers I will send home a "News" book. I ask that each week the children complete a sentence independently to bring into school for me to celebrate with the children.


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.


My Maths

This link offers home access to a fantastic digital resource already used in school by staff and children. Now you are able to access this exciting resource at home too!

  1. Click the link below
  2. Enter the school username and password (available from your teacher)
  3. Enter the portal by entering your unique Login and password (available from your teacher)
  4. Enjoy the fantastic activities and games!

Reception and Year 1 trip to Martin Mere - it was fabulous!

Bishop Tom and Father Dave came to visit us.

Caterpillars become butterflies!

Signs of Spring hunt

Mother's Day assembly presentation

Still image for this video

Drama - an alien has crash landed in the school hall!

Artists at The Walker Art Gallery

Weather investigations - we are scientists in Reception!

Shadow puppet play!

Autumn Term activities:

Making magic - colour mixing!!

Father Gerry came to visit us

Spring Term activities