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The Christian value we are focusing on this term is 'generosity'. Please discuss how you can be generous with your time, ideas, love and kindness. Please encourage your child to demonstrate the Christian values in and out of school. 

Welcome to Reception!


Wow, can you believe we are almost at the end of the school year already?


Potter Class and Da Vinci Class have been having the most fantastic time learning about wild animals. The topic for this term is, Why do zebras have stripes? Where do lions live? Explore these questions and more in this project about Africa and the wild animals that live there.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.


Last week the children in Reception and Nursery went to Port Lympne Wildlife and Safari Park. The children had a wonderful learning experience and saw some of the wild animals up close. We have now discussed which animal was our favourite, as well as describing what they look like. 


Here are some photos of our great day out.  

Please ask your children some questions about their time at the Zoo. What kinds of animals did they see? What did they look like? Which animal was their favourite? Can you tell me about an animal that eats meat? Can you tell me about an animal that eats grass and vegetables? Create a story about the animals from the Zoo. Read a story about wild animals, and then ask your child to re-tell the story. This will improve their language and communication skills, as well as enhancing their memory. 

The children have been working towards writing sentences that can be read clearly by others. We have been teaching them how to read and write tricky words to use in their writing. 


Please continue to support your child's literacy and numeracy skills. We are currently reviewing sounds from Phase 2 & 3. 

These are the Tricky words the children are learning to read and write. We are only practising up to Phase 3 but please continue if you think your child needs a challenge.