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Welcome back and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is well rested after our first busy term and had  an exciting holiday.

During the first half of this term we will be thinking about weather and the seasons as we explore our topic ‘Winter Wonderland’. Children will be provided with opportunities not only to listen to stories related to this topic but to learn fun facts and information about weather and animals and how they live in cold wintery climates.

Questions we may think about are:

What is winter?

How do animals live in wither?

What do we need to do in winter?

What is a penguin?

Activities will be both adult-led and child initiated and build upon the skills and learning that has already taken place.

As our topic will involve weather and outside observations we would be grateful if the children could have suitable clothing in school. This should include coats, hats, gloves and, if possible, a pair of wellies.

Please remember to check this page, the Reception and whole school newsletters and the information window facing the outside area. We would hate you to miss something important!

Click here to read more about our Winter topic.

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Autumn 2 2017

Traditional Tales

We are going to have a great deal of fun with our learning in Reception this term. Our new topic is ‘Traditional Tales’ and throughout the term we will immerse ourselves in a wonderful range of stories, including “The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.’ All areas of the curriculum will be incorporated into these stories, for example we will make bridges to help the Gingerbread Man cross the river, write letters from Goldilocks apologising to the bears and learn about building materials and their strengths to help the pigs build their homes.

As we move closer to Christmas we will learn about the Nativity story and create lots of Christmas crafts, as well as practising for our Christmas concert.

It is going to be a fun-filled and busy half term and we do not want you to miss any information.  Please check this page regularly, as we will be uploading the weekly newsletter and other important information regarding your child’s learning experience.

We would also like to share proud moments at home, for example if your child learns to ride their bike without stabilisers. We will be sending clouds home for you to complete to add to their proud clouds in the classrooms.

You can find more information about our Traditional Tales topic by clicking the link below.


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If you have any questions please speak to Mrs Gould or Mrs Jones.

Thank you for your continuing support, 

Mrs Gould and Mrs Jones 



Autumn Term  - Nursery Rhymes

Our topic this half term is all about Nursery Rhymes. We will be discussing our favourite rhymes, what they mean and re-enacting them!

The Nursery Rhymes that we are going to learn about include:

  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Old Macdonald
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Baa Baa Black sheep
  • Mary had a little Lamb
  • Twinkle Little Star
  • Tiny caterpillar on a leaf

Mrs Reed and Mrs Jones


  SUMMER 2017 

This term our topic is animals.

We will reading a variety of titles, some of which you might already know:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Rosie’s Walk
  • Supermarket Zoo
  • The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
We will be answering some interesting questions:

  • How do ladybirds help us?
  • What do lions really eat?
  • How long does it take to turn a caterpillar into a butterfly?
This second half of the term also includes a trip to Tesco for a Farm to Fork experience, a Seaside Splash day, an Early Years Explorer’s Day, Sports Day and Reception Graduation Ceremony.  We will be very busy! 



Which Nursery rhymes do you know?

Our topic this half term is all about Nursery Rhymes. Some will be very familiar and some may be new to you and your child.

If you have a favourite Nursery rhyme please let myself or Mrs Brough know and we will share it with the class. If you would like some suggestions for rhymes you can share with your child, please ask. We have lots!

As part of our topic we are also looking at our local area. We all know that Jack and Jill went up the hill…and fell down again! Which route do you take to school? Do you go up the hill or down? Do you pass any interesting buildings or other local features such as parks? Please take a photo for us so that the children can add it to our map of Kidsgrove.

PE is on Friday mornings and the children will a their named PE kit, including suitable footwear

This half term is also about settling your child into new routines and making sure that they are happy in Reception. Please feel free to see either of us if you have any questions or concerns.


Miss M Fabbeni and Mrs Y Brough