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Hello and welcome to our new Reception Class!


In Reception we have Elm class with Miss O’Neil and Ms Francis. Our other class is Ash Class with Mrs Barron and Mrs Clark.


Our painting for this term is ‘Weeping Woman’  by Picasso and our topic is ‘Colour and Pattern’ Our learning will be cantered about exploring books about colours and patterns. We will be reading the following books, Elmer, Mixed up chameleon, Red Rocket and Rainbow Jelly and Aliens Love Underpants.  We will also have a Superhero topic to look forward to in the next half-term!



Below is the video with the Jolly Phonics songs for our Phase 2 & 3 sounds! Watch the video with your child and see if they can teach you all of the sounds and actions. Which sounds can they write?

In Reception we aim to provide an exciting and hands-on curriculum where children are learning through play in our inside and outside areas to further their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.


At this stage of the year, the children will be learning to identify and write initial sounds and will be moving on to reading and writing whole words.


In Maths we will be focusing on understanding number by counting 1:1. We will also be looking at recognising, ordering and writing numerals to 10 then 20.


In Reception we have a big focus on the prime areas where we will support your children to develop their communication and language, social skills and strengthen their physical ability.


Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:

•Reading with your child every day and signing their diaries.

•Practicing writing and recognising your child's name.

•Practicing counting items to 10 and beyond.

•Letter and Number formation.


Please provide a PE kit for your child, which can be kept in their locker and will be sent home in the holidays to wash (PE is every Thursday morning).

If you have any questions please ask Mrs Barron or Miss O'Neill on the door at the start or end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.


We are so excited for the new first term with our Reception classes!




How you can help

Useful Links

Key Dates...


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Click here to view the UNCRC (United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child) Articles which are learned, practised, respected, protected and promoted at Southmead.


Reception Parent Workshop- Writing and Fine Motor Control- Friday 20th September 2.45pm


Reception Parent Workshop- Maths- Friday 27th September 2.45pm


Parents Evening- Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October (More information to follow)



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