We hope that you and your children had a restful Christmas break and we would like to welcome everyone back for the spring term.

Over the Autumn term, the children have been very busy making excellent progress across the curriculum as well making lots of friends and always having fun along the way.

Through our Topic, ‘All About Me’, the children explored the body and senses which then led into keeping healthy and importance of hand washing and brushing

At the end of November, Reception visited Birches Valley on Cannock Chase to explore the Christmas Trail and pop in on Father Christmas. The children behaved excellently throughout the day and they all enjoyed the visit.


Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!

Children have enjoyed sharing their learning at home through work in their purple book. We hope that children continue to show pride and enthusiasm when completing their tasks and we look forward to seeing their creations.


For information about the Early Years Curriculum click on the link below.

 Early Years Curriculum Information

Click on the links below for information regarding phonic and spelling  teaching in reception:

Autumn Term Phonics

Spring Term Phonics

Summer Term Phonics

Autumn Term Common Exception Words

Spring Term Common Exception Words

Summer Term Common Exception Words

Your child will be taught through a mixture of teacher led, teacher guided and child initiated learning, both indoors and outdoors. 

We value your support with your child’s learning please support your child with this at home as much as possible.  They have a learning pack with resources that will support learning at home.   

Please ensure your child brings their coat to school each day so they are suitably clothed for outdoor activities (wellingtons if wet weather), PE will take place on a Tuesday and their PE kit will be kept in school. We send home PE kits at the end of each term.

We operate an open door policy, so please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception team if you have any questions or messages, Staff will be available at classroom doors at 8:45am and the end of school at 3:20pm.  

We are looking forward to a fun filled year of learning.

For your information regarding the taking of photos in school, click on the link below:

Guide to the Use of Images Online

Information about Dough Disco  CLICK HERE