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Welcome to Reception! We are the 'London' class. 

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Welcome to our Reception class home page. We have two Reception classes- RFC and RW.


The Reception Team

The Reception Teachers are: Mrs Farrell, Mrs Collins and Miss Wray.

Learning support staff are: Mrs McEntee.


The Early Years gate and doors open at 8:35am and the children in Reception have a learning activity to complete before the register at 8:50am. Please ensure your child arrives promptly to school each day. At the end of the day, the doors open at 3pm. Please arrive promptly to collect your child.


Our topic this half term

This half term, we will be learning about Dinosaurs. We will be looking at different texts this term, including: Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, a Dinosaur Non-Fiction book and Recycle Michael. There are dinosaur skeletons exhibited in the Manchester Museum on Oxford Road, as well as 'Dippy the Dinosaur', the famous Dinosaur from the Natural History Museum (London) is coming to Rochdale, at 'Number One Riverside'. Finally, for a fun day out with an extra bite, challenge yourself at the Dino Falls Adventure Golf next to the Trafford Centre.



In phonics, we are continuing to cover Phase 3 sounds, diagraphs and tricky words, please continue to practise these with your child at home using the reading books, phonic words, sound-mats and home learning activities. See video links below for Phase 2 and 3 tricky words and sound-mat pronunciation.  


Junk Modelling 

Please if you have spare 'junk' at home such as toilet roll holders, clean yoghurt pots, cereal boxes, please bring it into school so that children can use it for crafts and 'junk modelling'.  



The children have PE on a Wednesday and are to come to school in their PE kit on this day. This kit should consist of: navy blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers, as well as their normal white polo shirt and school jumper. On non-PE days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), children are required to come to school in their school uniform which includes black school shoes, not black trainers.


Learning logs and reading books

A home learning activity will be sent home in your child's Learning log every Friday. These activities will consolidate and extend the learning in school. Learning logs should be returned every Wednesday together with reading books.

Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. Please return reading books together with reading records in the clear plastic bag. Please read daily with your child and sign and date their reading record. One comment per week is sufficient to let us know how they are getting on with their reading at home - what they have done well and if they have found anything particularly difficult, how we can help them in school. Unfortunately, any books returned late will not be changed until the following week.

Once the children start learning the sounds, a list of short ‘CVC’  words and captions will also be sent home to be learned - these link to the sounds the children are learning in phonics each week. These words do not need to be returned to school. Please continue to help your child to practise these daily. They should eventually be able to read them by sight (without segmenting and blending each sound).



In Early Years, we go outside in all weathers so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately. A waterproof coat and wellies are a must (wellies can be left in school). Children can only use our outdoor 'Let's explore' area if they are wearing wellies.

ALL clothing must be clearly labelled with your child's name including jumpers, coats, bags, wellies and shoes.


Important diary dates for this term:

15th January 6pm - Growth Mindset Workshop for Parents and Carers from Nursery to Y6. Everybody is welcome but please ring the office to confirm your attendance. 

Week beginning 20th January - Growth Mindset Week 

12th February - Safer Internet Day



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception Team. 

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Reception Team

Click here to see what we are up to in Reception - Autumn 1

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