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Ruskington Chestnut

Street CofE

Primary Academy

Care. Believe. Grow

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Welcome to Reception!


The Reception Year is an exciting but busy year! We encourage the children to develop independence during their time with us. We place a great deal of emphasis on developing early writing, reading and number skills. We value the support from our parents in supporting their children with these key life skills. All of our children bring home a reading book each night and additional activities to support the development of their number and phonics skills. We love sharing our 'Weekly News' via Tapestry and we support parents with workshops and communication via 'Class Dojo' so that our children have the maximum opportunity to reach their full potential. 


Meet the team:

Mrs Hall: Class Teacher

Mrs Biglands: supports children in EYFS with their learning and development.

Mrs Courtney: works in Little Conker's pre-school and is also a familiar face to our children.



Term One PE sessions will be on a Friday and we will be working on basic movements and following instructions. There will also be a range of activities on offer each day to develop their gross motor skills (e.g., balls, scooters) and fine motor skills (e.g., threading, dough) We will also have continued access to our outdoor area.


Church School Value:

Term One Church School Value is Honesty we will have time to think about what it means to be an honest and how honesty is important when we are making friends. 





Our Topics and Themes



Term One - This is me!

As part of our topic, we will be talking about ourselves and our families and getting to know our new friends in our school environment. We will be learning lots of different nursery rhymes by heart ready to perform as a class as well as reading different fiction and non-fiction books about ourselves and and school. In phonics we will be focusing on blending and segmenting words orally as well as learning some letter sounds and letter formation. In maths we will be sorting objects by size or colour, etc and copying or creating our own patterns. 







Please follow us via the Class Dojo, Tapestry, Twitter and Facebook for regular updates, photos and much more!

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