Week beginning 25.01.21

Dear Parents and Carers,


We are very pleased with the work that children are doing at home and the observations we are seeing. The information about the level of support they are needing helps us to know where the children are at and what their next steps are. We are pleased to see that the children are enjoying ‘the monster theme’ and some are challenging themselves to do the extension activities.


The Teams group meetings will be at the same times we had them last week. If your child belongs to the group of Caterpillars or Hedgehogs they will be added to the same groups they were added in the previous week.  Remember that during the calls this week, the children are going to need the monster that they’ve made this week to share with their friends. Children will be encouraged to describe how they made the monster and listen to their friends. They can also share its name and where they think their monster might live.






RF: 1.00pm





RM: 1.30pm






If your child needs support with their home learning, please give us a call at these times: 9.30am to 10.30am and 2.00pm and 3.00pm. We will be happy to support their learning or give parental support on how to approach an activity.


Please remember that in Reception we have a limited amount of scheme reading books, so your child’s school books must be returned on Friday in order to get new books on Monday. Please drop off the books on Friday between 9.00am and 9.30am at the front of the school. If you cannot make this time, please drop them off at the office entrance in the box on the bench.  Make sure the books are labelled with your child’s name.

Next week, please continue to work through the Home Learning Ideas – Week 4.


For handwriting, we are introducing the ‘one armed robot’ letter family. For these letters, the children need to start at the top, go down and retrace upwards, before continuing with the shape of the letter. Please ensure that you supervise your child while they do these activities and pay really close attention to their pencil grip and letter formation – it is really important that children follow the arrows to form these letters in the correct way and establish good habits.


We have added some extension activities for most of daily tasks for Phonics and Maths. Please choose the most appropriate level for your child.

On the website there is a new folder next to the Home Learning folder called ‘Resources to help your child at home’. There you can find a Phonics mat to help your child select the correct grapheme for the sounds identified in words. You can also use this mat to play ‘sounds bingo’. There is also a set of Phonics phase 2 and 3 flashcards. Additionally, there are some number lines to 10 and 20, and a blank one for your child to fill in their own numbers, as well as a picture of ‘the one armed robot’ to help children visualise the starting formation of this week’s letter family.


The links to the DfE Phonics lessons will be uploaded daily on the timetable once they become available.


Thank you for your continued support,


Reception Team

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2022. For details of School Tours in October for Reception and Nursery 2023 entry, please call the school on 020 8894 4777.