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Information and Reminders

Welcome to Reception

A Rainbow of Opportunity

'Human potential is without limit if we are motivated and engaged.' 
We believe that children should experience life in all of its fullness (John 10:10).
With a growth mindset, you can do anything.


Important Dates


Monday 11th October – Storytime in the barn

Wednesday 20th October – Nursery Rhyme Tea Party

Thursday 21st October – Dare to be Different Day (details to follow on our school newsletter)

Friday 22nd October – INSET day


Monday 1st November – Half term starts

Tuesday 16th November – Parents Evening

Thursday 18th November- Bedtime stories 5.30pm-6.30pm. Children return to school in pyjamas and share a bedtime story.

Friday 19th November – FOTS Cinema afternoon 1.30pm


Tuesday 7th December – Christmas trip to Smart Trees

Thursday 9th December – FOTS Christmas Fair afternoon

Tuesday 14th December – 9.30am-10.30am – Reception Nativity play

Thursday 16th December – Christmas party day

Friday 17th December – Christmas jumper day and last day of term.

To find out more about our Early Years provision at Tardebigge, please read our Early Years Policy by clicking on the link below.

Reception Class Blog


Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage has three Prime areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication & language

There are four Specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

The Characteristics of Effective Learning move through all areas of learning. These are split into three areas:
• playing and exploring
• active learning
• creating and thinking critically

Our current topic is...

Once Upon a Time...


This topic will develop their knowldge of rythmn, rhyme and learn about the structure of stories. Tales chosen on children's interests. 

Plenty of opportunity will be given for PSED whole class and group session. We are still developing positive relationships with the children and them with their adults. 


Word Aware;

large   medium   small  hot  cold   just right   hard   soft 

little  pig  straw  sticks  bricks  strong  wind 

cottage  woods  castle  beanstalk  river 




Useful Curriculum documents

Home Learning

Reading- The children should be reading at home 10 minutes every night. Please record when your child has read in their reading diary. They could read their guided reading book (the book they read in a group at school) or a book from home. The key to reading is little and often. 

'Reading Caterpillars' will be given out at the Curriculum Meeting (Tuesday 28th September at 2pm). Please practise segmenting and blending consonant, vowel, consonant (CVC) words with your child daily.


Useful websites

Oxford Owl

Phonics Play

Teach Your Monster to Read


Class Routines


PE . The children will engage with a PE session on Tuesday afternoons. Children are to come to school dressed in their PE kits (school top and blue jogging bottoms or leggins) on this day.

Outdoor Adventures will take place on Tuesday afternoons.  Children are to come to school dressed in their PE kits and bring waterproofs in a carrier bag ready to get changed into for the afternoon session. They will then be sent home in their waterproofs and trainers / school pumps. Wellington boots to remain at school throughout the week.