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Reception 2 (R2)




Updates 29/3/2020


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From Monday 23rd onwards until further notice


Please check every Monday for your child's weekly learning activities.  Activities will be uploaded every Monday to be completed and submitted by Friday of that week.  Activities will link to the weeks learning objectives and will include phonics, mathematics and a topic themed activity.


As well as there are a wealth of activities and experiences that you will share with your child while the school is closed.  Some suggestions might include; - phase 2 and 3 - all curriculum areas - age 5-7, English and Maths games - numberblocks, alphablocks - phase 2 and 3 songs - phase 2,3,4


Below are some songs that we sing in class from that you might find useful to continue with at home.


Counting by 2's, 10's -Kid's TV 123

Doubles! Doubles!

Let's all do the 10 dance


Fun things to do at home 

Have a go at ... writing numbers, sharing stories, planting bulbs or flowers, keep a plant diary, make an Easter card, have a lego challenge, make a bug house, play a board game, paint a picture, keep fit, make a music band, dress up and become a story teller, ride your bike without stabilizers, learn to skip with a skipping rope, make a den outside, go on a bug hunt, make a shoe box about your favourite traditional story and enjoy being at home with your family making memories.


We look forward to seeing you when the school reopens. 


Hello and welcome to R2's class web page


We are......
Mrs Ellis and Mrs Abram
and of course, our class of 30 children.


Also in Reception and shared between R1 and R2 are Mrs Jones and Mrs Brand who are our class teaching assistants.



We start our school year with a staggered entry system so here is a reminder of the starting times


Thursday 5th & Friday 6th - 9.00 -11.30 am or 1.00 - 3.30 pm

Mon 9th, Tues 10th, Wed 11th - 8.50 am - 1.15 pm

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th 8.50 am - 3.10 pm



At the start of the school day both R1 and R2 will enter through the double blue doors.  The doors will shut at 9am.  If you arrive after this time then you will need to go to the school office to sign your child in.


At home time, R1 will exit through the double blue doors and R2 through the white door by the ramp.  We kindly ask that your a very patient with staff at home time as we only let one child leave at a time.  As you can imagine it will take staff a few weeks to become familiar with parents, grandparents and family friends.  If someone other than a parent is collecting your child at home time, we ask that you inform yours child's class teacher in the morning on the door. 



* All school uniform should be named

* Children can bring a sports top water bottle in to school containing plain water only

* Book bags should be brought in to school everyday.

* PE bags should contain a white t-shirt, blue shorts and pumps.


We are very lucky to have a sports coach who teaches PE to all the children in the school at some point throughout the school year.  His name is Mr Murphy and he will be teaching PE to R2 on Monday mornings. 



Our class topic this term is 'All About Me'. 

We hope you have been very busy this summer filling your 'All About Me' bag full of things about you.  We are really looking forward to seeing what you bring in. 



I cannot believe that we are already half way through the year! This Spring Term began with looking at books in our Literacy sessions all about Winter - Bear Snores On, William's Winter Wish and Jack Frost, to name a few. We learned all about Arctic Animals and how they survive in freezing conditions. This half term we are reading books all about the Big Wide World - Aliens Love Underpants, Man on the Moon and later introducing Traditional Tales to begin to use narrative in our writing. In Mathematics we are covering money - learning how to 'shop' for items and 'buy' items using different coins, addition, number bonds to 10/20, 2D /3D shape, time, measure and subtraction. We will be looking at different strategies to work out different number problems.  Our Art work is linked to the books we cover in Literacy alongside baking, model making, role play. 

We are going to be very busy learning and enjoying ourselves in the process!