Reception B 2020 - 2021

Mrs Brayshaw


Reception Newsletter September 2020


Welcome to a new school year!


Emma (Mrs Brayshaw), Mandy (Miss Ward), Harvinder (Miss Kaur)- Reception Brayshaw


Martin (Mr Fuller), Kerry (Mrs Quayle-Sutcliffe), Emma (Miss Nicholson), Rena (Mrs Landell) – Reception Fuller


We hope you all had a lovely summer break and are ready to support us to help your children to work hard, have fun and achieve academically and socially during the coming year! In regards to Covid-19, we have gone to great lengths to ensure school is safe and ready for your child’s return so please be reassured that your children are in good hands 😊


This half term our topic is called Superhero Me!


During this half term, we will spend a great deal of time talking about our similarities and differences. We will be finding out how SUPER unique we all are. We will be talking to the children about the SUPER skills they already possess and what they need to do to make their SUPER skills into SUPER powers! We will also be finding out about real SUPERheroes (People Who Help Us) such as- doctors, nurses, fire-fighters, police officers, vets, dentists, lollipop people, life guards and last but not least- parents and teachers! The books we will be focusing on are Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.


Where in the World

We believe that our family histories need to be celebrated and shared with others, so during this half term we will be talking to the children about themselves and their families. To make this learning opportunity successful we need your help, talk to your children about you – what you do, where you come from, let them know about your history, cultural and religious background. I am sure you will be surprised by how interested they are. By the end of the half term we hope to have designed a display that acknowledges the diversity we have within the classes.


A few quick reminders

Reading books please make sure you listen to your child read each night. Talk about the pictures, practise any letters/words that are sent home and please make comments in the reading log. Due to Covid-19, we are going to be sending out reading books on Mondays only. Please can you return these books on Friday. Usually books would be changed twice a week- we will let you know as soon as there are any updates. If possible, please read any books that you may have at home or access the websites below for online books and games that will support your child’s early reading.

Useful websites- Username: march20 Password: home



Outdoor play- please make sure your child has suitable clothing, waterproof coat, wellingtons, sunhat, gloves, etc.  We go outside every day rain or shine.


Please remember to put names in all clothes, shoes, bags, lunch boxes, etc.


Homework – children will have a daily homework sheet for the first few weeks of the term that supports the letter and sound they are learning in phonics each day. These do not take long to do and will reinforce their learning. It would be great to have your support in this as it is the foundation of starting to read and write. Towards the end of this half-term, we will change and adapt the homework depending on how the children are progressing and communicate this to you.


Attendance and Punctuality – if your child is not in school on time or off school altogether, they miss out on so much learning – please make sure your child is in school, on time, every day.


Drop off and pick up- Please enter by the Myrtle Street entrance and keep a safe distance from other families. You will then be directed towards the Rylance street exit. Unfortunately, there will be no opportunity to stop and talk to others (including teachers) as it is important that there is a good flow of entering and exiting the school.


Tapestry online learning journey- At Ashbury Meadow we use the online learning journey called Tapestry. This will be something that you can use at home and see what your child has been learning about in school. You will be able to upload homework and observations of your child for the class teacher so it is important that any ‘log on’ issues are sorted ASAP. If your child was in Nursery at Ashbury- your log on details will the same. If you are new to the school- details will come in due course.


Looking forward to working with you over the coming year!


  Children celebrating their 5th birthday this half term are:  

 Adam, Scarlett, Dounia, Arham


A big happy birthday to you all.


Most importantly stay safe and healthy.

Reception Team

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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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