Reception F 2019 - 2020

Mr Fuller

Reception teacher

Reception Newsletter April 2020

Emma (Mrs Brayshaw), Mandy (Miss Ward), Emma (Miss Nicholson) Martin (Mr Fuller), Rena (Mrs Landell) and Harvinder (Miss Kaur) hope you all had a safe and relaxing Easter break. A big thank for all the home learning observations submitted to Tapestry before half term! We really appreciated all your hard work and support for the children’s learning. It is so important that even during this unprecedented time that children are still learning and progressing as much as possible.


Due to COVID-19 please find a letter attached in Files to download named: Daily routine and online resources.  That will give you some ideas on our daily routine and some online resources to help to support your child at home. We hope you remain safe during this period of uncertainty and look after each other.


Home Learning and Tapestry

A quick reminder- Each day there will be a piece of work uploaded by the teachers onto the MEMO area on Tapestry. You can only access this through the website and not the app! There will be a phonics, maths and literacy lesson and on Friday’s only there will be an investigation lesson! Please complete these lessons with your child daily and upload the tasks to Tapestry for your class teacher to view. Also, please do not forget to read with your child at least once a day even if it something practical like a recipe or a comic. It is so important that the children maintain their reading skills as much as possible during this time.

There are still some children that have not submitted any work yet so please if you have any questions or you are struggling to access the learning please get in contact.

We are all happy to help!


Useful websites and online learning resources



Art and Design




Our Topic: Traditional Tales           

During this term, we will be finding out how traditional stories are written. We will learn all about the characters, the settings and the sequence of events. This will link to safety - we will be talking about issues of safety that arise from the stories, for instance- should ‘The Gingerbread Man’ have trusted a stranger (the fox)? All of the activities are aimed at developing your child’s understanding of right from wrong and what the consequences might be if they make the wrong decisions. The books we are going to be focusing on are The Princess and the Pea and The Gingerbread man! If you have any Traditional Tales at home, please share any you have with us e.g. Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella. There are also plenty of videos of these stories on YouTube if you don’t have the books or on the website

Also, there is going to be a particular emphasis on story writing. This will encourage the children to use their imaginations and begin to write using a beginning, middle and an end. We will look at all the different elements of what makes a good story. At Ashbury Meadow, we break down stories into 6 different parts and each part has its own special colour. Please use these colours when writing a story with your child as they will use these throughout school.

These are the ELKLAN colourful story colours- orange- who, where- red, beginning- green, problem- yellow, problem fixed- purple, end- blue. 

Who is in the story?

Where does it happen?

What happens in the beginning?

What was the problem?

How is the problem fixed?

The End.

Investigation Topic- This term our investigation topic is going to be transport. (Even if we are not using it much ourselves at the moment!) Each week you will have an ‘Investigation Friday’ lesson that will be uploaded onto the MEMO area of Tapestry.

Star of the week- There will be one child a week from across the whole of EYFS. Look out for each week’s star on the MEMO’s on Friday! This will be awarded to the child who has worked hard all week on their home learning!




Children celebrating their 5th birthday this half term are:   


 Dana, Thuraya, Kain, Lola, Ayan, Liam, Viswaram and Yahya!


A big happy birthday to you all.


Most importantly stay safe and healthy! Thank you for your support!

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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