Reception F 2019 - 2020

Mr Fuller

Reception teacher

 Reception Newsletter March 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 fantastic half term.  It is going to be a busy term with lots of exciting activities planned up until Easter.

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.


This half term our main topic is Growing. In English the children will be focusing on the book The Little Red Hen. This book is all about a hen that makes bread, from scratch, by herself without any help. From this we will be looking at how food is made and where the ingredients come from. In the classroom there is a florist where the children can sell flowers. The children will have the opportunity to use skills they have learnt in maths, surrounding money, to buy the different flowers. There is a fantastic area in the classroom that features real plants and the children will have the chance to measure them every day.  

As part of investigation Fridays the children will be looking at where our food comes from and how we make different foods. We will be looking at food from around the world and there will be opportunities to taste different food. We will be using all our senses to describe the food! We will be understanding growth of plants and vegetables and also will be looking at how food can decay when left for a long period of time. Also, we will be linking this to our home made compost and what benefits this has for the environment. Throughout the topic we will be growing our own fruit and vegetables in the classroom and in the outdoor area and nurturing these plants. What an exciting half term!

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 and send their book back into school each day.


Outdoor play - Wellington boots and a waterproof coat are a must. We know how unpredictable the English weather can be... sunshine one-minute, rain the next! We go outside every day rain or shine.


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


School Lunch-NO NUTS please if you are providing a packed lunch or snack. We are a nut free school and have children with severe allergies within the school. Thank you for your cooperation.



Homework – children will have a daily homework sheet that supports the learning that the children are doing in class. These do not take long to do and it would be great to have your support. Your help at home really has such a positive impact on their progress. We will also be continuing with our weekly spellings. These will be sent home on a Monday with the intention of a small test on the Friday. The children get very excited as this is their chance to get a Dojo point! Please help them practise the spellings at home and we also practise them daily in school. Some children will receive a nursery rhyme, this will support their early phonics skills which are the foundations of beginning to read and write.


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. 


Tapestry online learning journey- Please continue to upload your observations to Tapestry-we cannot stress how useful this is for us to see their learning at home! Thank you for those who have done this so far, we have loved seeing them.



Dates for your diary

  • EYFS celebration assembly: We will be holding our very own EYFS celebration assembly in the Studio on a Friday afternoon at 2.45pm for Star of the Week, Citizen of the Week and Lunchtime Sports Superstar. If you would like to attend please arrive at the office at 2.25pm prompt or you may not be able to get in.


  Children celebrating their 5th birthday this half term are:  

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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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