Summer Term – Cycle 4

The children in Reception have worked extremely hard during Cycle 3. We have just started Cycle 4 and are excited about all of the learning that will take place.


  • Reception’s Key Texts this cycle are No Dinner! by Jessica Souhami and On Sudden Hill by Linda Sarah.
  • It has been great to see some parents staying to read with their child first thing on Wednesday mornings. We would love to see more of you though. Please come and spend some time choosing and reading books with your child, in class and on the library bus.
  • Reading at home

Please continue to listen to your child read their reading book every night. Ask your child questions about their book to check their understanding of what they have read. Please help them to practise the highlighted words on the sheet at the front, every night.

We are continuing to work hard in RWI lessons to segment and blend to read and write words and short sentences.


In Maths, some children are working very hard on adding and subtracting by counting on or back, using their head and fingers. Some children are also learning how to double and halve numbers.

Focus children

Each week we have six ‘focus children’ in Reception. If your child is a focus child then you will receive a letter the Friday before, informing you of this. If possible we would like you to take a few photographs of what you and your child do over that weekend and email them to our Early Years account. The teachers will print out the photos and talk to your child about what they have been doing. We will then file these photos into their files.

Please email to:


During this cycle we will be having some special visitors in Reception. We will be receiving a set of eggs which we will be able to see hatch into chicks. Very exciting! The children will learn about the life cycle of a chicken and will have the opportunity to draw and write about the chicks and maybe even hold a chick!

Snack Money
We ask that the children continue to bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.


Please be reminded that the school doors open at 8:50am and maths lessons commence at 9am prompt.  It is important your child arrives to school on time to ensure valuable learning is not missed.


Please ensure your child has spare clothes and underwear as there may be times when your child gets wet during outdoor play.  As the weather is getting warmer we would appreciate your child coming to school with sun cream already applied so they are able to learn in the outdoors immediately. A sun hat and spare sun cream which can be kept in school with your child’s name on is also recommended.


Please ensure all clothing is labelled clearly with your child’s name. We are still noticing a number of jumpers and cardigans with no name.