Reception 2023 - 2024

Mr Fowler

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the Summer term! I hope you all had a lovely Easter!

Some dates for your diary this half-term:

Thursday 2nd May – Blue Planet Aquarium Trip

Monday 6th  May Bank Holiday – School closed

Thursday 23rd May Thursday - Last day of half-term

Tuesday 4th June – Return back to school

Literacy Lessons

This half-term, the children’s Literacy lessons will be focused on a lovely book called ‘The Whale who Wanted More’ by Rachel Bright. It is about a whale on a quest to find the one perfect object that will make him feel complete. He roams far and wide, gathering endless undersea treasure as he goes. Yet, no matter how many goodies he accumulates, he still doesn't feel content until he finds friendship.

Book Request

Would it be possible for the children to bring in their favourite book for our RE lesson this week (Thursday 18th April)? I would like the children to tell us why it is their favourite. All books will be returned.

Maths Lessons

Over the next few weeks, the children will be learning to count to numbers up to 20 and beyond (I’m going to try and push them to 100). They will continue to look at adding and taking away. Finally towards the end of the half-term, the children will revisit 2D and 3D shapes.

PE lessons

For this half-term, PE will still be on a Tuesday and again I will be supported by the school specialist PE coach, Mr. Gibbons. Most lessons will be outside so please can the children have trainers rather than black pumps.

Weather and sun cream

Hopefully over the next few weeks the weather will start to get sunnier. If it does, please can your child bring in a hat - ideally one they can leave in their tray. When it comes to sun cream though, unfortunately we cannot apply it in school. Therefore, when it does get sunnier, can the children come with sun cream on in the morning. If they are able to put their own sun cream on sensibly, then it is fine for them to do that but they are not allowed to share with another pupil due to allergy reasons. One tip from previous years, some of the children brought in sun cream rollers that they found easier to apply.


In Design & Technology, I am planning for the children to make their own sock puppets. Could the children please bring in one (clean) sock. Ideally the sock should be long enough to fit down your child’s forearm and more colourful the better.

Yours sincerely

Mr. Fowler


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