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Moon Class Reception


Teacher: Miss Hedington

Teacher Assistant: Mrs Brophy

1:1 ISA: Ms Croft

Important information

School times
Monday – Thursday: 8.50-3.25
                    Friday     : 8.50- 2.30

EVERY MONDAY MORNING Moon Class will be swimming.
Your child needs in a separate bag: a swimming cap (£1.50 from the office) a towel and swimming costume/ trunks.

You must bring a school bag to school every day.

Label all your children’s belongings.

In Reception, we follow ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum’. We believe children learn best through play, first hand experiences and through their interests.


You can help your child in many ways at home: 

1. Talk to your child for example, about their day, when you are cooking, what you can see when you are walking home/on the bus. 

2. Read them a bed time story. Talk about the book and ask questions about the book to check they are understanding ( questions you can ask are below) 

3. When in the environment count things you see e.g. dogs, steps, buses. You can look out for shapes and letters in the environment.

4. Play jolly phonics phase 2 on youtube to help with the letter sounds. Link below. 

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We have been learning how to play the glockenspiel and been practising how to recongise our numbers and count a number out from a pile. We have also loved learning our sounds (s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d) after phonics the children have been pretending to be the teacher with the sounds.

Some pictures of what we have been learning. We have set up a doctor/dentist roleplay area and trying to understand how they help us using the equiment. Been using our imagination and thinking of things to make using scissors in our junk modelling area. We have started learning our sounds and children have been practising how to write the sounds- keep doing the sound sheets at home and playing jolly phonics. Keep up the good learning moon class.

I have been so proud of moon class and they should be proud of themselves. You have settled into reception amazingly and are getting to know the routines. Look at all the things we have been getting up to; swimming, singing assembly, exploring the learning environment and making new friends.

For the first half term we will be focussing on the children:

  1. Settling in and happy in their new class/learning environment.
  2. Making friends with each other
  3. Exploring all areas of the learning environment and showing interests
  4. Learning the class routines and the expected behaviour
  5. Getting undressed and dressed independently and controlling their personal hygiene.