We hope you have manged to log and view your child’s learning journey. If your child attends any extracurricular activities out of school please share their achievements on their home learning journey.

We will continue our weekly timetable this week please make sure the children bring their P.E. kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday. Weather permitting we will be having some P.E. sessions outside this half term. Please could you ensure the children have trainers or pumps in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from next week. If possible please have trainers the children can put on and fasten themselves and avoid laces. Black P.E. pumps are ideal and can be left in school all week.

Library will continue as usual. We open our door 10 mins early on Wednesday to give you the opportunity to choose a book with your child for you to take home.

Please make sure your child brings their book bag every day as they regularly have work and letters to bring home.

We have notice some book bags are getting full of children’s work and old letters, we have suggested that the children have a bit if a clear out of outdated letters and work.

Please make sure your child has a water bottle in school especially as the weather gets warmer.

Some areas for development this term

In literacy children will be continuing to practice applying already learnt digraphs in words and writing sentences to include capital letters and full stops. We are embedding already taught ideas of writing lists, instructions and labelling. We will also be introducing story writing. Please look on the classroom working wall for the digraphs and sounds the children are working on each week.

In maths we will continue to focus on recognising, counting and ordering numbers to 20 and beyond and for some children adding and subtracting 2 numbers together. We are learning to recognise coins up to twenty pence and add two amounts together using a number line.

Outline of the themes for this term

Our topic this half term is Handa. Before starting our Handa topic we have read the stories Chicken Licken and Little Red hen. We have enjoyed watched the eggs hatch and will be able to handle them this week. The link to watch the chicks grow is still available on the school website and Facebook page.

How you can help your child?

Please talk to the children about the activities they have been doing throughout the week.

Read and discus the characters, setting and what happens at different stages in the stories Chicken Licken and Little Red Hen.

If your child has brought home their list of tricky words please continue to practice these on a regular basis. The children will need to read and write them.

Take your child on a walk and look for signs of spring. Ask your child to compare the signs of spring to the signs of winter.

Finally we would like to thank all those who volunteered on our walks around Armthorpe last half term. Your help was much appreciated and the children thoroughly enjoyed the walks.

As ever if you have any queries about any aspect of school please do not hesitate to see us.


The Foundation team.


> World Book Day

Reception had a fantastic time dressing up as people who help us to celebrate world book day  we had police officers, dance teachers, football coaches, nurses and  doctors,  bakers, shop keepers  and fire fighters. We enjoyed looking at non fiction books to find out about the different people working within our community as well as reading other fantastic stories.




> Transport

During our transport topic, Reception visited York’s Railway Museum. The children had the opportunity to dress up, join in with an interactive Punch and Judy show and explore the vast collections of trains that were in the museum. Despite the rain, the children also enjoyed a ride on the miniature train ride!

> Teddy Bear’s Picnic

The children in Reception have enjoyed bringing their teddy bears into school for a picnic. Our teddy bears joined us for the entire day, they even joined in with our maths lesson! We spent the day tasting porridge with honey and jam and eating crumpets with our bears.

> Languages Day

Ethan: “I liked it when we had scones for snacks.”

Zuzanna: “My favourite was making the flags.”

Annie: “I liked walking around the playground where everyone was.”

Alex: “I liked playing rugby.”



> Letters

Reception Newsletter Summer Term 1

Reception Spring Term 1 Newsletter

Reception York Train Museum Trip

Reception Christmas Concert Letter 2017

Reception Autumn Term 2 Newsletter

Phonics Workshop & Stay And Play

Language Letter Reception England

Reception Newsletter Autumn Term 1 2017