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       Welcome to the Super Sunshines!

Summer 2


This half term our topic is 'Fantasy'. We will be using our imaginations a lot, thinking about aliens, pirates and superheroes. We will be thinking of and writing our own stories using lots of weird and wonderful characters. Watch this space....

We are very excited about moving in to our new classroom soon. We also have our Whalley visit and Fathers Day stay and play this half term.


Please see the bulletin below for more information

Summer 1


This half term our topic is 'Amazing Animals'. We will be looking at animals big and small, starting with mini beasts and moving on to zoo animals. We are taking care of some caterpillars in the classroom and are excited about watching their transformation. We are also very excited about our trip to the zoo!


Please see the bulletin before for more information.

Star Moments from home - please use these sheets to tell us about your childs achievements

Spring 2


This half term our topic is Transport. We will be looking at different types e.g. buses, trains, boats, planes etc. Our Literacy work will be based around transport themed books. We will be going on a walk to our local bus and train stations to support our learning. If you have any photos of your child on different types of transport, please send them in to school so they can share them with the rest of the class. See the Bulletin below for further details.

Our learning in Spring 2

Spring 1


This half term our Literacy topic is 'Traditional Tales'. We have started by looking at the story of the Three Little Pigs, we will also focus on 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. In Maths we are continuing to develop our number knowledge and will learn about subtraction. We will also be focussing on measures, e.g. height, length and capacity. During out afternoon sessions we will be talking about Winter and the changes that happen during this time.


Please see the Bulletin below for further information.

Spring 1 Reception Bulletin

Autumn 2


We are starting off this half term by looking at Celebrations. We will be looking at Autumn, bonfire night, birthdays, Diwali and Christmas. As always we will continue to follow the childrens interests, which could lead us anywhere. Watch this space!

Autumn 1


We would like to welcome all our new children and their families to the Sunshines. The staff members are Mrs Nelson and Miss Patel, please feel free to talk to us if you have any questions or concerns.


This half term our topic will be 'I wonder...', we will use a range of stories to encourage children to use their imagination.


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Reception - Autumn 1 Half Term Bulletin

Reception Curriculum Overview 2016 - 2017

Useful websites to support your  child's learning:


Letters and Sounds

To help your child with their letter sounds please follow the link below. You will be able to hear the letter sound and sing the phonics songs.


The cbeebies  website also has lots of games and interactive resources.




Children should bring their book bags to school everyday.

Please ensure your child's reading books are read and signed 3 times per week.


PE days:

This term our PE day is on a Monday. Please ensure your child's PE bag is in school everyday with a named t-shirt, shorts and pumps. Please regularly check that your child's pumps fit correctly.





Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).