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Reception Sunshines

Welcome to Reception Sunshines!


Mrs Holden and Mrs Rice are delighted to be teaching the Reception Sunshines this year.  Mrs Patel will also be helping us in Reception.  On our class page you will find lots of important information such as our class Bulletin, Curriculum Overview, Knowledge Organiser and lots of useful websites to support learning.

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Wednesday. Please can children come into school wearing their PE clothes on this day only (PE kit and grey/black joggers).

* School Library - The Sunshines are very lucky to have their own special library in the Resource area which is new for 2020! Books are provided for children which cover all of the topics learned in class. 

* Homework - is given out every Thursday and should be returned on Monday.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), a Jolly Phonics activity and one other piece to be completed.  

Reception Sunshines - Class Gallery 2020/21

Meet the Teacher


Please click on the link below to watch the video

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is FAIRNESS.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!


This half term, we will be learning all about ourselves. Our Topic is "All About Me". We will be creating our own set of class rules and beginning to establish a new routine. The children will also be taking part in a range of fun learning games to enable us to make new friends and get to know other members of the class.


The staff will also be carrying out a number of important language and learning assessment activities, in order to establish a starting point for each child's Learning Journey in Reception. 


Later in the half term, we will be focusing on other family members and sharing some of the special times we have spent taking part in outings, celebrations and other special memories. This will help us to get to know individual interests, and use them to plan meaningful learning opportunities within the classroom.

Yearly Overview 
Weekly News Letters
Half-termly Bulletins
Knowledge Organisers
Medium Term Overview

Useful Websites

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.

Articulation of Phonemes

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

Story Time

Mr Simpson our very own 'story teller' has recorded some wonderful stories for you to listen to at home. Just click on the links below to enjoy:  The Gruffalo  The Gingerbread Man  Someone Bigger  Owl Babies  The Three Billy Goats Gruff  Not Now, Bernard!  The Tiger Who Came to Tea  Mrs McTats and her Houseful of Cats  The Gruffalo's Child  Six Dinner Sid  Where the Wild Things Are  Farmer Duck  Supertato - Veggies in the Valley of Doom  The Snail and the Whale  The Scariest Thing of All   Mr Brave  (Mr Men)  I'm Not Your Friend  The Giant's Loo Roll  Dave, the Lonely Monster  Room on the Broom  Little Miss Trouble  (Mr Men)   The Wind in the Willows   Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School   A Squash and a Squeeze  I Don't Want to Go to Bed  Cinderella  The Smartest Giant in Town  I Want to Go Home  Charlie Cook's Favourite Book   Mr Cheerful   I Want Two Birthdays   The Truth Pixie  I Want to Do It Myself  Cave Baby  Puss in Boots  Aliens Love Underpants