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Reception – Brunel Class


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Welcome back everyone. We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year. 


This term our topic is 'Life in the Freezer'. We will be looking at all things cold! We have started off with a visit from a penguin which the children have named Snowflake. We can't wait to get started with this topic as we know the children will love all the scientific activities coming up! 


In phonics we are going to recap our sounds. The children are going to begin lots of writing practice and spellings of 3 letter words and key words. Beginning to look at their Key words in their green books will help with this. 

We have moved on to learn our 'special friend' sounds. Have a look under phonics to see what these are. If your unsure of them then please ask. 


In maths we are moving onto numbers to 20, adding and subtracting. We will be exploring the patterns of larger numbers not just the symbols. For example the teen numbers all have a 10 in them and a repeating pattern, 1,2,3,4,5 etc. We feel it is important for the children to understand the place value and construction of the numbers for when they move onto more complicated numeracy throughout the school. 


Handy information 


  • The children now have phonics books. Please make sure the book is read 3 times before it is changed to build up the child's confidence and comprehension. 


  • Please remember we have a nut intolerance in class so please no nuts for snack or in lunchboxes. If you sent your child in with grapes these need to be sliced in half long ways. 


  • Please send your child in with a coat. We will go outside every day in all weathers as we feel it is very important for the children to have a good run around. A waterproof coat will help protect your child from catching a cold in the up coming months. 



Please feel free to speak to myself and Mrs Parsons if there are any issues, worries or concerns. At the end of the day we usually speak through with parents if there has been any problems so they are fully informed.



  • Fitness Friday every week 8.35-8.45am in the playground! 
  • Thursday 7th Feb- Phonics Phase 3 workshop- 3.00pm Parents are invited in to learn about the next stage of phonics. We will speak about the ‘special friend’ sounds and helping your child with their writing skills.
  • Thursday 14th Feb – Progression session- 2.30pm from 2.30 parents are welcomed into class. We will have some activities out similar to what we may complete during the day. We hope the children will love completing these with you. Mrs Parsons and I will also be around to talk through any questions you have about your child’s development or general school questions. You are also welcome to look at your child’s books and learning diaries.




Miss Millard and Mrs Parsons