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Little Leigh Primary School

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Welcome to the Reception Page!

A very warm welcome to the new Reception children and their families, it is really lovely to see some new and also familiar faces.  It was great to get to know the children on our visit days and going out to see them in their own settings.  It has clearly helped with their confidence as they have all settled so well in such a short space of time.  We are enjoying getting to know one another and explore our new surroundings.

This page is designed to share all the super work that the children are doing in class.  Have a look at the pictures below to see what exciting things we are up to in our Reception class. This page will also outline the general weekly routines in Reception and any dates for your diary.  

If you require any further information, please feel free to arrange a meeting at a convenient time. You can do this via email, phone or in the message book which is located in the school office.

Many thanks for your support.

Miss Morris

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What are we exploring?

Our topic for this term is 'All About Me'.  We have already sent out a starter pack before the summer holiday for you to bring back in with some information about ourselves, our family and friends.  Within school we will be thinking about what we look like and how we are the same and different to others.  We will look at how we show others our feelings and how to respond to others.  We will also think about and use different equipment to explore the different ways in which our bodies can move.  We will look at our family, what they do and where they come from.  We will also think about our friends and think about how we show respect to them.  We will then move onto thinking about our bodies, how they work and learn about our 5 senses.  All in all, a very busy first half term!

Class Author

Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul 


Interesting Facts

Valerie Thomas was born in Australia.

Valerie is also a teacher.

Korky Paul isn't his real name, his real name is Hamish Vigne Christie Paul.

Korky was born in Africa.

 Valerie Thomas is a famous children's author who has written fabulous books such as the Winnie the Witch series.

 Korky Paul is a children's book illustrator who often works alongside Valerie Thomas, however he has illustrated for other books such as in The Fish Who Could Wish.



In Reception, children get homework once a week.  Homework goes out on a Friday and is due back in the following Friday.  However, if the homework is a Learning Log the children will have 2 weeks to complete this.

Homework varies week by week and will be centred on what we have been learning that week. The Learning Log will investigate what we will learn about as part of our next topic.   

It would be extremely helpful to keep practicing the Reception key words that were sent home as part of a reading pack at the start of the year. This will benefit the children with both their reading and writing.

If you require any further resources or materials, please feel free to ask and we will help as much as we can!

As a final note, all homework should be handed in on time unless otherwise agreed with the class teacher.


Please can you make sure that all of your child's belongings are clearly labelled with their names, including items such as snack pots and drinks bottles.  This helps us massively and if things get lost, they can easily be taken back to their rightful owner!

Please can we ask that your child has a spare pair of underwear in their bag, accidents are unavoidable! 


Your child participates in 2 weekly PE sessions; these take place on a Monday and Wednesday morning.  Please ensure that your child has their PE kits in on these days.  PE kits should be clearly labelled with their names (this is especially important in Reception!).  We will send PE kits home on a Friday. Long hair should be tied back for PE and no jewellery (including earrings) is to be worn.

Forest Schools

Forest Schools takes place every Monday afternoon with Mr Agnew. During the summer months children are advised to bring long trousers (to avoid any scratches on legs), a t-shirt, a hat and a light coat (this should be different from their normal school coat). Please ensure that these are old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty as we like to get very messy in Reception!  You may also want to provide your children with sun cream on sunnier days.  Again, could we please ask that these are all clearly labelled as to avoid confusion!


Children are encouraged to read at least 3 times a week, for around 10 minutes with an adult at home. Where possible, we would appreciate a comment in their reading diaries to let us know how your child is getting on.

Your child will also participate in weekly individual reading sessions, these will be noted in their reading diaries.  During these sessions your children will have the opportunity to change their books that they read with you at home. We recommend that you read through them twice so that they have a good understanding of the words and the comprehension aspects of the book.

To help with comprehension, you may want to start with a discussion about what your child thinks the book will be about. You could also talk about the characters and explore the blurb. When you have finished, ask questions about the book. This will help you assess whether your child has fully understood what they have read.

If you feel that you require any further support with getting the most out of reading with your child, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.

The children will receive one extra read a week with an adult helper.  They really enjoy sharing their books and showing how fantastic their reading is!

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