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Blakedown Church of England Primary School


Welcome to Reception Class


Teachers: Mrs Nash and Mrs Schwartz

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Thomas

Specialist Teachers: Mrs Marshall (Music); Mr Newbold (P.E.)

Welcome to Reception

Summer Term 2 2024


Our topic for this half-term is 'At the Seaside'.  We are getting ready for the summer holidays by learning all about the seaside.  We are starting our topic with a visit to the National SEA LIFE Centre in Birmingham.  We are hoping this will give us lots of ideas and inspiration for the weeks ahead.  We will share our learning on our weekly floor book page of this website. 

Have a look at this half-term curriculum plan to find out more.

We are also looking forward to inviting families to our final Stay and Play session, on Wednesday 17th July in the afternoon.  Don't forget to let us know you are coming. 


In phonics last week we were recapping...root words with-ing, root words with-ed /t/, root words with -ed /id/, /ed/ and root words with-ed /d/. 
In phonics this week we are recapping...root words with-er and root words with-est
In phonics last week we were recapping tricky words...the, I, go, no, you, said, so, have and like. 
In phonics this week we are recapping tricky, into, all, are, they, one, out and today. 
Reception Class Reminders

Please email any queries or messages to

Children need a water bottle at school every day. This should only have water inside and should be labelled clearly with your child's name.

Individual sharing books please return with the reading record on a Thursday. A new book will then be issued and sent home on a Friday.

PE  this half term will be on a Wednesday with Mr Newbold. Please can you ensure that your child has a PE kit in school which can be kept on their peg and sent home at the end of each half-term. (Please make sure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with your child's name.)

Forest School will be on a Tuesday afternoon, from 11th June to 9th July 2024. Please refer to the letter you will have been sent for details about clothing and footwear.