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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.)

Class Governor: Mrs Christine Rostron

Welcome to Reception!smiley

Autumn Term

Welcome back to autumn term 2023-24.

Our topic for this half-term is 'Changes Around Us'.  Have a look at this half-term curriculum plan to find out more. 

We hope you have had a lovely half-term break, and are ready for a very busy term leading to Christmas. 


In phonics this week we are learning...
v   w  x   y
In phonics last week we were learning...
 ff     ll    ss     j
This week we are also learning the tricky words...
and, has, his, her
In phonics we have learnt these tricky words too...
the, is, as, I


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 14th November-12th December. Please refer to the letter you will have been sent for details about clothing and footwear.