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Dear Parents/ Guardians,


This term will be looking at Bonfire Night, Diwali and then moving onto learning all about Christmas. This term we will be carrying on with our phonics looking at Phase 3 of Letter and Sounds, the weekly homework showing all the sounds we have been learning will be in book bags and on tapestry. Thank you for all the support from home, we have loved seeing all the pictures of homework and all the wonderful activities the children have been doing.


We have access to Oxford Owl and Busy Things. These are brilliant for learning at home, login details are on Tapestry.  We also have access to Purple Mash, log in details have been sent home in bookbags earlier this term.


Busy things -

Oxford owl -[kb1] 

Purple mash -


If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact me on


Thank you,

Miss Best


Bonfire Night Celebrations!! Please have a look at all the wonderful activities we have done.

We have had a brilliant first half term at school! All the children have settled well into the school routine. We have been playing, making new friends and learning.  From birthday parties to building rockets, we have certainly been very busy. Please have a look at all photos of the super work we have been doing.

Welcome to Parrot’s class 2020-2021

Firstly, we would like to welcome all the children to Parrots. We all are so excited to see the children start their journey into school. The past 6 months have certainly been unique but hopefully in this time lots of lovely memories with family have been made for the children. As well as myself and the Penguins class teacher Mrs Buckel, we are very pleased to have Mrs Crook and Mrs French to further support and help with the children’s learning and development. The children so far have all settled into the school routine fantastically and have enjoyed being with friends old and new. The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the areas of our classroom, both inside and out.

The first theme we will be learning over this term in reception is ‘Magic me’. This will include the children learning all about their senses, their homes, feelings and families. We will also be following letters and sounds for our phonics. We will be sending weekly reading books home with the children to further support the teaching of reading in class. We really value and appreciate all the support at home with the children’s learning and a strong relationship between home and school will lead to a very successful year for the children.

This year we are all looking forward to guiding and supporting the children though their first year at school. In reception, we have high expectations for the children in both their learning and behaviour. We have a positive and engaging environment for the children where positive behaviour is encouraged and praised. In our class we ask that all children have a go and try their best in every task. We cannot wait to show you all photos of the hard work we have been doing in reception but also all the fun we have been having.

 If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate contact me on:

Thank you,

Miss Best

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