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Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
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teddy goes to school LOGOReception New Starters 2020 - Welcome to our page.  Click the image to see a special video which staff have prepared for you.  Hope to see you soon!


Reception Children:

Another fun- filled week for all at school! We are impressed with all the hard work that the children have been putting in as I am sure the parents at home are too! You are doing a fabulous job and keeep us updated via our Evidence me app.
 For home learning please check the Phonics and Maths links below to White Rose and Twinkl.


You are all invited to our Zoom each Friday at 9.00 We will be running our sessions for about half an hour and they will be as active as we can make them! You can use the same meeting number each week.  If you lose this, please email us.  Next week - Friday 10th July - is sadly our last Zoom for Reception. We are going to finish as we started our Reception year and that is as 'Superheroes!'-  Who will you be?  Please don't buy anything especially for it.  We would like you to think about one thing that you really enjoyed about your time in Reception to share and we will share ours too! There will be some activities too.


Forest School are sessions are enjoyed by all and please make sure that children are dressed in long sleeves and trousers or joggers, a coat and sensible outdoor shoes. (without laces if your child cannot do laces!). They will start the session from their new classrooms.  Mrs Morris and MrsHandy’s children will have Forest School on Wednesday, and Miss Whitehead and Miss Robert’s children will be on Thursdays.


It is a little chilly in the classroom with all our doors and windows open, so we would recommend jumpers or sweatshirts.

AMrs Yarnold has said in her main newsletter, we are now at capacity and if anyone else wishes to return please email her and she will add names to a waiting list.  


We want to re-assure the parents who are going to be continuing to home school that we will be putting on our weekly classroom plans on the website. You can continue to use these throughout the remainder of the academic school year.  These plans will be added on Friday afternoons in preparation for the following week.  (We will leave the older challenges on the website for the time-being in case anyone wants to go back to them.)

You will see links below for maths and phonics.  These are the activities we will be following in the class.  


Maths is on the the White Rose website.  Click on the logo for the link.  We are on week 11.  

White Rose Maths logo


If you haven't got the book you can use this link to hear the story.  Please see below.



Phonics is the resources provided by Twinkl.  Dont worry if you don’t have a Twinkl account.  Its really not needed because we will be downloading all the resources and you can find them in a folder below, labelled Twinkl Phonics Resources Week 6.  Click on each day for a zip file containing a presentation and some activities.



Twinkl Phonics resources





Keeping up a typical 'school day' at home, with thousands of available apps/ resources to use, can be overwhelming, and isn’t always possible.

Please choose activities wisely and stick to the ones your child enjoys for continuity. We do suggest a little maths and literacy daily. Please find below some websites that can provide and support your child’s home learning.");">šŸ¤£

Other useful websites

We have provided the discovery login (on previous newsletter and website) for parents. The children know Scrap and Polly well in the phonics section and enjoy joining in.  There are a range of videos to watch looking at the sounds that the children have learnt. For each of the sounds here are lots of games to play in the activity section, including blending and segmenting words and linking the picture to the correct initial sound.

For books to read please see You can register yourself as a parent and access an array of e-books in the library.

For art and craft and lots of fun activities we recommend ABC Does at   There are lots of amazing engaging, creative activities available.

Also, our mindfulness music which can be found at and Cosmic Kids/Zen den is great for some time out.

Heres a link to our school games page.  There are some challenges here for you to earn House Points for your team :

Please remember... have fun in the garden, play games, spend time together, Learning is happening all the time!

Contacting us

You can still contact us on the main school email for Reception and Year 1.  

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Your comments or queries will be read by the Senior Leadership Team and forwarded to us if necessary.  You can also send us pictures of your children's amazing activities. 

We also have an SEND page on our website with some activities that some of you may find useful, particularly for speech and language ideas.