The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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Change over Tuesday

Reception reading books will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their book bag, reading book(s) and reading record. Please bring these items every day as your child will regularly read with an adult in school.



Please ensure your child has full kit in school throughout the half-term. Kits will be sent home each holiday for washing. Hair should be tied up and earrings must be removed on these days. If children are wearing earrings they will not be allowed to join in with P.E lessons. P.E days may change from week to week. You will be informed on a weekly basis so please look out for messages on our classroom door.

Reading Eggs and Mathseeds


We are very excited to announce that we now have access to ‘Mathseeds’; an interactive maths programme for children. It is linked to your Reading Eggs account so, when you log in on a PC, just click the ‘Mathseeds’ icon to get started! (Using the app may be different.)


Please explore the new, online, maths learning platform over the next week. From Monday 10th May, your child will be set one piece of maths homework alongside the phonics homework via these programmes. Once the children have completed the work, they will have access to other phonics and maths games and activities. The expectation each week will be that your child completes the set assignment. If you need your login details to be re-issued, please e-mail the Reception Team on  



Oxford Owl Online Reading Books


To further support reading, we are continuing to use Oxford Owl RWI E-Library. The E-library allows you access to a wider range of texts including RWI books, Oxford Reading Tree titles as well as non-fiction books. This platform enables you access at home to the same texts your child is using in school during Phonics sessions. These texts are the same level as the reading books sent home in your child’s book bag. Each week, we will assign your child with the text(s) on Oxford Owl which they are reading in school to help build comprehension, fluency and other reading skills. We have set up an account for your child; their login details will have been sent to the e-mail address you provided the school. If you have not received this, please let us know via the Reception e-mail address.



Reception Blog ~ Friday 18th June 2021


This week we have started reading ‘Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka and Strelka’ by Victoria Southgate and Iris Deppe. It is true story about two stray dogs and how they were found on the streets of Moscow in the hope they would become space pioneers.

Belka and Strelka are trained at Moscow’s Space Centre in preparation for them to become the first living creatures to successfully orbit the Earth. Have a look what happens next:







In Maths, we have been exploring patterns. We have discussed the patterns we see in everyday life, looked at patterns on animals, continued repeating patterns, found mistakes in repeating patterns and made our own patterns. We are pattern crazy! What patterns can you see on your way home? Can you make a pattern using things you may find in the garden or at the park?





 Read, Write, Inc.   

In Read, Write, Inc. this week, we continue to revisit all the sounds we have learnt to date. We have practised writing all the sounds we know. We say the words we want to write aloud, segment the word into the sounds we can hear and write the letter sounds in the sequence in which we hear them. We then put words together to write simple sentences. We have all participated in one-to-one reading sessions, or group guided reading sessions, to practise reading accurately and fluently. You can also practise your phonics on Reading Eggs and read Read, Write, Inc. books through the Oxford Owl E-Library!





Expressive Arts and Design/ Literacy

This week we have made something very nice for the special adults in our lives. We will share our creations with you on Sunday (unless you find a surprise in our book bags before then!)





Homework Reminder

Please continue to check online to complete homework tasks set on ‘Reading Eggs’, ‘Mathseeds’ and ‘Oxford Owl E-Library’. You can find further information about these new resources on this class page. If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher. A link can also be found on J2e for ease of access.



If you have any questions regarding learning or homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher who will be more than happy to help.




Early Learning Goals

During parents evening, we discussed the Early Learning Goals. These are the targets we work towards during Reception to give children the foundations of learning in preparation for Year 1. 


While this looks like a lot, please be mindful that many areas are linked in within the curriculum and we work towards these across the year at your child's pace. If you would like any ideas on how to support these areas of learning please ask your class teacher.

Please find below previous class blogs.

Feel free to look through these to see what we have been learning!

Literacy Activities October 2020

Please find below a couple of short clips to demonstrate typical literacy based activities used regularly in the classroom. Further clips can be found on R2’s and R3’s class pages. Literacy in Early Years is an important tool to enable children to begin their academic journey. It encompasses so much more than just reading and writing. Have a look….

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Literacy Activities 1 Oct 2020.mp4

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