The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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We are delighted to welcome your children into our Reception class!


Below you will find some useful information:


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.



Reception Blog- Friday 16th October 2020

What a busy week it’s been!

Our Maths focus was counting up to 5, 10 or 20 objects and then writing the numeral that matched the amount. This is a really important skill to have so please practice every day at home.


There are some Maths games that you can play at home on the Top Marks website. Please focus on counting.


Phonics is our favourite thing to do at the moment!

This week we learnt four sounds and how to write them: u – Down and under, up to the top and down to the puddle.; b – Down the laces to the heel and around the toe.; f – Down the stem and draw the leaves.; e – Lift off the top and scoop out the egg.

Please see the PDF below this blog for a chart that shows what these letters look like.


The Phonics Play website offers a fun, interactive way to learn sounds and blending. Some of the games are free, so please have a go at the Phase 2 Interactive Resources like ‘Buried Treasure’, ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ‘Picnic on Pluto.’


The children really enjoy watching Geraldine the Giraffe learn sounds. You can watch the below link to support their phonics development at home. The sounds we have learnt so far are m, a, s, d, t, I, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, and e.


This week we have continued to read the traditional tale; ‘The Little Red Hen.’ We read the book every day to support our understanding of story sequence, characters and settings. We acted like the animals in the book and wrote about what makes a good friend. Next week we will be learning from ‘Handa’s Surprise.’

In the front of your child’s home reading diary you will find the login details for J2E. J2E is the platform that we are using to set homework. When you login to your child’s account you will see notifications directing you to some useful learning links. We will let you know when we change the links.


As part of our Healthy Schools scheme, children are encouraged to drink water in the class. Juice is only permitted for lunchtimes. Milk and fruit are provided for snacks. If your child would like an alternative snack, please provide a healthy option such as fruit or a cereal bar.


If you have not received your Zoom meeting invitation, please let your child’s teacher know.


Have a great weekend!

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