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Miss Fallon
Reception teacher

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Welcome to Reception!

The staff in Reception are Miss Falon and Miss Simms.


PE will be on a Friday. Children will need to come to school wearing their PE clothes on this day.


The children will receive homework throughout the week. This will begin with sounds they are learning, handwriting and mouse club activities initially. Later this will include reading ditties and short sentences, reading books and topic based homework. When your child receives a reading book please spend 5 minutes each night reading with them, if you need support in the best way to help your child with reading or learning speak to a member of staff.

‘The Gruffalo’


This half term our topic focus and talk for writing book is ‘The Gruffalo’. It is one of our favourite stories and has lots of rhyme and vocabulary to keep our interests. Watch the video below to see what happens in the story.


In Reception we will be exploring new vocabulary and using this to retell the story using a story map. We will be making the characters in the story using a range of materials including collages and play dough. We will be labelling the Gruffalo and mapping the Gruffalo walk. We will focus on writing our names using our name cards and counting mice to 6 and beyond. We will be focusing our snack around the Gruffalo story by baking ‘Scrambled Snake’ and ‘Gruffalo Crumble’.