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Class: Reception Sunrays


Welcome to Sunrays!

Week beg 12/10/20

This week we will be learning all about our sense of touch and our sense of hearing. We will be going on a listening walk and on a sensory barefoot walk. We will be playing lots of games and testing our senses in our areas around our classroom. We will be using lots of new vocabularly and describing words during our class acitivities. We will be writing lists and listening carefully to the sounds we can hear in words. In our maths work we will learning to count accurately; chanting numbers in order up to 20, counting 10 items into a set, counting up to 10 items taken from a larger set, matching how many to a numeral and matching written and spoken numerals. The children will learn to count accurately using one-to-one correspondence and come to understand conservation of number. They will subitise numbers to 6 and count along a 1−10 number track.

We are also going to continue to learn our songs for harvest. We look forward to performing them for you shortly. 



Week beg 5/10/20

This week we will be continuing our topic about 'what makes me so special'. In particular we will be learning about how we have changed since we were babies and looking at similarities and differences between us. We will be comparing things that we are good at and thinking about the skills and activiities we want to get better at. We will be basing our writing around the story 'Peepo' and we will be enjoying other stories such as 'Baby Brains' and 'Cowboy baby'. In our maths work we will be learning to make repeating patterns. we will be making patterns with colours, shapes, musical instruments and other objects. How many repeating patterns can your child spot at home?  


Below are a few polite reminders and some useful information:

Please ensure your child comes to school each day with a filled water bottle. All snacks are provided by school and we ask you not to send extra snacks for during the school day in your child's book bag. Please also remember we are a nut-free school so product containing nuts should only be eaten at home. Thank you. 


Mrs Moody will be teaching in Sunrays on a Thursday mornings and Mrs Canham will be teaching in Moonbeams on Thursdays also.

If there are any changes to your child's drop off or pick up arrangements please remeber to let either Miss Guy or myself know directy so that we can help your child be taken to or collected from the right place each day. Thank you to those parents who have provided this information in writing or as a weekly timetable for your child. This has been particulary helpful. 


We hope your children have enjoyed their first full week at school and thank you for all your support. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 




What an amazing start to the year your children have made. We have been so pleased with how well all of the children have come through the gate and how grown up they have all been! Well done everyone!

We have enjoyed meeting you all and getting to know your children during our individual meetings and visit days. The children have begun making new friends and settling into their new classroom routines. We couldn't have asked more of them.  The adults in class have throuroughly enjoyed getting to know each of the children and starting to find out what makes each child so special. Thank you to all the parents who have helped their children complete the All About Me posters over the Summer holidays. We are going to be sharing a few of these each day and spending lots of time listening to each other and asking questions about the information on them. Thank you so much, they are so valuable to us.   
A few parents have asked about PE kits and when we will be starting our PE sessions. Please look out for a Parent Pay request for your child's t-shirt as this will appear in your account very shortly. If you have any difficulty with this or you need to speak to someone about this order, please speak with our school office staff. PE lessons will not be beginning for a while yet, due to the COVID-19 restriction in place, however we will be making the most of our EYFS outdoor space and developing our physical skills in other ways.  

Please make sure you have completed your Data sheets with all your contact information and medical details etc. and handed this information into our school office as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions, worries or concerns please speak to any of our EYFS team. You are welcome to make an appointment with your child's class teacher after school if you need to.

Thank you for all your support and we look forward to working closely with you in the year ahead. 


Kindest regards 


Miss Brash 



Miss E Brash Miss E BrashTeacher
Mrs D Smith-Burnand Mrs D Smith-BurnandTeaching Assistant
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