Welcome to Reception 

Teachers: Mrs Chantler and Mrs Smith 
Teaching Assistants: Miss Owen

Meet Fluffy

Meet Fluffy

Fluffy is our class cuddly toy. He spends time with us in our classroom Monday to  Friday and at the weekend he gets to go home with someone from our class. So far he has had some great adventures! The children record what they do with Fluffy (with some help from parents and grandparents) and include any drawings, writing and photographs of their weekend together.

Writing Stars

Writing Stars

When the children started in September they were all given a star to have a go at writing their name on. These are displayed in our classroom on our Writing Stars Wall. Each term the children will write their name on their star. They are all working so hard to write their name correctly and the improvements we can see are already amazing!

Reaching for the Rainbow

We love celebrating things we have achieved in School and we love to hear about achievements outside of school. Therefore, every half term the children are given a cloud for parents to record something achieved outside of school. This is then shared and celebrated with everyone in our class. We display these on our Reaching for the Rainbow display board. It has been great to celebrate the excellent swimmers we have in our class, those that now get ready for school independently and those that are learning to ride a bike, or even a horse!

Useful documents and information for parents

Spring Term Objectives

Year: Reception      Date: January 2019

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.






  • Recognise numerals 0-20
  • Count objects to 20
  • Select correct numeral to 20
  • Find 1 more and 1 less of a number
  • Order numbers up to 20
  • Use words like more, add, less and take away
  • Use positional language such as on, behind, in front or in to describe where an object is
My Maths target is:
To be confident with number bonds and doubles to 10 and begin with learning these number facts up to 20.

Our Number Rhymes

In Maths we are learning to write the numbers 0-10 using number rhymes. These rhymes are helping us to write the numbers with the correct formation. Each child has their own number envelope with each of these numbers in to use at home.






  • Write both names
  • Have an effective pencil grip
  • Form letters correctly and use phonic knowledge to write words
  • Become more confident with reading red words
  • Say each of the sounds in a short word and begin to read a simple sentence
  • Label pictures and write a short caption
  • Write a short sentence
My English target is:
To label a picture, write a short caption and sentence.

Each half term we are going to be reading a different book which we will use as our focus in English lessons. This half term we will be doing a range of activities around the story of

Grandad's Secret Giant

by David Litchfield

Ask me about the word...

You might notice your child come home with a label on their jumper that says Ask me about the word with a handwritten word on.

Our aim this year is to widen the children's vocabulary and their understanding of words. In class discussions, lessons and when reading stories if we come across any new words we explore what they mean and put them into context. The children then wear a label with the word on for other children and staff to ask them about the meaning of the word.

Other areas of the curriculum we are looking at this term.

 Personal, social, emotional development.

  • I know what I should do to keep safe and be happy.
  • I can tell my friends and grown-ups what I need, what I like and don’t like.

 Physical development

  • I can use scissors to cut paper.
  • I can push, pat, throw a ball.
  • I can tell you about different ways of keeping healthy.

Communication and language

  • I can listen, follow and complete a given instruction.
  • I can use words to tell you about something I have done or made.
  • I can pretend to be different people and pretend to do different things.

Understanding the world

  • I am aware of different times that are special to people such as Diwali, Christmas and Chinese New Year.
  • I can talk about how things grow and change.

Expressive arts and design

  • I can choose things I want to make something.
  • I can tap, shake, scrape and hit musical instruments to find out the different sounds.
  • I can use building toys and boxes to make the thing I want.

Discovery Quest

Our Topic this half term is Giants

Inspire Workshop to launch our topic is on Friday 1st March

Our Remembrance Garden

We have been learning all about Remembrance Sunday and why it is so important. As a class we have made 100 poppies, to mark 100 years since the First World War using recycled bottles. The children have painted them all and have 'planted' each one in the Remembrance Garden they have created for our school and community.

We Will Remember Them  

Children in Need

We had great fun learning about Children in Need and raising money. We made Pudsey biscuits using a recipe weighing out the different ingredients. We mixed these together to make a dough. We enjoyed rolling out the dough and using a Pudsey cutter. After they had cooked and cooled we decorated them with icing pens.


We each designed our own ears to wear with our fantastic Pudsey clothes! We came to school dressed in Pudsey tops and dresses, spots and even pyjamas! We had a brilliant day raising money through our donations and buying toys and books from the Bring and Buy Sale!

Other useful information:

*PE  is on a Tuesday and Friday – hair tied up, jewellery out and PE kit in school.
*We aim to listen to your child read in school or talk to them about books twice a week.

*Tuck is 20p a day, or a £1 for the week.
*Please help your child with any tasks we send home.

Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Email: postbox@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor