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Autumn 1 - Marvellous Me!

Reception Curriculum Newsletter

Term 1 - Marvellous Me!


This term, Reception will be learning about what makes them special and finding out about each other and their family. During this term the children will be focusing on their personal and social skills as they settle in to Reception life.

Below shows the areas that will be covered in Literacy and Maths:


Week 1: Marvellous Me / Ten Town characters

Week 2: My Marvellous Family and Friends / Ten Town characters

Week 3: My Body / Number counting and recognition

Week 4: My Hands / Number counting and recognition

Week 5: My Ears / Number counting and recognition

Week 6: My Eyes / Place value

Week 7: Healthy Me / 2D shape

Week 8: Happy Me / 2D shape




Maple Class (Mrs Akrigg): Thursday 9-10am

Oak Class (Mrs Grant): Thursday 10-11am

Please make sure the children have their PE kits in school at all times.

(Be aware that the children may need their PE kits at different times in the week so please leave their bag on their peg for the whole week.)




WOW slips: We will be introducing ‘Wow slips’ to the children by the end of the week. Each child will bring home 5 slips to use throughout the term. Please tell us something that they have achieved at home and then it can be shared with the class on a Friday and displayed. There will be extra blank wow slips in a plastic wallet in the cloakroom for you to take home when needed.


Homework: The children will be given a homework folder and every Friday the Reception team will put in a new activity to support their learning at home.


Boogie Beats: The children in Reception will attend a Boogie Beats session once a week in the hall to develop their music and movement skills. 


Junk Modelling: If you have any clean boxes or packaging that could be used for junk modelling we would be very grateful if you could bring it in.


Forest School / Outdoor Learning: This year the children will be going to Forest School and Outdoor Learning sessions in groups. Below are the dates. We will let you know which group your child will be in by the 13th September.


17th September                AM

Ants – Forest School


Beetles – Outdoor Activities

24th September                AM

Caterpillars – Forest School


Ants – Outdoor Activities

1st October                     AM

Beetles – Forest School


Caterpillars– Outdoor Activities

8th  October                       AM

Ants – Forest School


Beetles – Outdoor Learning

15th October                                 AM

Caterpillars – Forest School


Ants– Outdoor Learning

22nd October                                 AM

Beetles – Forest School


Caterpillars – Outdoor Learning


If your child is taking part in a Forest School session they must come to school in their Forest School clothes and have their school uniform packed in a bag to change in to (AM). If your child is taking part in an Outdoor Learning session they must have their Forest School clothes packed in a bag ready to change in to after lunch. (PM)


Reminder: Please remember that we are a nut free school.


Dates to Remember:

  • Monday 9th September – First session of Boogie Beats
  • Friday 13th September – Welcome Evening for Parents and Children (5pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17th September – First session of Forest School and Outdoor Learning
  • Tuesday 17th September – Early Years Parent Welcome Meeting, 7pm (During this meeting you will gain more information about life in Reception)
  • Friday 20th September – Jeans for Genes Day (£1 donation and normal school uniform on the top)
  • Tuesday 15th October – Individual and sibling photo day
  • Friday 25th October – End of Term 1 (3:15pm)


Mrs Akrigg, Mrs Grant, Miss Hammond and the Reception Team