The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement



Welcome to the Bluebirds class!


Only One You



Our theme in Reception for the Autumn is 'Only One You' the children will be learning about what makes them unique. They will learn about how they have changed since they were babies, growing up, dealing with emotions, senses, going to school and what it is to live as a human being.


Some of the key questions for this theme will be:

What do you like/dislike?

What makes you special?

Why is family important to you?

What makes a good friend?

What makes you feel happy?



PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays , please make sure that your child has the correct PE kit (including warm layers as we will be outside as much as possible). Please ensure that your child's PE kit is named! On Monday the children will practise and develop fundamental movement skills  and on Tuesday the children will work with a dance coach to help develop their dance moves. Children will develop fine and gross motor skills, through handling equipment, weaving and writing.


Please take a look at the Key Class Information, Curriculum Letter and Termly Overview to see the other learning opportunities the children will experience throughout this half term.


Homework will be sent home with the children which will consist of learning the new sounds taught and practising letter formation these sheets do not need to be returned to school.  However, it would be useful if you could send the plastic wallet each day.


We are really excited about welcoming all our new children to their reception class and look forward to all the fun we will have together during our Autumn term in reception.

Miss Kurvink 



School Times: On Tuesday 6th September our school gates will be open for everyone from 8:45 am with learning beginning at 9:00 am. Reception children will arrive through the side gate (near the main reception). Reception finish their school day at 3:25 pm and will leave through the side gate (near the main reception); the remaining classes finish at 3:30 pm and will leave through the school/playground gates.  Lunchtime is from 12 pm until 1 pm.  

RWI Green word cards Set 1

Additional links: Talking stories, games and interactive activities for Foundation Stage children. Online activities for Foundation Stage. Printable high frequency word lists – an essential! Phonic resources. Phonic games and activities. Numeracy games for Reception children. Over 200 games, activities and animations. Great for confidence building and exploration. Various Early Years activities.   Games designed to help children with basic number concepts. Classroom workout Children's yoga

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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