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!

Summer Term - I'm not scared!



Our Theme in Reception this term is 'I'm not scared, the children will focus on the curious and fascinating world of creepy crawlies and winged wonders that we collectively refer to as minibeasts. The children will also be exploring different materials that everyday objects can be made from and sorting them by their properties. They will investigate which objects float and sink and explain why this might be.


PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 Tuesday the children will work with an athletics coach to help develop their understanding of playing games. They will practise and further develop fundamental movement skills through games.  On Thursday we will practise country dancing in readiness for the summer fayre and we will also be learning how to play different games. Children will continue to develop fine and gross motor skills, through handling equipment, weaving and writing.


Please take a look at the 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 you all back and looking forward to all the fun we will have together during our Summer term in reception.

Miss Kurvink and Mrs Milner



School Times: On Monday 6th June our school gates will be open for everyone from 8:45 am with learning beginning at 9:00 am. All children will arrive through the main school/playground gates. 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.  

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
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