Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’


Tricky word practise sheet

Home Challenge

Home challenge this half term is to take photographs of your favourite place you have travelled to and share them with the class. This could be a photograph of a family holiday or family trip, of the destination/ place or of a souvenir from your favourite place. Please can you upload your child’s photographs onto Evidence Me before Monday 26th April 2021.


Welcome to Reception Class



Class Teacher: Miss Waldron

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Prosser and Mrs Stowers 


Class Governor: Mr Beard 

PTFA Link: Mrs Jones and Mrs Harris

Our theme this half term is



During our first few weeks after half term, we will be looking at travel, how we travel around our local areas, exploring local buildings, beginning to use everyday language to explore weight and capacity, to write common irregular words and, develop our independent sentence writing. We will be learning about maps including the world map, the different places to travel, how we travel and where we have travelled to.


We will be learning about Summer, discussing the story Honda’s Surprise alongside other travel stories, attempting to write short independent sentences using sound buttons and developing our reading skills and being able to read and understand simple sentences. We will be developing our skills in how we can mould and manipulate materials like clay to achieve a planned idea, how we travel through movement and developing our skills in how we handle equipment and tools effectively.  





We will be recapping our phase 3 sounds and our phase 3 tricky words with a focus on segmenting and blending. Practise at home by giving your child instructions in 'sound talk' and see if they can orally blend the sounds together, for example, "Can you go and get your 'c-oa-t". This will help them to blend when they begin to read simple words.



We will be moving onto phase 4 phonics and our phase 4 tricky and high frequency words. We will continue to segment and blend to read simple words and read our tricky words from sight. We will continue to use our robot arms to support our segmenting and blending. Please use the tricky word practise sheets to support your child's tricky word writing. 


Our spelling focus this half term is 






We will continue to encourage the children to change their 'sharing books' weekly. We ask you to read to your child, discuss the characters, predict what might happen, what do they like about the story/ what do they not like about the story. 


Your child will continue to bring home their reading book which are changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This is for your child to read to you. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 our volunteer readers are unable to come into school, we therefore ask that you prioritise this at home. Please write in the message book and let us know when you have read with your child to enable us to change their reading book. 




Monday - Forest School 

Thursday and Friday- PE (please ensure children come into school in their PE kit- joggers, jumper and trainers/ pumps will also be needed)


Please ensure children have named wellies which can stay in school. We go outside in all weathers! Please ensure children have a named coat, water bottle, sun hat and book bag daily. 


Please click on the image above to access letter-join. 

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Letter-join is brilliant to support with your child's letter formation. 

How to learn the letters and sounds of the Alphabet


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Key Information




Children should put their message books in the box each day. We aim to read with the children every week, unfortunately due to Covid 19 our reading volunteers are unable to come into school. Please support your child at home by reading daily (please remember to write in the message book when you have heard your child read).


Please remember your child needs a water bottle for lunchtime and if they have a lunch bag please put an ice pack in during warmer weather to keep food cool.


As we are approaching the Summer term and the warmer weather please can you provide your child with a named sun hat to support our outdoor learning.


Please do not put water bottles in book bags as we do not want our books to become damaged.


During this half term children will be asked what they would like for lunch in the morning during registration, this is to help prevent wastage for class catering who cook our lovely lunches.



Thursday and Friday- PE:


Please ensure children come to school in PE kits, including joggers, jumper and trainers or pumps. 


Monday - Forest School:


Please ensure your child has named wellies in school. If possible, please can girls wear trousers rather than skirts/ dresses for forest school sessions.


Inspirational Person



James Braidwood


James Braidwood was the first director of the London Fire Engine Establishment (the brigade which was eventually to become the London Fire Brigade).


We will be learning about James Braidwood throughout the year, especially within Autumn 2 where we will be learning about

'People Who Help Us'. 


We will be looking at how fire engines have developed and changed since the 1800's. 




We consider ourselves partners in your child's learning.

At Harvington C.E. First school we have an open door policy which means we are always ready to help and discuss anything concerning your child's welfare and education.


Let's Count up to Ten - Counting Song

Learn how to count to 10 with zero zero superhero.

Colors Song | Color Words | Rock Your Body to the Colors | Jack Hartmann

Your children will move, dance, sing, bop and rock as they learn twelve (12) of the basic colors. In addition, all the color words rhyme with a fun movement word so your children will hear the movement word, the rhyming color word, and see the color.


We are learning how to form our letters correctly. We will be starting our lowercase letters on the line starting with a flick and ending with a flick! Please encourage this at home too!