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Year R

Welcome to Reception!

Miss Laurence's class


On this page you will find general information about our class and our learning. From time to time, you will also find photographs of things that happen in our school and some links to helpful sites. Please take the time to have a look around and check back to see what has changed. Remember to also check Tapestry to see more of what your child has been up to! As always, if you need to get in touch with me please feel free to do so either in person, by email or via the school office. Thank you, Miss Laurence.

Important Dates Ahead!


Monday 4th June - Back to school

Tuesday 5th June - 9:15-11:30 Sports Morning

Friday 8th June - Non-Uniform day (pocket money toy donations)

Saturday 16th June - PTA Summer Fete

Friday 29th June - School Trip - 'Room on the Broom' at Danbury Park

Wednesday 4th July - Teddy Bear's Picnic

Wednesday 18th July - 3:05-4:30 Open Afternoon

Friday 20th July - Last school day for children


Check back here for dates of forthcoming events.

Extra Information About Our Class


Our Swimming day is Thursday

Please ensure that your child has their swimming bag in school for their lesson and that earrings are removed.


Our PE day is Friday

Please ensure that your child's PE bag is in school every day as things do have a habit of changing! Children should be fine in their white PE shirts, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black plimsolls.  They can always pop their school jumper or cardigan on if they get cold. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly with their name (biro tends to wash out). All earrings must be removed for PE and hair must be tied up.



We love to cook

In Reception, we provide the children with regular cooking activities. The children love these activities and there are so many learning opportunities within them. To ensure your child's safety, it is vital that you keep the office informed of any allergies or dietary requirements that your children have.


Photographs are a great way to capture your child's learning

Many of these will appear in your child's Online Learning Journeys (Tapestry) and around the school. We will also upload photographs of the children onto our school website for you to enjoy. (Please let us know if you would prefer us not to).



Useful websites



At Meadgate we use the government recommended document, Letters and Sounds, to deliver our phonics teaching.


Visit Oxford Owl to hear the sounds and find out more about synthetic phonics:



Visit Phonics Play for free information and games:



Read the Letters and Sounds document below:



Learn about the Jolly Phonics rhymes and actions:



Warning! - We love how Jolly Phonics actions help children remember sounds by involving different learning styles.

However at Meadgate Primary School, we ask the children to say individual sounds only once. Sounds involving elongation  are ok to use (e.g. ssssss). We believe that this reflects the spoken and written English language more accurately and can reduce the frequency of reading and spelling errors.