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Welcome to Reception's Class Page

(Miss Laurence's class)

Hello everyone smiley


What a great first term we had...

I'm so proud of you all for settling in to school so well and I know your grown ups at home are too.


As you may know, we should have been back at school this week but unfortunately we have been asked to stay at home for now. But we still need to do our lovely learning don’t we?! So, I will be posting learning to this page each day for you to complete at home instead. You will be able to do some of this learning independently (by yourself) and other work will require the help of a grown up. I’m sorry that we can’t be in school together at the moment, but I hope you enjoy the learning that I set and you can always send me a message on Tapestry if you need any help!


Have fun and stay safe,

Miss Laurence.

Information About Our Class



Our PE day is Friday. Due to current circumstances, we are asking children to come into school already dressed in their PE kit. Children should wear a white t-shirt or polo, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black plimsolls. Children may wear trainers at the moment, to be more comfortable, but we prefer velcro as opposed to lace ups if possible please.  Please also send a dark coloured sweatshirt or hoodie, especially while the weather is cold. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly with your child's name. All earrings must be removed for PE and hair must be tied up. 



Swimming lessons for Reception will start in January and will be during school hours. Please ensure all jewellery is removed and swimming kits are sent in with the children on their allocated day.


We love to cook

In Reception, we provide the children with regular cooking activities. The children love these times 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 may 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).



Miss Laurence's Writing Tips

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If you need some ideas on how to support your child with their writing at home, watch this video :)
Useful websites

All about Phonics


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


Read the Letters and Sounds document below:



We use Phonics Play to support our teaching.


Visit Phonics Play for free information and games below:



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








Story Time with Mr Figg: A Squash and a Squeeze

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