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Welcome to Reception's Class Page

(Miss Laurence's class)

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I just want to say how proud I am of you all. Things are a little bit different at the moment and that can sometimes make us feel a bit worried. I think you are all so grown up for managing this situation so well. Well done team! yes I know lots of you have been carrying on with your learning at home and I love seeing pictures and videos of what you have been doing. We have really enjoyed seeing some of you back at school this week  but don't forget this page is still the place to come to find your home learning. I am setting it out a little differently now so please make sure you read the information below carefully so you know what to do. 

As always, if you have any questions, worries or something to celebrate please remember to contact me via email or through Tapestry. 

Many thanks from your proud teacher,

Miss Laurence.

Video messages from your teachers next year

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Mrs Ash

Mrs North.MOV

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Year R Learning from Monday 1st June 2020


From Tuesday 2nd June 2020, some of you will be returning to school for two days at different ends of the week. From this week, your learning will be split into two sections: Home Learning and School Learning.


Children who are coming into school: will need to use the home learning activities on the days they are at home because they will be completing the school learning activities when they are in school.


Children who are not returning to school yet: will need to use activities from both sections (home learning AND school learning) across the week. They can choose to do these in any order and on any day.


I know this is a new system to get used to but hopefully once we get going it will be quite straight forward. However, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me through the usual channels.

Our Classroom

Story Time with Mr Figg: A Squash and a Squeeze

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Information About Our Class



Swimming lessons for Reception are on Thursday mornings during school hours. Please ensure all jewellery is removed and swimming kits are sent in with the children.


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 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).



Useful websites

All about Phonics


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.