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Welcome to Reception 2020

Achieving Excellence Together

We are so excited here in reception to have such an amazing learning environment. We are looking forward to providing a top notch education using our state of the art resources.


The staff in reception are always available for a chat and we look forward to spending this academic year with you and your children.


Buttercups Blue Bells

Mrs Green - Teacher

Mrs Parker

Miss Williams

Miss Walton - Teacher

Miss Bond

Mrs Snookes




RWI Parent Kit is available from amazon please click on the image below to access 

the link image below if you wish to find out more and explore the range of packs available.


Home Learning


In these times of uncertainty we understand that things can be a little strange and out of routine for you and your little ones. We want to assure you Reception staff are thinking of your children daily and are hoping they are having fun doing their home learning. Each week we will post a challenge to keep your child interested in learning and hopefully it will be something to entertain and engage the whole family.


All your teachers in Reception hope to see you all very soon!

Hope you are keeping happy, safe and smiley!


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30 Days of Lego build something new everyday!!








Week beginning 13th July 


I Can Sing A Rainbow - Rainbow Song

Week Beginning 6th July 


Dinosaur Rap | Barefoot Books Singalong

Dinosaur Rap | Barefoot Books Singalong Want more? (Click SHOW MORE below 👇) ⭐ Our favorite video: 🛒 Buy this boo...

Fordbridge Anthem

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Week Beginning 29th June


Peppa Pig - Sports Day (15 episode / 2 season) [HD]

It is Sports Day at Peppa's playgroup and lots of special events are due to take place. Daddy Pig tells Peppa that winning is not important - it is taking pa...

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Get that sunshine in your pocket and that good soul in your feet as you dance, dance, dance along with the Trolls to this awesome JT song! Create a free acco...

Week beginning- Monday 21st June





Brum To The Rescue

Classic Tv

Beautiful Coral Reef Fish, Relaxing Ocean Fish, & Stunning Aquarium Relax Music

You could complete your mindful colouring whilst listening to this calming music and watching the under the sea creatures.

Week beginning 15th June


Take a look at 'healthy living' PowerPoint, Can you  make your own list of healthy and unhealthy foods?


Food Glorious Food song -


For relax time, why not watch ‘Shane the chef’ episodes on YouTube or a film like Ratatouille.



Shane the Chef - 30 Minute Special! | Let's Get Cooking!

Watch new episodes of Shane the Chef Shane the Chef

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Week beginning - Monday 8th June

We hope you have had a lovely half term break and had plenty of fun in the sun.  The teacher miss all of you and we are all looking forward to seeing you soon.smiley


Challenge 13 - Week beginning Monday 1st June


Last week, Mrs Tufft and Charlie have really enjoyed making dens at home. Charlie enjoyed reading books in the dark with a torch. This week we would like you to make a den to use for reading, playing, eating a picnic or something else. What are you going to do in your den? Make sure you tweet us a photograph of you den.
Below are some simple den making ideas to help.




Please make sure your children are safe in their dens at all times.

Challenge 14 - Week beginning Monday 1st June.


For this challenge we want you to complete a reading challenge, where you will read  different types of books in different places. Please download the challenge sheet and book marks so you can tick and colour in as you read.smiley




Challenge 15 – Week beginning Monday 1st June 


For challenge 15 , We would like you to write about what you have done over the half-term holiday. Remember to write in sentences and make sure you use the punctuation check box at the bottom of the page. Please use the sheet provided or use you own paper at home. 

Please tweet us any photographs of your work @fordbridge2013  

Week beginning - Monday 1st June



Challenge 1 - Week Beginning Monday 30th March

Can you guess the movies (answers to be revealed next week)



Challenge 2 - Write a story using three pictures choose one picture from each column

Once upon a time ….



what happens?











Challenge 3 - Week Beginning 20th April.


We hope you have had a lovely Easter and the Easter Bunny delivered you all some chocolate eggs. All of the teachers in reception, can't wait to see you back at school soon and we miss you all! Remember keep smiling and stay safe!


For challenge 3, we would like you to go on a science scavenger hunt. It would be nice to see photographs on our school twitter page or tapestry to show everyone what you have found

Challenge 5 - Week beginning 27th April 

For challenge 5, we would like you to make a game using your recycling. Below are some photos for inspiration. Happy making !smiley 

Remember to tweet your game @fordbridge2013 or onto you tapestry account.

Challenge 6 -Week beginning 27th April 2020

For Challenge 6, We would like you to use adjectives (describing words) to describe you class flower name. After thinking of some adjectives, can you then write some sentences using those adjectives?

Remember to use our twitter page or tapestry to show all the teachers your fabulous writing. 

Below are your class sheets for you to use.


Challenge 7 - Week beginning  Monday 4th May 2020


On Friday 8th May, the country will be celebrating VE Day. We would like to help celebrate this special day by making some bunting, baking some jam tarts, (See Reception Recipes) war medals and invitations to a picnic that you could have in the garden or some roads are having street parties.

To understand more about the history of VE day, please look at the powerpoint first 


Below are some resources that you will be able to download and use.


We would love to see your picnics, decorations at the front of your house on out twitter page @fordbridge 2013




Challenge 8 - Week Beginning Monday 4th May 2020


For challenge 8, We would like you to try  a science experiment to make your very own rainbow. See instructions below.


How to grow a rainbow science experiment 


In the experiment, you are going to use kitchen roll. The fibres in the kitchen roll have lots of little holes. Water is absorbed through the kitchen roll because when the first water molecules adheres (Stick to surface) to it and the water begins to move upwards, it pulls the next water molecule with it, like a chain.



What new scientific words have you learnt today?


Please can you tweet @fordbridge2013 with a photo of your rainbow laugh



Challenge 9 - Week beginning Monday 11th May

Part 1 - Whilst out having a walk see if you can spot any of the insects below. Take pictures of the bugs you find and add them to twitter or tapestry.

Part 2 - We would like you to have a go at making your very own minibeast. You can create it anyway you like. Please add all your minibeast work to twitter or tapestry. Happy Crafting.

Nature word search. How many words can you find? Let Mrs Lander know on Twitter when you have found them all.

Challenge 10 - Week beginning 18th May 

This week we would like you to have a go at saying 'hello' in different languages from around the world.

See attached sheet on how other countries say hello. 



Challenge 11 - Week beginning 18th May


We are continuing with our culture week by learning about Ramadan. Ramadan is a very important time for the Islamic calendar and Muslims all over the world will be taking part in this very special holy month. This year Ramadan is between 23th April and 23th May.

We have uploaded a PowerPoint and some activities for children to enjoy taking part in.

Challenge 12 - Week beginning 18th May


Have you been continuing to learn your RWI sounds or practising your reading?


We would like to use Ruth Miskin YouTube channel to continue your RWI learning, listen to stories and practise your reading through ebooks.


Remember as a school we use Oxford Owl. Have you logged in to read some stories? Each week we have a reading buddy winners board which can be seen on the schools weekly newsletter.


If you haven't got your login detail, please email the school and we will get one to you.

Tiny little Caterpillars 🐛 They are starting to grow 16.5.2020

RWI - Home Learning


From Monday 20th April, RWI will be showing and helping you learn a new sound. The YouTube video's will be available for 24 hours. Storytime with Nick will be at 2pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please see below the timetable.


To help your child further you can visit 

On oxford owl, you will be able to access 72 ebooks that are linked to your child colour of RWI, Practise sound sheets, green and red words and set 1- 3 ebooks. This website will help you as parents understand RWI and its processes to help your child read, with video's for parents also.







    Read Write Inc        

All children in Reception have been taking part in RWI lessons this year. Your child has been doing Word Time  where they learnt the letter sounds and how to form simple words. Please help your child to continue their progress writing forming and writing words and sentences.

During these sessions,  remember to support your children by reading on a daily basis. 


Your child can practice their RWI sounds every day . For extra support please click on the images below to be taken to resources and fun activities. 

Please feel free to use the resources made available on our Reception class page below there are resources and games for you to enjoy.


Thank you



Would you like to find out more about

Read Write Inc?

Well here’s your chance …

click on the image to view some sample lessons.


Please click the tab to explore


Fantastic free phonics games for 

your budding reader to play at home.


Please click the frog tab to access.





The CBeebies ALPHABLOCKS has a great

where your children can play games

and enjoy short videos.


Please click on the tab


Here is a free website to help you support

your child with reading and to foster a love

for reading. Here you will find over

100 FREE ebooks to enjoy with your child.

A great way to keep them reading over the holidays.


Click on the tab to explore




Word Time Ditties

Green and

Purple Books

Pink Books Orange Books Yellow Books Blue Books Grey Books
Set 1 Set 1 Set 1 and 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7

Red Word 1

Red Words 2

Red Words

Red Words

Red Words

Red Words

Red Words

Red Word


Green Words 1

Green Words 2

Green Words

Green Words

Green Words

Green Word

Green Words

Green Words

Speed Sounds Speed Sounds Speed  Sounds Speed Sounds


Maths - Home Learning


Below are some links to help the children further their maths knowledge whilst at home.


 PE - Home Learning 


Join Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel - P.E with Joe



Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Reception Recipes  

Every week, we will be uploading new recipes for you and your child to make together. Please post a picture on our school twitter.


Week 1 

Healthy Fruit lollies

 Ingredients that you will need:-

* Fruit

* Lollypop stick

*Fruit juice or natural yoghurt

* Plastic cup or yoghurt pot


Please see link and instruction on how to make your delicious fruit lolly.


Mrs Tufft and Charlie have made their 'Healthy fruit lollies' Charlie said, " It's delicious and so tasty."

We can't wait to see all of yours!

Week 2 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

We would love to see your homemade cookies on our twitter page @fordbridge2013

Week 3

VE Day Jam Tarts

We would love to see you jam tarts on our twitter page or tapestry.


Easy Home Biscuits

Here is a simple recipie to make some yummy biscuits. We look forward to seeing your creations on twitter and tapestry.


Week 5

Pirate pizza on muffin bases or wraps.

This week we would like the children to make pizza but in the face of a pirate. Please share your creations on our twitter page or you tapestry account.

Week 6 

Chocolate Mug Cake


We would love to see your mug cakes, please tweet @fordbridge2013 and tell all the teachers how they tasted.

Week 7

Great Fordbridge Bake Off!

Music - Home Learning

Bring the noise.

The website below has musical songs, raps, games and challenges.



The website below has nursery rhymes and songs for younger children along with lyrics and activities.


Sing along and have some fun with your teachers. We look forward to seeing you sing your favourite songs on twitter @fordbridge2013 and tapestry.

Sing a Rainbow with Mrs Green

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Sing along with Laura singing 'Little Peter Rabbit'

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Sing with Laura Singing 'Little Bunnies'

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Reading stories


Come and join your teachers in reading stories

Read 'Fox on a box' with Miss Walton

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Phase 1 Easter Competiton.



25th September 2020

Please help your child write the sounds we have been learning in RWI







Key Dates


P.E every Thursday morning (please send white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps ALL NAMED)

Forest school / outdoor learning every Friday PM (please send kit)


A few Important Messages!

  • Can all children please be in school in suitable black shoes  and complete uniform grey skirt/trousers or dress, white shirt,and burgundy jumper/cardigan.
  • In order to keep head lice at bay please check you ​ child nearly every day  




Please remember all children will need to come to school in their Forest school clothes every Friday.  children will remain in these clothes all day.



From week commencing 11th September your child will be bringing home a reading book. As this is the first time the children will be choosing a reading book please be patient at this may take some time.

Please remember to read at least three times per week

In school as part of our PSHE scheme we will be discussing the importance of the PANTS rule with all children

please click on the image below to access the PANTS rule website and child friendly Pantosaurus video.

Parental Support

For a little somthing extra why not check out numberblocks to help your child with their maths skills

use the image below to find some interesting games and stories.

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If you would like to help your child with their language skills pop onto the websites below.






Story time at home