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Homework Grid

Please aim to complete one or to activities each week over the half term. You can tick off and date the grid as your child achieves / completes each task. Feel free to include photos, your child's own drawings and writing, receipts, tickets etc. You can also share their homework with us using 2 build-a-profile 'parent share' by replying to our emails.

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As Christmas approaches, we have been learning about different family traditions inclucing writing letters to Santa. We have been reading the story 'Dear Santa'. 
You may wish to take your child / younger children to see this lovely story performed on stage at Ilkley Theatre.

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve.

Rod Campbell's 'Dear Santa' is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged 2 to 7 years old. They will get to meet Santa after the show and even receive a present. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the magical moment your little ones meet Santa for the very first time!

Sure, to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus, the opportunity to meet Santa himself after the show!

'Magical family treat and a joy to watch.' Mumsnet

'Had my 4-year-old captivated from start to finish!' Time for Tots

Monday 9th December - 1pm & 4pm
Tuesday 10th December - 10.30am & 1.30pm


Now that your child has settled into our school routine, we will be sending home reading books. This is always a very exciting time for children and parents. 'First books' do not have any words so your child is free to use the pictures to help them tell the story. This is a great introduction to storytelling. As your child learns the letter sounds through daily phonics lessons, the books they bring home will begin to include simple words that are phonetically decodable (your child will be able to sound them out and blend them e.g. d-o-g / dog) or high frequency / sight words.
We ask that children aim to read at least 3 times during the week and that an adult signs their planner. Your child's progress will be celebrated on our Reception reading display. 
If you have any further questions regarding reading with your child, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team.

When are reading books changed?
Mondays - Red group
Tuesdays - Yellow group
Wednesdays - Green group
Thursdays - Blue group
Reception staff aim to read with each group once a week as well as practising phonic sounds and tricky words.
Apps to support learning

Here is a list of apps that your child may enjoy whilst supporting their learning:-

  • Numberblocks
  • Maths, age 3-5
  • Mathletics
  • Bugs and numbers
  • Alphablocks
  • Hairy Letters
  • Pocketphonics
  • Jolly phonics
  • Superwhy! Power to read
  • Beebots 
  • Scratch Jr 

Useful websites:-
Show & Tell
Mondays - Red & Yellow group
Tuesdays - Green & Blue group

Show and tell helps us to develop our self-confidence, speaking and listening skills. We have been listening to others and taking turns to ask questions. We have been thinking about using words like what, where, who, why, and how in our questions.

It really helps your child's confidence if they can practise what they would like to say during show and tell at home with you first. A polite reminder that items for show and tell should not be precious or expensive and should be able to fit in your child's book bag / tray. Thank you for your support.