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Dear parent/carer

We would like to welcome you all to Reception and hope that you had a  lovely time over the summer holidays. We have a busy term ahead and a lot of exciting things to do.

Children learn language through meaningful, memorable repetition and at Britannia Village we use the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach by Pie Corbett. This enables children to internalise the language of story so they can imitate it, innovate it and create their own stories independently. We want children to love and be excited by stories and books as well as become confident and competent speakers and writers.

This term we will invite you into school weekly to work with the children in Reception on ‘Reading Workshops’. Children will have a library day each Thursday where children can choose a book to take home and share with parents and ‘write’ a book review. Every child will need a book bag and it would be beneficial if you can read the book to your child and ask them to explain what is going on in the pictures and how to hold the book carefully. In addition to this, the phonic group sessions will begin and the children will be put into groups to learn the sounds and develop a secure knowledge of using them to blend. Initially, children will be given sounds and words to take home and practice along with a reading record. Please comment on your child’s confidence with the sounds and sign to show they have practiced in the Reading Record. As the year progresses, they will be provided with a reading ‘ditty’ book to read to you at home.

We would be grateful for donations of 50p a week for toast. This not only enables your children to enjoy toast each morning it also allows us to buy the ingredients for  cooking activities and making play dough. Please also send in a change of clothes to hang on your child's peg at school in case of accidents or wet clothes from playing in the water tray.


Our main topic in Autumn Term will be ‘A Day in the Life of... ‘ where we will look at different jobs and areas in our community.

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