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Welcome Letter September 2018

Dear Parents/ Carers,


Firstly welcome to Reception at Little Bowden Primary School. It has been lovely to meet all of the children this week. Everybody looks so grown up in their uniforms with their lovely, big smiles! In Reception, we operate a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which focuses upon the importance of learning through play. We want the children to have lots of fun as well as learn.


Below is some useful information:


Literacy at home

Please read lots of different stories to your child at home. Ask them questions about what is happening in the story. Can they guess what might happen next? Ask them to re-tell the story to you. Can they tell you who the characters in the story are? Look for letters and words in the environment. This will support your child further as we begin our phonics lessons.


Maths at home

It is important that the children can recognise and count the numbers in order 0 to 10 and then later to 20. Look for numbers and shapes in the environment. Can they find a number 2 on a door or a number 7 on the bus? Ask children to get you 3 pencils or 4 spoons. Can they count how many chairs are around the table whilst touching each item as they count for example?



Our PE days will be on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that you label all of your child’s clothing to avoid confusion. If your child wears earrings please remove these before school on these days.


Water Bottles and Snacks

Please label your child’s water bottle. In line with our school policy, please ensure that bottles are filled with only water. Unfortunately, we have had several pieces of school holiday homework ruined from leaking water bottles in bags. Please refrain from putting these inside book bags as there may be a cost to replace any damaged books. All children will be offered a piece of fruit during the day but you may decide to send your child with an additional snack. Children can bring in fresh or dried fruit and raw vegetables to eat during snack time.



We will be holding an information session about phonics on Tuesday 25th September 3:30 – 4:30. If you would feel more comfortable talking about this on a one to one basis please ask your child’s class teacher to arrange this.

We want your child to have a wonderful, happy year in Reception in preparation for the rest of their school life. If you have any questions, concerns or worries, please come in and talk to us any time.


Thank you,


The Reception Team J