Reception - Ash/Oak 2019 - 2020

Mrs Richards


Ash and Oak  




   Mrs Benson          Mrs Richards       Miss Ellis

Teaching Assistants:


   Miss Webber    Mr Stubbs


Welcome to our EYFS webpage.  This will be updated every Friday during term time.  Please visit this page weekly to find out what we have been doing in school during the week. 

Thank you to everyone who attended our Cornerstones Showcase on Tuesday, we had some very positive comments from parents.  

Our beautiful EYFS butterflies remain on display at Little Sutton library throughout the half-term break, so please visit and take a look.

Topic beginning 23.2.20 - Can I switch it on?

What we have done this week

This week we have finished our topic of 'Why do Zebras have stripes?' and we have explored how zebras could look if they didn't have stripes or were different colours.  This has involved writing a description of our own design of zebra. 

In maths we have been exploring vocabulary such as more, less, fewer when talking about two sets of objects. 

Phonemes/Graphemes learnt so far  -

(phase 2) s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

(phase 3)  j, v, w, x, qu, y, z, zz, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or

Tricky words (words that can't be sounded out) learnt so far - to the I no go into he she we me be



Two of our below activities are whole school homework.  Letters were sent home about these this week.  

  • Make a butterfly suitable for display outside and bring it into school on the first Monday back so that we can display these on the railings.  You can work as a family to make this.  There is an idea of how to make a butterfly on the letter or you can choose an idea of your own.
  • Take a photograph of your child reading.  This can be brought into school or emailed to  Remember to add your child's name and class to the photo.
  • Continue to practise recognising and saying all of the phonics sounds taught so far (see above).  If your child is confident recognising the phase 2 sounds, just concentrate on the phase 3 sounds.  You could do this by visiting Youtube and typing in 'Geraldine Giraffe learns [insert the sound wanted]' or Youtube typing in 'Jolly phonics [insert the sound wanted] song'.  You could also make flashcards to show your child or say a sound to your child and ask him/her to write it.  To hear how to pronounce the phase 3 sounds, please visit Youtube 'phonics phase 3 sounds for pronunciation'. 
  • Statatory homework is to read 3 times per week and have the reading diary signed.  Completion of this homework is monitored weekly within school. 

TAPESTRY - OUR ONLINE LEARNING JOURNAL - thank you to all parents/carers who have activated their Tapestry accounts and are starting to use these.  If you have not already done so, please register when you receive your e-mail.  This will give you access to view and contribute to your child's learning journal.  If you have not received an e-mail please speak to one of the EYFS team.  The journal will be continuously updated with photographs, observations and assessments of your child.  Please record photographs or comments on Tapestry of any of our recommended activities that your child does.  We have a homework celebration every Tuesday when we will show the class your child's observation on Tapestry and your child will receive a house point and sticker. 

Thank you for your continued support.

The EYFS team






Files to Download

Reception - Ash/Oak: Calendar items

Techniquest Wrexham Visit, by Mrs Kervin

EYFS Techniquest trip, by Mrs Richards

Sutton Green Arts Day , by Mrs Richards

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