Welcome to Reception, where children lead their learning through play.

We are Flamingos Class

Miss O'Neill is the Foundation Stage Leader and Flamingos class teacher. Mrs. Ash supports us with our learning. 

What I need

Please ensure your child has the following items in school each day.

Drinks bottle (with water only)

Book bag (with red reading diary and book)

Bag with spare clothes, including underwear, on your child's peg in case they need to change for any reason


Hat (sun hat March-Oct / woolly hat Oct-March)


Waterproof trousers

Lunchbox (if you haven't ordered your child a lunch from Fresh Start)


Once we have settled into class in the Autumn term, your child will bring home a picture book to share with you, please share this book together looking at the words and pictures, this will help build your childs reading comprehension. Language comprehension (necessary for both reading and writing) starts from birth. It only develops when adults talk with children about the world around them and the books (stories and non-fiction) they read with them, and enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together.

As your child's phonological awareness develops we will start sending home a book with decodable words in it for your child to practice their phonics. This skilled word reading, taught later, involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words (tricky and high frequency words).

Reading daily with your child will help to further their reading development. Please keep your child's reading book and diary in their book bag each day. For reading tips, please refer to the 'We Love Reading' booklet (this will be available on Schoo Life when we start sending books home).

In the Moment Planning and Focus Children

Each day in the Foundation Stage we are unsure of where the day will go, or exactly what learning will happen resulting in a sense of excitement and anticipation throughout the day from children and the adults. Children’s interests are very much ‘in the moment’ and this is why our teaching is reactive and spontaneous in that moment!

Please see the attachment below for more information

Star Moments

We would like you to fill in a star and send it into school with your child for something they have done at home. We share the ‘Star Moments’ with the class and all say ‘You are a star!’ together. Please print and cut the star off of the document below, make your own star and send it to school with your little star, or add a 'Star Moment' to Tapestry so we can share it together in class.

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