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Alexandra Primary School


Hoglets class

Megan Griffiths Foundation Stage Leader and Class Teacher 
Polly Jones Class Teacher (1 day)
Maggie Paul Learning Assistant
Maria Yrezebal-Lopez Learning Assistant
Rifat Abbasi Learning Assistant

Owlets Class

Natalie Mabel Class teacher
Isobel McLeish Class teacher
Sasha Borkin Learning Assistant 
Joanna Stefanienko Learning Assistant
Rachel Lowin  Learning Assistant

Please click here for the full year overview of learning by subject.

Year: Reception

Week beginning: 

 12.12. 2022 


We will continue to look at the text ‘ There’s an Elf in  your book.’

We will be writing letters to Father Christmas.

In our handwriting we will be segmenting words to spell, for example b - e - d.

We will be sharing Christmas Stories together in our reading for pleasure time. 

We will be learning to sing  ‘Pat- a -cake’ in our Rhyme Time sessions. 


We will be continuing to revise the graphemes we have learnt this half term including blending words, e.g. shop, quack, fizz etc.

We will continue to learn the tricky words: 

he, she, has, the, of 

Please see the Little Wandle website for further help on supporting your child in phonics: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/


We will be learning about 1 more and 1 less. We will be making amounts and then adding 1 more or having 1 less and discussing this using a range of equipment.

We will continue to  look at 2d shapes and learn to describe the shapes: triangles, circles, squares and rectangles. We will learn how to sort shapes by looking at home many sides and corners they have.

Understanding the World

We will be observing the weather and talking about what we notice linking it to the seasons we have looked at this term.

In computing we will be thinking about e-safety and how to keep ourselves safe when using a device.

In our R.E. lessons, we are continuing to learn about the First Christmas. 

Home Learning

Home learning: We will be sending home activities related to the graphemes that we have been looking at in phonics this week.


Please make sure all school bags, lunch boxes and water bottles are clearly named.
Reception Hours.
Doors open at 8:50. Please try to arrive on the scheduled start time and not before, as this allows for set up time. School finish time is at 3:15.

Please see Lauren in the office to  sign up for Tapestry if you haven’t already done so.
Please check Tapestry for updates on your child’s learning. We love to see what you are up to at home so please feel free to send photographs on this platform. 

Library Books We  will be sending home a ‘Love of Reading’ book that your child has selected from the library every Friday.

Please enjoy reading this book to your child and talking around the content and the illustrations.

Your child is not expected to read this book to you. We will be sending home reading books that have been carefully matched to their stage in phonics later in the term.  

Please return your child’s yellow reading diary on a Monday each week. Many thanks.

PE Days

Tuesday (indoor) Wednesday (outdoor) 

Please send your child into school in PE kit and trainers on both days. 

Dates for your diary

We are looking forward to Christmas lunch on Wednesday 14th December. We are also watching the school pantomime.

School finishes on Friday 16th December at 1.30pm