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St Michael's C.E. Primary School

St Michael's C.E. Primary School

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Hi there! 

So, it's almost time to say goodbye to our bubbles!

 Hopefully information about children seeing their 'old' teachers (not that old!) and meeting up with their new teams should have come to you. 

Many of the Reception children are in school already, and those children who are not currently joining us will be invited in on the appropriate day. We're really looking forward to seeing them all. 

Thank you again for everything you have done at home to join with us on our Reception journey this year. Mum's, Dad's, brothers, sisters and everyone who have kept the home fire's burning, you've been superstars! 

For now, as always, the plans and resources are available on the

'Reception Working from Home Plans' tab. Please take alook and join in, we've found some more fab books to look at.

So, for now, it's nearly goodbye, looking forward to seeing you all at the gate!  


More information about what is happening next  for Reception will be coming to you from Ms Matthews. Please look out for updates via email.

Lots and lots of love, your Reception team. Xxx


Our curriculum

As you know, the learning in Early Years is divided into seven areas.  We work with these in mind along with the Characteristics of Effective Learning, in order to provide children with the best possible learning experiences. 

During any period where working from home becomes necessary, we will be suggesting ideas for activities that can encourage learning through play and experience, wherever possible. Examples of activities your child can access will be outlined in this area. 

We also encourage you to create opportunities for learning, arising from your child’s needs and interests. A favourite toy, book or show can be a goldmine for ideas! 



In Literacy, we will be focusing on Julia Donaldson books and suggesting ideas for how to get lots of learning and fun from them.




Lots of number exploration can come through all the lovely things you already have at home, and we'll be able to share some ideas to help with this.






We are especially lucky in Reception, as our observation tool ‘Evidence Me’,  can mean that we can keep in touch and you can  generate your own observations for teachers to see!




Mrs Goates Found this lovely idea that has been circulated by the BBC. 

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  1. A parent's guide to promoting Early Learningand development at home (0-5 yrs)
  2. EYFS Home learning ideas
  3. Activities to Try at Home
  4. Early Learning Goals Parent and Carers Guide
  5. Reception high frequency and tricky words PowerPoint