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Week Beginning 22 June 2015

What a fantastic year ! The Reception Cubs have all worked hard and we have seen so much progress in their learning and their confidence is growing by the day! We would like to say a big thank you for supporting your children through this busy year and for volunteering time and effort to help make it an exciting and successful year of opportunities. Reading, trips, cakes, parties – none are possible without your help- so Thanks you! A special Thank you to Room Parents too, its not an easy job but all your help is always appreciated by us and the children. Its been a great year and we wish you all a happy, relaxing holiday wherever you maybe be. And a safe journey onwards for those leavers who are returning to home countries or new adventures! Good Luck!

Suggested holiday learning

It is really important to keep the chidren’s learning going over the long holiday. Here are some ideas of things you could do:

1.       Help your child practise their phonics and reading.

This is a great App with lots of phonics games. Start at phase 2 and see how far you can progress.

Similarly the cbeebies apps and websites have great phonics links – including to ‘alphablocks’ which is also viawable on youtube, stories, games, activities and much more.

This website has books you can read online.

2.       Play games with your child at home to help them develop maths and turn taking skills.

Card games like Uno

Snakes and ladders using a board and dice


There are some lovely number and shape apps, as well as puzzles to help develop childrens awareness of shape and orientation.

3.       Help your child practise forming their letters uisng big chalks outside, drawing with a stick in the sand or making marks on the floor with a paintbrush dipped in water. Or on the go there asre great drawing apps, we like Zoodle pad.

4.       Work with your child to send an email to their new teacher or a friend they want to keep in touch with. Encourage them to say the sentences they want to outloud. Then type, locating the letter keys and space bar.

5.       Use an app like piccollage or lipix to make a collage with your holiday photographs.

6.       Keep a holiday diary, or scrap book writing about what all your adventures, sticking in tickets and pictures.

Below is a list of suggested classic authours for Summer holiday reading for Reception Children:

Eric Carle

Julia Donaldson

Oliver Jeffers

Anthony Brown

Judith Kerr

Or for all the latest childrens books go to 


Have a great holiday!

The Reception Team