Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Reception - Pine 2022 - 2023

Mrs Hallam

Mrs Hallam

Mrs Montgomery

Mrs Montgomery

Welcome to Pine's class learning page. On this page you will be able to find information about our learning in school such as our topic overview each half term, or any important messages.

Our topic for this half term is 'Sunshine and Sunflowers'. This seasonal project provides opportunities for outdoor learning and teaches children how to care for the plants and animals in their local environment and how to stay safe in the sun.

Key Texts:

Shark in the Park ny Nick Sharrot

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

We will also be teaching the children to name and discuss different types of feelings and emotions. They will be learning to use strategies and skills in approaching challenges. The children will learn to name and recognise how healthy choices can keep us well and understand that they can make healthy choices.

P.E. day is Thursday. Children will get changed at school and PE kits will be sent home each half term. 

Welly Walk -  Friday afternoon (please ensure your child has wellies in school for this)

Water bottles - Please send your child in with their water bottle everyday and we then send this home with them each afternoon.

Pine Class Assembly - Wednesday 24th May (9.15am)


Home learning:

1) Phonics - each day we will learn a new phonics sound. Please use the red phonics book to practise the sounds and actions at home.

2) Reading -  new reading books will be sent home each week, usually on a Wednesday. Your child will also have rainbow words sent home. Please practise these daily.

Reading with your child everyday is hugely beneficial. Please us the link below that will take you to a list of great books that are recomended for reception aged children.


If you have any questions about anything then please do hot hesitate to speak to Mrs Montgomery or Mrs Hallam. 

Useful links:


https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2018/how-to-teach-your-child-phonics.html - a very useful resource to explain phonics, what children will be learning at school, and some useful games/resources to support them practising these at home. 

https://youtu.be/UCI2mu7URBc - a video to show you how to pronounce phonic sounds.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/what-is-letters-and-sounds/ - a resource to help you with letters and sounds.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-4-5-reception/ - all about reading with children in Reception year.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/ -  a free e-book library with reading books to share with your child at home.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos/ - hear stories being read out loud.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds - fun online games and songs for phonics letter sounds.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/stories-and-rhymes - stories and rhymes.


https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/ - a great resource for maths games and activities to help support your child's maths learning. Scroll down to the links for 4-5 year olds.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting - counting games 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/ordering-and-sequencing - ordering and sequencing games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/addition - addition games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/measures - measuring games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/shape-position-and-movement - shape, position and movement games




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