Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Reception - Pine 2023 - 2024

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.

We are really looking forward to welcoming the children to Budbrooke to begin their school life. Our topic for the first half of the Autumn term is 'Let's Explore'. This project teaches children about the environment that they share with others, including their homes, school and places in the local community.

Key Texts:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen

In Every House, on Every Street - Jess Hitchman

Mr Grumpy's Outing - John Burningham

We will also be learning to name special people in our lives and describing different feelings. The children will be learning to identify who can help them if they are sad, worried or scared.

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. Please no squash - Water only.

Key Dates - Tuesday 12th December. Pine class Nativity. 9.30am


Home learning:

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

2) Reading -  new reading books will be sent home each week.  Your child will also have rainbow words sent home. The first (red) set are the words: 'the, and, a, to, said, in, he, I, of, it.' Please practise these daily. Children should be able to recognise these words by sight.

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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