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Welcome to Reception

Happy New Year and welcome back to the spring term in Reception.  We hope you have enjoyed a happy and safe holiday, many thanks again for all your support last term.

We have another busy term ahead of us and this half term’s topic is “Are carrots orange?”

Food marvellous food! What do you like to eat? Are you happy to try something new? It’s time to find out more about eating well and being healthy.

This half term, we’ll receive a visit from a supermarket to explore the foods sold there. We’ll talk to people about their jobs, take photographs and collect a rainbow of healthy foods. Back at school, we’ll use our senses to investigate the foods, and bravely taste things we’ve never tried before! Using our research skills, we’ll read all about fruits and vegetables in non-fiction books. We’ll plant seeds and look after them carefully. We’ll compare and sort different fruits and vegetables, and create stunning still life paintings. Setting up a class supermarket will be lots of fun; we’ll make signs and sell things to our friends. Following instructions and working together will help us to create healthy snacks. We’ll also find out what happens to our bodies when we exercise. Using our mathematics skills, we’ll weigh ingredients to make delicious biscuits or cakes, and count yummy currants to decorate them. Things could get messy, but it’ll be lots of fun!

At the end of the project, we’ll have a look at the carrots we grew to find out whether all carrots really are orange.


Help your child prepare for their project

Being healthy can be fun! Why not taste a new fruit or vegetable that you’ve never tried before? You could also plant seeds and learn about what they need to grow. Alternatively, try following a recipe to make a healthy meal or snack.

The Reception staff are:

Robin Class: Miss Rozario and Mrs Gray

Sparrow Class: Miss Smyth and Mrs Siddall

Wren Class: Mrs Dhani, Miss Buenafe and Miss Kanwal.

You will also meet Miss Gamperle

We are always happy to meet with you, but please wait until the end of the day, as it is important that we are in class promptly each morning

Robins: robin@bedfont.hounslow.sch.uk

Sparrows: sparrow@bedfont.hounslow.sch.uk

Wrens: wren@bedfont.hounslow.sch.uk

Cued Articulation

This is a system we use to support our teaching of phonics.  Children quickly become familiar with the signs and it helps them to remember the sounds. The link below explains how it works.



At Bedfont Primary School we follow a scheme called Letters and Sounds. There are several phases in which sounds are taught. Phases 2 and 3 are taught in Reception.

Phase 2 consists of 5 sets:

Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 3:

Set 6: j, v, w, x

Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

Consonant digraphs: ch (chair), sh (shell), th (thumb and this), ng (sing)

Vowel digraphs: ai (rain), ee (meet), igh (light), oa (boat), oo (book and food), ar (park),

or (fork), ur (turn), ow (clown), oi (boil), ear (beard), air (fair), ure (pure), er (hammer)

We always welcome parents to our Come and play sessions, so please sign up if you would like to attend.

PE Kit



We recommend that you visit these websites, which are full of excellent guidance and resources. http://www.lesleyclarkesyntheticphonics.co.uk

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