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Welcome to a new and exciting first term in your child’s school life.

This year, the Reception team consists of the following members of staff:

This team will be led by Assistant Head Mrs Khan.

Kestral Class

Kinglet Class

 Kingfisher Class Kittiwake Class Support Staff
Miss Mozir Ms Klonowska & Emma Miss Achampong  Ms Porter 

Jamila & Danielle

P.E Days

P.E days

Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E kit and trainers/plimsolls on the following days: 

Wednesday & Thursday - Wear full PE kit to school 

P.E days 

Tuesday & Wednesday - Wear full PE kit to school 

P.E days 

Wednesday & Friday - Wear full PE kit to school 

P.E days 

Tuesday & Wednesday - Wear full PE kit to school 

Please click here to look at the Early Years prospectus.

This year, your child will have the opportunity to learn and discover through a range of different topics such as:

  • All About Me & Autumn 
  • Traditional Tales & Christmas 
  • Journeys and Transport
  • Growing & Spring
  • Wild & Endangered Animals
  • Fantasy & Summer

The children will be doing many fun and challenging activities in all areas of the curriculum related to some core books.

  Handa's Surprise : Browne, Eileen: Books

Walking Through the Jungle Big Book by Julie Lacome  Owl Babies: 1: Waddell, Martin, Benson, Patrick:  8601300416243: Books

Supertato : Hendra, Sue, Linnet, Paul: Books  Naughty Bus: Oke, Jan: 9780954792114: Books


Literacy: In Literacy, the children will be learning to write their names independently.  At Mission Grove we follow the Read Write Inc. programme where the children will be learning their letter sounds and the mnemonics that help them form their letters, write CVC words and learn to read. Helpful resources and tutorials for parents can be found on the following website:

The children will bring home two books a week. One is a reading book, which we ask you to help your child read and the other is a storybook, which they have chosen from our library bus. We also provide your child with a reading record book. This allows us to record your child’s books and for you to make a comment on the books. 


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Maths: In Maths, the children will be learning to recognise, order, match and write numbers up to 20 and beyond. Children will use Numicon to help them to problem solve and recognise number bonds to 10. Alongside Numicon and other resources, pupils will also be encouraged to count and recognise numbers using natural resources.

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Bug Club:  We no longer set homework for children at Mission Grove. We would like you to engage in reading daily with your child using Bug Club. Your child's class teacher will provide you with log in details shortly. Please access your account via the link here:  You are also welcome to create termly projects linked to the topic your child has just completed and visit our school's website for extra activities.

Stay & Play: Each half-term we have two 'Stay and Play' session for parents and carers with children in Reception. These sessions give you a chance to see what your child is learning and to get involved, as well as to meet other parents and chat informally to the teaching staff. 

For any information or advice, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher or Ms Khan.

Reception Team