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Reception Butterflies and Dragonflies



  Butterflies and Dragonflies 

Reception New Parents Meeting 2024-25

laugh  Meet the Reception Team  laugh



Sarah Payne

Butterflies Class Teacher 

Becky Garcia 

Dragonflies Class Teacher 

Laura Roberts 

Additional Class Teacher 

Deena Budhbhatti

Class TA

Tamsyn Allingham

Class TA

Anette Trathen

Class TA

Melody Sardinha


Rainie Chincharo 




laugh Hello Butterflies and Dragonflies! laugh


Welcome to Reception!

  We can't wait to meet you all very soon and get to know you!  We are also looking forward to showing you your new classroom and outdoor area!


Parents/Carers: Don't forget to order your child's school uniform from the Goodies website before the end of July.

Please also bring in any 'All About Me' sheets and other forms you have at home.

Don't forget to check the letter that was sent to you for their settling in session times.

Christmas Nativity


Our Christmas Play, 'A Wiggly Nativity' is on Wednesday 13th December at 9:15am.

Here is a link to the songs so you can practise for Wiggly Nativity:

Happy Practising!

Inspire Workshop


Thank you to all those that attended our Inspire workshop. We have attached the PowerPoint from our session and some handouts. If you have any questions please feel free to ask the class teachers. 

Here is the uniform list for Reception

Butterflies and Dragonflies will have PE on Tuesday.  Send your child to school in their PE kit each Tuesday.  Please ensure your child has PE shoes without laces and no jewellery.  


Our phonics scheme is Little Wandle. We will be learning our phase 2 sounds over the Autumn term.

Here is a copy of the sound mats we will be using in class.


We will be practicing forming our letters using these letter jingles:



Starter, Rainbow and Rocket Words


To help the children learn to read we have a set of Starter Words which they start learning from sight. Please learn a line at a time. Once you have learnt the line you are on please let the class teacher know.

Who can learn all their starter words?


Once your child has learnt these they will then move onto the Rainbow and Rocket words. These are all the tricky words taught in phase 2 and 3. Please learn these a line at a time. Once you have learnt the line you are on please let the class teacher know.

Who can learn all their Rainbow and Rocket words?


Previously to celebrate Black History Month we read the book, 'Big Hair, Don't Care'.  The children talked about their similarities and differences.  We looked at photographs of Wilfried Zaha and the different hairstyles that he has had over the years.  The children thought of questions that they would like to ask him, we sent him a video and he replied! 


Watch the videos here...

Questions for Wilfried Zaha

As part of Black History Month we have asked Wilfred some questions

Wilfried's Reply

This is "Wilfried's reply" by Sarah on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Reception Virtual Tour - Part 1

Here is a video of our classrooms so you can have a look around, we know your children are going to love it!

                                          Story Time with Miss Payne


Click on the book to listen to the story. I hope you enjoy it. smiley


                                      Story Time with Miss Bennell



                                                          Click on the book to listen to the story 

cool Reading Eggs Information cool

This includes a letter from Reading Eggs, especially for parents and top tips on how to get the most out of Reading Eggs at home. 


Early Learning Goals - Where the children should be by the end of Reception

Resources to support learning at home

We access the outdoor area in all weathers. Look at us in our Rainsuits and wellies.

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