Reading Challenge:

Can you read either your book from school or a story book together and practice your Phonics, as well as talking about the characters and setting of the story? You could also predict what will happen and talk about how the characters are feeling.

Why not wrap up cosy under a blanket with a teddy and share the books together?

Creative Challenge:

Can you enjoy a family breakfast together, encouraging your child to be independent? Together, choose a topping, spread it onto the toast and cut it with supervision. Also, can you carefully pour a drink?

Family Challenge:

Can you go on a walk with your family when the sun has set and the moon is shining? What can you see? Why does the moon come out? How does the dark make you feel?

Recent Learning

Reception's learning has centred on Hansel and Gretel. Our students had a lovely time exploring the woods, making little gingerbread houses and learning a song!

Reception made fireworks paintings for Bonfire Night and, with Diwali being the festival of lights, they created colourful Rangoli patterns and diva lamps. To top it all off, Reception also enjoyed some chocolate-dipped apples with sprinkles!

Reception's learning has also centred on Little Red Riding Hood. They baked cookies for grandma, re-enacted the story and even learnt a song! Well done!

If you need any help, please contact us:

Usher Street Team

Miss Peace – Reception Teacher

Mrs Fogg – Nursery Nurse

Miss Scott – Student Teacher

New Cross Team


Mrs Cattley – Reception Teacher

Miss Ditta – Teaching Assistant

Miss Jane – 1:1 Teaching Assistant


Miss Dacres – Reception Teacher

Mrs Dickinson – Nursery Nurse

Mrs Breslin – Assistant Head Teacher of Early Learning