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Welcome to Reception


Dear Parents and Carers of Reception Children,


In Reception we will learn about Myself and My Family, Seasons, Space, Once upon a time, Dinosaurs and Mini-Beasts. In Literacy, we will be reading stories about families, learning letter sounds and identifying initial and final sounds in words. In Numeracy, we will be counting, recognising numbers, identifying the number of objects in a group and properties of shapes.


We intend to take the Reception children on a walk around our local area to explore our environment. The children will be discussing their families and family life, identifying their likes and dislikes, identifying their country of origin and the range of languages spoken.


We offer a carton of milk alongside fruit every day as a snack so you do not need to provide your child with one. We would like to invite parents into the school each week as volunteers to support the children’s development of early reading and language. If you are interested in volunteering, please speak to your child’s class teacher.


Please ensure that your child brings their book bag everyday with their yellow reading record. We will read and change your child’s reading book once a week. The children will receive blocked homework every three to four weeks with a project to complete during this time. This is to consolidate what they have been learning in class. Homework books should be given in every Thursday and handed back out on Fridays.


Please be aware that jewellery is allowed to be worn in school, apart from small stud earrings. When you are able to, please contribute 50p weekly into the class fund to pay for resources to support your child’s learning and development. Any recycled boxes and bottles are welcomed for junk modelling and other creative purposes; also if you have any rolls of unused wall paper, please send them to your child’s class.


We are working on our handwriting. Practise these patterns to help improve your fine motor skills!


Yours Sincerely,


The Reception Team.



Useful Links

Click on the links to download


- Phonics - Teach your monster to read

- Development Matters - Foundation Years


- Mathletics

- Bug Club

Selwyn primary school is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376. The registered office is at Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane primary school, Davies Lane, Leytonstone E11 3DR



Selwyn Primary School

Cavendish Road,

Highams Park,


E4 9NG




School hours

Office Hours

8.30am - 4.30pm



Main Telephone:

020 8527 3814

Fax: 0208 523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Lisa Bogle