We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and enjoyed New Year celebrations. We cannot wait to welcome the children back and learn lots of new things about Explorers and different environments.

PE Information

This term we will NOT be getting changed for PE, however we will be starting after the half term break.

Please refer to the uniform policy to ensure the correct kit is worn.

Extended Learning

For extended learning, your child will be expected to complete weekly tasks. These will be:

  • Reading at home (at least 4 or more times) Your child has now received a reading diary, please ensure that you sign the reading diary so we can see how many times your child has read, once the child has read the book we will changes books on Friday.
  • Using the phonics links sent home weekly to reinforce phonic knowledge.


During this Spring term, from now until the Easter break, we will be learning all about “Explorers”. We will be looking at non fiction texts and some related fiction stories. In this half term we will be exploring our local area and identifying similarities and differences between this and deserts, mountains, jungles and polar regions. We will also be learning about the intrepid explorers who visited these regions in years gone by and comparing the past to the present. In science we will be investigating magnets and magnetic materials and trying to find hidden items in the desert sands.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the Reception team.

Apples—Miss Thorne and Miss Barrett email:

Pears—Miss Wilson and Miss Morris email: