Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


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Week commencing 13th May: 


It has been another exciting week in Reception.


In R.E. the children learned about Jonah and the Whale and thought about what this teaches people about God’s forgiveness.  It also caused the children to think about how to look after our world, and some of the children made posters encouraging people to keep litter out of our oceans.


For our Circle Time lesson, we learned about Mental Health.  Our Nurture Principle for the term is, “We talk about our feelings”, so this was brilliant in helping the children understand about mental health.  We looked at the Wheel of Wellbeing and the children understood that there are a range of things we can do to help our mental health.  Many of the children thought that connecting with others was their preferred way of looking after and expressing their feelings.  We also read the story Ruby’s Worry and talked about how telling people about our worries stops them from getting bigger.


In Maths we have looked at manipulating shapes to create pictures.  The children have also noticed that there are 2D shapes hidden in the faces of 3D shapes.  Number bonds to 5 remain an essential part of our learning in Reception, so whenever possible, please practise these with your child to help them remember:

0 + 5 = 5

1 + 4 = 5

2 + 3 = 5

3 + 2 = 5

4 + 1 = 5

5 + 0 = 5


We have also continued to be inspired by our trip to the Ashdown Forest and the children made their own bees to recreate the bee pollinating activity they did in the forest.


Sports Day is the focus of our P.E. lessons and the children have continued to practise their relay race skills.  Please make sure your child has a full, named P.E. kit in school, including plimsolls as we will be going outside for P.E. lessons.


Well done to everyone using Numbots at home as well, it is an excellent way to support essential maths skills, such as subitising and number bond knowledge.


Please log your child’s reading once a week on Boom Reader and continue to use Numbots. If you have any problems logging on to either, please speak to your class teacher.




To use Numbots, for games to support number knowledge, confidence and fluency go to  If you need your child's log-in please ask your class teacher.

A typical day in Reception


Adventure time is part of our Continued Provision.  Adults provide Enhanced Provisions by facilitating learning based around the children’s fascinations and interests, as well as our current class based learning.  In this time, we will also focus on children’s fine and gross motor skills – as part of their physical development, expressive arts and design, communication and language, maths, literacy, understanding the world and their personal, social and emotional development.




Adventure Time (inside)




Collective worship 



Adventure Time (inside and outside, all 3 classes have the opportunity to mix) 



Review Adventure Time learning

Snack time 






Adventure Time 

(Inside and outside, all 3 classes have the opportunity to mix) 







Outdoor Play 

TA story 



Teacher directed 

This might be R.E., literacy, PHSE, topic-based lessons or music.



Adventure Time 

(Inside and outside, all 3 classes have the opportunity to mix) 



Phonics Review – revising the day’s sound


Milk (– for those who have ordered through Cool Milk)




Story Time 



Magic Maths 



Home Time


Reception Class Teachers

Reception Teaching Team