Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


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Nativity Song Lyrics

This week in Thames class:


Week beginning 27th November 

This week we have been learning about celebrations that happen in Autumn and Winter. The children have discussed different celebrations including Loy Krathong (celebrated in Thailand), Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. Some children have created menus for their celebrations in the home corner. In our outdoor area we have enjoyed using our post office; gift wrapping presents, writing and sending letters! 


This week the children will be coming home with a set of ‘red’ words. These are words which do not use the sounds as we teach them, e.g. the word ‘put’ is written with an ‘u’ (normally sounded as in umbrella) but in this word it makes an ‘oo’ sound (like in book or cook). There are not many words that use the ‘u’ as an ‘oo’ sound so it makes more sense to teach the word ‘put’. To help your child learn these red words, please cut the cards up into individual words and use them to play games which will help your child memorise them. Games ideas can be found on the letter emailed to you this week. 


In maths we have been exploring squares and rectangles, discussing their properties using the vocabulary straight, sides, corners / vertices. The children have also been describing their daily routines using the vocabulary first, then, after, before, day, night, morning, afternoon, today and tomorrow. Thank you very much to those children that have been logging on to Numbots Every week each class will have a ‘Botstar’ for their efforts on Numbots. Please see us if you need log in details or have any questions. 


Thank you for sending in Nativity costumes this week. Please can you make sure we have them by Friday 1st December at the very latest as we need them for our dress rehearsals next week.  Thank you so much for your Christmas decoration donations too, we are very much looking forward to decorating our home corners with the children.  


When writing, we are continuing to focus on using a tripod pencil grip, more information on this can be found using the link below. Please can your child continue to practise writing the sounds that we have learned in class. The Read Write Inc sound cards show the rhyme associated with each sound to help with letter formation. For example, we say, ‘down the stem, draw the leaves’ when writing the ‘f’ sound. 


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