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Hello and welcome to Reception B!


The staff working in Reception B are Mrs Butler, Mrs Gorrill, Mrs Baig and Mrs Ali


We have an open door policy as we love to see parents and chat about children's learning and interests.


Wake Up Shake Up is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.50am


Come and visit our lending library every morning. You can take a story book and share it at home with your child then bring it back and swap it.


We change reading books each week. Your child will receive two books every Friday to read over the following week.


We set a simple homework challenge every Friday in a Learning Log book. This needs to be returned on the following Thursday.


PE takes place on Monday afternoon. A coach comes in and teaches the children a variety of skills across the year including dance, netball, tennis and athletics.


Keep looking at the website for important dates:


Wednesday 22nd January - Phonics/reading training for parents 9.15am in the Reception classroom


Friday 24th January - Stay and Read! 9.15 am. Parents are invited to come and share a phonically decodable book with their child. The Reception staff will be there to help you.


Friday 14th February - Finish for half term

Friday 3rd March - Finish for Easter 2pm



Friday 24th January

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the parents who came to our Early Reading and Phonics training session and then came to the Stay and Read this morning.


Early Reading and Phonics Training for Parents 23/1/20

Early Reading and Phonics Training for Parents 23/1/20 1

Stay and Read 24/1/20

Parents were invited to training on how to help their child decode words and begin to read sentences. We introduced our phonetic reading scheme and invited parents in the next day to share a decodable book with their child. The Reception staff were there to support if necessary!

We had a great morning!


'I loved reading with Aryan' Aryan's dad


'Zainab is helping me learn phonics at home! Thank you everyone' Zainab's mum


'The session was really helpful. Ayaan taught me different sounds' Mum


'It was a really good idea...I really appreciate it' Aadam's mum


We really enjoyed it and we learned so much. We learned how to teach our child' Umair's mum


'I enjoyed it today with my Aroosa. I feel like a student' Dad


'This was a beautiful experience. I really enjoyed it and will remember it all my life!' Ahmed's dad



Reading Stay and Play October 2019 - We discussed reading for pleasure and fostering a love of reading by using our daily Lending Library

Long Term Topic Plan

Spring 1 Traditional Tales

Phase 2 phonics planning

Phase 3 phonics weekly planning

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  • Pimhole Road, Bury
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