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Reception Class

Welcome to Oak Class, our teacher is Mrs Howlett

***28th June - Please see our welcome PowerPoint for parents with children starting in September 2022 (Parent Meeting PowerPoint, top attachment below.)***

10th May *Take a look at our first adventures at Forest School.* See our Work Gallery to the right.

27th April 2022


Welcome back, we are so glad that everyone has returned safe and well. 

This term we have several exciting events to look forward to. We have values day this Friday where we will have the time to explore our school values with the other children from our house groups in years one  and two. We will also be celebrating The Queen's jubilee and staging our summer production. If that wasn't enough to keep us busy we are heading off to Rushall Manor Farm on Monday mornings to learn at Forest School. 

Well done to all those of you who have, or have nearly completed the reading challenge. We were glad you have enjoyed it so much. Mrs Lucas is going to be setting a handwriting challenge this term so please do support your child in forming their letters correctly. (I can give you another handwriting alphabet card if you need one.) 

We will be continuing to use our outdoor area, so please make sure your children have warm clothes to wear including, when needed, a hat and gloves. I hope not to write this again but be asking for sun hats! 

We will be taking part in PE lessons on a Tuesday, but please leave kits in school.

Please do take a look at our curriculum map for this term when we will be learning all about creatures, mini ones right up to those gigantic ones who used to roam our planet! 

Wishing you a very happy run into some hopefully warmer weather! 

Kind regards,

Mrs Howlett and the Oak Class Team


General Information April 2022

We hope you will not need this but, should you find yourselves at home please take a look at the blog to the right of this page. (Spring activities for 2022) Please use this pack to support your child's learning only if they are well in themselves. If your child is ill there is no expectation for school work to be completed, obviously the focus will be on getting them better! Choose activities they will enjoy and be successful at. Please always ring or mail the school office to let us know why your child is absent. 

PE will now be on a Tuesday, please leave kits in school, we find them especially useful when the children fall over in the wetter weather and need spare clothes or shoes. 

Home activities will usually be on our Homework Blog and will usually be posted on a Friday.  You can send me any photos of your activities through your Tapestry log-in. There is no expectation that you will do these, they are there for you should you want them. However, please do try to read any flashcards and books sent home, but most importantly, please continue to play and share stories together.

Below you will find lots of useful links including our phonics and reading evening meeting from last year.

Mrs Howlett — Class Teacher (EYFS Lead)

Mrs Lucas — HLTA 

Mrs Hurst, Miss Bishop, Mrs Petty and Mrs Colbourn— Teaching Assistants

Please clink on the links below for some useful information.  Any questions can be passed through the office at;



Cock Lane, Bradfield Southend, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6HR

0118 974 4304