Reception News Autumn 1 Week 1

Welcome to your first Reception News post of the year!

This week, Reception children have made the educators so proud with how amazingly they have settled into their new school environment. The first week in school can be a rollercoaster of emotions for children and parents alike but, we have been bowled over by how fantastic each and every child has been this week!

Children have been getting to know the rules and routines at Woodlands and staff have all thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each child as an individual during their first few days. Children have had circle times and discussed our schools golden rules, practised using knives and forks at lunch time and enjoyed exploring the different spaces and resources on offer during project learning time.


A big thank you to all parents for your continued support this week, if you have any questions or queries about anything then please feel free to see a teacher face to face during drop off or pick up time. Or, you are welcome to message a member of staff using our Dojo platform.


Please find a link to the Reception curriculum overview with lots of information about what the children are learning about in EYFS during this half term. Summer overview Reception Autumn 1 – PDF

Key Information for next week

Next week’s story of the week is ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas

Key Vocabulary:

  • confused
  • happiness
  • sadness
  • gentle
  • alone
  • anger
  • fear
  • calm

Next week’s song of the week is ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’


Key Dates coming up…

On Thursday 21st September, there will be an Early Years phonics parent information session at 3.30pm in the EYFS classrooms. We highly recommend that parents attend this as it will help give you a good understanding of how phonics and early reading are taught in EYFS. We look forward to seeing you there!

There will soon be a week of Parent and Child lunch experiences during the week beginning 25th September. We will send further information out next week regarding this.