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Reception 2 Mrs Pentith

Hello and welcome to Reception 2’s page!

* Our online home learning is on Google Classroom. You will find a timetable of activities, live lessons and lots of additional play ideas to try at home. If you have questions, please send me an email and I will do my very best to help. Thank you for your support, Mrs Pentith *

Hello Reception, Parents and Carers 


Welcome to our class page. Here, you will find information about what we are learning and you will be able to see some of the fun activities that we have been doing in class. 


There are also many resources below that will support you with Phonics, Maths and Reading, Writing and our topics. You will also find more information about our home learning network Google Classroom, as well as a link to our EYFS YouTube Channel, which is full of stories and fun activities. 


Please get in touch if there is anything I can do to help,


Keep trying your best and remember to take time for your own wellbeing!


Mrs Pentith and Miss Mealor smiley 



Reception Reminders:


* Children require a named water bottle each day.

* Children may bring a reading folder, however no toys etc should come into school. 

* Please label all clothing, especially jumpers. 


Monday - Reading books will be sent home. Please read every night and sign the reading diary. 


Tuesday - Children need to come to school wearing their PE kits. This should be black shorts/joggers, yellow PE t-shirt, green school jumper and trainers. 


Friday -  Reading books and diary returned to school. Your child has more books on Bug Club and they can read them over the weekend. 


Friday - Home Learning Challenges will be uploaded onto Google Classroom. Any pictures can be submitted into that weeks assignment.



Transition into Year 1


I can't believe the time has come for you to move to Year 1. It has been a brilliant and unique year. 

The Year 1 teachers Mrs Taylor, Miss Lockham and Mrs Horridge have been busy creating virtual tours for you to see your new classroom. You can view them on Google Classroom. There is also a presentation with information about Year 1.  

Sports Day 2021


We had so much fun at our Sports Day. We had many races such as running, sack, egg and spoon, bean bag balance and more! Why not watch our video and see for yourself...

Our YouTube Channel - Firs Primary EYFS


All of our videos are now available on our YouTube channel. You can search 'Firs Primary EYFS' or click this link to find them.


Keep checking it for new videos smiley

Online Resources


I have put together a list of websites and videos to aid your child's learning at home. 


  • Bug Club - it is extremely important to continue reading daily with your children. The username and password is in their reading diary. 


  • Phonics Play. There are some free games to choose from. Phase 2 and 3 will be suitable for Reception at the moment. You can use the free games to practice segmenting, blending and sound recognition. 


  • YouTube videos to watch are  Phonics Song Jolly Phonics Song Phonics – Tricky Words 2 Phonics – Tricky Words 3 Phonics - ABC Rap Maths - Count to 20  Maths - 2D Shapes Maths – 3D Shapes


  • CBeeBies have some great programs which will help children learn in a fun way Science and Investigation Phonics and Reading Being Creative with junk Geography and new places


  • YouTube has many Just Dance and Cosmic Kids videos which are brilliant to keep your children moving.


  • Topmarks website has lots of fun games to play to help number recognition, number ordering, measure, counting etc. Don’t forget to ask your child “How do you know that?” this will help them to use their maths knowledge in a different way.




Here a link to a video made by Miss Curbishley, which gives you ideas on how to help support your child with phonics at home. These activities are play based and that is how we believe children learn best. 


I understand that phonics is very complicated and the pronunciation of sounds can be quite difficult to master. The follow video is an excellent tool to help adults and children say the sounds correctly, which is crucial for reading and writing. 


Please contact a member of the team if you have any questions about phonics. 

How to say the sounds just like us!


The order of the sounds in the video are as follows...


s a t p i n d m g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll le ss

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Caterpillars and Ducklings


We are so excited to have some new classmates; 5 ducklings and 5 caterpillars! We can't wait to watch them and see how they grow. We have lots of exciting activities planned too including reading stories, yoga, making our own books, investigating the outdoors, observational drawing and much, much more! Have a look at home the caterpillars are growing...🦋

That's not my butterfly...

We became authors!
We loved exploring butterflies so much that we created our own class story (from recycled cardboard!) We started by exploring the Usborne stories but soon realised we didn't have a story about butterflies! This led us to explore the outdoors, thinking of different vocabulary to describe nature. We used our phonics to write these down, creating our story. 


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Christmas fun!


We had lots fun during our final week before Christmas. Friends of Firs organised a movie and snacks, we wrote letters to Santa, had our Christmas Extravaganza, watched an online panto and even had time to squeeze in a party! Now we need to rest our brains and have fun with our families smiley

 Children In Need Fun! 


Thank you so much for all of your donations. The children learnt about why it is important to help others. The children looked great in their sports clothes and we enjoyed lots of exercise throughout the day. 

Fireworks and Phonics!

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Our Classroom


Below are some pictures of our classroom. Why not look through them with your child and you can ask them about what they do in each area. 

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

Growth Mindset Video


As a school, we have been working hard to help the children understand that if they work hard they can achieve their dreams. This belief starts with us in Early Years. People may look at Reception as “playing” but it is so much more than that. Every day children learn new skills which will aid them throughout school and beyond. We learn to keep trying, to change our methods, to compromise and to have pride in our achievements. 


This video ... starring our very own Reception children ... shows how we can choose our learning and choose our tomorrow! We hope you enjoy it.  


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Curriculum Overviews


We will be uploading the half termly overviews that link to the areas of our curriculum and tell you the types of activities that we will be doing in school. 

Returning to School

Your child may be feeling lots of different emotions as they prepare to return to school on Monday 8th March. 

Here is a little read of some of the things that they may expect to find as they come into school.

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