Year Groups: Reception

‘WASPS is special because we have lovely teachers.’




We have had a fabulous week sharing books from different world locations.  The children have written a book review, made fans, completed a maze, created their own silly stew, made flags and created some original Aboriginal art.  The children also enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and came to school dressed in some marvelous creations.


As it has not been possible to welcome children back to school for the traditional bed time stories, the class teachers have donned their dressing gowns and have each filmed a story from around the world.

Mrs Bevan is reading Wombat Stew; Mrs Markall is reading Where the Wild Things Are; Mr Dismore is reading The Cave and Mrs Schwartz is reading Dangerous.

We hope you enjoy these stories – we enjoyed reading them.

Mrs Schwartz – 0SM

Mr Dismore – 0D

Mrs Bevan – 0BM

Mrs Markall – 0BM

Reading and writing

We have sent home the Set 1 high frequency keywords (robot words) for your children to practise reading and writing. These words are mum, dad, am, cat, dog, my and I. We have also been teaching the following sounds: m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,and o. You may like to practise reading some words made with these sounds e.g. dad, pit, pop and dig.

W/C 3nd November 2020 

Our new topic for the term is dinosaurs.

This week we will be:

Colour mixing to create a dinosaur display.

Learning to say and read four new sounds (c, k, u, b) and how to form them correctly. We will be recapping all the sounds we have learnt and using them to write CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.

Following on from Black History Month, we will read a range of books by black authors and celebrate diversity by sharing what makes us unique. We will share what we have learnt in a class assembly with another year group.

Learning how to measure objects’ lengths, heights and capacities using standard and non-standard units of measure.

Additional Information

The P.E bags, book bags and pencil grips are now on sale through Parent Pay.  Once purchased, the school office will let the teacher know who has bought what and they will give to your child at home time.

Book Bags – £4.90

P.E Bags – £3.50

Pencil Grips – £2.00



Please, please, please can you ensure all your child’s belongings are named.

Please ensure that your child has warm clothes as we are keeping windows and doors open for extra ventilation.

Thank you and have a great weekend!


The children have had great fun creating their own self portraits, so we thought we would share these with you.




The children have enjoyed working on their first paintings using a variety of colours. Here is the Little WASPS art gallery.


Thank you


The Reception Team






We are launching our Star Moment initiative.  Please read the attached letter for further information. Thank you for sending your Star Moment sheets in.


Star moment letter


Star moment star


We are three classes based in Little WASPS. We play and we learn using the inside and outside environment. We have a dedicated play area outside where we explore using all our senses. During the year we make new friends, have fun and we find out about ourselves, dinosaurs, people who help us, growth, animals and traditional tales.

Class 0BM – Mrs Bevan and Mrs Markall supported by Mrs Geddis and Miss Payne. Mrs Bevan loves to spend time in her garden (or on the golf course) while Mrs Markall enjoys singing and dancing.

Class 0SM – Mrs Schwartz and Mrs Markall supported by Mrs Jones. Mrs Schwartz has returned to WASPS following her maternity leave.  She is very artistic and musical and enjoys exploring outside.

Class 0D – Mr Dismore supported by Mrs Awramenko, Mrs Beech and Mrs Waite. Mr Dismore loves the outside and is a keen sportsman.







Some useful information about our learning (click on the links below):

Number Bonds | Number Formation

Sound Chart | Keywords

Letter Formation

Correct Pencil Grip – Right Hand

Letter Formation for left-handers

Letter Formation for right-handers