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John Donne Primary School

John Donne Primary School

Green Reception

Welcome back to reception!

Staff changes
This half term we welcome Miss Revell to Green Reception, she will be taking over from Mrs Edmonds. Mrs Edmonds has moved to teach Green 1 full time and we are grateful for her excellent teaching.

Miss Revell and Miss Shepherd will share the teaching of Green Reception in order to enable them to teach Art and Music throughout the rest of the school.

Home School Books
We are changing the way we sort home school reading books to enable the children to have a more active role in choosing their home reading books. Every Monday the children will work with an adult in class to choose two levelled reading books and one bedtime reading story for the week. These books will all go home with your child in their book bag, along with their reading journal.

We would ask that you read with your child every day for twenty minutes and fill in any comments on your child’s reading progress in the reading journal. The children will be able to discuss the books they took home with an adult in school during the week.


Watch out for Mrs Moyler’s  marvellous maths and fabulous phonics workshops!

Dates to be confirmed….


Our learning
Our topic this term is Dinosaurs.

This half term we will be looking at dinosaurs, we will be reading lots of non-fiction and fiction texts about dinosaurs. We will also visit Crystal Palace Park with the pupils later in the half term to take a look at the giant dinosaurs! We will send more details about this closer to the time.

We are now moving onto phase 3 phonics, learning our new diagraphs (two letters that make one sound) throughout the term and applying them to our reading and writing.