Lowman (Reception) 2020/2021

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Our Foundation Years Harvest Celebration Video ! Please enjoy…😁



31st March- Easter Holidays 

Hello Everyone, we hope you are having a lovely Easter break and enjoying all this extra time with your families. 

Just a reminder that we will be using Tapestry to communicate with you, set weekly tasks and suggest activities that you can complete as part of your home learning. Keep an eye on the Memo and Documents tabs as we will also be adding items to these sections.

Please upload as much as you can, we love seeing what you have been up to and it will help us to keep your learning journey up to date while we are not in school.

Many of the adults in the Foundation Unit have kindly recorded themselves reading stories for you to enjoy at home.

Below is Mrs Way reading one of her favourites!

Take care, see you soon!

Home Learning

We hope you are all well, we are missing you! To ensure you can continue your learning journey, Mrs Holman and Mrs Way will be uploading daily learning tasks for you using Tapestry.

We will really miss seeing you every day so would love to hear about what you are getting up to at home. Please feel free to upload any photos or videos to Tapestry.

If you are having trouble accessing Tapestry please email wilcombe@ventrus.org.uk.  The admin team will forward your email to one of the EYFS team who will be able to help.


Below are some documents and videos to help support your children’s learning.

Parent RWI PowerPoint

RWI Parent support materials

Welcome to Reception!

At Wilcombe we believe that our reception children should experience a balanced combination of self-initiated, open-ended play and direct teaching in adult-led activities. We are flexible practitioners, who follow children’s interests, respond to their ideas for developing play activities, and provide structured activities (which can also be playful) to teach specific knowledge and skills.

Autumn Term

This term we have been focusing on settling in, allowing the children to explore the environment and create friendships.  Using the book ‘Fill a Bucket’ we have shared ideas on how to be a bucket filling class. This means trying our hardest everyday to do something that makes another person in our class feel happy and special.

After finding mystery footprints we introduced the children to their first Talk4Writing story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. We have had lots of fun retelling the story, exploring harvest and getting creative, painting character pictures and making puppet shows.

During Read, Write, Inc we have been learning a new sound daily and we are now starting to help Fred Frog to blend sounds to read and write words.

Maths is always a great opportunity to use our problem-solving skills. It is important to us that the children have a deep understanding of number and concepts that they are using in maths. Therefore, we ask the children to help us solve daily maths problems involving real scenarios involving attendance, school dinners and packed lunches.

Christmas is a busy but exciting time in Reception. The children have been learning the Christian Christmas story and performed ‘The Nativity’ to their family and friends.

Spring Term

It has been an exciting start to this term, with Mrs Hann being captured by a troll! Luckily, Mrs Hann was rescued by three billy goats. I wonder what adventures are yet to come…