Yelvertoft Primary School

Welcome to Class 1              We are Reception children              Look below at what we have been learning. 

Spring Term

Welcome back to the new term in Class 1. This term we will be finding out 'Where my wellies take me'.

We've made an excellent start by designing our own Wellington Boots after reading 'Wellies' by Steve Webb.

The main character in our story was Wally the penguin so at the moment our wellies have taken us to Antarctica. Have a look below at our winter collages and penguins.

Autumn Term

We are very busy this term thinking about Memories and Remembrance; look at what we have been doing.

During the holiday the children have been collecting special items for their memory boxes below.  Come back to find out what treasures are hiding inside.

First day Fun

Kinetic Letters - Letter Formation

The children follow the adventures of Bouncy the brave monkey and Skip the scared monkey. We will first learn different sitting, kneeling and lying positions that will help to strengthen our bodies ready for writing. the next step is to make sure that our hands are ready for controlling the pencil and holding the pencil with the pincer grip. we will also be learning the 6 moves or strokes that are essential for forming letters. when the children are introduced to a new letter family they will bring home a sheet showing how each letter in that family is formed. Please help them to practice this whenever they are engaged in writing at home.

Click here to read the Helping Your Child to Read and Write Booklet

Click here to read the Parents Guide to Phonics

Below are copies of our class newsletters. Please click on the link to find an overview of what we are learning each term.

Autumn Term 2018-19

Spring Term 2018-19



We are currently following Cycle A

We are working towards the Early Learning goals. Click here to view them.

Important Information

  • Reading Books will be changed on a Friday, please read regularly with your child each week (see the link above for Helping your child to read booklet)
  • High Frequency Words - please help your child to read and write these words. As soon as they are able to read and write these independently we will move on to the next phase.
  • PE is on a Wednesday, please make sure that their kit is in school on these days
  • Library Books are changed on a Tuesday
  • Water Bottles - please make sure that your child has them in school.
  • Homework - This will be given at the beginning of each term and will last for the whole term. (Starting from January)

Click here for more information on the Foundation Stage