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‘Valuing diversity, promoting curiosity and inspiring excellence.’


Welcome to Reception!

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the

Grange Park Reception page.

We will update this page to give you as much information as we can about your child's learning.


Our half termly topics in Reception are:


Autumn 1- All about me

Autumn 2 - Celebrations

Spring 1 - People who help us

Spring 2 - Magical stories

Summer 1 - Living and Growing

Summer 2 - Under the sea



Reading Diaries


Please can you remember to sign your child's reading diary every time you read with them. This allows us to know how your child did at home with their reading and how we can work together to support your child's reading progress.


PE Information

From week beginning the 5th January 2017 your child will need their full PE kit. The kit will stay in school until half term when it will be sent home and to be returned after half term break.


PE Kit:

White T-shirt

Shorts/ tracksuit bottoms (weather permitted) 



PE days

RAC: Mondays

RSC: Tuesdays

RKH: Wednesday

RND: Fridays 


Library days

RND: Monday

RAC: Tuesday

RSC: Wednesday

RKH: Thursday



Please support your child to recognise, read and writing all set 1 and 2 sounds. If your child is in Mrs Constantinou's phonic group or Mrs Kirtsides/ Husseyin's group, please can you practise set 3 sounds they have learnt so far.



Diary dates!

23rd of May Story Café 


26th of May Oakwood Park Trip

(Please remember to provide £2 to enable your child to have an ice lolly.)

Kind Reminder

On the day of the trip could we please remind you to send your child to school with:


  • Rain coat (thin and foldable)

  • Sunhat

  • Suitable shoes

  • no carrier bag, namedLunch in a tupperwear

  • 1 carton and 1 bottle of water

  • School uniform as usual

  • Sun cream applied before school


    Many thanks for all your cooperation

  • Reception Team











Abbreviation Guidelines 


When you see your children's learning books either when they are sent home or at a Parent's Evening, you may see a few abbreviations. 


Just so you are aware of what these abbreviations mean we have uploaded a list. Please take the time to familiar yourself with them. 




The Reception Team



Guide to abbreviations


Areas of Learning


C&L – LA                                 Communication and language - Listening and attention


C&L – U                                  Communication and language – Understanding


C&L – S                                  Communication and language – Speaking


PD – M&H                             Physical development  - Moving and handling


PD – HSC                                Physical development  - Health and self-care


PSED – SC/SA                        Personal, social and emotional development  - Self-confidence and self-awareness


PSED – MFB                           Personal, social and emotional development  - Managing feelings and behaviour


PSED – MR                             Personal, social and emotional development  - Making relationships


L – R                                       Literacy  -Reading


L – W                                      Literacy  -Writing


M – N                                     Maths – Number


M – SSM                                Maths - Shapes, space and measures


UTW – PC                              Understanding the world - People and communities


UTW – W                               Understanding the world  - The World


UTW – T                                 Understanding the world  - Technology


EAD – EMM                           Expressive arts and design  - Exploring media and materials


EAD – BI                                 Expressive arts and design  - Being imaginative



Type of learning


AI                            Adult-initiated learning

CI                             Child-initiated learning

WALT                     We are learning to… (Learning objective)

J                            Learning objective achieved

I                               Learning objective met independently

S                              Support needed to reach learning objective

P                              Photographic evidence

S ü                          Phonic sound learnt

S .                            More practice needed (phonic sound)

R ü                         Writing rhyme learnt (phonic rhyme)

R .                            More practice needed (phonic rhyme)