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Duncan and Woodbine (Reception)

Welcome to Duncan and Woodbine. Please follow both of our class twitter accounts.

Miss Higginson, Miss Williams and Miss Stasik would like to welcome you to our Reception class webpage.

We hope you enjoy exploring our class page and looking at photographs of our learning. Our aim is to support the well-being of every child to ensure that they can thrive in our learning environment. 

The EYFS document below, outlines the Early Learning Goals that children are expected to achieve by the end of Reception year.  All of our learning activities are planned from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to enable your child to make progress towards these goals. There is also additional guidance in this document about how to support your child in all areas of their learning during their year in Reception.

If you have any queries or questions about your child and their learning then please don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help and want the best for your child! 

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Useful links to help your Reception child at home


Key information
  • We celebrate all of the children's achievements in class and the progress they have made. Each day we also send out 'proud clouds' to parents/carers to share with you these achievements. We value each and every child's hard work, their kindness to others and reward children for always trying their best. 
  • P.E. is every Friday. Please make sure your child comes to school dressed in their P.E. kit with a cardigan or jumper on these days.
Reading Homework 
  • Each week your child will be given a reading book sent home. Please read this book with your child at least twice during the week.  Reading records should have signature or a comment from parents/carers each week so we know you have read with your child and can change their book.  


  • Book bags are sent out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday. 


  • Reading should be an enjoyable and fun activity for your child. There are some helpful reading tips inside the reading record and each week, we will highlight the letter sounds and words the children have learnt in class. Please practise these letter sounds and words at home. 


  • The blank level questions are there for you to use with your child when reading the book. We use these questions in class and they are very useful for helping children to develop their comprehension and language skills.  


  • If you have any queries or questions about reading, please speak to a member of the Reception team.