Village Primary Academy

Village Primary Academy

Reception (FS2) 2023 - 2024

Ms McPherson

Mrs Idrees

Welcome to Reception (FS2)

Our Teachers

Bears - Miss McPherson (EYFS Lead) and Miss Smith (Teaching Assistant)

Butterflies - Miss Halima (Teacher) and Mrs Bestwick (Teaching Assistant)

Bees - Mrs Idrees (Teacher) and Miss Lenton (Teaching Assistant)


Our School day

Our school day starts at 8:40am - 3.20pm.

Please be prompt at both drop off and pick up times as attendance matters.


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Snack Time 

Your child is offered a healthy snack and water or milk during the school day.  


Early Years Foundation Stage Assessment

At the end of Reception all children will be assessed using the Foundation Stage Profile.  Your child’s teacher will keep you updated on your child’s progress and how you can support them.


Reading - Believe Avhieve Suceed

Each week your child will receive a phonics decodable reading book.

It is so important that your child brings their book bag to school every day.

Please also check DOJO regularly for letters and key messages.

Reading is so important and we want to help you, to help your children develop a life-long love of books. 

Try and support your child and help them as much as possible.

The following tips should help make reading less stressful, and help your child feel like they are a successful reader...


1. Before you start reading a new book, tell them the title and look at the pictures on page.

2. Talk about what might happen in the story.

3. When you are ready to start reading, ignore tiny mistakes that still make sense in the sentence.

4. Prompt your child to look at the first sound and think about what words starting with that letter would make sense in the next sentence.

5. Re-read book lots of times to build your child's confidence. don't change them everyday!


Your child will also be bringing a Phonics home learning book home. This is a vital tool which will help your child learn to read and write.  Please spend some time (at least 5 minutes 3-4 times a week) looking at your child’s new sounds, helping them to recognise them, write them and blend them with other sounds to read words.

Thank you so much for your support with your child’s learning 😊



At Village we have a simple set of values that ensures clarity for all. Everyone in the school community is expected to respect and follow these values. The children are reminded of the values frequently.




Across all classes and year groups, we use ClassDojo to share the most up-to-date information including photos and videos of our learning, and resources for you to support at home. You can also direct message your child's class teacher to help maintain strong home-school links.


Dojo points are earned towards a whole-class reward ensuring that every child's contribution is recognised as helping a common goal.

School values:


Other expectations:

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Every Friday we award one child from each class with a "Dojo certificate" these are linked to our School values.

Our Learning

This year our Topics will be:

Autumn Term:

Me and My Community

This project supports children with settling into the new rules and routines of school and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This project also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.

Winter Wonderland

This project teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. It also explores places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there.


Global Day

Bonfire Night



Spring term:

Animal Safari

This project teaches children about the animals that live around the world, how to look after animals and the importance of caring for our local and global environments.

Ready Steady Grow

This project teaches children about food and farming and explores themes, including where food comes from, what plants and animals need to grow and survive and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.


Chinese New Year

Summer term:

Once Upon a Time

This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales.

On the Beach

This project teaches children about the plants and animals that live at the seaside. It also explores holidays in the past and the importance of keeping safe in the Sun.










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