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Chinese New Year


Next week we are celebrating Chinese New Year in school. We will be doing lots of different cross curricular activities so please talk to your child about 2020 and the year of the Rat. There are lots of stories online to share with your children. 

In February we will be visiting Tesco on a school trip, more information to follow Monday. 

Here is our latest newsletter. Any questions or concerns no matter how small, please speak to a member of staff. Have a great weekend, 

Reception team

10/1/20 Welcome back


Welcome back to the new school term. Happy New Year to everyone, we hope you all had a great Christmas holiday and are feeling refreshed ready for the new year. Thank you once again from all the staff for your kind words and generosity over the festive period we were all very overwhelmed by it. 


This half term our topic is 'Superheroes' and our classrooms have all begun to be overrun by children dressed as their favourite characters. Children have spent time discussing the word hero and talking about real life superheroes too! Thank you so much to those of you who have donated figures, lego etc to support the children's learning. We have had a visit from the Evil Pea from the book Supertato and the children have loved it. 


Our next instalment of the weekly newsletter is below, once again if you have any questions at all about your child's learning please don't hesitate to ask. 


Our reading numbers were extremely low this week, please continue to support your child at home by reading to them, with them and practising their words in their green books. Children will be coming home with new reading books very soon. 


Many thanks

Reception team.

Christmas and next term.


Thank you so much for your generosity and kind gifts and cards that we received we feel very lucky and really appreciate you kind words. 


The children have been mega excited all week and have loved having a visit from the Christmas elves. We have been very busy in Santa's workshop! It's party day tomorrow so children can come in their party clothes. 


Next half term our topic is 'superheroes' where we will be learning lots of new and exciting things. If you do have any figures, vehicles, small world or books that you no longer use (or want to get rid of) then please donate them to Reception. 


If we don't see you personally, have a great Christmas, keep safe and enjoy your time with the children and we will see you all in the new year. 


Many thanks again,

Reception team

Useful information


These are the target cards we use with the children to show progression for English and Maths. Each child has them inside their books so they can be easily referred to. Starting at the bottom of the tree and moving upwards for expectations by the end of reception. The children should currently be working in the 40-60 months band. You can use these to support your child at home. 



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 


Many thanks

Team YR

Week 5 - Christmas countdown in full flow!


This time of year is always a very busy time in school and we have begun preparations for our Christmas performance. The children are very excited about performing and we have started to practice the songs we will sing to you. The children will not be bringing homework home in the lead up to Christmas as we would like you to enjoy singing and learning the words to the songs. You can discuss the meaning of some of the words your children may not know for example manger. There is a link to the music on our weekly newsletter.


If you have any concerns about your child, no mater how small then please come and see us so we can help and support you to make everyone's life a little easier. 


Have a great weekend everyone

YR team

Week 4


Here is the latest instalment of the weekly newsletter. Letters about the Christmas performance should have been received this week. Well done to the Wagtails for a great reading score this week! 

Have a great weekend.

Week 3 already!


Thank you to everyone for improving our reading scores this week, the Sparrows and Wagtails in particular had a big increase in children reading at home. Next week you will recieve a letter about 'Reading Eggs' which is a new and exciting app available to support children with reading at home. 


Friday is non uniform day for Children in Need.


Some parents have asked about the Christmas performance already, it will be a ticketed event, details will be sent home shortly. 


Please remember to check your class Twitter account for more information about your child's learning, it's #agischoolwrens   #agischoolsparrows   #agischoolwagtails


Here is our latest edition of the weekly newsletter, have a great weekend everyone,

YR team


Spectacular Space


This week we kicked off our new topic 'Spectacular Space' finding out what the children would like to learn and also what they already know. Everyone has come back ready and raring to go! Thank you for all the amazing homework returned, there were some great photographs of children reading in all sorts of strange places and we recieved lots of postcards which are displayed on our Barnaby Bear display in each Reception classroom. Here is the latest addition of our weekly newsletter, any questions or concerns please speak to one of the team. Have a great weekend everyone.


Team YR

Half term is here!


Where has the first half term gone! From the day your children came through the door on that first day 7 weeks ago to now seems like such a short time ago. We have packed so much in already and the children have all begun to make progress on their learning journey. The children have settled well into school now and the routines and expectations have hit home with some! Our topic of 'Fabulous families' has come to an end and we will be starting 'Spectacular Space' after the holiday. Our newsletter below gives you further detailed information about what we will be learning in the first week back. Have a great holiday, thank you for your support and see you all soon.


Many thanks

Team YR

Weekly newsletter


If your child has any school reading books at home could you please return them so we can send them out with different children please. They come as a set of 6 and if one goes missing we cant share the rest of the set out.


Here is our weekly newsletter which is the final instalment before the half term holiday. We cant believe where the 7 weeks have gone!!


Have a great weekend everyone,


Year R team

How to help


P.E. Clothes and School Uniform

Please remember to ensure all of your child's belongings are named. There have been a few children misplacing cardigans, jumpers and even shoes over the last week and these are much easier to locate if they have names in them.


Parents Evening

Please sign up online to ensure you have a time slot booked.


Regular Readers

Reception had by far the lowest numbers in the school this week therefore can we ask that you please ensure your child's reading record is signed every night . Reading is very important and once children are able to read it enables them to access so much more. We really hope our numbers increase this week.

Thank you for your continued support.


Year R Teachers



Any parents that are yet to sign up for parents evening next week, please do so through the link sent via parent mail. Alternatively please speak to the class teacher and they will gladly book you a time slot.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you all next week.

Year R team

Welcome to all our new children and parents.


Welcome to the Year R web page. Here you will find up to date information about what is happening in school including our weekly newsletter to keep you right up to date with what we are teaching each week. Please remember if you have any questions to ask a member of staff.


May we remind everyone to please sign your child's yellow reading record every night to show you have shared a book with the children.


Here is our first newsletter.


Thank you 22.7.19


The children got to visit their new classrooms and meet their teacher again this morning. They are very excited about moving to Y1. Obviously we are very sad to see the children leave as they have had a fantastic year and have all made such incredible progress. All the staff would like to say a huge 'Thank you' for your support this year, it really has been great. Thank you for the many gifts and for your kind words.


YR team



Here is the YR weekly newsletter. Thank you all for your support in the past few weeks, they have been very busy in school and the children are feeling the heat (quite literally).


The children have been taking part in transition discussions this past week so please continue this at home.


Have a great weekend.


YR Team

Weekly newsletter 8.7.19


The children have all worked really hard to master our performance and are looking forward to performing for you on Tuesday. Please see the attached newsletter for further details of times etc.

We have sports day next week so please could all children have plimsolls or trainers in school.


Weekly newsletter 28.6.19


Reception had a fantastic trip this week and we were all really tired at the end of the day. The Staff at Barleylands commented on how well behaved our children were and how they knew their stuff! All the children had the opportunity to feed and stroke the animals including goats, sheep, alpacas and lambs. We all made a rainbow salad to take home and learnt more about healthy eating.


Thank you for all the fantastic homework creations that have been returned we have made a wonderful display.


Here is our latest newsletter, once again thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you soon for open evening and our reception performance.


Thank you

YR team.

Weekly newsletter 21.6.19


Next week is the reception school trip. Please discuss this with your child. We will be talking about in school so the children are fully prepared with what to expect. We are all very excited and some children are asking every day if its trip day!


Homework to be returned Friday 28th June this week. Lets hope the  weather stays nice and have a lovely weekend everyone. Thank you for your continued support.



Weekly newsletter 17.6.19


Here is our latest edition of the reception newsletter. Please keep an eye on the noticeboard and parent mail for further information about our current topics.

Thank you, have a great weekend. Happy Father's Day dads!

Weekly newsletter 10.6.19


Happy Fathers Day to all the amazing dads. Have a great weekend everyone.

Weekly newsletter 25/05/19


The week beginning the 3rd June is assessment week in reception. It is also our last week of the dinosaur topic and we will be starting our new topic 'Marvellous mini beasts'. Please check the key information section on the website to view the whole of the reception curriculum.


Have a fantastic half term holiday and hopefully the weather is kind.


Thank you for all your continued support this year, we all cant believe its nearly at an end. Look how far the children have come!

Weekly Newsletter

Reminder - School is closed this Thursday.



10/05/19  Weekly newsletter


Thank you to all the parents that came to the fly on the wall visits. We hope you found them useful - we had some very positive feedback to help us improve further for next year.



Welcome back everyone!

We hope you all had a great Easter break and are looking forward to a busy and exciting Summer term. Next week we have our parent visits with details posted below. This term we have some exciting visitors planned and we also have our reception trip to look forward to. Our topic for the next 6 weeks is dinosaurs followed by minibeasts for the last half term. Thank you for your continued support.

Reception team.



Welcome to the new term!! Our topic this (very short) half term will be all about Dinosaurs!  


Some important dates for the diary;

Monday- Wrens PE Session

Thursday- Sparrows PE Session

Friday- Sparrows PE Session


We hope the swimming pool will be up and running to commence swimming lessons as soon as we are back! Please await a Parent Mail to be informed.


Fly on the Wall Visits:

7th May- Orange Group

8th May- Green Group

9th May- Yellow Group

10th May- Red Group

14th May- Blue Group


Please note; your child brought a personal invitation home for you on their set day. Unfortunately dates cannot be changed.  



Our final newsletter for the Spring term!



Wishing you all a lovely weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!



As noted on this weeks newsletter, your child will be coming home with a poem in their book bag tonight (Friday 15th) please can you help them learn the words ready for our Mothers day assembly on the 29th March at 2.30pm.



Our next instalment of the YR Newsletter! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



Here it is.... our first newsletter for the week beginning 4th March.



Welcome to the new and improved YR website page! As you will be aware, we have revised how we communicate with parents and the decision was made that all content we originally put on our individual class pages now gets posted onto our school Twitter page- find us at @AGInfschool


The purpose of this year group page is to now inform you of important dates and events, topic updates and year group information. Additionally every Friday we will now be posting the weekly newsletter on here.


Any questions please do not hesitate to talk to your class teacher.


Have a great weekend

The Reception Team