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All Saints' CE Primary School Alrewas

All Saints' CE Primary School Alrewas

Julia Donaldson Class

Reception (Mrs. Akers)


Mrs. Akers and Mrs. Turner are very excited to welcome you all to Julia Donaldson Reception


Julia Donaldson is our class author and our class name.

Which books do you like the best?




We are passionate about reading. We will change reading books once a week. We will be reading our brand new Rhino Readers, which are part of our new Twinkl phonics scheme. Please can you record what and how your child has read in their reading record at least 3 times a week. 5 (or more) entries will enter your child into the reading raffle and an opportunity to win a small prize. Please can your child bring their reading book and reading record to school every day.


Children need to bring in their PE kit into school on Thursdays, as the children will be getting changed into them as part of our curriculum. Thursday is indoor PE, so they will need to wear shorts and a white t shirt, with their school jumper or plain navy hoodie, joggers or leggings and trainers.


It will be a busy half term full of lots of new learning.  Our topic is ‘Getting to know Me’. We can’t wait to get started!


If you need to contact me, please email me.


I will respond to emails between 8 am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Friday 18th November

Please work on the individual reading and writing tasks, which I gave out this week.

Plus, learn to read and spell:

mit, net, lock, cat, pan, sell, huff, lot, hen, lip, lick, bun, pin, boss, wigs




Things to continue to do at home:

Please can you start to get your child to put the 26 letters of the alphabet in order, so that they know the alphabet sounds and names, and where each letter comes within the alphabet.

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z


Please can you practice writing your child’s name at home.  For those children who can do their first name, can they please practice writing their surname. Here is a website to support you and your child in writing the letters correctly.

ABC Writing for Children (How to write alphabet lower case small letters) - YouTube


Now we have started taking home our reading books, here are some websites to support you and your child with reading the sounds correctly.  

Twinkl Phonics Level 2 Sounds and Actions - YouTube

How to voice letters of the alphabet using pure sounds - YouTube


To help your child to learn to write and read simple words, can your child write the focus words in their reading book and say the sounds as they write each letter in the word.


Happy learning,

Mrs. Akers