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Reception Da Vinci – Miss Smith

Welcome to Da Vinci Class


Welcome to Da Vinci’s class page. We hope that you will find all the essential information you need to know to help support your child’s transition into school and make the experience as valuable as possible. This page will provide some useful guidance to help the children gain the most from their first year at Greenmount Primary School.


Class Teacher: Miss Smith

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cooper and Mrs Stanley


Weekly things to remember & general information

Reading books: Please ensure your child’s reading book and reading record are kept in their book bag every day. It is vital to add a comment in their reading record to let us know they have read the book and to help us support their early reading development. We encourage the children to read daily to build up their confidence to create their own stories using the pictures and segment and blend sounds. Reading books will be changed on the following days once we can see they have been shared:

RED- Monday

YELLOW – Tuesday

GREEN – Wednesday

BLUE – Thursday

PE–  Friday

Please ensure all PE Kit and school uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Also try to practise with your child getting changed and dressed to aid their independence.

Library Time: Monday.

Please keep your library book in your child’s book bag every day. Library books are only changed on a Monday. The children thoroughly enjoy borrow and choosing their own books to share with you. This is a valuable experience to develop their love of reading.


Autumn term: We begin promoting daily reading and retelling stories using picture books. The children use the pictures to develop their own stories and build up their imagination. As well as their love for books.

Spring term: Every child will receive a homework pack containing resources and ideas of learning opportunities at home. This will include sound cards so children can begin practising their phonics and building CVC words.

Summer term: The children will be set challenges through tapestry so we can see their learning and experiences at home.

Useful learning websites to support learning at home:




Tapestry: Every Parent/carer will have their own login to see their child’s tapestry account. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding tapestry. We highly value your contributions to tapestry.

To find out more about what we get up to in reception, look at our Reception Blog on your tapestry app.



World Book Day Celebrations A reminder that Greenmount’s World Book Day celebrations take place next Friday, 2nd March 2018. World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can […]


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