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Reception – da Vinci – Miss Mitchell

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.

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.

Classroom Staff
<p><strong>Class Teacher:</strong><br />
Miss Mitchell</p>

Class Teacher:
Miss Mitchell

Teaching Assistant:
Mrs Cooper

Teaching Assistant:
Mrs Stanley

Class Links
Reception News
January 17, 2020
We have enjoyed an exciting start back after the Christmas holidays and have begun a new topic  which children have been thoroughly enjoying— an evil pea has been creating chaos in the classroom. The children have been designing traps to catch the evil pea and have been taking on the role of the other vegetable […]
November 14, 2019
Please see the attached poster about our Reception Class Open Day for 2020: Greenmount EYFS Open Day Poster 2020
November 11, 2019
Last week in Reception we began phase 2 of letters and sounds which involved linking letter sounds (phonemes) to letter names (graphemes). The children have begun learning the sounds quickly and confidently. So far we have learnt s, a, t and p. This week we will continue our learning with the letters i, n, m, […]
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