Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD13 4AY

01274 832123

Denholme Primary School

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Welcome to Ash Class- Reception

Class teacher- Mrs Wright     Teaching Assistant- Miss Rusch   

 Support Assistants- Mrs Clay and  Mrs McCarthy (AM) Miss Shimbles and Mr Beaumont (PM)

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Important dates to remember:

Monday 6th November - Visit from HERBY (Hedgehog Emergency Rescue)

Monday 13th November - Denholme church visit

Thursday 7th December - Nativity performances (day and evening)

Wednesday 13th December - Reception Christmas party and Christmas jumper day

Tuesday 16th January - Visit to St Ives

Tuesday 18th June - Visit to Robertshaw’s Farm Shop 

 Key days of our week:

Homework: Phonics folders and your homework book containing the homework tasks for the week will be handed out on a Friday and collected in the following Wednesday. 

Books: Reading books (group reading and phonics targeted book) are changed on a Friday. Please ensure the reading record is signed. 

Library book: changed during our small group library sessions on a Tuesday or Friday.

P.E: Fridays (Please send your child to school in their P.E kit).


**Please remember to send your child with a water bottle and their book bag every day.**

Autumn 2

Our topic:

What else lives in Denholme?

Our key texts:

Jake Bakes a Monster Cake, The Very Helpful Hedgehog, Owl Babies, The Christmas Story

   The Very Helpful Hedgehog: Amazon.co.uk: Wellesley, Rosie: 8601404216930:  Books     Owl Babies by Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson | Early Years Resources     The Christmas Story - Scholastic Shop


We are investigating numbers 1, 2 and 3, finding number in our environment, exploring what 1, 2 and 3 look like, looking at number patterns and also finding out about the circle and triangle shapes as we discuss how many sides they have. In maths, we will use the number line and sing nursery rhymes to learn 1 more and 1 less. We will begin exploring 4, 5 and 6 and 4 sided shapes before Christmas too.


Top 10 subitising resources for EYFS | Tes     Five Little Speckled Frogs - video Dailymotion       Subitising Puzzle - Top Teacher

Our visits and visitors:

Monday 6th November - HERBY (Hedgehog Emergency Rescue Bingley) will be bringing us a hedgehog as we learn all about animals that live in Denholme and how to look after them. 
Monday 13th November - Denholme Church visit to learn about the Christmas story before our nativity performance. 

Here are pictures of some of our learning so far...


Phonics videos for parents 

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1


 Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2


Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception 


How we teach blending