Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

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

01274 832123

Oak Class 

 Class Teacher: Miss Bull         Nursey Nurse: Miss Riley     PPA cover- Mrs Wright 




Summer 2 in Reception Class.

Our class topic this term is Journeys. 

Our topic book is The Naughty Bus.


Important information:

Sports Day- 14th of July 2012 


Our school trip to Shibden Park

Our potato plants 


The children have begun Phase 4 now. The children are reading and spelling words that have 4 or 5 phonemes in them e.g frog and blend. 

The children are continuing to apply and revise their Phase 3 knowledge to their writing and reading. The children have also been practising to read and write their tricky words and using them when writing independent sentences. 

The children enjoy the tricky word songs to help them practise which can be accessed via the links below:

Phase 2 tricky word song:

Phase 3 tricky word song:

Please access the phonics videos on our class page if you would like to hear how the phonemes are pronounced, some techniques to support segmenting and blending and also some ideas of activities to support the children with at home.

Reading books 

Reading books will be changed once a week on a Monday and this book is for home use only. The book will not be changed unless a note has been made in the reading record to say that the book has been read. The children will read separate books within school once a week. The children also have an early reading session 3 times a week.  


Our topic this half term is Journeys.  We are reading the book 'Naughty Bus'. The children have written a postcard to the Naughty Bus and have also taken their own toy on a journey to write about.



In maths the children have been learning about sharing and doubling. The children have been using mathematical vocabulary and their previous learning to support this. The children have also been creating their own number stories from the book Bill's Bucket.



Reception class will be having P.E on a Wednesday morning. The children will not be getting changed for P.E and instead we are asking that they wear a pair of black jogging bottoms and their normal school polo-shirt and jumper to school on their P.E days. Sturdy black shoes or trainers are also needed on this day. 

In P.E this half term the children will be doing dance. We have been dancing to traditional nursery rhymes.  


Children will spend time in our outdoor classroom everyday.  Please make sure that your child has appropriate clothes for outdoor play - warm clothes for the winter, waterproof coats for the rain and a sunhat (and sun cream) in the summer.



In Reception Class we ask that you try and listen to your child read daily and record this in their reading record. It is also important that you also read to your child. 

Other homework will be sent out on Teams on a Wednesday and collected on a Monday. 

A big thank you to everyone who is completing the homework and for sending the activity passport photos too! 






Denholme Activity Passport