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Cromwell Academy

Cromwell Academy


Welcome to Reception! We are the smallest children in the school and you will always find us “busy learning”! My name is Miss Latimer and I will be teaching Reception this year. Our teaching assistant is called Mr Clemmence.

I will update our class page throughout the year with information regarding what Reception will be learning, and some tips and ideas for how you can help at home. You can keep up to date with your child’s learning by keeping connected with their online learning journal called Tapestry.

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First of all, I would like to say how excited I am to be teaching your children this academic year! We will be spending the first few weeks of school getting settled in, learning our new rules and routines, and getting to know one another. We will be having lots of fun playing speaking and listening games, talking about ourselves, and forming wonderful relationships.

We will be covering the topic “All About Me”, making self-portraits and talking about our families. We will be reading stories like “Owl Babies” and “Guess How Much I Love You”, to help us describe how we feel about our family and friends. During this time we will also begin basic phonics lessons, which will be focussing on listening to sounds in words, playing with rhyme and alliteration, and breaking sounds down in words.

A few weeks into the term, we will be covering the topic “The Bear Necessities!”. For this topic we will be covering stories based around bears, including “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?”. We will be reading and re-enacting these well-known stories, and taking on roles as different characters.

If you ever have any worries, queries or questions, please do not hesitate to speak to me at the door in the morning or afternoon, and I will try to help as much as possible.

I look forward to working with you! Miss Latimer.

Useful websites:

PhonicsPlay - Phonics games, planning, assessments and printables

A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources to help children to learn to hear phonemes, recognise graphemes and develop the blending and segmenting skills that are vital for learning to read and spell.

Phonics Games for the Classroom and Home - Phonics Bloom

Play a range of online phonics games, helping teach children the relationship between letters and sounds and develop the skills needed to read and write.


This site provides educational ICT activites linked to the English National Curriculum. All games are designed, made by and © copyright 2018 of James Barrett.