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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 assistants are called Mr Clemmence and Mrs Keuneman.

Important information – Reception’s P.E. lessons are on a Thursday morning. Please ensure their P.E. kit is in school, and we will send it home at the end of every half term for a wash. Children need a pair of wellies, a book bag, and a water bottle at school every day.

You can keep up to date with your child’s learning by keeping connected with their online learning journal called Tapestry.

Spring Term

We are blasting off the new term with the topic “Antarctica” where we will be taking an in depth look at this continent, the animals that live there, the weather, and what it is like. We will be exploring ice, freezing and melting, and painting ice cubes! We will be reading lots of stories about Antarctica and writing labels, captions and sentences.

After half term our topic will be “Dinosaurs”. We will be exploring the names of different dinosaurs and describing them, as well as designing our own and writing about them. We will be looking at volcanoes and investigating “fossils”, and continue to develop our confidence in writing sentences.

Reading at home is very important, so please ensure you are reading with your child every night if possible, and leave a night in their reading record. 

Thank you for your support, 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.