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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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This half term, the children will be covering the topics of "Food, Glorious Food" and "Let's Celebrate!" This is a very exciting term for the children and a very busy one. We will be learning all about special celebrations celebrated within the community such as Diwali, Bonfire Night, Halloween, Hannukah and Christmas. We will be talking about what we celebrate and events that are special to us. 


For our food topic, we we will reading stories such as "Don't Forget the Bacon!" and "Oliver's Vegetables", writing shopping lists, menus and recipes, and learning about healthy and active lifestyles. We will also have lots of opportunities to cook at school too!


Please continue to practise name writing as much as possible at home, and practising key words which are sent home and checked every Friday. Reading at home is very important, so please ensure you are reading as much as possible, and leave a night in your child's reading record. 

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.