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Cromwell Academy


Welcome to Ash Tree Class! 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 Mr Clemmence and Mrs Hammonds.

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.

During the Summer term, I will be sending home Home Learning activities to be completed by the children, based on the topics we are covering. Their home learning can be brought into school to show the class, or can be uploaded onto their Tapestry account to be shared with the class too.

Key information:

At school your child needs - a water bottle, sun hat, wellies in a bag, a coat, a book bag and a P.E. kit. Please ensure that all of your children's items are clearly named.

This term we will be having P.E. on a Thursday morning. Please can you ensure that your child's P.E. kit is at school. It will be sent home at the end of every half term for washing. If your child has earrings, please ensure that these are removed on P.E. days, as they will not be allowed to take part in P.E. with earrings in.

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.

Summer A

Wow, I can’t believe we are in our final term for Reception already! I am so pleased with the progress the children are making, and they amaze me every day. This half term we will be covering two main topics – Dinosaurs, and Animals.

For our Dinosaur topic, we will be learning about the different names of dinosaurs, how they were different and how they were similar. We will be sorting them based on their characteristics, such as being able to fly, walk, or swim, and we will be learning lots of fun songs to help us remember their names! In maths, we will be learning our number bonds to 10 and learning how to write these as number sentences. We will also be continuing to practise naming one more and one less than a number to 20, and solving number problems. In literacy, we will be developing our confidence in reading and understanding simple sentences, and will begin taking part in Guided Reading lessons twice a week, to help prepare us for Year 1.

It is very important that children are being read with at home as much as possible, as this makes a huge difference to their academic progress. Please ensure your child is reading at home at least four times a week, and leave a comment in their home link book to let us know how they did.

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.