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Cromwell Academy

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. This term we are very lucky to have an additional teacher, Miss Maxwell, working in our class.

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.

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.

Spring B

This term in Reception we will be covering two main topics – Superheroes and People Who Help Us. These topics will inform the learning taking place in all areas of our curriculum, such as measuring our own capes, untangling the “superheroes”, learning about the important roles and responsibilities of police men and women/the fire service, and role playing in our very own fire engine!

In literacy, we will be reading the story “Traction Man is Here!”, to get us thinking about great adjectives and whacky story telling! We will also be writing speech bubbles for Traction Man, to find out what he is up to! We will continue to develop our confidence in writing sentences and using our phonics knowledge to decode and write words.

In maths, we will be learning about doubling, halving and sharing, and continuing to develop our confidence in adding and subtracting. We will be learning about time to create our own superhero watches, and learning about money to buy lots of different items.

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.