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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.

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.


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During this half term, we will be covering two main topics, the first being Transport. Reception will be learning about different types of transport, and using this to inform their learning in many ways – in maths we will be using 2D shapes to create pictures of different types of transport, and conducting surveys to find out which ones are our favourite and least favourite! In literacy, we will be labelling cars, and writing our own passports to travel around with!

We have set up a new Garage role play area indoors, and the children have enjoyed “fixing” our broken cars, and working with customers. The children have enjoyed using the large outdoor construction equipment to create trains, cars, buses and aeroplanes.


During the second part of the term, we will be looking at Fairytales. We will be reading and learning many popular fairytales, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Little Pigs. During this time, we will be looking at size and capacity in maths, and solving problems in these areas. In literacy, we will begin to re-tell stories and take on roles of characters, and develop our confidence in writing sentences, using full stops and capital letters!


Throughout the term, the children will also be learning about Chinese New Year and Pancake Day, and we will talk about why and how they are celebrated.




Excitingly, Reception children will be taking part in our Outdoors days every other Tuesday with Miss Allen, where we get to go to Hinchingbrooke Country Park and take our learning outdoors. These days can be found on the calendar of our school website. On these days, please ensure your child comes to school in outdoor clothes that you are happy to get dirty, and please ensure they have a pair of wellies in school to use too. The children will need their school uniform in a named bag, to change back into after lunch.

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.