Reception Bulletin w/c 18th March

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Week commencing 18th March


This week we will be learning the or sound as in corn and for.  See the videos below from Geraldine the Giraffe and Mr Thorne to see what you can do at home 🙂

If the children would each like to bring in a small ‘or’ object (labelled with their name if they want it back) or a story about a horn or a sword, the teachers would love to see them.

Blending practice is available at the Dinosaur Egg Game at Level 13 focuses on the ‘or’ digraph.

The tricky word we will be learning is little, as in, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.


In Maths we will be learning to count down from 20 to 0. There is some practice popping balloons in the right order at


Our topic focus this half-term is Up In The Air. This week we will be learning about inventions which travel through the air such as rockets and parachutes. If you would like to try there are some instructions for making a parachute at:


This week the students will study :

  • The Arabic letters:  ظ))  ( Tharf – Envelope  ) (Thfer  – Nail ) ( Thel – Shadow )
  • The long Sound : ( ظا – ظو- ظي- ظيـ )
  • Unit : Fruits  (Orange  – Bourtoukala – Banana-Mawz  )
  • Activity : Relating to the letter (ظ )
  • Song : The letter ( ظ )

   سيدرس الطالب هذا الأسبوع

(حرف ( ظ ) ( ظرف – ظفر – ظل )

(وحدة الفواكه : ( البرتقال – الموز )

( الصوت الطويل : ( ظا – ظو – ظي – ظيـ )

(نشاط : بطاقة عيد الأم )

(النشيد (ظٌ – ظفرٌنظفناه           طال قليلً فقصصناه


International Day – Don’t forget we will be wearing home country National Dress on Wednesday 28th February.

Swimming Lessons will begin immediately after the Spring holidays. The children enjoy the experience even more if they feel confident about changing into, and out of, their swimming costumes.  Therefore please can we ask that you take the opportunity to help your child to practise taking off and putting on their own clothes over the coming weeks. If your child is already super independent about dressing perhaps they could practise rolling their own swimming towel and  Rest assured though that the teachers will be there to help with any tricky bits and encourage independence.