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Townville Infants' School


Key Messages for Reception Children

On Thursday afternoons Ms Godber will be working with the class and on Friday mornings Mrs Burden will be working with class. 



We have PE on a Friday morning with Mrs Burden


Children should come to school in their uniform on P.E days and will change at school. 

Townville's P.E kit consists of black shorts (these need to be tight fitting) and a plain white t-shirt. P.E kits can be kept in suitable bags on the children's pegs until half term when we will send them home to be washed. 

As the weather becomes better, PE could be outdoors so trainers will need to be included with their kit.

Pumps are not necessary, this is a personal choice.


Reading/Phonics Homework 

For the first five weeks of school we worked together as a class to learn set 1 phonic sound. As your child developing on their reading Journey, they are now working in ability groups. Some children are still learning set 1 sounds and working on blending. These children will get a Marvellous Me sent home each day with a practice phonics video.  This maybe the sound they have learnt that day or a blending video from the Ruth Miskin Portal.  


If your child is further on their reading journey and is now blending and beginning to learn special friends and set 2 sounds they will bring home a sheet or a phonic book from their lessons and an additional home reading book. Please ensure these are returned to school daily.


In both cases, every time your child practices their phonics or reads their book please log it on Marvellous Me. Your child needs to achieve at least 20 reading logs in a half term for our reading treat. We only had 2 children achieve that this half term. Please support your child’s learning.


Letter formation Homework

Each week your child will bring home two letters to practice the formation of. We send this home on a Friday and ask that you return it the following week. Your children will receive a team point for returning their completed homework.

To support your child, please remind them of the letter formation rhyme, ask them to sit comfortably, check their pencil grip is correct and encourage them to adapt it if it is not and model writing the letters yourself. We ask the children to say the rhyme each time they form the letter and to ensure if it is sitting on the line.


Please see the attached documents to support with the phonics and letter formation.