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Our Reception team includes:

RCP - Ms Parker, Miss Marston and Mrs Rahman

ROG - Miss O'Gorman, Mrs Chothia and Mrs Rahman

RAM - Mrs McCabe, Mrs Kenny and Mrs Afzal

What is our 'Book as a Hook'?

Our book hook for this term is ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’


We will be learning to use lots of ‘WOW WORDS’ to describe different animals (e.g. a furry rabbit or a spikey hedgehog) in our writing and will be creating our own versions of the story.

How exciting that we will become authors!

Supporting your child’s learning journey at home…How can you help?


Parents often ask us what they can do to help their child at home. One of the most valuable things you can do is to talk to your child about the learning that they have done during their time at school.


You could ask questions using our Seymour Park ‘language for learning’, such as…

*What did you learn today?

*What learning areas did you use today?

*Who helped you with your learning?

*What did you do to try your butterfly best?

*What made you wobble in your learning today?

*Were you challenged today?

In Reception…our thinking BLOOMS!


At Seymour Park, we use careful questioning to develop deeper thinking skills in our learners. Some of the key vocabulary that we will be using with your children can be seen in our display here. Starting on the yellow petal and moving clockwise around the flower to the orange petal, the vocabulary encourages increasingly deeper thinking and will feature in the challenges that your children will engage in.


This language that we use and teach the children to use, will help them to be able to talk about their learning and encourage them to think more deeply in all of their learning experiences. You could ask your children about their learning or discuss their home reading books, using some of these words to support their development at home.


Our learning for this half term…


In preparation for our Chinese New Year assembly, the heart of our learning will be exploring and experiencing Chinese culture and customs. We will be learning the story of Chinese New Year, tasting traditional foods, writing Chinese numbers and symbols, listening to traditional music, doing traditional Chinese celebration dances and experiencing many more exciting learning opportunities.


This is part of our Understanding of the World curriculum and will help us to appreciate and respect different cultures and traditions from around the world. We enjoy joining in with different family customs and routines.


Early Learning Goal: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.