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Homelinks Reception

Our Topic this half term will be

Traditional Tales

Week beginning: 18TH March 2019

This week we shall be focusing on

The Runaway Chapatti

Here are some areas we shall be looking at in class this week that you could try at home...


We will be reading the story of ‘The Runaway Chapatti’ to describe the main events and sequence the story .The children will also be trying to use their phonics to write letters to the Chapatti Man to try and help him. To encourage your child to use their phonics at home you could ask them to help you write your shopping list – remember the words do not have to be spelt correctly, they just need to make phonic sense (chapatti would be written by most of the children –chapatee).


We shall be looking at money and learning about different amounts; at home the children could do some coin rubbings on paper or sort out loose change into groups of the same coin. What does your child notice about the coins? Can they name the number on the coins?

Family Challenge

Remember your Family Challenges are due in this week. Don’t forget to make your favourite traditional tales character with your child to bring in and show us.


We shall be sending out a technology questionnaire with your child this week. Please complete this at home and then bring back into us. This is to show us what technology your child can use at home.

Dates for your Diary

Thursday 28th March

Parents’ Math Session 9:15am or 2:00pm

Monday 1st April

Reception Class Assembly for parents

Tuesday 2nd April

Reception Spring Party (PTA) 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday 5th April

PTA Easter Bonnet Competition/End of term