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Happy Chinese New Year 2024 - the Year of the Dragon

Iris Class - Reception (F2)

Iris Class

This year, your adults are... 

Miss Keith Class Teacher / Mrs Pandya Teaching Assistant / Mrs Marta Teaching Assistant /

 Mrs Parker Teaching Assistant / Miss George Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Iris Class page.

If anyone has any worries or concerns, please do speak to one of the available adults who will help you at drop off or pick up. There is no worry too small!





Our topic this term is called What can I be when I grow up?



This half-term we will be:


In maths we will be... 

Alive in 5! • Mass and capacity • Growing 6, 7, 8 • Length, height and time • Building 9 and 10 • Explore 3D shape


In English we will be...

Form lower-case and capital letters correctly in name • write words with known letter– sound correspondences • write some tricky words • write a list


In our Personal, social and emotional learning...

Where do I live? Know that I share my city with many people from many countries


In our Understanding the world learning...

What is in Leicester? • Recognise some environments that are different from the one in which they live

Can I talk about the meaning in a story?

 Can I tell a friend or an adult a story that I’ve heard from a religion? 

 I can talk about important people in the news and stories

I can talk about what I’ve heard in assembly – from a story or a visitor. 

Festivals and special occasions:

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras/Pancake Day/Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year

Understand the importance of exercise, eating well, sleeping and good hygiene on health

Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.

Narborough Road past and present


In our Expressive arts and design we will be...

Making finger puppets

Listening to songs from around the world 

Creating our own inventions in DT


Year overview for Reception 2023-24


Things to do at home...


Don't forget you can access helpful videos about our phonics scheme here:

Little Wandle


We hope that you are enjoying reading with your children now we have started to send their books home with them. 


Through our assessments, we have noticed that lots of the children are struggling to blend sounds together. This means, they can say the sounds individually, C-A-T, but then can't read the whole word as 'cat.' You can play games like this...: 

Balloon Phonics Game help them with this skill!



Please take any opportunity to include counting into your daily routine. Can you count the stairs as you walk down them? Can they show you how many they have on their fingers? Can they spot numbers whilst they are out and about?




We expect our children to take responsibility for their classroom and toys; it is their space to care of. We will always support our children to be independent learners and you can help with this by encouraging them to dress/undress independently, helping to prepare meals (using tools safely) and having small responsibilities around the house such as pairing socks and putting their toys away.



Joining the Library


We believe that stories and reading is one of the most important things to share and we wouldn't want anyone to miss out. Joining the library and borrowing books is completely free. Our closest library is on Narborough Road (although there are lots of libraries all over the city). There are no forms to fill in, just drop in with some proof of ID. Why not pop in after school? You can join for free and start borrowing today!


You can find out more information about our nearest library, Westcotes, by clicking below:


Westcotes Library, Narborough Road

PE day is Thursday. Children will need black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps

Forest day is Friday. Please send your child in old, warm clothes which you don't mind them getting muddy. Old waterproof shoes and warm coat are also required.

Book change day is Thursday. Please bring their folder to school on Thursday mornings.