King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

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Poppy class - Reception

Welcome to Poppy Class



The Staff in Poppy Class are:


Miss Greaves - Class Teacher (Mon-Thurs)

Mrs Lord - Class Teacher (Friday)

Mrs Lawrie - Teaching Assistant (Tues-Weds)

Mrs MartaTeaching Assistant

Miss George - Teaching Assistant & Lunchtime Supervisor


This half-term our topic is called:

Once Upon a Time 



This half-term we will be:


Reading and learning about a range of traditional tales

Learning to subitise using numbers to 5 

Learning to understand and use the words 'more' and 'fewer' 

Learning about how the number 6 can be made (5 &1, 4&2, 3&3)

Writing words and sentences 

Listening closely to different types of music and tapping/clapping/stamping out the pulse 

 Naming and exploring 3D shapes

Planting beans  

 Creating lots of different artwork and crafts including Chinese New Year lanterns, masks, puppets and Easter Cards


The phonics scheme that we follow at King Richards is called Little Wandle. Below, you can download a pronunciation guide to the sounds that we will be learning this term. 

Autumn 1 Sound Pronunciation Guide


We use tapestry in school to record your child's learning and to send messages and reminders. If you are not signed up or you are having any problems signing up to Tapestry, please speak to one of the adults who will be able to help you. 


Please share all of the wonderful things that you do at home with us via Tapestry, we love hearing about what the children do at home and this is so important. We would particularly like to hear about what your child enjoys doing at home and out of school.


This half-term our topic is called 'All About Me' so please send us any photos or information about your child's interests, their hobbies and achievements, their pets and who is in your family. 




Our PE day is a Wednesday. Your child will need a t-shirt, shorts/joggers and a pair of trainers. Your child can leave their PE kit at school on their peg. Please can you name all of your child's belongings.

Reading books are to be returned every Monday and your child will receive a new book on a Thursday. Please can you make sure that your child's reading record is signed. 


Please can you make sure all of your child's clothes and water bottles are clearly labelled. 







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 nursery? 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