King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

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Attendance in KS1 is now at 94.6%! Please keep working with us to raise this even more - every day in school adds to your child's learning and understanding!

Poppy class - Reception

Welcome to Poppy Class


The Staff in Poppy Class are:


Mrs Harper - Class Teacher

Mrs MartaTeaching Assistant

Miss George - Teaching Assistant & Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss Ahmed: Teaching Assistant


Our Summer 1 topic is Once upon a time


This half-term we will be reading

Jack and the Beanstalk

Hansel and Gretel

Puss in Boots

The Ugly Ducking

The Enormous Turnip

Cuckoo/Cucu: A Mexican Folktale


In maths we will be...

Counting and using  numbers to 20 and beyond including how to add and subtract.

In English we will be...

Write words with known letter– sound correspondences • write tricky words • write a lists and captions


In our Personal, social and emotional learning...

Learning about the morals in the fairy stories

In our Understanding the world learning...


Finding meaning in our stories


Festivals and special occasions: Eid

know the order of the seasons



say what plants need to live and grow

draw simple pictures of plants from what is observed



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

Robot Junk model


Area of focus:

Exploring the power of creativity


Robot Junk model


Area of focus:

Exploring the power of creativity

How tall can you make your beanstalk?

Focus: materials and joining

How do I make a healthy soup?

Use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently

Understanding the importance of healthy food choices




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. Please write a comment in your child's diary when you have heard them read.


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

teach your monster to read help them with this skill!

Reception Long Term Plan

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

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

We will change the children's books every Thursday.

Every Friday is Fun Friday. We go to Forest School and the children will need appropriate clothing for the weather.