Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Every individual child achieves

welcome to reception

Meet the Reception Team 

We are lucky to have a very experienced and enthusiastic EYFS team!

The team know all of the children really well and we meet weekly to discuss the needs and progress of all of the children in EYFS.





 w/b Monday 20th September

This week we have started to learn our Phase 2 phonemes.

s, a, t, p

There is an activity for you to take part in with your child on seesaw.


Blue Phonics Books

We will be sending home blue phonic books very soon!

Please use the pages as flashcards and help your child to learn each of the letters on sight.

There are some CVC words that your child could try to read on each page 

c-u-p = cup     d-o-g = dog


Please use this book for 5 min EVERYDAY!

It will really help your child to learn the letters and their sounds which, in turn, will support their reading and writing.

 Thank you.

Reading Books

We will be sending home reading books next Monday!

Every child will have a reading book and reading journal in a zippy wallet.

Please return this zippy wallet and book EVERY FRIDAY. We will then re issue a book EVERY MONDAY.


Reading daily with your child is so important in establishing good routines. It gives the children confidence and encourages them to try to read more words.



Reading Links


online e books (useful as we can only send one tangible book home per week)


Below is a list of high frequency words that the children will be beginning to read over the coming weeks and months.

Please remember that I, into, no, the, to, go are tricky words and you cannot sound these out.



Phonics for Parents/Carers

 We would usually have invited you in about this time to introduce how we teach phonics at Fairlight. Sadly we are unable to do this at this time and so we have included the powerpoint below.


Cued Articulation

We use cued articulation to help the children remember how to produce each sound.

The link below can support you to support your children! Enjoy!




We are recognising and ordering numbers 1-10 and finding one more and one less than a given number.




The children will need to wear a PE kit on THURSDAYS.

This consists of black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms.

A white or plain coloured t shirt.

A plain coloured jumper.



Please please only give your child ONE piece of fruit or veg for snack.

We also have the Government fruit scheme so they have one piece already.

No other food is allowed.

Thank you for your support with this.


You can choose your lunch everyday. Sometimes you may want to have a packed lunch and some days a school dinner.

Please remember that school dinners are FREE to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children!

Curriculum Overview Autumn 1

Introducing Seesaw our learning platform.

Your child will be coming home with an invitation to join a new learning platform, Seesaw. 

Please click below to be taken to the site.


Seesaw is an online learning platform that is accessible from most electronic devices connected to the internet and addresses some of the issues gathered from our parent feedback from the lockdown :

· Printing – worksheets not great - seesaw allows children to edit and adapt worksheets on their devices and submit.

· Access - some only could use tablets/phones - Seesaw is accessible from most devices.

Over the next few weeks we will be showing the children how to use the new platform in the event of any further lockdowns to help us to improve the delivery of our remote learning.


These are our learning superheroes

Can you be a Perseverance Pepito, a Creative Carla, a Risky Ronan, an Independent Isis and a Curiosity Colin?