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Milton Hall Primary School

‘Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it.’


Our aim is to make every child feel valued and happy because that is when learning is most effective.



This year your child will interact with a colourful environment filled with new friends, exciting activities and hands-on adventures! Join us on our adventure here:







  Mrs Taylor-Prior       Miss Burton           Miss Hayes







       Miss Way              Mrs Gates           Miss Eaves







      Mr Jensen         Mrs Montgomery       Miss Southgate

What will we be learning about? - Curriculum Newsletter: SUMMER TERM 2

Home Learning Project - SUMMER TERM 2






Key Dates: SUMMER Term 2



There are lots of important dates coming up this term in Reception. We’ve made a list to make sure you don’t miss any!


- Friday 15th June – Library Visit (All Reception parents invited to accompany their class to The Forum in Southend)

- Tuesday 19th June – Race For Life

- Friday 22nd June – KS1 Sports Day

(All parents invited from 1:30 - 3:00pm)


**NEW to YEAR 1 Parents Information Session

Tuesday 26th June, 9:00 – 10:00am, Big Hall**


LOWRY CLASS Graduation 2:40-3:00 – Tuesday 26th June

TURNER CLASS Graduation 2:40-3:00 – Wednesday 27th June

BAILEY CLASS Graduation 2:40-3:00 – Thursday 28th June

*All parents/carers are invited to attend their child’s graduation.



- Monday 2nd July Reception children will be entering through the Main Gate by themselves. Getting ready for Year 1!

- Friday 6th July – Whole School Transition Day

- Thursday 12th July – EXHIBITION EVENING

(Come meet your new teacher and see your new classroom)



Friday 13th July, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us for a picnic on the School Field, All Family and friends welcome to join us J


Our last term in Reception is going to be action packed! This term is all about supporting the children’s spiritual and moral development. Our key question this term is; Should Goldilocks say sorry? We will reflect on the idea of right and wrong and the actions of individuals. This will encourage some interesting discussions. 


In Literacy we will be continuing to learn Set 3 Sounds; the alternate spelling of the sounds learnt so far. The children will be introduced to a variety of new sounds each week. Have fun looking at all the different ways you can make these sounds. Keep an eye out for any information coming home which you can always find in the Boomerang Folders


Kids Playing with Blocks








RNLI Visit

RNLI Visit 1 All of Reception went to an RNLI Assembly.
RNLI Visit 2 We learnt about the different boats they use.
RNLI Visit 3 We also learnt about the meaning of the flags.
RNLI Visit 4 The students tried on some Lifeguard clothing.
RNLI Visit 5 The teachers had a race to put on the jumpsuit!
RNLI Visit 6 Future lifeguards :)

Night Owls

Night Owls 1
Night Owls 2
Night Owls 3
Night Owls 4
Night Owls 5
Night Owls 6
Night Owls 7
Night Owls 8
Night Owls 9

Police Officer and Fire Fighter Visitors!

100 Days at School!

A Day in Reception

A Day in Reception 1 Drama with Mr Buxton
A Day in Reception 2 Pumpkin carving
A Day in Reception 3 Play-dough shapes
A Day in Reception 4 Turn-taking
A Day in Reception 5 Obstacle courses!
A Day in Reception 6 Cooking. Yum!
A Day in Reception 7 Indoor PE - Yoga
A Day in Reception 8 Exploring outside
A Day in Reception 9 Investigating



Home Readers

This term the children in Reception will be encouraged to take home a reading book. These will be borrowed from our classrooms  and kept in the Boomerang folders. This is a great chance for you to share a story with your child and help build a love of reading! 


Please do encourage your child to read with you at home and help them with their challenges in their home learning book.  We recommend 5 minutes a day and remember to make it fun!



Inside your Boomerang folders you can find some Sound Tiles. These tiles are the exact same as the magnetic letters we use at school to help us learn to segment and blend. Please use these as part of your home learning and help your child build their confidence with sounds. 



Teach Your Monster to Read

Have you been on to access Teach Your Monster to Read? This will help your child learn their sounds and begin learning how to blend and segment words. Great for beginning readers! Click the picture below to go to the website. You can find your child's login details in their Homework Book.  





How should I say the sounds? - RWI. Pronunciation Guide

This video from Ruth Miskin shows you how to pronounce sounds in a pure way. This will help your child to hear each individual sound more easily which will give them the confidence when spelling and writing. For more information and videos, please visit or ask one of our lovely Reception teachers; they are more than happy to help!

RWI SET 2 and 3 sounds

Barnaby Bear could be coming home with you!


Each week, Barnaby will choose a child to go home with for the weekend. Barnaby loves to go on adventures. If you go to the park or beach, take Barnaby with you - he likes to explore. Barnaby Bear has his very own scrapbook so that you and your child can write about your awesome adventures together. It would be great if you could take some photos also or even draw some pictures. We can't wait to hear all about your time with Barnaby Bear!

Welcome Parents/Carers to RMeasimaths.

“With RMeasimaths, parents and carers can support their children in activities and exercises that are consistent with how they learn in class and with the built-in support materials, parents and children can work through challenges together.”

RMeasimaths is available to download on the iTunes Store (iPads only) and the Android app store. Follow the link below to log in. 

Little Red Riding Hood

Imagine if Little Red riding hood was made into a film by Bailey class. Well we did and here is our trailer showing what an amazing film it would be.

Jack and the beanstalk

In Lowry class we have been learning the story of Jack and the beanstalk. Here is our version that we made with Mr Cutler.

Dear Zoo

Some of our amazing learners worked with Mr Cutler bring to life the book "Dear Zoo"

Our Reception School Council Representatives

Our Reception School Council Representatives  1 Hannah, Harley, Harrison, Nevaeh, Zayn and Amelia



We welcome a £1 voluntary contribution towards class
funds each week. This helps with the purchase of
exciting resources for crafts, cooking ingredients and
the funding of special events and end of term celebrations!





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