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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:



Class Teachers




         Miss Riley       Mrs Jensen          Miss Way

       Hamilton Class   Donaldson Class     Seacole Class


To contact a class teacher please email:



Support Staff



                  Mrs Preece              Miss White



                          Miss Willows                   Mrs Nita 




               Miss Lloyd-Evans            Mr Stocks




                               Mrs Puri




Meet the Teachers!






Autumn Term 1


Kids Playing with Blocks

Welcome to Reception at Milton Hall Primary School. 




Important Dates for your Diary


Children in Reception complete a staggered entry! 
Please see dates below or contact your child's teacher for more information.   

1:1 Parent Meetings 
Friday 2nd September - Thursday 8th September
Please attend the appointment at the time allocated to you.


Stay and Play Sessions

Reception parents and children visit their new classrooms for a stay and play. 

Please attend session at time allocated to you.


Morning and Afternoon Sessions 

Children will attend either the morning or afternoon sessions.
Monday 12th September - Tuesday 20th September 


Morning Session - Arrival time 8:45am / Collection time 11:15am 

Afternoon Sessions - Arrival time 12:30pm / Collection time 3:00pm


All children will attend school for the morning session and stay for lunch on the following days: 

Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of September 

Arrival time 8:45am / Collection Time 12:45pm 


Starting Monday 26th September


All children attend Reception full time / all day.




All children will attend school full time
Monday to Friday 8:45 am - 3:00 pm 

Entrance and exit via Summercourt Road Entrance


 STEAM Project - Dress to Express Yourself

For more information, please check Tapestry Memos. 







You can find more information about school lunches on our school website.


Healthy Lunch


Please order your child's lunch a week before using the 'SCHOOL GATEWAY' App. 

Please note: Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 cannot bring a lunch in from home.



Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for all weather - especially for upcoming summer weather.

In Reception, we value the learning that happens inside and outside of the classroom and enjoy all seasons.

Summer Sun                

Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled!

What are we learning about this term?

It's Good to be Me!




What makes me unique? Why do we not all look the same? What do different parts of the body do? 
Children will explore differences between themselves and others. They will look closely at themselves in mirrors and photographs and identify features which makes them unique. Children will draw self-portraits, talk about their interests, likes and dislikes and represent themselves positively. Children will  talk about their personal experiences (including birthdays) and compare these experiences with others. Children will be introduced to  different body parts through songs and stories. They will explore different resources using their senses and will talk about how to keep their bodies healthy. Children will also explore the different ways in which they can move their bodies.  


Where do I belong? Who do I aspire to be? 
Children will be empowered to work collaboratively as part of their class, with their new friends and teachers. Children will explore their new learning environments (including dinner hall, library and additional learning spaces). They will develop their independence and engage in daily reflections to think about what they have achieved, the choices they have made and what they have appreciated. Children will be encouraged to set themselves goals and talk about their future aspirations. 

What makes a family? Who are the special people in my family? Where does my family come from? 

Children will focus on their own families and special relationships at home. They will identify different family members including extended family.  They will explore concepts of older and younger as well as bigger and smaller. Children will celebrate their families by sharing photographs and videos with their friends and will talk about ways they can care for their families. 

Who helps me at school and in my community? What is a hero? How do community heroes help us? 

Children will learn about the roles of the different people in their immediate community and school. They will think about the different adults they  meet and what roles and responsibilities they have. Children will walk around our school and talk to different people including office staff, kitchen staff, site manager and head teacher. 


Reception are using Mathseeds!



Mathseeds teaches kids aged 3-9 the core maths and problem solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun,
highly interactive and rewarding lessons. Mathseeds combines highly structured lessons with fun motivational elements
that keep children engaged and keen to learn.


We will be using Mathseeds as a class at school and we strongly
encourage families to log on and use Mathseeds at home throughout the week.
As your child progresses through the lessons, their teacher will be updated on their progress and the levels will become more challenging.


If you require your child's log-in details, please contact their teacher! 

What is... RWI?



This year, your child will be taking part in a daily Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics session. 

This is a very successful programme that will enable your child to read and write independently and confidently. Each day your child will learn a new sound and will be taught how to put these sounds together to read words. They will also practice writing these letters and gain the knowledge and skills to write words and simple sentences independently.


  Sound Set 1

Week 1: m  a  s  d  t
Week 2: i  n  p  g  o

Week 3:  c  k  u  b  f
Week 4:  e  l  h  sh  r
Week 5: j  v  y  w  th
Week 6:  z  ch  qu  x  ng/nk.



Sound Set 2

ay - may I play?
ee - what can you see?

igh - fly high

ow - blow the snow

oo - poo at the zoo

oo - look at the book

ar - start the car

or - shut the door

air - that's not fair!

ir - whirl and twirl

ou - shout it out

oy - boy with a toy



Please help your child by hearing, saying and writing the new sounds. You can also help by reading and practicing words that contain the new sounds.  Please ensure your child's Home Learning Book is returned daily. If you have any questions about your child's home learning, don't hesitate to ask one of the reception teachers.



Click the link below to watch a video about how to help your child with sound blending: 

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. 


We will create an account for your child and send home log-in information soon!  




Teach Your Monster to Read



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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