Year 1 Book Character

Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to Reception

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

Assalaamu ‘alaikum and welcome to the new year!

I hope you have had a restful break and are ready to do lots of new learning and have fun experiences.

🌸🦕 Welcome Back to Summer Term 2 ! 🌸🦕

Welcome back to Summer Term 2! This term is packed with exciting learning opportunities. Our topic for this term is ‘Minibeasts’.

Recap from Last Term
Last half-term, we introduced the children to the fascinating world of minibeasts by observing the transformation of chicks. The children were thrilled to witness the daily growth and changes in the chicks. Our dear parents also joined in to see the chicks. I would like to extend a huge thanks to our parents for their excitement and support, which is invaluable for the children’s learning. Children learn by observing, and when they saw their parents’ interest and care towards Allah’s creatures, it helped them develop love and care for others.

Core Texts
To enrich our understanding of minibeasts, we will be reading:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Yuck, Worms! by Vivian French
Areas of Learning
Our minibeast topic will help us explore all seven areas of learning:

The children will create 3D minibeast models using various materials. This hands-on activity will enhance their creativity and fine motor skills.

Our focus will be on mass, capacity, volume, money, data handling, and solving word problems. These concepts will be explored through practical activities and interactive lessons.

We are beginning Phase 5 of our phonics program. The children will learn new sounds and read ELS (Essential Letters and Sounds) weekly allocated books. They will also take home sound-related reading books. Please ensure these books are looked after and returned to school daily. We encourage you to read with your child and provide feedback in their reading diary.

The science topic for this term is ‘Animals and Their Habitats.’ The children will learn about different habitats and the creatures that live in them, with a special focus on minibeasts.

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education):
This term, the children will work on understanding empathy and learning how to be considerate of other people’s feelings. Through discussions and role-playing, they will develop their social skills and emotional intelligence.

PE (Physical Education):
PE sessions will be held every Thursday. The children will engage in activities that develop essential team play skills, ball skills, and physical coordination. Please ensure your child wears appropriate PE kit on Thursdays.
How Can You Help?
Visit your local library with your child to borrow books related to minibeasts. This will support their learning and foster a love of reading.

Important Dates
End of Year Reports: Reports will be sent via email on 7th July. Following this, we will have parents’ meetings to discuss the reports in detail.

School Trip: InshaAllah, our whole school trip will take place this term. More details will be provided soon.

Eid-ul-Adha Celebrations: InshaAllah, we will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha this half-term. For those planning to perform Hajj, may Allah SWT accept your worship and duas. There will be a whole school Hajj production, with Early Years performing as well. Please look out for the production date.
We are excited to embark on this busy and fun-filled half-term and look forward to working with you and your children.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year. Please feel free to talk to any of us if you have any problems or queries.

The Reception Staff

Reception Staff

Assalaamu ‘alaikum,

I am excited to be working in Reception! I look forward to meeting you all Insha’Allah. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, or arrange a meeting after school.

Ustadha Ali is an experienced TA who will be helping all the children in their first year of school! 

Latest Reception News

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How You Can Help

  • Bring in any stories or books related to our topic that we can share in class.
  • Go to the library with your child and read stories related to the topic.
  • spend some time talking with your children about their school day.
  • Encourage child to eat with spoon or fork and clean their own plate after eating dinner.
  • Encourage your child to dress up independently/clean themselves appropriately when using toilets
  • Spend some time talking to children about personal hygiene
  • Spend some time talking to your child about looking after their belongings


  • Please ensure your child arrives promptly at school everyday, gates open at 8.20.
  • Dismissal for EYFS is 3.20, please ensure you are on time to collect your child.
  • Children must bring in their  school bags everyday
  • Correct school uniform will be checked on a daily basis, please ensure your child is in school wearing the correct school/PE uniform.
  • Please do not send your child wearing laced shoes, this may cause an accident.

Show and Tell will start each Monday. Please remember to check dates for when your child will take part. And please rehearse at home beforehand to make the session as beneficial as possible.

Children will recite Surah’s Fatiha-Masad every day and will continue to be trained in basic Islamic etiquettes, for example greeting one another with Salaam, saying Jazakhallah khair. This half term they will learning the names of different prayers, Fajr, Dhur, Asr, Maghreb and Ish’a. They will also taught the different prayer positions such as sujood, ruku etc. 
Please send the borrowed books back regularly so your child can take a new book home. Reading records must be signed in order for your child to receive a new reading book on Friday.

Homework is handed out every Friday and should be returned by Tuesday. We do keep a record of homework and reading, so please be punctual in completing and handing in homework. Homework is a very important aspect of learning in EYFS, please ensure your child completes homework regularly.

We always need small boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots, small plastic bottles, ribbons and material for our junk modelling. Please bring in anything you can find at home.
Your child is outdoors during the day whatever the weather, as the weather is rapidly getting cooler.They will need to have a warm jacket with a hood available every day.
Some children do have accidents during the day and we sometimes need to change their clothes. Please have a complete change of clothes in school in a named bag.

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