Class RH 2018 - 2019

Mrs Hughes

Mrs Hughes

Mrs Beeston

Mrs Beeston

Welcome to RH

Our Summer term curriculum:


  • As the weather is so changeable please can you ensure that your child brings a coat and a change of clothes (including named wellies).

  • Children need a labelled water bottle to bring to school each day.

  • P.E. kits need to be in school Monday-Friday (black shorts, a white 'Leighton Academy' t-shirt and trainers). We will be having P.E.on a Wednesday morning this term.

  • Snack money is a voluntary contribution of £10.00 to cover next half term (payable on Arbor).

  • Homework


  • Please read with your child at least 3 times a week and note this in the blue reading diary.Please sign your child's reading diary so that we know they have read at home.

  • When your child has read 10 times at home they will receive a certificate.

  • In class, we have a 'Home Reading Challenge' where your child will partcipate in 'climbing' up the beanstalk every time they have read 10 times at home. When they reach the castle (after 50 reads), they will receive a special prize!

  • Read the book to your child before they read it to you so that it is familiar to them.

  • Allow your child to look at the pictures as they read.

  • Encourage your child to point to each word as they say it.

  • Read each book more than once.

  • Mathletics

  • Children should complete one Mathletics certificate per week (1000 points).

  • Children will show their certificates in a fortnightly achievement assembly.

  • Initially you will want to help your child with their Mathletics but we encourage independence once your child if familiar with the activity.

  • Your child's teacher will assign them a weekly task which may be repeated to allow opportunities to build independence.

Summer Term 2019


Talk For Writing Books:



     The Three Billy Goats Gruff                                        The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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              Jack and The Beanstalk                                                        Non-Fiction - At the Farm       


In maths we shall be looking at: 

  • Using Numicon to:

  • Work out simple number sentences using addition and subtraction.
  • Look at patterns when counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
  • Explore patterns when halving, doubling and looking at odds and evens.
  • Solve money problems.
  • Understand number bonds.


  • Using measuring tools and equipment to estimate and/or order by length and weight.

  • Look at the measurment of time using the correct terminology.

  • To use marks to estimate, record and interpret data.Thinking Brain Question Mark - Free Large Images


  • Counting in 2's , 5's and 10's

  • Combining coins

  • Using 10 Frames



As part of a topic on 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' we will have the opportunity to observe the caterpillars growing then transforming into butterflies. The children can observe, discuss and make representations of this metamorphosis as it progresses.

We will be very excited when we let the butterflies go!

Reception Visit to Tatton Park


Early in July, we will be going on a trip to Tatton Park to visit the farm and to learn about the animals. We will also be visiting the mansion and its grounds to participate in a 'traditonal tales' role play scenario, using the natural environment as a background scene.

Letters will be sent to parents in due course with additional information - please check your child's blue wallett regularly.


Teddy Bear's Picnic

To finish our year in Reception, we will be holding our annual 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' where the children will participate in games and then have their own boxed picnic to share with their teddies. You will be notified nearer to the time to bring a teddy in with your child for this day.



Parent/carer stay and read - Friday Mornings

You are invited to come into class for the summer term and read with your child at the start of the morning (every Friday 8.35-8.50).

Parents or carers are welcome - please only one person per child due to limited space.

We look forward to seeing you !

Have a lovely summer!

Contacting the Team

Mrs Hughes:

Mrs Beeston:

Drop-in Session: Fridays (Please see Mrs Hughes to arrange a time).

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Hughes and Mrs Beeston

Contact the School

Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Head of School - Mrs Samantha Thompson
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe

Principal email address -

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Contacts for Information -
Mrs T German - Business Manager
Ms J Morris - Bursar
Mrs H Holding - Clerical Officer
Mrs D O'Reilly - Admin Assistant

Senco -
Mr N Jones -
Mrs L Schofield -

Pastoral & Welfare Manager -
Mrs Z Dow -

Tel: 01270 814016