Brunswick Primary School

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Home learning Learning Quest Booklets Letters Home

Optional home learning ideas, linked to our topics!  

Here are some basic sheets that you can download and print off at home to practise letters,numbers and cutting

**Letter formation**

**Number formation**

**Cutting skills (fine motor)**




Play Doh Challenge

Now that everyone has their pot of playdoh keep watching the website for each week's playdoh challenge. If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will find the challenge. It will be displayed in classroom windows on a Friday too. Good luck and happy making! 


Week beginning 18.09.17

We have introduced a character called Wizzy Wizz to the children in maths. We would love some help to find his lost numbers!

Wizzy Wizz letter for home


2016 -2017

'Summer talk' - ideas to support children's communication skills over the summer.

Climbing home learning.

Balancing home learning.

Pirates home learning.

Under the Sea home learning.

**Key words - complete list**

Seaside pencil control.

Music and sound home learning.

Butterfly home learning.

Very Hungry Caterpillar pencil control.

Very Hungry Caterpillar maths booklet.

Chinese New Year home learning.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt home learning.

Goldilocks home learning.

Winter home learning.

Christmas home learning.

Bonfire night home learning.

Autumn home learning.

The Gingerbread Man home learning.

Billy Goats Gruff home learning.

Little Red Riding Hood home learning.





 Curriculum maps sharing with you what we're learning each half term!



Autumn 1 & 2 2017.

Informing Parents Aut 1 2017

Informing Parents Aut 2 2017


Spring 1 2018

Informing Parents Spr 1 2018

Spring 2 2018

Informing Parents Spr 2 2018


Summer 1 2018

Informing Parents Sum 1 2018




















All the important information we'd like to share with you! 

Welcome to the new school year! Its an exciting time for you and your child. Keep an eye on this space for notes and letters informing you about what is coming up.




Superhero Dress Up Day

On Monday 23rd July the children can come to school dressed as their favourite superhero. All creations welcome! 


Reception Workshare

Tuesday 17th July


Come along at look at what your child has been doing in class. 


Pirate Day 

The last week of half term (21st – 25th May) will be ‘Pirate’ themed.  On FRIDAY 25TH May we will be dressing up as pirates! We have planned lots of activities including a treasure hunt, making treasure maps and telescopes, pirate games and we hope to have a pirate visiting!


If you have any stories, props or resources which will add to our enjoyment, please talk to your child’s class teacher.


Reception Trip to Hove Beach

Reception would like to visit the beach as part of our 'Big Splash' topic.

Rabbit and Fish classes would like to go on Monday 14th May from 9.30-10.30am.

Duck and Hamster classes would like to go on Tuesday 15th May, from 9.30-10.30am. 


However, we need lots of support from our lovely parents to make this trip happen! If you are able to help on the trip and you are DBS checked please see the sign up sheets by the Reception classrooms. 


Reception Workshare

Hamster and Fish: Thursday 22nd March (8.50-9.20)

Rabbit and Duck: Friday 23rd March (8.50-9.20)

Come along at look at what your child has been doing in class. 


Bear Day 

On Friday 9th February Reception will be having a Bear Day. Your child can come to school dressed as a bear that day. We will be doings lots of fun bear things (making sandwiches, making ears and going on a bear hunt!)

Bear dress up ideas


Bear Letter

After the Christmas Holidays we would like the children to bring in a teddy bear as part of our new topic 

Bear Letter 


Reception Christmas Parties

We will be having our Reception Christmas Parties on Tuesday 19th December. Sign up sheets for food will go up next week. 

Christmas Party Letter 


Reception Christmas Plays

Programmes for the play are now available to collect from the school office (2 per family)


Non-uniform day

Friday 24th November 2017 to raise donations for the Winter Fair.


Reception Christmas Plays

The Reception Christmas Plays will be on the following dates:

Rabbit and Duck - Tuesday 5th Dec (9.30 am)

Hamster and Fish - Wednesday 6th Dec (9.30 am)

More information will be going out this week to do with costumes.

Programmes for the plays will be available soon.


Park Walk - 7th and 8th November 

Reception will be going on our first trip; a walk around St Ann's Well Park. See the classroom notices for sign up sheets next week as we will need volunteers 

Pre-walk information sheet


Party at the Palace - Friday 13th October 2017

Children can come into school dressed up as their favourite fairytale character. See letter below

Party at the Palace letter 


Note for your diaries!

Phonics for Parents Meeting 

Friday 3rd November 2017

2.30pm -3.15pm (Hall 2)

Come and find out how we teach phonics. See Mr Cowley for more information. 


Parents Evenings - Autumn Term

We will be holding Parents Evenings for Reception children on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th October. A letter has now gone out. Please choose a time slot and return to your class teacher if you would like an appointment.

Parents Evening Letter - Autumn Term


We would like to invite parents and carers to an initial ‘Meet the Teachers’ meeting to give people an opportunity to receive information and ask questions relating to your child’s new class! The meetings will last for 30 minutes.

Rabbit; 18.09.17  9.20am – 9.50am
Duck; 19.09.17  9.20am – 9.50am
Hamster; 20.09.17  9.20am – 9.50am
Fish; 21.09.17 9.20am – 9.50am

There is also an additional meeting to learn about the EYFS curriculum; please feel free to come along to one of the meetings on Friday 22nd September 2017 The dates and times are as follows:
Reception Curriculum Talk; 22.09.17 9.20am – 9.50am or 2.40pm – 3.10pm

Here are some booklets to help with your child's learning 

How we teach writing booklet

How we teach maths booklet

How we teach reading booklet

Informing Parents Aut 1 2017

What to Expect Guide - This is a really useful guide about what we expect from your child in Reception. We work mainly on the 40-60 month bracket, working towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of the year.




























Reception E Safety

Knowing about E Safety is so important for Reception children that we've added this section about what's good and bad about the internet and ways you can get yourself out of bad situations. The website we've chosen even has fun games you can play while learning E Safety. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. Please click on the picture below to enter the website.