Puffins – Reception

Welcome to Puffins Class Page

We are a Reception class

Our class teacher is Miss O’Kane


Reading Books

Your child has been allocated two reading books. Please send these to school each day alongside their reading record book. One of the books is a phonic book and one is a story book. Please listen to your child read one of their books each day. Some of the books will have no words in them these books focus on developing children’s language and comprehension skills. Please discuss the story with your child and look at the pictures also practise turning the pages in the correct order. Get your child to look for familiar sounds in the story if they cannot read the words. Some of the books will have key words/sounds on the front or back cover. Please look at the front page in the reading record book as there is guidance for parents/carers. Please write a positive comment each time you listen to your child read one of their books. In the reading record there are log in details for Active Learn, your child will have books allocated on there to read they can be found in ‘My Stuff.’ We ask that water bottles are not put in book bags to prevent reading books being damaged.

Happy reading!


Download our list of topics

topic dates 2020-2021 (1)




Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see whats coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 28.9.20

Shape Hunt

This week the puffins have been learning about shapes and patterns. We went on a shape hunt on the playground and found lots of circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. We even found a leaf that was a pentagon shape!

Senses Lesson

This week we explored our 5 senses. The puffins tasted different fruits, completed a smelling test and decribed how different obects felt in the feely box.


Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see whats coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 21.9.20

Hello Puffins,

Wow, we have had a very busy week! We have had French and Spanish sessions with our language teachers and learnt some simple greetings and how to say ‘My name is…’ in both langauges.

We have had so much fun playing outside in the lovely weather: riding the bikes and scooters, building houses, playing in the kitchen area and den and lots more! Take a look at some of the photos of us enjoying the outside area.

Maths work: We have been doing lots of counting this week. We have played dominos and practiced parking our numbered cars in the correct parking space.


Next week we will be drawing and labelling pictures of our families, trying different fruits and learning about Roald Dahl.

First Week

Well done puffins for finishing your first week of school! You have all been so sensible and grown up when coming into class in the morning. I have really enoyed getting to know you and watching you have fun with your new friends. This week we learnt all about our class bird – the puffin. We learnt lots of interesting facts such as that a puffins beak changes colour throughout the year. Take a look at some of our puffin paintings!


Next week we will start our 3 week topic ‘Magical Me’. Magical me topic overviewWe will be talking about our likes and dislikes, looking at pictures of ourselves as babies and painting a picture of ourselves. Please send your child into school with a photograph of themselves as a baby with their name written on the back. They will be discussing how they have changed and all of the amazing things that they have learnt to do since they were a baby.


Water bottles – Please send your child into school carrying their water bottle. They should not go inside the book bag as they can leak.

Fruit -Our fruit deliveries have started again so your child will be provided with a free piece of fruit each day. If you would still like to send in an additional piece, please make sure that this is in a named bag. Please do not send in more than one piece of fruit per day.

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see whats coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 14.9.20

EYFS Newsletter – 7.9.20

Drop Off & Pick Up Times

To help maintain social distancing measures we have introduced staggered drop off and pick up times for the children. We have grouped the children alphabetically to ensure that children within the same family have got the same 5 minute time slot. If you have children in different year groups at Sudley Infant School please ensure that you pick up the younger child first.


  • A-G – 8:40 – 3:05

  • H-N – 8:45 – 3:10

  • O-Z – 8:50 – 3:15



Listen to a special message from your class teacher.

Bird topic overview

bird topic overview

Puffins Clasroom

Hello Puffins,

We look forward to welcoming you into your new class. We have lots of activities planned and I am sure that you will make lots of new friends!

See you all very soon,

Love Miss O’Kane