Sparrows – Reception

Welcome to Sparrows class page.

We are a Reception Class.

Our teacher is Miss Hawthorne.

This is what our classroom looks like:


Download our topic list: topic dates 2020-2021 (1)
‘Magical Me’ topic overview: ‘Magical Me’ topic overview
Bird topic overview: bird topic overview

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

EYFS Newsletter – 21.9.20

EYFS Newsletter – 14.9.20


Hello Sparrows, what a busy week we have had! We have all enjoyed looking at the baby photographs that have been brought in and guessing who is in the photo. You have all grown so much and we talked about how we have changed from being a baby to now! We have also been doing lots of counting – I am so impressed by how well you can count already! On top of this, the children have been going on tours of the school to learn about where all the different classrooms are, as well as the school office and some of the other teachers! There has also been lots of creativity happening with children drawing wonderful pictures of themselves and our class bird – the Sparrow. The children have also loved their PE sessions and spending time in the Outdoor Learning Area.

Next week we will be continuing our topic of ‘Magical Me’ which will include drawing pictures of our families and learning more about our senses (including fruit tasting)! We will also be learning about Roald Dahl. Make sure you have a look at this weeks newsletter to find out even more about what we will be getting up to!

Also, please try to keep to your staggered drop-off and pick-up times to help us adhere to social distancing.

Miss Hawthorne


Wow Sparrows – what a wonderful first week we have all had! The children have all been amazing coming into school and remembering where to put all of their things. They have also had lots of fun making new friends, learning facts about our class bird and playing with and participating in lots of different activities. Well done, I am so proud of how well you have all been settling in!

Can I please remind parents that any fruit or vegetables that are brought into school for a snack must be labelled either a bag or small container. We have had lots of pieces of fruit and vegetables coming in and so it needs to be labelled so we know who owns them. Can I also ask that all pieces of clothing has names on them – especially coats and jumpers/cardigans. Many thanks.

Our new three week topic will be starting on Monday – ‘Magical Me’.  For this, please can you send in a baby photograph of your child with their name on the back.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I am looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday!

Miss Hawthorne

Here are some photographs from our first week at Sudley Infant School:


EYFS Newsletter – 7.9.20

Hello Sparrows!

It has been so lovely getting to speak to your parents this week to find out more about you all before you start next week. I even got to speak to some of you over the phone!

Some reminders:

  • 2 hour ‘Stay and Play’ sessions are happening on Monday (7th) and Tuesday (8th). Parents will have been given a date and time for this. Please remember, only one parent is to come into school and once your child has settled, you will leave via the classroom door. We also ask that parents stay socially distanced from other parents and staff. School book bags, PE bags and water bottles will be on sale on the day if needed.
  • children will enter school through green doors at the top of the big playground via the main entrance from Lugard Road. They will then be collected at the end of the day from our classroom door via the entrance on Milner Road.
  • make sure your child has both the indoor and outdoor PE kits. These will be kept in school, however, the children may come home in them once a week – if so, please bring it back in the next day.
  • from Wednesday 9th September children will enter school by themselves with the time they start and finish depending on their surname –
    • A-G = 8:40 – 3:05
    • H-N = 8:45 – 3:10
    • O-Z = 8:50 – 3:15

Over the course of next week, we will be learning about our class bird – the Sparrow. We will also be doing activities to get to know each other, learning about the school routines and spending time in the outdoor learning area.

See you all next week,

Miss Hawthorne

Listen to a special message from your class teacher.

Hello to all the new Sparrows,

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer! I am really looking forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into Sparrows. We are going to have so much fun together in our class and I am sure you are all going to make lots of new friends. I hope you are also excited to start in September and I am sure you all look very smart in your new uniforms!

See you all very soon,

Miss Hawthorne