hady primary school, chesterfield, derbyshire

Telephone: 01246 279254

Email: info@hadyprimaryschool.co.uk

Reception – Miss Skilton and Miss Sunderland

Spring 1 – Reception Class Newsletter

Our topic for this half term is ‘Can we switch it on?’ where we will be exploring technology. We are going to be using different technologies, exploring technology around the classroom, school and home. We will talk about being safe when using the internet and of course using child friendly computing resources. We are going to continue with phase 3 phonics using our letters and sounds scheme. This term we are going to be encouraging the children to use their phonic knowledge and apply this to their writing and reading more independently. Please support the children at home by encouraging them to practice writing as much as possible. This can be as simple as the children showing you the sound they have learnt in that day’s phonics, writing notes or cards to family members, or ‘helping’ you to write a shopping list. Most importantly try and make it fun. In maths we are continuing to build upon our number, shape and measure skills. The children need to be secure in counting to 20 and ordering these numbers, please support your child with this.

Tapestry will be used to share the children’s learning and progress with you. Please ensure you use this at home as well to show us what learning your child has been doing at home. Please see the grid below for a home learning task each week. Tapestry is an extremely useful tool to help us plan for your children, the more we see the more we can help the children reach their full potential. Please see us if you need any support with using tapestry.

For more information, please see our full newsletter at this link.  

Help Sheets

Parents’ Guide to Reading

Spelling Sheet

Maths prompt sheet

Websites to support reading at home.  EYFS & KS1

1. Reading with your child.


2. Tips for supporting reading.


3.  Helping your child to read.





We take safeguarding very seriously at Hady Primary School. If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 immediately.


Due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to offer our traditional open morning for prospective parents and pupils of our Reception class for September 2021. Instead, we have put together a virtual tour and introduction to our school and our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit. It is posted under our Early Years Foundation Stage page on the website, which can be found under the 'Our School' tab.

We are also hosting a virtual Question and Answer session for prospective parents via Google Meet. The meeting will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, 12th November and can be accessed via this link: meet.google.com/abi-hiqp-vfp

What's On

23/10/2020 - Break up for half term

02/11/2020 - INSET DAY

03/11/2020 - INSET DAY

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About Hady Primary School

We aim to provide information which is up to date, accurate, helpful and honest.  We hope it enables you to get the feel of the school and that the warmth of the community, the happiness of the pupils and our magnificent facilities and learning environment comes across.

Our school justifiably enjoys a good reputation in the area and we provide a good education for all.  Our recent SATs results in both KS1 and KS2 are in line or above national targets in all areas.