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Lionel Primary School

Working together to provide an educational environment that inspires, challenges and nurtures each child.


A big hello to Apples, Orange and Cherry classes


Members of Staff:

Apple Class- Mrs Hicks (Early Years Lead) and Ms Moran

Cherry Class- Mrs Kituyi and Miss Williams

Orange Class- Mrs Ressin and Mrs Kmiecik

Reception Cover Teacher – Mr O’Brien


Welcome back after the Easter break.  We hope that you all had a good rest and you are ready for an exciting term ahead!


This half term's topic is 'Tell Me a Story'.  During this half term the children will learn about six traditional tales – ‘The Gigantic Turnip’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’,  ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘No Dinner!’, ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’.  The children will have the opportunity to act out the different stories and take part in a range of activities across the seven areas of learning that are linked to the texts.

At the bottom of this section is the curriculum map of what the children will be learning and some ideas for you to do at home with your child.


 Other Key Information:


PE kits are now needed as the children are changing for PE lessons.  Please could you ensure that your child has a PE kit in a named bag that can stay on their peg.  We will send these home at the end of each half term for washing.  


Reading books  - Please continue to read with your child everyday and ensure that they always bring their reading folder to school with them.  Reading books will continue to be changed on a Thursday.


Rockets - If your child knows how to confidently read and write all of the words on their rocket, please send in the completed star slip to your child's teacher.  We will test rockets on a Friday.


'WOW' Moments - Please continue to upload any photos or videos of anything that your child does outside of school that makes you say WOW!  We love seeing these and watching the children share them with their peers.


Discussions with your child’s teacher

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we request that you email us with any questions or queries in order to reduce face-to-face contact and congestion when dropping off and collecting your child. The email address to use is:


This email will be checked daily and we will aim to respond to your query as soon as possible. 


Thank you for your continued support,


The Reception Team

Summer 1 Curriculum Map - Tell Me a Story

Reception Parents Learning Meeting Presentation

Read Write Inc. Ditties Reading Practice