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Welcome to Reception at Bedford Primary School. We are delighted to have met all of our new children either on home visits or during visits to school. We are looking forward to beginning our journey towards becoming happy, confident Bedford learners ready to face each new challenge set in class. Our teachers are really excited to have the opportunity to work with our new families and hope to work together to create the very best opportunities for our children. We have high expectations at Bedford and our children and families should know that they must:-

* Read every day at home

* Complete homework set on a Friday and return by Wednesday

* Wear full uniform

* Have PE kit in school for the half term

* Bring a water bottle to school

* Come and see us if they have any questions or worries.


Please click on the link below to see our Long Term Plan for 2017

Long Term Plan 2017-18

Click above for three really useful documents packed with top tips and advice to support our new reception children to ensure that they get the most out of school.  


Activities to support your child with reading at home:

  • Fred Games

Fred is a frog who can say and read words only as pure sounds.  He cannot say whole words.  The team at Read Write Inc phonics have put together some 'Fred Games' for parents to use to support their children when they are learning how to blend sounds together to build words.  Click below to watch the video and to read the PDF leaflet for more Fred Talk ideas.

  • Pure Sounds

Learn how to pronounce pure sounds from Set 1 sounds, through to Set 3 sounds with the help of 5-year old Sylvie.  Click on the link below to watch the video.

  • Story time at home: an essential part of your child's reading journey.  Click on the link below to watch the video.


  • Use your letter sound flashcards to teach the first 30 letter sounds.

Clear, easy steps to follow and top tips to get the most out of a teaching session with your child. 

Activities to support your child with mathematics at home:
Click below to open the Powerpoint presentation shared at this year's 'Best Start' family workshops.  The presentation is packed with fun and practical mathematical ideas to support your child in getting ready for school.  There is also a leaflet that lists great mathematical apps and websites.  
Archived Music Video:

If you're happy and know it!

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In Reception we have been singing songs and learning to play an instrument.

Learning to play glockenspiels

Learning to play glockenspiels 1
Learning to play glockenspiels 2
Learning to play glockenspiels 3
Learning to play glockenspiels 4
Learning to play glockenspiels 5
Learning to play glockenspiels 6
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