Welcome to Early Years


Hello, we are ‘Terrific Trevithick’ the Reception Class at Perranporth School.

This page aims to inform you of news, topics and important dates. If you have any concerns please see us or a teaching assistant as soon as possible. You can also keep up to date with what is happening in Trevithick Class using Tapestry and Class Dojo which you will be informed about at our ‘Welcome Meeting’.


Trevithick Update (September 2018):

This year in Trevithick class (until Mrs Lampier returns from maternity leave) Mrs Amy Williamson with be teaching the children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, supported by Miss Natasha Brookes and Miss Lizzie White.

On Thursday and Friday Miss Natasha Brookes will be teaching the children, supported by Miss Lizzie White and Mrs Sue Mortimer..


Key Persons:

Each child has a key person who will work closely with your child to ensure their needs are met. Please feel free to talk to your child’s key person and share relevant information that may affect your child’s progress.

Key Worker Groups

Amy Williamson Natasha Brookes Lizzie White/ Sue Mortimer
Isla Emily R Lily
Cerys Lorelai Stanley
Evan Ruby Harvey
Manu Elizabeth Julietta
Milo Emily G Reuben
Jack Chloe Libby
Blake Oscar Joe
Maisie Jasmine Evie
Seb Casper Lewis




Reading and Homework:

All the children will have a book to share with you (from Monday 10th September) and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. This term we will be changing their reading books once a week, however it is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps us assess their progress and ensures we can count the number of times they have read. Thank you! For more information about our reading scheme please attend our ‘Parent Meeting’ later in the term (Tuesday 2nd October 2018).  Please check your child’s book bag regularly for notes and newsletters. Children have received a laminated copy of the 45 key words and handwriting and numeral practice. Encourage your child to practise forming the letters and numerals correctly.

Inside your child’s reading record, you will also find their ‘Home Learning Challenge’ grid. Please try to complete at least 3 of these challenges during the term.


  • Share books and read with your child every day.


  • Get them to school on time.


  • Encourage your child to be independent; dressing, toileting and eating


  • Encourage your child to complete their Home Learning Challenges (found in their Reading Record)


  • Practise maths together (counting, recognising and writing numbers 0 – 20)


  • Share the sounds your child has learnt each week.


  • Contribute to your child’s learning journey. Use WOW Moments or update Tapestry.


  • Discuss, explore and question with your child whilst out and about.


  • Come along to school events like parents evenings. This lets you know what is going on and lets your child know that you are supporting them.


WOW Moments:

You will be provided with a WOW moment sheet when you receive the Newsletter. Please complete it and bring it in to share! It can be used to help build a picture of your child’s development or any other significant information you wish to share with us. We have included some previous ‘WOW moments’ so you can see what kind of information might be relevant.

‘Ollie used my lap top to write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.’

‘Joe sang Cornish songs to his Daddy at home.’

‘Emily used a knife to butter her own toast this morning.’

‘Ben amazed us by riding his bike without stabilisers for the first time.’

‘Jade wrote all her number to 10 without help from me – well done.’


We are also continuing to use the ‘Tapestry’ online Learning Journey please contribute to this and we will share their successes in class. Even if you have already been using Tapestry at pre-school, you will still be sent a new activation code to your email address to connect to us as a new setting.



We use a range of strategies and schemes to teach phonics these include Jolly Phonics, Letters and Sounds and Read Write Inc. Each week your child will be learning a new letter, the sound it makes and will be practicing forming it correctly. The sounds we will be learning this half term are s, a, t, i, p, n.  Play ‘Eye Spy’ with your child focusing on these sounds.



Our topic this term will be ‘Ourselves’ and Festivals. We will be learning about and exploring Birthdays, autumn and Harvest, Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Remembrance Day and Christmas!



P.E will be on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) in school. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform. If you wish to send your child in with a bottle of water, please make sure it is labelled clearly with your child’s name and put it in the blue tray next to the book bags.


SEAL: What is SEAL?

SEAL stands for Social and emotional aspects of Learning. Our theme for this half term is ‘New Beginnings’.


Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practice with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let us know if you are able to give up some of your time.


Important Dates:

Meet the teacher – Tuesday 11th September (3:30pm and 5pm)

Reading/ Phonics Workshop- Tuesday 2nd October (3:30pm)

Harvest Festival- Tuesday 16th October (9:30am)

INSET day- Monday 29th October

Parent’s Evening – 14th and 15th November


EYFS Questionnaire