Welcome to Reception!


In the Reception Team there is myself, Mrs Smith and Miss Bennett.  We are really looking forward to getting to know all the children and their families.  We know that we are going to have lots of fun this year as we love, we learn and we grow together.



Your teacher is Mrs Smith 




PE is on Monday and Friday 


Once the children have settled we will be sending home reading folders:

  • Reading books are changed on a Monday or Tuesday 
  • Homework is sent home on Fridays to be returned on Mondays


Please leave a named water bottle, wellies and waterproof coat in school at all times and bring sun cream and a sun hat when the weather is hot.


Important dates:


EYFS Phonics Workshop - Thursday 27th September


School closes for October half term - Friday 19th October


Class events:

We have been really enjoying exploring our new classroom set up, getting to know our teachers and seeing all our friends again.






Our topic for Autumn 1 is "Marvellous Me and Handy Helpers"


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We will be exploring and celebrating our similarities and differences and looking at people in our community who help look after us. 


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Please help me find out more about our topic by helping me to complete homework, searching for information on the internet at home or by visiting the library.


In Maths we will be focusing on counting, making sets, sorting and ordering objects.


In literacy, we will be focusing on our phase 2 phonics (linking sounds to letters) and using this to begin writing simple words.  We will be sharing lots of stories and talking about story structure such as characters and setting.  We will be practising our good listening and talking skills working with talk partners and in group discussions.


Here is a sneaky peek at our topics...


Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1

Marvellous Me and Handy Helpers

Let's Blast Off! (space)



People who are special to me

People who help us 

Learning about what I am good at

Introduction to the curriculum

Our friends and the disciples




exploring changes around us


Wellie Walk

Careers Day - dress up 








Junk model rockets

planets- non fiction texts

Whatever Next!





exploring changes around us

Anti-bulling Week



Nativity story and Christmas







Dinosaur eggs


The Dinosaur Zoo



People in History Day


Safer Internet Day


















Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
The Great Outdoors Healthy Body, Healthy Me


The Hungry Caterpillar

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Lifecycles-Non fiction


Den building

Planting and growing

(World Book Day, Mother's Day, St Patrick's Day)


exploring changes around us



Healthy eating - make fruit kebabs

Making bread

Super Potato

Little Red Hen

Handa's Surprise

Planting and growing

 (St George's Day)

Maps and globes

Writing letters to pirates

My Granny is a Pirate

Ten Little Pirates

Model boats

Treasure hunts



exploring changes around us


Reception  Assembly


Our curriculum is unique. The 'Early Years Foundation Stage' Curriculum enables children to develop the skills needed to become happy, successful and life long learners. Click the link to find out more about the Early Years Curriculum- Early Years Development Matters Document see below


The children access the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through a mixture of adult directed and child initiated activites. Our activites are completed in both our inside and outside classroom so please ensure your child is is equipped for the weather each day! 


We plan in line with the chidlren's observed interests and wecome you to let us know if there is something at home that your child has expressed a particular interest in.


Please feel free to approach us with any ideas, expertise and/or resources you would like to share!


How can you help at home?


Reading books are changed once weekly. Your child will be given a reading book to take home for the week. These books are designed to develop different reading skills and will be given to your child with regards to the next steps in their reading development. You can read it together, talk about what is happening/what might happen next and you can take it out again to see if your child can remember what happens and sequence the events.




  • Practise letter sounds and key words as often as possible. 
  • Read a range of books - go to the library and let your child choose books that interest them.
  • Talk about the stories that you/ your child read/s.
  • Look out for the sounds and words that your child has been learning in books or in the environment.




  • Let your child observe you writing for a range of purposes e,g shopping lists, postcards, letters, cards etc
  • Give your child opportunities to write - let them write the shopping list!
  • Encourage your child to form the letters correctly.




  • Talk about time - what time they get up, go to school etc.
  • Give them the experience of money when out shopping.
  • Look for numbers and shapes in the environment.
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