Welcome to Reception!

Class teacher - Miss Kozij

Learning support assistants - Miss Dawson, Miss Burns and Miss Barranu


Autumn 1

Welcome to Reception! I hope you have all had a lovely summer and a well deserved rest with your loved ones. Here's to the start of an exciting school year as we love learn and grow in Reception!


Key Dates 
EYFS Nativity10th December 2021
Class assembly26th April 2022


Your classroom


The Early Years gate opens at 8:45am. Please ensure your child arrives promptly to school each day. At the end of the day, the doors open 3:15pm. Please arrive promptly to collect your child. 


On our class page you will be able to find information about this half terms learning.



PE (Physical Education) in Reception will take place each Tuesday outdoors. Therefore, your child should arrive to school in their PE kits each Tuesday. They will not need their standard school uniform on this day as they will stay in their PE kits all day.

As in line with our school uniform policy, your child’s PE kit should be as follows:

Plain navy joggers (no brands or logos).

A pair of trainers (velcro trainers if they cannot tie their laces independently).

Your child can wear their usual white polo shirt and navy school jumper on a Tuesday.


Reading books / Learning logs

Reading books are changed once weekly. These will be given out each Wednesday and need to be returned the following Monday. You can read it together, talk about the pictures and what is happening or what might happen next. As they become familiar with the story, you can ask them what they remember about the story and also encourage them to talk about ad sequence the story - the beginning, middle and end etc.

Home learning will be set on seesaw each term and will also be sent out in a learning log, you can choose if you would prefer to complete the home learning tasks online or in your learning log. Learning logs will be kept in your book bag and checked weekly. 

You can find the home learning sheet at the bottom of this page.


Our Learning in Autumn 1


This half term we shall guide and progress the children in all 7 inter-connected areas of learning and development within the new and updated EYFS Framework.

These 7 areas are:

Communication and Language (Listening, Attention and Understanding, Speaking)

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Self-Regulation, Managing Self and Building Relationships)

Physical Development (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Literacy (Comprehension, Word Reading and Writing)

Maths (Number and Numerical Pattern)

Understanding the World (Past and Present, People, Culture and Communities and The Natural World)  

Expressive Arts and Design (Creating with Materials and Being Imaginative and Expressive)


We monitor the children's progression through adult and child daily interactions, observations during whole class, group, individual teaching and during continuous provision. 


Our Autumn topic is: 1,2,3 Good to be Me​

We shall be thinking about Ourselves, Family and Community, Super heroes and Community heroes.​

Our literacy texts this half term will focus on these themes. 

Below are some of the texts we will read with the children this half term. 


We will also learn about Celebrations, .......


Daily activities to complete with your child- 

  • Daily writing practice - please encourage your child to practise writing their first name, encouraging them to use an upper case letter for their initial and lower case letters for the other letters. Please share any writing on Seesaw or Tapestry.
  • Daily reading practice - please continue to engage with daily reading with your child; this could be through singing rhymes, poems and songs also as well as reading stories. It is really beneficial to read aloud to your child each day. This will prepare them to succeed as a reader. Bedtime stories are so valuable to encourage good future reading habits with your child. Reading Eggs is a highly recommended resource, so please take full advantage of your school subscription.
  • Daily number/counting practice -  Counting up to 5, 10 or 20. Sing number songs and rhymes. Using mathematical language such 'more' and 'less'-this could be done when playing or when preparing food together. Go on a number hunt around the home or outdoors-focus on identifying numerals 0-5. Order numerals to 5 and then 10. 



In Maths we will be focusing on counting objects, actions and sounds, ordering and recognising numerals to 5, subitising (instantly recognise small quantities), singing counting songs and number rhymes and read stories that involve counting, comparing and ordering, one to one correspondence. We will be sorting and matching, creating patterns and finding them around us. 



In literacy, we will consolidate the listening skills the children have learnt in Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds, specifically, hearing initial sounds in words and segmenting and blending the sounds in simple words. We shall then move swiftly onto Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds where children will learn to recognise, practise the formation of and apply the sounds in this phase. We move through the programme by daily phonics sessions where children have the chance to read and write the sounds. 

For more detailed information on the phonics phases please see the Letters and Sounds website (  We will be doing lots of mark making in a variety of contexts and for varied purposes, encouraging the use of the letter formation as we learn them.  We will be working hard on our speaking and listening skills, having paired discussions with our 'talk partners', telling our news and sharing lots of stories and rhymes.  We will be using the Tales Toolkit approach ( to support shared narratives and independent story telling.



This term we will teach RSE, using the scheme Ten Ten - Life to the Full. Below is an overview of the lesson objectives your child will cover over the Autumn term.



Religious Understanding

Me, My Body, My Health

Emotional Wellbeing

Life Cycles

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • We are created individually by God as part of His creation plan.
  • We are all God’s children and are special.
  • Our bodies were created by God and are good.
  • We can give thanks to God!

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • We are each unique, with individual gifts, talents and skills.
  • Whilst we all have similarities because we are made in God’s image, difference is part of God’s plan!
  • That their bodies are good and made by God.
  • The names of the parts of the body (not genitalia).
  • That our bodies are good and we need to look after them.
  • What constitutes a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, diet, sleep and personal hygiene.

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • That we all have different ‘tastes’ (likes and dislikes), but also similar needs (to be loved and respected, to be safe etc).
  • That it is natural for us to relate to and trust one another.
  • A language to describe their feelings.
  • An understanding that everyone experiences feelings, both good and bad.
  • Simple strategies for managing feelings.
  • Simple strategies for managing emotions and behaviour.
  • That we have choices, and these choices can impact how we feel and respond.
  • We can say sorry and forgive like Jesus.

Learning Objectives

Children will learn:

  • That there are natural life stages from birth to death, and what these are.








Phonics websites


Mr Mc is doing fun and interactive daily phonics lessons for children age 4-5. He focuses on new digraphs and has lots of different ways to revisit already learnt sounds.


Phonics apps


Jolly Phonics Lessons


Meet the alphablocks


Read with phonics games


First words sampler


Teach your monster to read


Maths websites


Maths Apps


Kids counting


Maths Tree


Bugs and Numbers


Busy things


Maths ages 3-5


Maths YouTube videos


Jack Hartman


Monkey floss counting backwards from 20


2D shape song


3D shape song






Counting by 10s


Counting by 5s


El Nombre for number formation


Money song

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