Welcome to Reception

Staff : Miss Hilliard, Mrs Woodward, Mrs Croft, Mrs Reid and  Miss Bullen


School opens at 8.45am and the doors stay open until 9.05am.  Please bring your children to the Reception doors on the Court Yard and not to the office.  Please check the bottom shelf of the lunch box trolley for lost property.

We are sending reading books home regularly.  Please read with your child at least four times a week.  Use the green planner to record when you read (just a signature will do).  Your child will then have the opportunity to become READER OF THE WEEK. Children must bring their planners in to school every day so that teachers have got access to it.


Children will be using Read, Write Inc to learn their phonics this year.  We have already made a really good start and the children are starting to pick the sounds up. There is a very useful parents section on that you could have a look at that you could have a look at .  It also shows you how to pronounce sounds correctly.









By the end of Reception, most children should be able to: –

  • Count reliably with numbers from 0-20, place them in order and say which number is one more or less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects they add and subtract two single digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • They solve problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.
  • Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
  • They recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.









By the end of Reception, most children should be able to: –

  • Read and understand simple sentences.
  • Use their phonic knowledge to decode words and read them aloud accurately.
  • Read some common irregular words.
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking to others about what they have read.








By the end of Reception, most children should be able to: –

  • Use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways that match their spoken sounds.
  • Write some irregular common words.
  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
  • Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Spring Term 2019

This half term we will be using the story of The Gingerbread Man as a basis for learning sentence structure, the elements of a story, rhyming, writing sentences, addition, counting, floating and sinking and developing our own story writing.  We will also be looking at the changes in our environment during winter and hopefully we will see some SNOW!! At the start of February we will also be celebrating Chinese New Year.  What a busy half tern we will have!!

Don’t forget to keep sending your observations in via tapestry – they’re great! If you haven’t had any from us yet, you MUST activate your account via the email we have sent to you.

Autumn  Term 2018









Our first topic is ‘Why do squirrels hide their nuts?’

During this topic we will be looking at Autumn in general, animals that hibernate and then moving forward to Winter.  You may get Learning Log homework that will  link to this topic such as looking for and collecting signs of Autumn, drawing pictures of animals that hibernate or making an Autumn collage.











Don’t forget!

Family photo day – Friday 12th October

October Half Term – Friday 19th October

Please send into school any outstanding photo permission letters and tapestry email information.



Some pictures from 2017-2018


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Useful apps for iPads/tablets:

  • Hairy Letters
  • pocketphonic
  • Phonics
  • Forest Phonics
  • Color Pencil
  • Finger Paint
  • PaintSparkle (Good for practicing letter formation)
  • Mathletics
  • MonkeyMath
  • Reading Eggs


Pictures and information from Reception 2016-2017

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