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Welcome to Reception!


Welcome everybody to the Reception section of the website.

Class Teachers: Mrs Elliott (Monday-Wednesday) & Mrs Fletcher (Thursday-Friday)

Learning Support Assistant- Mrs Adams & Mrs Bryant

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to ask one of the Reception team members.



Autumn 2

Reading at home

Soon your child will bring home with them a reading book, with a reading record. Reading with your child at home is the best way to support them with their learning overall.

We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. 

Oxford Owl Log Ins - You can access Oxford Owl from home to read a variety of texts with your child. These are a great read if you have read your reading book and the books are engaging! Please use the following link to login to your child's account: 



We are learning the skill of subitising (recognising a small number without counting the objects),counting one more and one less and 2-Dimensional shapes(circles and triangles).We are counting objects in the environment and playing lots of games to develop our counting and matching skills.



This half term we are reading and enjoying stories linked to our Festivals. We will be writing about Diwali, spooky spells for Halloween, Bonfire poems and letters to Father Christmas as well as reading lots of traditional texts.


Online Learning Journal

Your child's learning journey will be on seesaw. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set. Soon we will be setting weekly home challenges for you to complete with your child at home. Please send in your responses through Seesaw for us to celebrate in class.



PE will take place on every Tuesday afternoon. This term we will be looking at the skills:

Athletics - different types of movement, throwing and striking

Please ensure that your child brings in a full PE kit with their name clearly labelled on all items to get changed into at school.

PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead, we encourage them to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in.


Key Person

In Reception, all of our children are special and unique and we appreciate the importance of building strong relationships with the children and families that we work with. Your child will be allocated a 'Key Person' during their time in EYFS. The role of the Key person is to ensure quality care, offer a settled relationship for your child and build a relationship with parents/carers. You will be informed of which staff member is your child's Key Person. Please do share with them any questions you may have and how we can support you with your child's development and care. We can also support you with your child's learning at home. As a parent, there are lots of things that you may want to share about your child with us at the beginning of the day such as if they are feeling poorly, if they haven’t slept properly, or if something has upset them, for example. Please share this with us and we will ensure that your child has a settled start to the day in Reception.


Water bottles & snacks

Please do not forget to bring in a water bottle in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Children will be given a piece of fruit from our rolling snack table throughout the day. They will also be offered a bread stick and milk if they are on the list. 


R.E: Friends and Harvest

This half term we will be exploring Special and Holy Times and Special Birthdays. We will explore the Nativity story in a variety of ways and ensure pupils know that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’s birth.

Philippians 4:4

"Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let your joy overflow!"


Overarching Theme

"We're not scared"

Please see the newsletter for further information.

Our overarching theme is We’re Not Scared! We will be reading and enjoying some traditional tales and other stories about larger animals. We will be walking to Eccles Library to share books and read with the librarian in November. Reception will be performing the Christmas Nativity so watch out for the dates in December( to be confirmed).