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Welcome to Reception!


Welcome everybody to the Reception section of the website.

Class Teachers: Mrs Elliott (Monday-Wednesday) & Miss 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.



Summer 1

Reading at home

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. We regularly check reading journals. 

Your child now has their own set of tricky words to practise at home. Please support your child by helping them to recognise these words fluently. Once your child is able to read them speedily with ease you can extend their learning by encouraging them to spell these words. Staff will regularly check your child's progress and provide new words as required.

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: 



This term, the children will be building numbers beyond 10 and composing and decomposing shapes to deepen their understanding around 2D and 3D shapes. The children will be exploring sharing and grouping to identify patterns of odd and even numbers and doubles. We will use our knowledge of repeating patterns to create simple maps.


This half term our overarching theme is 'How Does Your Garden Grow?.' We will be exploring a range of fiction and non-fiction texts starting with an exploration of information books about chicks. We are very excited to receive our very own class set of chicks which will be observing. We will then use our observations to write sentences about what we have seen before producing our very own fact-files on how to care for a chick.  


Online Learning Journal

Your child's learning journey will be on seesaw. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set. Homework will be set weekly 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: Which Places Are Special And Why? 

This half term we will be recognising that some religious people have places which have special meanings for them. We will explore which places are special to use and discuss why. 

Matthew 18:20

"“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the middle of them.”"