Welcome to Reception’s homepage! Reception is such an exciting year, full of hands on learning and play. We are very excited to settle in and for the fun to begin! Take a look at what we have been learning on our class blog!

Reception Team

Class Teachers: Ms See, Ms McQueen and Ms Ricketts 

Autumn 1

This term the focus will be settling the children into school and our topic will be ‘All about me’. The children will take part in lots of activities related to this theme, like making self-portraits, practicing writing their name and sharing information about their family and home. The children will be given tours of the school and will get to know all the people that work within it. 

We will explore lots of stories related to this theme, like Owl Babies, and will use these to do some writing activities. The children will practice retelling these narratives and will engage in various creative activities during their independent play. 

We will begin our phonics lessons and will start learning to recognise and write our first graphemes. 

In maths we will practice automatically recognising numbers up to 5 and we will develop different counting skills. We will also deepen our understanding of number by exploring the composition of different numbers up to 5. 

In PE we will be experimenting with different ways of moving and we will be learning to jump and land appropriately. 

In RE we will exploring Christianity and the question – Who cares for this special world and why? We will explore this through lots of hands on activities, Bible stories and discussion.

Autumn 2

This term Reception learn all about transport! We will read books, like The Naughty Bus, and learn  all about people in the community that work on transport as well as how transport has changed over time. 

In Phonics we will continue to learn our Phase 2 sounds and tricky words. We will also begin learning how to segment words to spell them. This term Reception also start their Little Wandle reading programme.

In Maths we will be comparing numbers, developing our counting strategies and thinking about how numbers are made of different parts that can be added together. 

In PSHE we will continue learning about the Zones of Regulation. We will also think about how to set personal goals, how we can be kind to others and the importance of keeping healthy and clean.

In R.E. we will be exploring the question ‘Why is Christmas special for Christians?’ We will think about how people generally prepare for the birth of a baby and for Christmas. We will also listen to and learn the Nativity story in preparation for our show at the end of term!



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Reading folders to be brought in. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night. Children to come to school wearing their PE kit.Reading folders to be brought in. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.Home learning set on Tapestry.