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 Teacher: Ms Petrou
Teaching Assistants: Ms Powley, Mrs McQueen, Ms Dale

Autumn 2

This half term we will be learning all about journeys and transport. We will explore the book Naughty Bus, create our own small world journey adventures and construct buses perfect for role play. We will continue phase 2 phonics and start phase 3, we will focus on blending to help us read and segmenting to help us write.
In maths we will be comparing lengths, heights and numbers. We will be sequencing everyday events as an introduction to time and we will be exploring and playing with symmetry and 2D shapes. 
In RE we will be exploring the the Christmas story and will finish our term with the Nativity: Born in a Barn!

Important dates in Autumn

Friday 13th November – Mitzvah Day
Friday 27th November – Geography Dress Up Day 

Autumn 1

This term we will be doing lots of exciting learning! We will be making new friends and getting used to our new environment.
In literacy we will start by learning and sharing our favourite nursery rhymes and traditional tales. We will then focus on a book called Handa’s Surprise and we will be retelling and re-enacting the story as well as talking about our favourite fruits and healthy eating. We will also start daily phonics and 1:1 reading. Handa’s Surprise is set in Kenya, and as part of our Black History Month focus in the last two weeks of the half term, we will be learning more about Kenya, as well as taking part in the whole-school focus on the work of African and Caribbean artists.
We will be looking at maths in our everyday environment and investigating numbers and shapes at school and in our local area. We will count different amounts of various objects and then move on to estimating how many and  check by counting.
In PE we will be experimenting with different ways of moving and we will be learning to jump and land appropriately.