Reception Slideshow

Our PE day is Wednesday, the children will be following the Real PE scheme. We ask that PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and the children will bring it home on a Monday, or when we have completed our PE sessions. 

Every morning the children will be completing a lap or two of the playground in our version of The Daily Mile on our new running track, as well as Cosmic Kids at the end of every day. 

We hold daily phonics lessons. The children will learn a new sound Monday - Thursday, with a recap on Friday. To support and extend learning into the home environment, the children will bring a book containing the work we have been learning home. 

What are we looking at for this term......

We begin our term with our topic of Happy to be Me! This topic encourages the children to explore who they are, our similarities and differences with those around us, before venturing to explore our senses and our family trees. 

In our White Rose Maths sessions the children begin by exploring shapes in our environment. This tricky area explores 3D shapes, linking them to those we can see in our own learning environment with a shape hunt around our school to see which we can find the most of! The children are then challenged to create more complex patterns before we cement our knowledge of number bonds up to ten and challenge ourselves to explore number bonds to 20! 

Our writing skills are called upon once again as we take on the task of using our phonics knowledge to form our own words using our grapheme mats. To complete our literacy work the children will create their own version of Going on a Bear Hunt in our Jane Considine work, with the help of Grandma Fantastic. 

Little Wandle Phonics

We will start with the Phase 2 sounds, shown on the right. Children will then be moving on to Phase 3. 

There are some free phonics games on the website below. These can be used to reinforce previous learning at home. 


We have recently begun teaching Little Wandle - Revised Letters and Sounds in the Reception Classroom (as of January 2022) 

All of the children will bring a reading folder home on Friday, with an overview of our learning and suggestions to support with home learning. In addition, the books that the children have been exploring in our guided reading sessions are available online, log in details can be found in each child's home learning book. 

More information can be found on the Phonics tab of our website.


Happy to be Me! 

This term the children will be exploring our similarities and differences with the children in our class, creating self portraits as we talk about our facial features as we use mirrors to help us. 

In the following weeks we will be exploring our senses and what would happen if we lost one of these, exploring how we could use British Sign Language if we were deaf. In addition, we will create an Opticians in our role play space creating our own glasses as we test how far we can actually see. 

In the final weeks of our topic family will be the focus as we look at our own family trees and the family members that live in our houses. 

Jane Considine

As the children continue to gain confidence in their writing and descriptive language, we will venture into the world of Jane Considine. This will be around Christmas, starting with exploring how we can create instructions as we create a Chocolate Mug Cake. The children will look at what amount of each ingredient we may need before creating their own mug cake!