Welcome to Reception

Class teacher: Miss Phenton
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Taylor

 We are looking forward to supporting your child through their first year at school. Within our Reception class we have a balance of children learning through play and then more formal lessons towards the end of the reception year, so they are ready for the Year 1 curriculum.

Please look out for the Friday Letter which will be emailed to you each week with updates about your child's learning and other useful information. 


EYFS Curriculum

We deliver our curriculum through the 7 areas of learning;


Prime areas
   Communication and language;
   Physical development;
   Personal, social and emotional development;
Specific areas
   Understanding the world;
   Expressive arts and design.

We implement these areas through the children's interests. Through sharing what they want to learn we will plan topics and lessons around them, allowing the children to take ownership of their learning.






This term we will be learning all about Space. We will be looking at how Astronauts prepare for their journey into space and looking at life on the International Space Station. We will also look at the different planets and create our own fact books.  





We will be focusing on the children trying lots of different activities and giving reasons for their preferences. Also, we want them to be confident enough to speak in a familiar group and choose resources independently. Whilst playing with friends we want them to take into account other children's ideas.


Communication and Language Development


The children will begin to listen attentively in a range of situations and be able to follow stories without pictures. They will extend their vocabulary and make links, sticking to a main theme. They will listen to stories accurately and anticipate key events and outcomes. 


Physical Development


This term the children will have PE sessions with Premier Sports. We want the children to travel with confidence and skill, around, under and over balancing and climbing equipment. They will show some understanding with regards to eating, sleeping and hygiene and how it contributes to good health.


Literacy- Reading and Writing


In phonics we will continue with phase 3 building on segmenting and blending CV and CVC words. We will continue to introduce tricky words and children will begin to take reading books home.
We will focus upon the children giving meaning to the marks that they make. Formal handwriting sessions will take place weekly. All children will be able to write their name. The children will be given lots of opportunities throughout the learning environment to write.


Mathematical Development - Numbers and Space, Shape and Measure


In maths the children will count objects, select matching numerals and recite numbers to at least 20. We will look at addition and subtraction.  They will focus on measurement such as height, length and weight.



Understanding the world

Children will explore the school surroundings, noticing things which are the same or different to the places that they have been before. We will look at family customs and routines. Look closely at similarities and differences. We will celebrate Chinese new year.


Expressive arts and design


Children will add to their repertoire of songs and explore different sounds. They will explore what happens when colours are mixed together.

What to bring each day:

   A waterproof coat.
   Sunhat and sun cream on warm days.
   Hat and gloves on cold days.
   Spare underwear, socks/tights etc.
   lunchbox if not having a school lunch.
    Reading bag
   Water bottle.
   PE kit - on a Monday after a holiday or after it's been sent home.
              A smile!


Please come and ask if you have any questions, no matter what it is. If you are unable to come to school then please ring or write a note.

PLEASE NOTE: PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday morning.


Meet the teacher powerpoint September 2017