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Welcome to Reception!


Mrs Vincent is the class teacher and Mrs Lee is the teaching assistant.  On this page you will find information about Reception class news.

Our topic this half term is Let's Get Cooking. Please see our Summer One Newsletter which outlines the activities your child will take part in, linked to the 7 areas of learning.

Talk For Writing

As a Talk 4 Writing school, we place emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions.


The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Reception. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!


Date Text Type Text Title
w.c. 16th September 2016 A Cumulative Tale The Little Red Hen                              
w.c. 17th October 2016 A Cumulative Tale The Gingerbread Man
w.c. 14th November 2016 A Cumulative Tale The Sleepy Bumblebee
w.c. 2nd January Recount Our Dinosaur Egg Hunt
w.c 13th February A Cumulative Tale The Three Little Pigs
w.c 24th April Instructions How to Make a Crazy Cake
w.c 15th May A Cumulative Tale The Magic Porridge Pot
w.c 5th June A Journey Story The Way Back Home


In Talk for Writing, we are learning to retell The Magic Porridge Pot. When we can retell the story well, we will innovate it to make it our own (e.g. changing the characters, the story setting and the magic pot). We will draw a new story map and learn to write sentences from our stories, using our phonic knowledge carefully and practising our letter formation and spelling of our tricky words.

This half term, in Phonics, we will begin Phase 4 of Letters and Sounds (see phonics timetable below). As well as this, we will be consolidating our knowledge of the phase 3 sounds (ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ee, or, oa, ar, ur, er, oi, ow, igh, ear, air, ure). We will be learning to read some new tricky words which are outlined on the phonics timetable below. Tricky words are words that you cannot sound out. 

In maths, we are continuing to count on for addition and count back for subtraction, as well as using practical resources to explore doubling, halving and sharing. We will be solving problems that involve combining groups of 2, 5 and 10.

Powerpoint from 'Meet the Teacher' Session - Monday 1 May 2017