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Welcome to Reception!


Mrs Blogg 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.

Phonics Workshop


Please find below a copy of the powerpoint presentation from the recent Phonics Workshop.  Please practise phonics as often as you can with your children at home.

Phonics Workshop Powerpoint Presentation

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
October 2017 Cumulative Tale The Little Red Hen                    
November 2017 Cumulative Tale The Gingerbread Man
January 2018 Non-fiction Dinosaur Egg Hunt
February 2018 Cumulative Tale Three Little Pigs
April 2018 Instructions How to make a Crazy Cake


In Talk for Writing, we will be soon be learning to retell our new instruction text called Let's Get Cooking. When we can retell the text, we will innovate it to make it our own (e.g. changing the details, characters or the story setting). We will draw a new story map and learn to write sentences from text, using our phonic knowledge and practising our letter formation and spelling of our tricky words.


This half term, in Phonics, we will consolidate Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds and start to learn Phase 4 (see phonics timetable below). We will also be learning to read some new tricky words which are also outlined on the phonics timetable below. Tricky words are words that you cannot sound out. 

In Maths, we will be adding by counting on, subtracting by counting back, doubling and halving numbers, making number bonds, writing number sentences and learning about time.