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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 topics this half term are All About Me and The Little Red Hen. Please see our Autumn One Newsletter which outlines the activities your child will take part in, linked to the 7 areas of learning.

Termly Newsletters & Information

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                    


In Talk for Writing, we will be soon be learning to retell The Little Red Hen. When we can retell the story well, we will innovate it to make it our own (e.g. changing the characters or the story setting). 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 2 of Letters and Sounds (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 finding one more than and one less than a number up to 5 as well as counting up to and beyond 10. We will also be learning to find the total number of items in two groups.