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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 for the next half term will be The Gingerbread Man and Jingle Bells. A newsletter will be sent out at the start of the next half term outlining the activities your child will take part in, linked to the 7 areas of learning.

Phonics Workshop


A copy of the recent Phonics Workshop powerpoint has been added. Please practise phonics as often as you can with your children at home.

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 2018 Cumulative Tale  The Little Red Hen      
November 2018 Cumulative Tale The Gingerbread Man


In Talk for Writing, we will be soon be learning to retell our new cumulative tale called The Little Red Hen. 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 the text, using our phonic knowledge and practising our letter formation and spelling of our tricky words.


During the second part of the Autumn half term, we will continue to learn our Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds. We will also be learning to read and spell some new tricky words which will be outlined on the Autumn phonics timetable. Tricky words are words that you cannot sound out. 



In Maths, we will be exploring and measuring height, adding two groups of objects and finding the total, finding one less than a number to 10 and creating patterns using natural and found objects.



Summer 2018 Arts Week in Reception Class!

Summer 2018 Arts Week in Reception Class! 1
Summer 2018 Arts Week in Reception Class! 2