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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.

A message from Mrs Goplen for Year R children starting in September 2020

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Arrival and Collection Times

Class R - Arrival between 8.30am and 8.40am, Collection at 3.10pm.

Class 1 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 2 - Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm.

Class 3 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 4 -  Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm

Class 5 - Arrival between 8.45am and 8.55am, Collection at 3.25pm.

Class 6 - Arrival between 8.50am and 9.00am, Collection at 3.30pm.

Breakfast Club & After School Club -  Children in Year R, 1 and 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom at 8.30am ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm.

Where families, have siblings in 2 classes, both children should arrive and be collected at the latest time given for class arrival and collection for the classes that siblings are in.   

Phonics Workshop


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

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.

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 2020 Cumulative Tale  The Little Red Hen      
November 2020 Cumulative Tale The Gingerbread Man
January 2021 Recount Our Dinosaur Egg Hunt
February/March 2021 Defeating The Baddie The Three Little Pigs
April/May 2021 Instructions How to Make a Crazy Cake
June/July 2021 Journey Story The Way Back Home


In Talk 4 Writing, we will be learning the story of The Gingerbread Man. 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 half of the Autumn Term, we will be starting to learn our Phase 3 phonics sounds. We will also be learning to read and spell the first common exception words (tricky words) as detailed in the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. The common exception words will also be included on the latest parent phonics timetable. Common exception words are words that you cannot sound out. 



In Maths, the children will be learning to order items by height as well as finding the total number of items in 2 groups by counting all of them. They will also be creating patterns using natural and found objects along with continuing to estimate and recognise numbers to 10. Children will be learning to count objects to 10, and begin to confidently count beyond 10 whilst also finding one more or one less from a group of up to 5 and then 10 objects. They will also be learning how to use mathematical terms to describe 2D shapes and be introduced to everyday language relating to time. 

Summer Arts Week in Reception Class!