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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

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Termly Newsletters & Information

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 Space and Woodland Animals. A newsletter will be sent out 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 a story entitled The Way Back Home. 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.



Next half term, we will be consolidating children's Phase 3 phonics sounds as well as continuing to teach Phase 4 adjacent consonant blends. We will also be learning to spell additional 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, children will be using quantities and objects to add or subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find that answer. They will also be learning to estimate numbers up to 20, consolidating their knowledge of doubling, halving and sharing as well as using everyday language relating to time and money. Children will also explore the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. 

Summer Arts Week in Reception Class!