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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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Early Years

To find out more about Early Years at St Luke's. visit our Early Years page.

Termly Newsletters & Information

Arrival and Collection Times

Children should use the one-way system to enter and exit school in September, entering and leaving via their external classroom door.

Children in Year R, 2 and 4 are expected to arrive between 8.45am-8.55am and be collected between 3.15pm and 3.25pm 

Children in Year 1,3, 5 and 6 are expected to arrive between 8.50am-9.00am and be collected between 3.20pm and 3.30pm. 

Where siblings are in classes with different arrival and collection times, they should arrive at 8.50am and be collected at 3.20pm


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

Autumn Learning

During the Autumn term we will be learning all about ourselves and about people who help us. A newsletter will be sent out outlining the activities your child will take part in, linked to the 7 areas of learning.


In Reception, we place an emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using 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 practise retelling them at home with your child using actions and expression.


DateText TypeText Title
Autumn 2021Cumulative Tale The Little Red Hen      


In Literacy, the first story which we will be learning is entitled 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 start to learn to write simple words and sentences using our phonic knowledge and practise our letter formation and spelling of our tricky words learnt so far.



In September, we will be starting to learn our Phase 2 phonics sounds using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme. We will also be learning additional tricky words (words which cannot be sounded out) as detailed in the phonics scheme. 





In Maths, children will be matching, sorting and comparing objects up to a total of 5, counting to 5, looking at numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and learning about and looking for basic shapes in the school environment. We will also start learning how to subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5.

Great Britain

We will be learning about Great Britain and where we can find it in the world. We will also locate the village of Sway on a map. 

Summer Arts Week in Reception Class!