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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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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 Minibeasts. 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 2019 Cumulative Tale  The Little Red Hen      
November 2019 Cumulative Tale The Gingerbread Man
January 2020 Recount Our Dinosaur Egg Hunt
February/March 2020 Defeating The Baddie The Three Little Pigs
April/May 2020 Instructions How to make a Crazy Cake
June/July 2020 Journey Story The Way Back Home


In Talk 4 Writing, we will be learning about instructions and How To Make a Crazy Cake and the story of The Magic Porridge Pot. 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 Summer Term, we will be continuing to learn our Phase 4 phonics. In Phase 4, no new graphemes are introduced. The main aim of this phase is to consolidate the children's knowledge of their Phase 2 and 3 phonics sounds and to help them learn to read and spell words which have adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and milk. We will also be learning to read and spell some new common exception words (tricky words) which will be outlined on the latest phonics timetable. Common exception words are words that you cannot sound out. 



In Maths, we will be learning about addition, counting back for subtraction, finding one less/more than a number, doubling and halving numbers and sharing equally between groups, learning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, introducing time and money.





Summer Arts Week in Reception Class!