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Welcome to Reception 


Spring Term


We will be working on the following things this term…

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Taking steps to resolve conflict with others e.g. negotiating.
  • Developing the confidence to talk about our needs, wants, interests, opinions and ideas.
  • Exploring and considering ours and others feelings.

Communication and Language

  • Developing listening and attention skills.
  • Answering questions in response to stories.
  • Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

Physical Development

  • Handling equipment and tools effectively.
  • Developing control and coordination in large and small movements.
  • Looking at the effects of exercise and what we eat on our bodies.


  • Learning Phase 3digraphs and trigraphs (where 2/3 letters make one sound).
  • Linking sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.
  • Reading and writing simple words and short sentences.


  • Adding and subtracting single digit numbers in play.
  • Recognising, naming and ordering numerals up to 20.
  • Finding one more or one less than a given number.
  • Naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Ordering items by length.


Diary Dates

  • Wednesday 24th January – Family Cafe
  • Friday 26th January – School Closed (staff training day)
  • Monday 12th – Friday 16th February – Half Term


More events are likely to be added.  

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Reception Team

Miss Dear, Miss Tyler and Miss Saunders

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Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then creating their own version of the story. In Reception we are currently learning the story of 'The 3 Little Pigs'.

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We earn a cube for our class reading tube in the hall every time we read at home. When we have filled one tube we get a reward! We visit the library every Monday so please bring in your book to be changed and help us earn more cubes! Reading books are changed when they have been read so please put book bags in the red box when your reading book needs to be changed.

Yippee...our first reading tube is full! Reception have a class trip coming soon 😀

Woodland School

This year we have started Woodland School where we are able to explore our senses, look at seasonal changes and learn woodland skills such as den building, bug hunting and fire building/safety. Our Woodland School session is on a Tuesday morning. Please ensure your child has a suitable coat (we have wet weather gear and wellies but if you'd like to bring your own you're more than welcome to) as we will be accessing the woods in all weathers.

Tuesday 21st November

Family Woodland Week


Thank you to the Reception families who joined us for our Woodland School session today. It was great to have so many of you join us and see what we do in the woods!

Monday 13th November

Family Cafe


A big thank you to all the families that joined us this morning at the reception story cafe . The children had a great time exploring the story of 'The Gruffalo' 🐾 .

Learning at Home


A learning pack is sent home every other Friday for you and your child to enjoy at home. Phonics grids in reading record books (yellow books) are updated with new letters and words on a weekly basis.


We really love to hear about what your child can do at home. We value all successes big or small and we would like to celebrate them. We have a display in the classroom where we will be sharing their achievements. 

We will regularly send home activity ideas linking to your child's learning at school and ‘at home’ labels which we would love

for you to fill in and share their learning with us. 

We have also set up an email address for you to send us any pictures of their achievements and a brief bit about what they are doing which we can then add to their learning story.

The email address is:


This email is only for photographs of your own child to contribute to their learning story. If you have any concerns or questions please speak to one of us.


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Reception in the provision

For information on our Early Years Curriculum please follow the link below