Welcome to Reception

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Class Information

In Reception our class teachers are Mrs Deighton and Miss Wheeldon.

We also have Mrs Jones, Miss Hardiker, Miss Khwaja and Miss Whitehead supporting our class.  

We will have PE on a Monday, please make sure you come to school in your PE kit every Monday.

We have lots of different areas to explore both inside and outside the classroom which help us with our learning.

Our Learning this half term 

Our topics this term are 'Traditional Tales and Celebrations'.


Our texts we will be using are:

The Gingerbread Man

The Christmas Story

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Please find our knowledge organiser below which will tell you everything about what the children are learning this term.

Autumn 2 knowledge organiser

Our Day

In Reception we start our day the minute the children enter school. The children collect whiteboards and pens as they settle and begin to mark make and write. We practice writing our names, numbers, and letters and eventually we even write sentences and complete addition and subtraction questions.


We begin the day engaging in “Phonics”. Good quality teaching of Phonics is essential to help your child develop their reading and writing skills. This is where the children will learn the letter names and the sounds they make, how to blend and segment simple words such as cat and bus, and eventually learn to read and write simple sentences.


We also have ‘Maths Meeting’ time where we explore number and shape, space and measures. In school we use ‘Ten town’ to support the teaching of number. The children love to engage with the characters and stories available. Parents can access information about Ten town at www.tentown.co.uk. 


We also have a Literacy session everyday where  We love to listen to stories and sing songs. We read and sing everyday through the wide range of activities such as traditional songs, making up our own stories or even listening to others. Stories and songs are a great way to develop language and listening skills.

Our Wonderful Learning

You can keep up to date with our learning via tapestry

Helpful Resources

Please find below some helpful resources that you may use with your child at home.

Phase 1 Sounds

Phase 2 Sounds

Phase 3 Sounds

Phase 4 Sounds

Videos to support phonics

These are phonics sound that your child will be learning in school to help them read and write. You could use these sound mats to play games at home such as snap or even have your child look for items around your home that have these sounds in them and ask them to write it down.

Maths for Early Years


NRICH for Early Years

The links above are useful websites for early years maths. You can download activities and videos to complete at home with your child. 


Websites for young children
Always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.

Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.



Great site with some free phonics games


Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.


Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home



NRICH enriching mathematics offers a set of EYFS resources here:



The National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas and free activities for children and families:


Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources


Lots of maths and literacy games


Various educational games, videos and craft ideas