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Welcome to Reception!

The Reception Team 

Class Teacher - Mrs Richardson

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Wareing (Tuesday - Friday), Miss Hinton, Miss Riley, Miss Morgan & Miss Durney


We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to joining us in Reception!


Autumn 1 Term Learning

Our topics this half term will include: All About Me, Wellbeing, Getting to Know You, Friends & Family, Colours and Autumn. As mentioned at our welcome meeting in July, we always look to include the children's interests where possible, which will determine some of our learning as we go through our settling in stage. 



In Maths we will be learning how to follow the rules and routines of the day, putting objects back in the correct place, matching and sorting according to colour, size and shape, identify more and fewer, make equal amounts, share amounts, explore mass and capacity and repeat 2 step patterns.



Phonics lessons will be taught whole class for the first half-term and will commence on Thursday 7th September.



Once the children have settled into the routine of school, we will begin to send home picture books. They do not contain words and are a great way to introduce your child to the routine and expectation of reading daily. This is an opportunity for children to talk about what they can see and tell the story through the pictures. We would be grateful if you would please sign and date your child's reading record each time you listen to them read. If you haven't already, please ensure that your child has a book bag in order for reading books to be sent home. Staff will read with your child at various points throughout the week, therefore it is important that book bags, reading books and reading logs are sent into school every day. Reading books are sent home on Wednesday and collected in the following Tuesday to be changed. Children will also choose a new book from our class library each Wednesday. A letter inviting you to attend a reading session will also be sent home in the first half term.



This half term the children will be learning to recognise their name and working towards writing their name independently. We will be teaching the children to read the sounds m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p & g. They will be playing lots of Phonics games to develop their oral blending skills and ability to hear, say and identify initial sounds. We will also be introducing the tricky red words I & the. These are the words that cannot be sounded out. 



 PE lessons will not begin until after the October half-term. Children are more than welcome to bring their PE kit into school if they already have one. This should include a red t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. We kindly ask that EVERY item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child's name.


Stay and Play

Towards the end of each half-term, we invite parents/carers to attend a short stay & play session. This is a lovely opportunity for you to spend 20/30 minutes in our classroom, joining in with some of the learning activities that take place. Dates will be confirmed shortly.