Welcome to Reception’s Page!

Teacher- Miss Orme

Teaching assistant- Miss Martin

Our theme this half-term is ‘Are we there yet?’ We will be concentrating on topics such as different types of transport and how they work, destinations and journeys and keeping safe on roads and pavements


In phonics, we will be learning our Phase 3 sounds. We will be doing lots of reading and writing cvc, ccvc and cvcc words, recognising tricky words and writing simple sentences. 


We will be learning our numbers to 20 and what these numbers mean for example the 1 is one ten and the 5 is five ones in 15. We will also be looking at weight, capacity and 3D shapes

What Else?

PE this term will be taught by a sports coach on Wednesdays and Thursdays . 

Library books are collected and changed on Tuesdays.

Home/school books are collected on Mondays and returned on Fridays. Feel free to collect them in the week if you would like to read or add to them. We would like to have them on Fridays to add a little about our week in school.


We are always in need of clean, empty boxes, cartons and cardboard tubes for the children to use for model-making in the workshop area and anything you can spare would be gratefully received.

Reading and Phonics

Reading books will be changed with two new books, once a week. You will receive one phonics book that will be specifically aimed at your child’s phonological knowledge. The other book will have some sounds they will know but some they don’t so they will need more help with this book 

Throughout the week, there are several different ways of looking at the books. You could read through the book, practise blending, spot sounds that you know, find some of the sight words that you are learning, try and remember new words that you have found etc. You could also focus more on what is happening in the story, make predictions of what might happen next, talk about the characters etc.

Reading book bands in order:lilac, pink, red, yellow, blue… We would like the children to confidently be reading yellow books by the END of the year. 

This may be useful for letter writing, recognition and letter sounds and names:

This shows the correct sound for each letter and the Jolly Phonics action which goes with it. Excuse the giggling!

Reception Topics Overview

30-50 months

40-60 months

Early Learning Goals