Reception

Welcome to Reception’s Page!

Teacher – Miss Orme

Teaching assistant – Miss Martin

Things to remember…

PE kits should be brought to school in a bag and left on your peg. PE kits will be sent home each half term and should be brought back again after the holiday. 

Children should have a red or black book bag that should be brought to school daily. 

Home/school books are collected on Mondays and returned on Fridays. 

Children can bring in water bottles to use during the day, these must be labelled with their names.

Reading at home

Children will receive two new books, once a week. You will receive one phonics book that will be specifically aimed at your child’s phonological knowledge which they should be able to read independently. Their other book will be a colour banded reading book which they may need more support with as it will include sounds and tricky words they may not be familiar with yet. 

Throughout the week, there are several different ways of looking at your books. You could focus on what is happening in the story by looking at the pictures. You could read through the book and practise blending, spot sounds that you know, find some of the sight words that you are learning or try and remember new words that you have found etc. 

What will we be doing this school year? 

Term 1 

Our first topic this term will be ‘Me and My Community’ and ‘Starry Night’ will be our second topic

Term 2 

Our topics this term will be ‘Let’s Explore’ followed by ‘Dangerous Dinosaurs’

Term 3 

This term our topics will be ‘Big Wide World’ and ‘Sunshine and Sunflowers’

What will we be learning this half term?

In literacy, we will be reading lots of stories together and engaging in discussions about them. We will also begin to draw and write labels linked to our stories.  In phonics, we will be learning our Phase 2 sounds.  We will be trying hard to identify these sounds when reading our books and learn how to write initial sounds for words.

In maths, we will be learning to match and sort objects and be compare different amounts.  We will also be comparing size, mass and capacity.  After that, we will be representing and comparing the numbers 1, 2 and 3.

During our topic activities this half term we will be looking at the rules and routines of our new school and we will be getting to know our new environment. Our topic encourages and helps us to make new friends and feel confident in our class. We will learn about how and why it is important to be helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. We will also look at how we are all unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in our family, school and local community are important and can help us.