Welcome to Reception’s Page!

Teacher- Mrs Moorhouse

Teaching assistant- Miss Martin

Our topic this half-term is ‘Do you want to be friends?’ 

We will be settling into our new classroom and learning about friendship, being kind and working together.  We will also be exploring our school and meeting people who help us at school. 


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.

Other information

PE this half term will be on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please send your children into school in their PE kit. 

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.


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.   Any donations will be greatly received.

Reading at home

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 be a reading book for pleasure and may have some trickier words in it (the children may need more support with this book).

Throughout the week, there are several different ways of looking at the 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. 


Areas of learning EYFS

30-50 months

40-60 months

Early Learning Goals