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

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.

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 and 3 sounds.  We will be trying hard to identify these sounds when reading our books and learn how to write initial sounds for words.

Term 2 

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

In maths, we will be learning about numbers 5 to 10. We will be looking at different ways we can represent these numbers, ordering and comparing these representations, counting the correct amount from a larger group and arrange amounts into smaller groups. We will also be comparing and measuring height and length  size, mass and capacity. 

During our topic sessions we will be looking at the environments that we share with others, including  homes, school and places in the local community. We will also look at the wider world and the journeys that famous explorers went on! How did they get there? What did they see? Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world? We will also discover different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today.

In literacy, we will be reading lots of stories together and engaging in discussions about them. We will also begin to write words and short sentences to recount our trip to Inside Out Forest School. In phonics, we will be continuing and consolidating our learning of Phase 3 sounds. 

Term 3 

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

Maths this term will consist of looking at number to 20 and beyond, adding and subtracting, doubling, odd and even numbers and pattern.

In topic we will be learning about our global community to which we belong and we will explore how living things, communities and climates differ around the world. We will also learn how to care for the plants and animals in our local environment and how we can stay safe in the sun.

In literacy, we will continue to enjoy lots of core stories together, but also exciting stories from new authors! We will begin innovate and learn a well known story and we will also use our knowledge of non-fiction books to helps us create our own information leaflet. In phonics, we will continue to consolidate and apply our phase 3 and 4 knowledge in order to read and spell decodable words and simple sentences.