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Welcome to Reception


Welcome to our Reception Class Page. Here you can find out what we are going to be learning this half-term and read any important reminders.


In HT3 we will continue to strengthen our Phase 2 Phonics. Some children will move onto Phase 3 Phonics. This includes 27 new sounds (many of them being digraphs) and 12 new tricky words.

Our Phase 2 tricky words are I, no, go, to and into. Our Phase 3 tricky words are he, she, we, me, be, you, all, are, her, was, they and my. Please practise these words at home with your child - reading and writing them!

Click on the link below for some fun, interactive Phonics games to play at home!


Phonics Apps

Below are a list of Phonics apps to download and use at home!

- Froggy Match-It Phonics

- Teach Your Monster to Read

- PocketPhonics

- Geraldine's Phonics Land

- My Phonics Kit: Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper


Reading Records - Please bring your child's reading record to school every day. Books are changed every Tuesday and Friday. 

PE - PE in Reception class is every Tuesday morning and is taught by Mr K. Please remember to keep indoor PE kits in school. They will be sent home at the end of the half-term to be washed.

Tapestry - In Reception we use 'Tapestry' to track the children's learning. Please check on Tapestry to see what your child has been up to during the school day, and feel free to add your own pictures of anything you have been doing at home as well!


Traditional Tales

Our new topic is traditional tales! We will be reading lots of different tales and will find what is the same and what is different about them!

Our main focus in our Literacy lessons will be 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'The Gingerbread Man'.  We will use these stories to improve our reading and writing.

In our class we will also have a royal castle for the children to develop their own tales in.  

Click on the pictures below for some fun retellings of the stories!



In Maths, we will continue to look at adding and subtracting single-digit numbers. We will also be identifying 2D and 3D shapes and will be ordering items by length, height and weight.

You can help at home by working with your child to identify different 2D and 3D shapes, and also by measuring different items at home and discussing how long or short they are, how tall they are or how heavy or light they are!

Below is a link to a website with lots of fun games to help your child to recognise their numbers.


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