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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 HT5 we will continue to strengthen our Phase 3 Phonics. This includes 27 new sounds (many of them being digraphs) and 12 new tricky words. The children will be writing extended sentences using their Phase 2 and 3 sounds, as well as all of the tricky words learnt so far.  

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!


Growth and Change

Over the next five weeks, we will read two exciting books linked to our topic of ‘Growth and Change’. Our first story will be ‘Christopher’s Caterpillars’, a story focused on a guinea pig who looks after six special caterpillars. After this we will read a non-fiction text called ‘Things with Wings’, which will help us to learn all about different animals.



In our number work, we will learn about place value of numbers before learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Our shape, space and measure work this half-term will focus on size, distance and position.

Follow the links below for songs focused on counting in 2s and 5s, which we will also be listening to in class. 



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


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