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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.


We will start our Phonics learning by recapping Phase 1, which helps children to hear sounds in words. We will then move onto Phase 2. This phase introduces the children to new sounds. The first set are ‘s,a,t,p,i,n’. We will be using these sounds to make simple words to read and write.

Our tricky words are I, no, go, to, the and into. 

Click on the image below for Phonics games.



We will begin our Literacy journey by reading ‘Hello, Friend!’ by Rebecca Cobb. This half-term, we will also read ‘The Colour Monster’ and ‘Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons’.

We will use these stories to help develop our early writing skills.

These stories will link to our overarching theme for the half-term - 'Me and My Family'. 

Hello, Friend!


To begin our Maths learning this year, we will be working with numbers to 5. We will recognise, count and compare these numbers, as well as learn the number bonds to 5.

We will also look at patterns and shapes before the October half-term. 

Click on the image below for some fun interactive Maths games. 




Reading - Reading is fundamental to your child making good progress in EYFS. Please ensure that you read every night with your child. Reading books will be set on Bug Club, as well as physical books sent home on a Tuesday and Friday.

PE - PE will take place on a Thursday morning. Indoor PE kits should consist of a blue polo shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Please ensure all items of clothing are named.

Tapestry - In Reception we use 'Tapestry' to track the children's learning. Logins to Tapestry will be sent out within the first few weeks of school so that you are able to view what your child has been up to in school and also add to their learning journey from home. 

EYFS Curriculum Intent

Phonics Apps

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

- Reading Eggs

- Froggy Match-It Phonics

- Teach Your Monster to Read

- PocketPhonics

- Geraldine's Phonics Land

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

Reception Newsletter

Long-term Plan

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