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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.


This half-term we will continue to develop our Phonics knowledge. We will move onto Phase 3 Phonics, which will introduce lots of new sounds, including many digraphs and trigraphs. We will use these new sounds in our writing, where we will be writing our own short, simple sentences. 

Click on the link below for some great 'how to' videos linked to our Phonics scheme.

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds


This half-term, we will read two new stories linked to our new topic. The first is ‘The Storm Whale in Winter’ by Benji Davies. We will then read our first non-fiction book; ‘Fantastic Fish’ by Emma Lynch.

Using these stories, we will continue to develop our comprehension and our writing skills.

The Storm Whale in WinterFantastic Fish


This half-term, we are continuing to deepen our Mathematical understanding by learning one number per week. Within this, we will develop our understanding of shapes, time, money, patterns and addition and subtraction.   

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. A phonically decodable book and a sharing book will be sent home on a Wednesday.

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

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