Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception. Mrs Stewart is our class teacher supported by Mrs Bateman (LSA) in a morning and Mrs Wood (LSA) and Mrs Harvey (LSA)in an afternoon when Nursery PM children come to join us.

As a class, we will be focusing on phonics, reading, writing and mathematics. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum so please can you ensure your child brings their reading record in every day. We change our reading books on a Friday.  

Our themes topics this year will be:

Autumn - Rainforests

Spring - Saving Our Planet/Jack and the Beanstalk

Summer - Local History

This Term

This term we have been looking at Jack and the Beanstalk during our Talk For Writing Sessions. This will lead onto us sharing the story ‘Greta and the Giants’ – a text highlighting the importance of protecting our trees and wildlife. 

We have been focusing on Phase 3 phonics – learning new graphemes, digraphs and tri-graphs and using them to help us blend and segment words.

In Maths we have been learning all about numbers up to 10

Spring Term

Our theme this term is HELP! We will be looking at different people who help us and what they do. The children have already been enjoying locking people up in our Overdale Cell – especially the teachers! We have planned to have a role play hospital, Fire Station and Dentists to name a few throughout the term.

We are also looking forward to lots of visits – we have already a visit from a local GP and a pharmacist planned.

Medium Term Plan – Spring 1

Medium Term Plan – Autumn 2 

Long Term Plan

Reception Class

This week has been very busy in Reception- we have been painting and drawing Santa, using the Christmas stencils, sewing for our calendars, using cereal and spaghetti in the finger gym,  working in Santa’s workshop, making Christmas Tree cookies, counting presents in Santa’s sack and making our Santa Lists.

Autumn Term

We have had a fabulous first half term – settling in and getting to know each other – thank you Reception class for showing me what true ‘Superheroes’ you are.

Next half term we look forward to sharing more Supertato texts and beginning our writing topic based around the story – How to Catch a Star.

We will also be practicing for our Christmas Early Years Performance – ‘Stable by Starlight’ and can’t wait to see the children getting into character -more news to follow about this nearer the time.


Summer Term

This term we will be looking at Our Place In the World through the theme of Superheroes.  We will be thinking about what makes each and everyone of us super whilst getting to know our new class members (and grown ups!)

PE will be on  a Tuesday morning – please make sure your child has a PE kit (T shirt, shorts and plimsolls) on their peg. Also no earrings can be worn for PE – please remove these before school.

Long Term Plan

Medium Term Plan