Welcome to Reception Class


We love learning indoors and out. We find out about the world by exploring our surroundings and our environment is full of exciting things to help us learn.
This year the staff working in Class R are Mrs Gibson, Miss Howell and Miss Wray.

Important information:

Our school day starts at 9.00am. Please be ready and waiting outside the Reception gate at 8.55am. The school day finishes at 3.30pm, please wait at the Reception gate and we will send your child out to you.

Staff will be available to talk to at the end of school day.

PE is every Monday and Friday. Please make sure your child has the correct kit (especially shoes!). They will need a plain white t-shirt, blue shorts and plimsoles or trainers. The kit will stay in class and be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed.

Homework will go out on a Wednesday and should be completed and returned by the following Tuesday.

Please click here to view the Reception long-term plan.

Home Learning

Please read every day with your child and write this in their diary. Your child will bring a book home in their folder from their tag. Please also practice

  • Maths – every child will have to complete 1 piece of maths homework. This will be related to the learning we have done in class.
  • Phonics – as we learn our letters and sounds children will be expected to practice the letters and sounds they have been learning that week. We will be sending Bear words home later in the year for children to learn to read and write. 
  • Topic – We may also send homework relating to our topic. This may be something we want the children to bring in from or make at home.

End of year expectations for Year R

These are the end of year Early Leaning Goal expectations for children in Reception class.

Maths – Children can count with numbers from 1-20, place them in order and say which is one more or less than a given number. They can add and subtract 2 single digit numbers and solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing. Children can use mathematical language to talk about size, weight, shape, position, distance and time. They will recognise, create and describe patterns.

Reading – Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about about what they have read.

Writing - children use their phonic knowledge to write in words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phoenetically plausible.

Non-Negotiables For Reception


F1 Non-Negotiable

F2 Non-Negotiable





Our Work

Our Current Topic - Spring Term 2018

Traditional Tales


This half term in Reception Class we will be enjoying Traditional Tales. We will be focusing on The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.

We have transformed our outdoor area to make each of the Three Pigs houses and the Three Bears cottage.  The children can put on masks to retell the stories as well as building their own houses out of a range of materials and making porridge.

In English

We will be reading lots of versions of our traditional tales, making story maps and retelling these in our own words. We will be writing our own recipe for how to make porridge and creating ‘wanted’ posters for the Big Bad Wolf.  Adults can help at home by encouraging children to make sentences using bear words and sharing any versions of traditional tales you have at home.  

In Maths

We are learning all about the number 10 and numbers 11 to 20. Adults can help at home by counting forwards and backwards to these numbers, helping children write the numerals and adding small groups of objects together. We will also be finding out all about how to add and subtract and making up number stories to help us with this.

Story Café

On Thursday 22nd March we will be having our Story Café. All Reception class grown-ups are invited to join us in some fairytale fun craft. Refreshments will also be available. Children will get their special invitations in class.

Useful websites for this topic




We will be learning the letters and sounds that make up our alphabet and beginning to blend and segment words when as we start to learn to read and write. We will need lots of help at home to keep practicing how to read the sounds and write the letters.

Look out for the phonics workshops for parents coming in mid-September.

Dates For Your Diary


Tuesday 3rd - Firefighters visit

Tuesday 11th - Police visit

Thursday 12th - Reading cafe, all parents and carers welcome to join us for some fun craft activities and refreshments based on our superhero topic

Thursday 19th - The Air Ambulance will be visiting and showing us how to put on a bandage. 

Spring 2017

Reading in Reception



Examples of children’s work


Summer and The Seaside

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