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Welcome to Reception!

We are the Reception children and are 4 and 5 years old.  We are very lucky to have fantastic indoor and outdoor provision. We work closely with our friends in Nursery.


Staff working in Reception

Mrs Clare (RN)

Miss Parker (RN)

Mrs Kirkwood (RN)

Miss Alwood (RN)

Miss Rimmer (RK)

Mrs Dodd (RK)

Miss Pulton (RK)



Weekly ‘Learning at home’ leaflets outline the learning that is taking place each week across the different areas of learning and topics. Regular posts on class Dojo will also keep parents updated.


Weekly phonics homework will begin after October half term.  It is oral initially and then written. As the year progresses, some children will bring home a Read Write Inc. phonics book to read.  School also have paper copies so if you are unable to access the online versions, please let us know. These  books will contain text of an appropriate ability so that your child can read it to you.


Your child can choose a book from our class library to bring home each Wednesday.  This is a book for you to share and enjoy at home.  We do not expect your child to be able to read their library book.



We ask parents to read at home every night with their child.  It’s fine to read the same home reading or library book more than once. Each time you read at home, please record it in your child’s reading diary.  If they have 5 adult signatures in their reading book each Friday, they will receive a star on the chart and an entry into the half-termly prize draw!


We ask parents to help your child to practice their counting skills on a daily basis.  The ‘Learning at home’ leaflet will explain what we’d like you to practice at home in detail.  Some weeks we may also include written work to complete.


Parental Involvement

Half-termly Reception newsletters will be sent home at the beginning or end of each half term.  We use them to share information with parents about any important events coming up and to give some reminders relating to our curriculum and routines.  


Each half term parents are invited into our classrooms for a shared session.  We run a morning and afternoon shared session each half term.  Letters are sent out separately advertising the dates and times.


Autumn 1 - Curriculum meeting with parents/carers in the Small Hall

 Autumn 2 – Shared reading session (in the Classrooms)


Spring 1 – Shared maths session (in the Classrooms)


Spring 2 - Shared phonics session (in the Classrooms)


Summer 1 - Shared outdoor learning session (in our Outdoor Area)


Summer 2 – Reception celebration (in the large hall and then afterwards in our Outdoor Area)


P.E. Days

Our P.E. day is on a Friday but is always subject to change. Please make sure your child always has their kit in school from the beginning of each half term. P.E. kits will be sent home each half term for a wash!


Topics covered in Reception

Autumn Term

Autumn / All About Me

Celebrations & Festivals


Spring Term

Winter / Famous Book Characters

Spring, Minibeasts, Plants & Growth


Summer Term

Houses & Homes / People Who Help Us

Summer / Journeys & Transport