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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

​Miss Taylor

Miss Hoare

Mrs Dodd

Miss Parker

Miss Miller

Mrs Brady

Mrs Hardwick



Half-termly newsletters and  ‘Helping your child to learn at home’ leaflets outline the learning that is taking place each half term across the different areas of learning and topics. Regular posts on class Dojo will also keep parents updated.


Weekly phonics homework – oral initially, then written. As the year progresses, some children will bring home a Read Write Inc. phonics book to read.


We ask parents to help their child to practice their counting skills on a daily basis.  The ‘Helping 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.


Reading books – We ask parents to read at home every night with their child.  It’s fine to read the same home reading book more than once. The children can also choose a library book to share at home each week.


Parental Involvement

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 (these are temporary suspended due to COVID). 


Autumn 1 - Curriculum meeting with parents/carers (online)


Autumn 2 – Shared reading session


Spring 1 – Shared maths session


Spring 2 - Shared phonics session


Summer 1 - Shared outdoor learning session


Summer 2 – Reception celebration


​P.E. Days

P.E. days are subject to change. Please make sure your child always has their kit in school. Kits will be sent home at half term for a wash!


Topics covered in Reception

Autumn Term

All About Me

Celebrations & Festivals


Spring Term

Traditional Tales & Famous Characters

Winter Minibeasts, Plants & Growth


Summer Term

Houses & Homes

Journeys & Transport



Acorn Farm to see Father Christmas.