Welcome to Reception!  We look forward to a busy and exciting year working with you and your child! On this page you will be able to find vital information about Reception and find out about how we learn and what we learn.

By the end of Reception we expect all students to be independent and responsible, making them ready for Year 1. It is essential that similar expectations are in place in their home life too. Reception children should be dressing themselves, be able to recognise their own names, put on, fasten and unfasten their own coats and be responsible for some of their own things such as water bottles, clothing and book bags.

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Our theme/topic in Term 3 is ‘Pirate Dinosaur by Penny Dale’

Our theme topic for Term 4 is: Food around the world/ Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Brown

We will use these texts in many areas of learning to explore them in great depth.

Our Read Write Inc (RWI) open morning will be Tuesday 22nd January at 9:00-9:30 where you can come in and see how we teach a Read Write Inc lesson and become a part of the lesson with your child. This will give you a great insight into how the sounds are said and how we use them to read and write words/sentences. This will help you to support your child at home too.

St. Andrew

Mrs Stanczyk

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Machin
Mrs Mereu

St. Jude

Miss Holmes

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Rogozinska/Mrs Oddy

Mrs Mereu

                       What Reception are up to in Term 3 & 4


– Writing words and simple sentences about dinosaurs/pirates

-Create class information book about food/dinosaurs


Getting to know Jesus (Term 3)

Sorrow and Joy (Term 4)


-Dinosaurs: finding out about the world and how it was when dinosaurs lived- comparing similarities and differences/ learning interesting facts about dinosaurs/ making dinosaur fossils/bones/becoming paleontologists

-Pirates: Making treasure maps/treasure hunts/travelling around the world

-Food: exploring foods from around the world and comparing to the foods we eat. Comparing Africa to England: how the environments are similar/different


– Consolidate counting objects and number recognition to 20

– Find the total in 2 groups by counting all the objects together

– More/less

– Ordering numerals from 0-20

-Simple addition/subtraction


– In Read Write Inc we will be continuing to rehearse all sounds previously learnt/introduce new set 2 sounds/consolidate writing words and begin to write simple sentences.


When your teacher uploads a housekeeping letter to the website it will appear in the list below.


Click the button to view posts that your teacher has put up about homework or look for an uploaded file in the list below.

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