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Welcome to Reception!

Thank you to all the families that were able to attend Reception's Phonics Workshop. Children really enjoyed sharing their learning with their grown-ups and hope they found today's session really useful. 



In Reception we are active learners and over the autumn term we will be supporting your children to settle into their new environment and routines as well as introducing them to their new learning. The children will be given many opportunities to develop their critical thinking, explore their own skills and actively learn. This will continue throughout their time in Reception. 


Within Literacy, the children will develop their sound knowledge to support their word building as well as begin to develop their letter formation.


During Mathematics, we begin by developing number recognition, counting with accuracy, and solving practical number problems alongside forming numbers correctly.


This term our Topic learning will centre around the theme, ‘Tell Us A Story’. Through this topic we will be using traditional stories as a foundation to learn all about ourselves and each other. We will also be developing communication, understanding, exploration and design skills through a range of activities such as role-play, creative tasks, outdoor learning, and circle time. Throughout your their time in Reception, children will be taught through a mixture of teacher and child led learning, both indoors and outdoors. 


A large part of our learning occurs outdoors, so we ask that every child brings a suitable coat (for all weathers!) every day to wear for outdoor activities. This year, your child will take part in a weekly Wild Tribe lesson where they will explore the outdoors through exciting woodland activities. On the day of your child’s Wild Tribe lesson, we ask that they bring a change of clothing that they will be comfortable climbing trees and playing in the mud in! A waterproof coat and shoes (wellington boots) are strongly recommended too. We hope to begin our Wild Tribe lessons after a few weeks of settling in and a letter will be sent home a week before sharing further information.


During the week, your child will also have a PE lesson where they are required to wear a PE kit (uniform guidelines were shared within induction packs and are available on the school website). Children will be able to keep their PE kits within school and will be sent home at the end of each term for washing. We ask that PE kits are sent into school within a small kit bag.

Class 1 – Wednesday

Class 2 – Friday

Class 3 – Wednesday


We look forward to having a successful, fun filled year of learning and look forward to building positive relationships with all parents over the year. In the coming weeks, further information will be shared on a variety of parent workshops that will offer information and ideas to support your child’s learning at home. If you have any further questions, we operate an open-door policy, so please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception team when dropping off or collecting your child.

Reception Team  


Class 1                                                                    Class 2                                                              Class 3

Miss L Maguire and Mrs J Dell                      Miss S Hyde                                        Mrs F Jones and Mrs E Dean

                                                                              Learning Support Staff

                                                           Miss S Caine,   Mrs G Jones   and   Mrs D Kaye


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 Curriculum Overview

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