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Welcome to Reception

Last update: (4/5/18)


                                                  RP                                                                       RC



The class web page is a great place to come to for information about what is going on in class. It also

explains what things you need to be doing, both at home and at school to get the best out of your time in Reception.


The page is updated each week with new newsletters, homework tasks etc. You can also find out about our current topics, see photos of things we've done and reminders - such as important dates.


Keep checking back regularly and any questions please see one of the Reception team. Here's to a great year!


Staff Members:


RP:  Mrs Usman - Class Teacher                                RC:  Mrs Clarke / Mrs Bennett - Class Teacher

          Mrs Halliday - Teaching Assistant                                    Miss Taylor - Teaching Assistant


          Mrs Hodgson - Support Assistant                                        Mrs Ogden - Support Assistant



Key Information about Class Routines:

  • School starts at 8.50am and children should enter school via the Reception classroom sliding door.
  • Reception will have PE on Tuesdays and should ensure they have their PE kit in their school pumpbag.
  • Reading books will be changed each Tuesday, any lost books will incur a £5 charge.
  • Homework will consist of completing a sound book for the first term, a weekend book for the second term and maths or literacy based homework sheets for the third term. This will be given out on a Friday and should be returned any time before Thursday the following week.


Key Dates for Reception:



School photo- 2nd May

Bank holiday Monday 7th May

school breaks up Friday 25th May




Current Topic: people who help us

Start date: (23/04/18)


Our new topic is 'People who help us'. We are talking about different jobs and how people can help others. We will be having some visitors in to tell us about their jobs. Our role play areas are a doctors surgery and a baby clinic. We will also have a fire fighters small world play and a dentist area on the light panel.



We will be naming, sorting and tesselating 2D shapes.

We will also be solving maths stories which include 1/2 e.g. 4 +1/2 -1 + 1/2 = 4



We are encouraging the children to write in full sentences. This includes giving the child a prop to encourage writing as well as word mats and writing frames. Adults will be delivering a guided writing session which teaches the children about sounding out words, remembering capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and using these skills in their own work.

Our writing tasks are to write about different job roles, write about what we would like to be when we are older and to also write our own questions for our visitors.


When writing with your child at home please encourage them to write in sentences and support them to sound out words independently, it is fine if their spelling is not all correct as long as they have tried to do it themselves. Please remind them to use finger spaces to separate words. We would be grateful if you could share with us any work your child has done at home and we will add this to their learning journal.


Previous Topic:  Easter and Spring

Start date: (26/03/18)


Our new topic this week is Easter and Spring. We are learning about the Christian celebration and the Easter story as well as sharing customs and traditions at this time. We will also be learning about Spring and the new life of plants and baby animals that come during this season. We will be continuing this topic after holiday.