Reception Class


  • Pupils will develop a love of reading through listening and telling stories, reading out-loud and rhymes.
  • Pupils learn to read and write through synthetic phonics and read books that are phonically matched a long side using real books.
  • Pupils will develop a curiosity for mathematical concepts and use their knowledge to investigate the world around them.
  • Pupils learn the foundations needed for future learning through playing and exploring, active learning and critical thinking.
  • Pupils learn to be independent, resilient and show consideration for others.
  • Pupils to become confident in speaking and listening.


This half term, the children will use stories around food for their writing stimulus. They will continue to use their phonic skills and tricky words to develop their writing skills. 


The class will have daily phonics sessions and regular group reading. Children who read at least 5 times a week at home and record it in their Reading Record Book, will be rewarded in our KS1 assembly! Please encourage your child to read a variety of books, these may include library books, books from home or school reading books.


The children will continue to focus on number recognition, ordering numbers, counting groups of objects. They will explore time, space and measures.


Forest School – Forest school takes place every Thursday. All children should come to school in plain joggers/tracksuit bottoms and top regardless of their forest school group.

PE – Every Tuesday and Wednesday. All children should have a white t-shirt (plain or school logo), black shorts, black joggers and trainers or pumps.

Please make sure all clothes are named including PE kits, forest school clothes and coat.

  • Reception

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