Photo of the Reception Class Team          
   (from left) Miss Watson, Mrs Ward, Mrs Foden  and Miss Burke

  Welcome to Reception! 

The Reception Class Teacher is Miss Watson. Mrs Ward, Mrs Foden and Miss Burke also work wth the children every day.

The Reception classroom is always a hive of activity and the children enjoy playing outside in the soft play area come rain, wind, snow or shine!

Please click here to read the slides from the PIM meeting. 

    For more information about our curriculum click here.


    For more information about the EYFS curriculum click here. 

 2016 / 17 EYFS Overview (subject to change)




Autumn 1


-All about me


-Similarities / differences ​

-Our bodies

Autumn 2

Fantasy Worlds

-Fairies / elves / imaginary lands


Spring 1

The Cold

-The Arctic / Antarctic  

-Polar animals

-Changing state

Spring 2


-Jack and the Beanstalk


Summer 1

Build it!


Summer 2





About Reception

Class Routines

In Reception we follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum, which allows the children both structured, adult-led time and also lots of time to learn through child-led play (continuous provision).

We have a flexible timetable  that changes depending on the interests of the children but during this half term, most days it looks like this:


Our Class Timetable - Summer 1


  • Important Information

  • As you can see from the timetable, P.E lessons are on Fridays this half term (Summer 1). Please make sure your child has their full P.E. kit in school. Earrings will also need to be removed on these days too. 

Phonics will be taught everyday at 11am​ and guided reading will be carried out everyday at 9.15am.

      Our guided reading carousel consists of different activities that your child will carry out 

      every week. They are: 
       - 2 guided reading activities (with an adult) 
       - a fine motor skills activity 

       - a chance to choose a book of their choice in the Reading Area. 
       - a chance to practise speech, language and communication skills in the Role Play Area. 

Guided Reading books will not be sent home. Individual books are changed weekly and will be sent on either a Tuesday or a Thursday. ​Reading with your child at home is so important and really does help to enhance learning. Please remember to sign your child's reading diary so we know the book can be changed.

Children will practise their key words with an adult every Wednesday and new lists will be given on the same day if appropriate. Sound Books will be updated on a Friday. Please make sure these books are in your child's book bag everyday as they may be changed on different day than planned. We encourage you to practise new words and sounds as much as you can with your child at home. 


In Reception, we follow the Letters and Sounds resource for Phonics. It aims sets out a detailed systematic programme for teaching phonics skills for children starting by the age of five, with thr aim of them becoming fluent readers by the age of seven. 

Click here to listen to the Jolly Phonics songs that we have been learning in class. 

Mathletics and Spellodrome

I can see you have all been very busy on Mathletics - well done! Spelling lists will now be sent home via the Spellodrome App too. Here's the log in information in case you ever need it:

Go to: (app available)

and (no app)

Optional Topic Homework for Summer 1

When I Grow Up................​

Exploring Our New Classroom...........​

Here are some examples of some websites that might help during this half term.....​

ICT games for English and maths ​

More ICT games for English and maths

Number games for EYFS​

Please click here to  read our Foundation Stage Policy:

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