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   (from left) Miss Watson, Mrs Ward, Mrs Foden and Annette.

About Reception

The Reception Class Teacher is Miss Watson. Mrs Ward teaches the class every day Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

    Mrs Ward, Mrs Foden and Annette work in Reception ​all week.

Click on the icon    to see the Reception  Parent Information Meeting (PIM) slides.

    For more information about our curriculum click here.


    For more information about the EYFS curriculum click here.

    To read the EYFS Online Safety Policy click  


    To read the Department for Education's guide for parents on 'What to Expect When' in Early Years click here.

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). Please click here to  read our Foundation Stage Policy

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:

    Each day starts with key worker groups.  

    Miss Watson, Mrs Ward and Mrs Foden are key workers for a group each.


   Phonics is taught everyday at 11.30am​.

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

Click on the pictures below to learn more about the teaching of phonics and to listen to the songs and stories. 


   Image result for jolly phonics for parents​            Image result for jolly songs          Image result for jolly phonics stories

Please click here to read the slides from the Phonics Workshop delivered in school on 27th September 2017. ​

Below you will find sounds mats and word lists linked to the stage your child will learn in Reception. 

Phase 2 sound mat

Phase 3 sound mat


      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.


The following links show the correct letter formation we use in Reception. Each letter has a catchy rhyme with it to help the children easily remember the formation:



   Please click on the picture below to view the optional ​homework grid for this half term (Autumn 1 2018)

     Here are some examples of some websites that might help your child

ICT games for English and maths ​

More ICT games for English and maths

Number games for EYFS​

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