Welcome to Reception!

This half term our teaching and learning will focus mini beasts and in particular, worms! Our focus text will be 'Yucky Worms' by Vivian French. In this book, a boy learns from observing worms in the garden alongside his grandmother and discovers that they are not so yucky after all. He finds out that their eating and excretion habits are helpful in recycling material which is good for the soil and helps plants grow. Gran dispels the myth that cutting worms in half doesn’t hurt them. All our learning will stem from this book. We are looking forward to another exciting half term of learning. 


Here is the Knowledge Organiser support this learning. Please play games or make quizzes about the content to help your child learn this information. 



Here is the newsletter explaining this half term's learning in full and useful website links and apps. 




Reception Organisation

Reception Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader: Mrs L Blackshaw

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rearden, Mrs Lord Jones and Mrs Phillips.

Welcome to our class page. In Reception we learn through exploring and investigating, we love learning indoors and outdoors.  

Homework is set on a Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Monday.  

Reading Books are changed on Monday and you can use the support guide below to develop reading mastery using your reading book.


Library Books are changed every Monday, these are for you to read to your child to help them develop a love of reading. 

PE takes place weekly on Wednesday and Thursday. Children must come to school dressed in their P.E. kit on these days.

Reception Information

Useful websites:

Reading / Phonics: www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Phonics: www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Phonics: www.epicphonics.com

Phonics: www.mrthornenetwork.com/phonics





Tricky Words phase 2
Sing along and learn the phase 2 tricky words.

Tricky words phase 3
Sing along and learn phase 3 tricky words.

Phonics play
Games to support learning in phonics

Supports blending and segmenting of words.


Early Learning
Games to print and play

Top Marks
Maths games compatable with ipad and desktop

Reception - Our Classroom

What to expect, when?

What to expect, when?
Guidance to your child's learning and development in the foundation stage

Why asking questions is important
Tips to help improve your child's reading comprehension and vocabulary