Welcome to Reception!

This half term our teaching and learning will focus on Africa through our text "Anna Hibiscus' Song". Anna Hibiscus is a small girl of dual heritage with a happy heart living with a large and loving family in Africa. She asks each member of her extended family what she should do because she feels so happy and she weaves their various responses into a song. The location of the mango tree from which Anna surveys her world is non-specific but the endpapers of the book depict an urban environment by day and night, a contrast to picture books which frequently depict only the rural landscapes of Africa.

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




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, Wednesday and Friday. Books should be returned to school when their child is ready for their book to be changed. 

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 Tuesday and Wednesday. 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