Welcome to Reception!

This half term our teaching and learning will focus on themes around identity and belonging.  This will be supported by our text- Blue Penguin. In this book, Blue Penguin is not accepted by his community because he looks different from them. In his lonely dreams he envisions a white whale which moves him to make up a song. Its spiritual quality leads Blue Penguin to friendship and the inspiration to create a new song that everyone can share. The textured illustrations with a colour palette focused on blue and white perfectly evoke the mysticism of the snowy landscape. Through this book we will explore winter seasons, plants that still grow and explore what happens to ice when it melts? We will compare sea and land animals and habitats. We will find Antartica on the map and learn about continents. We will talk about if anyone lives on Antartica and discuss who has visited.

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. 




In R.E. we follow the SACRE scheme. This half term our learning will focus on 'Which stories are special and why?' Please see the attached Knowledge Organiser to support your child's learning in this area. 




As  healthy school and one that loves books, we ask that parents choose a book for their child's class to present on their birthday which will have a special named book plate inside.  Books can be chosen from our Amazon wishlist, which is also linked to our easy fundraising page, so double win for school! https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/CA71BXRV4EJ8?ref_=wl_share


Reception Organisation

Reception Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader: Mrs L Blackshaw

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rearden and Mrs Lord Jones.

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

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


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

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

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

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