Welcome to Reception!

This half term's learning will be linked to 'We're going on a bear hunt'

This classic campfire chant with it's rich onomatopoeic language sweeps children up from the very first line to take them on a fantastic memorable romp in which they cannot help but join in. Helen Oxenbury’s beautiful colour washed illustration conspire to make this book an essential and tactile experience for all young readers so that they will want to talk about and revisit it repeatedly. 

We will re-enact and replay it across the classroom and beyond, and use it to develop young reader's feel for the pattern and tune of the language in a physical and imaginative celebration.



Reception Organisation

Reception Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader: Mrs L Blackshaw

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rearden, Mrs Walton, Mrs Lord Jones.

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

Homework is set on a Tuesday 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 Friday morning. The children remove their shoes and socks until the Summer Term, when they are expected to have their P.E. kit.  Please ensure your child has their PE kit available in school in the Summer term.  Pupils may wish to bring black pumps in for PE

Reception Information

Useful websites:

Reading / Phonics: www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Phonics: www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Phonics: www.epicphonics.com

Phonics: www.mrthornenetwork.com/phonics

Maths: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37



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