Class Page for Reception

Welcome to Reception! The children have had a fantastic start and are settling into school really well. We have been spending time exploring the learning environments both inside and out and learning about the daily school routine.

We have already been on an adventure around school and discovered an enormous pumpkin! The children worked as a team to pull it up (with the help of Mr Hanson) and used the wheelbarrow to get it back to the classroom. We then used different tools to scoop out the flesh and magnifying glasses to examine it closely!

Our first topic 'Under The Sea' begins with a puppet show called “The Mermaid’s Tale.” Inspired by this, the only limit will be the children's imagination!


In Maths this half term we will be exploring number and shape. Children will be learning to count reliably with numbers from 1-20, placing them in order and saying which number is one more or one less than a given number. They will also be learning to use mathematical names for 2D and 3D shapes and how to use mathematical terms to describe them. It really helps your child if you can practise walking along and counting steps to 10 and eventually 20. Once children have got the hang of this, you could even try counting backwards. Going up and down stairs at home is another good opportunity to help your child learn to count accurately and to think which number is coming next.


Our phonics sessions each day are the foundation of early reading and writing skills. Please take a look at the class display window each week to see which sounds we are learning. 

Please don't forget to bring in a transparent named water bottle and your child's reading folder every day. Thank you!

We are always around at collection and drop off time to hear any important little updates; nothing is too trivial to tell us. Knowing all about your child helps us ensure they are happy and learning well. Watch this space for news and regular photo updates. We look forward to working with you.

Miss Wright and Mrs Robiquet

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