Welcome to the Reception Year Group page.

Team Reception:  Mrs Archer (Goslings), Ms Readman (Cygnets), Mr Farley (Ducklings), supported by Mrs Bishop, Mrs Price, Mrs Adamson, Mrs Green and Mr Fisher.



Friday 18th January 2019

This week, the 'Well Done' Awards go to:

Cygnets: Evan H


Goslings:  Christopher L


20th January 2019

We will shift our focus from fruit to vegetables, focusing on 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra.  

Maths:  Estimate (number of peas) and check by counting.

English:  Describe plans to capture the pea and save the vegetables! 


12th January 2019

Welcome back!

It's a new year and time to think about keeping healthy.  Last week we discovered that the most popular breakfast is cereal and milk. 

We found out about eating healthily; the importance of exercise and sleep and hygiene.

This week we will be enjoying the story of 'Oliver's Milkshake' by Vivien French, followed by activities e.g. writing instructions and then making a healthy, fresh, fruity milkshake.


Maths:  We will explore numbers 6 to 10, including numeral recognition, ordering, and counting.


14th December 2018

Performance week has arrived.  A busy week is planned with performances of 'Born in Bethlehem', a Y6 cake sale, a disco, a Christmas lunch, and a party including a visit from Father Christmas!


8th December 2018

English:  We will assess the children's progress in phonics.  They will have many opportunities for independent writing, including lists!

Maths:  The children will explore capacity (in terms of size), and weight. They will count an irregular arrangement of objects, up to 10.


2nd December 2018

This week, rehearsals commence!

English:  We will label a picture from the story of the Gingerbread Man.  

Maths:  We will explore pattern, shape and weight.


23rd November 2018

We are all becoming familiar with the songs in our Christmas production.


English and Maths will evolve from the story of the Gingerbread Man.  We will write one, two or three simple sentences about the Gingerbread Man!  We will focus on subtraction within 5.


16th November 2018

We continue our topic on Elmer, but begin to think about our Christmas production; "Born in Bethlehem"!


12th November 2018

We will explore colour, starting with the well-known text 'Elmer' by David McKee.

English:  We will continue to use known key words, and phonics, to write about kindness and how we may be kind to each other.

Maths:  We will continue to explore addition and subtraction within 5.


30th October 2018

As we return to school on Monday 5th November, we will be celebrating 'Bonfire Night' by enjoying hotdogs in the forest.



We will take part in a very special, whole school, activity for Remembrance Day.  This will include a simple but poignant homework task - details to follow.


English:  We will write a sentence about our experience in the forest, using our knowledge of phonics.  

We will continue to develop our knowledge of phonics in graded groupings across the year group, to ensure everyone is accessing phonics at the appropriate level.

Maths:  We will begin adding and subtracting within 5.  


20th September 2018

This week we will be looking for signs of Autumn.  

Maths:  Working within numbers to 5, we will identify one less than a given number.

English:  We will list the items found on our Autumn walk, and may rise to the challenge to write a simple sentence to describe our exploration.


14th October 2018

Maths:   Working within numbers to 5, we will identify one more than a given number. 

English:  We will consolidate the phoneme/grapheme correspondences covered so far, and use them to orally blend words (Fred talk).  We will use these skills to segment words, to aid spelling (Fred fingers), to write simple pet names.


7th October 2018

This week we will be thinking about PETS.


Maths:  We will extend our investigation of number to include numbers 4 and 5.

English:  We will introduce the phoneme/grapheme correspondences u,b,f,e.  We will introduce the idea of writing a simple sentence, to include 'finger' spaces between the words.


30th September 2018

Please click here to view our Curriculum Evening presentation.

This week we will be exploring Push/Pull FORCES through a topic about Toys.

Maths:  We will continue to investigate numbers 1 to 3, finding different ways to make up each number.

English:  We will consolidate the phonemes from previous weeks and introduce g,o,c,k.  We will focus on rhyme; identifying rhyming words, and carrying on a rhyming string.


23rd September 2018

This week the children will engage in a mini-topic about Birthdays.


Maths:  Focus on Numbers 1 to 3, in a range of contexts.  This includes recognising small quantities without counting.

English:  Consolidate phonemes m,a,s,d and introduce t,i,n,p.  The children will be encouraged to begin using these sounds in their writing. They will focus on hearing and saying the initial sounds in words.



For Tuesday 22nd January 2018

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