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Welcome to Reception


The class teacher in Reception is Miss Cooke and Early Years Teaching Assistant Mrs Carlyon.


PE is on a Wednesday for Reception class - PE kits needs to be brought into school on the first day of each half term and they will remain here until the end of the half term. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Cooke or Mrs Carlyon in school or by contacting us on the email link at the bottom of the page.





Our topic this half term is...

"Where would you like to go?"

Our main text this half term is On the way home by Jill Murphy . We will retell this story using a story map and begin to innovate it by changing some of the characters that Claire meets on her way home.  Look out for it coming home for us to retell as part of our homework - we will send this via our FreeFlow info system.  


Please see the links below for a range of useful sites and resources to use at home with your children., these have been updated again!



Our PWP Story map that we are learning this half term is On the way home . We have been learning to retell the story using a range of actions, creating our own story maps and innovating our story maps to change specific parts of the story. Ask us to tell you our stories at home!



Forest School Den Building Day!

We held our Forest school day on Thursday 9th May.It had a Den Building theme.. Fortunately the weather was on our side and we were able to carry out our day safely in the school grounds! The children really enjoyed the day and Reception were fabulous role models helping our younger children from the setting to complete the activities! We even got to use a range of tools in order to whittle sticks and saw bamboo. It was a great day! See our photographs of the day below!

Den Building Fun!

Forest School Day Bird Theme

Visit from the Farm!

Shape, Space and Measures Day Article 28

Visitors who work on a Ship!

A Motorbike comes to School! Article 13

Dance Festival Article 28 & 29

Catchgate Garage Role Play Area Article 15

Read with Adults Parent Workshop Article 9

Looking at different types of vehicles.



We get lots of questions about how we write our sounds, how we say our sounds and how we teach phonics. We are now working on how to read and write our sounds and words,building  VC (vowel and consonant words e.g. it is in ) and progressing onto CVC  (Consonant Vowel Consonant words  e.g. cat dog bin tap).

This half term we are going to be writing, list, labels and some of us may begin caption writing. So far we have learnt the sounds

s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r h b f l ff ll ss


We are now learning Phase 3 sounds : j v w x y z qu sh ch th ng


We have also learnt the tricky words

I go no to the into he she we be me are all 



If you have any questions at all about phonics please ask. The staff are more than happy to help and encourage your support from home!


Look out for new flashcards and caption resources being uploaded at the bottom of the page in useful documents!

Library and Reading books


Library books and reading records have been sent home with your child. Please take the time to share the book with your child. These are for you to read to your child. Library books should be sent back into school every Friday and they will be changed.


Reading books will be changed several times a week and each time your child reads at home they will be given a reading sticker.


Certificates will be given for 10 reads, 50 reads, 100 reads, 150 reads, 200 reads and 250 reads. Each half term a star reader will be picked (the child who has read the most amount of times at home). 

Forest School

Every half term we have a whole day for all children in our Early Years setting to take part in Forest School. This year we have some exciting new activities for our Early years children to take part in. The sessions will all be led by Miss Cooke and Mrs Carlyon who are both Level 3 Forest School trained! We are all very excited about the days that we have planned! 


Our next Forest School day is on Thursday 9th May 



Useful dates



Toddler Group: Every Friday 9.30-10.30 in 2 Year play and learn

Monday 25th March : No pen's day

Thursday 28th March: Kitchen Theme day

Thursday 4th April: Easter Fair 













Reception Contacts

Miss Cooke

Mrs Schofield

Links for learning at home - please click to open

Phase 3 Tricky Words

Phase 3 Tricky Words song to help us learn our Tricky Words!!

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Tricky Word song to help us love our tricky words, I, go , no, the, to and into!