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Welcome to Reception!


Welcome back to final half of the Summer Term in Reception. This half term promises to be filled with lots of learning, exploration and excitement as we begin our new topic of Journeys and Transport. Please scroll down to see our Curriculum Overview for this half term.


Meet our Reception Team

In Reception, your child's teacher is Miss Wilkinson. Your child's learning is also supported  primarily by Mrs. Rennolds and Mrs. Starr. In addition to this, Miss Emma and Mrs. Hargreaves also support learning for some sessions during the week.

Mr. Smart helps us for two sessions per week; one of which is P.E. 


Our Reception Timetable

It is always helpful to know what your child is learning and when, so a copy of our Summer Term 2 Timetable is attached at the bottom of this page.

P.E continues to be on Friday mornings. 


Curriculum Overview

We will be covering the following topics this year:


Autumn Term 1



Autumn Term 2

Light and Dark


Spring Term 1

Traditional Tales


Spring Term 2



Summer Term 1

Growth and Change


Summer Term 2

Transport and Journeys



 The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which is made up of seven key areas of learning. We provide a play-based learning environment whereby children receive a mix of both adult and child initiated activities. The children’s play activities are planned with specific skills in mind and often encourage them to independently apply skills modelled during prior adult-led learning.




Your child will have the opportunity to visit the school library and choose a new book to take home. Library is timetabled to be on Monday afternoons. Please ensure that your child returns their library book every Monday so that they are able to change it. 


In Reception, we want homework to be manageable. We recognise that your child will be tired at the end of the school day and want to ensure that our homework takes this into account.

Every week your child will bring home a reading book and a new set of words, based on their weekly Phonics Input in class. We will go through these words before they are sent home so that you can see the ones that your child needs to practise during the week.

Your child's Reading Book and Words will be changed on the same day every week. Every child has been allocated a Reading Day. Please ask if you are unsure of this. 

We may sometimes send home additional activities based on class input, e.g., letter formation activities, number recognition tasks etc. It would be fantastic if you could support your child with these when they are sent home.

In addition, we would appreciate it if you could support your child throughout the year in recognising and writing their full name. 

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