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The Year Reception staff!

The teachers are:

Class 1: Mrs Obrey

Class 2: Miss Pemberton

Class 3: Mrs Ford-Lings


We are supported by the following teaching assistants:

Mrs Groom, Mrs Shepherd, Mrs Rampton, Mrs Wechter, Mrs Hurst, Mrs Stock and     Mrs Pratt


The lunchtime supervisors are:

Mrs Farndon, Mrs Owens and Mrs Garlick




The children have impressed us immensely by already settling well in Reception and are beginning to follow the school routines. 


Please find below some useful information and videos about our lovely Reception. Enjoy looking at our photographs of Reception children engrossed in their work and play. 


                                                         Autumn Term


During the Autumn Term we offer the children a rich and stimulating curriculum through the topic of 'We are Special'. 


In Literacy, we enjoy sharing a wealth of wonderful stories and rhymes as a stimulus for work. We develop a love of books and reading. During Read, Write Inc, we learn our letter sounds, and how to blend sounds together to read simple words. We explore mark making, and try to use initial sounds in our writing. 


In Mathematics, we focus in detail on one number per week. We explore each number in depth following the maths mastery approach. We use Mastering Number to enhance our maths curriculum. We learn to subitise, read, write and count numbers accurately to 10. 

Getting Started In Reception

Please enjoy this short introduction to getting started in our Reception classes.

Getting Started with Phonics

(Please note that from September 2021 the children will have their flashcards in an loose envelope instead of on the inside of their reading diaries). Please click on the video. 


                                                                  Spring Term



During the Spring Term, we will be learning through our exciting topic of 'A World of Stories'. During the first half term we look closely at Winter and learn about the Arctic and Antarctica. We also learn about Lunar New Year. During the second half term we look closely at traditional tales, Spring and the Christian celebration Easter. 


In Mathematics, we extend the children to recognise and write numbers beyond 10 whilst still embedding numbers to 10. We learn to add and subtract using cubes and on a number track. We explore the concepts of doubling and halving in practical situations. 

The children begin to recall number bonds to 5. 




Spring Term

                                                      Summer Term



During the Summer Term, we will continue to offer a stimulating curriculum through our topic 'The World Around Us'. 

During the first half term we learn about plants and growth. We use the texts of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jasper's Beanstalk, Handa's Surprise and The Enormous Turnip to explore the topic. During the second half term, we look closely at mini-beasts and large animals using exciting texts as stimulus. We learn about the animals features and their habitats. We have a visit from the Gribbly Bug Man and we love our trip to Twycross Zoo. We complete our fun year exploring the text Jack and the Flum Flum tree, dreaming of our own adventures. 


In Mathematics we learn to recall number bonds to 5. We become confident in solving addition and subtraction using a range of strategies. We continue to explore doubling and are introduced to odd and even numbers. We learn to recite to 100 and count in twos, fives and tens. We use our Mathematics knowledge to solve missing number problems. 



Understanding of the World

Expressive Arts & Design



Overview of the Year 2023-24