Reception 2023 - 2024

Mr Hill

Teaching Assistants - Miss Lord, Mrs Kennish and Miss Furmston

Welcome to Reception Class

A warm welcome to all of our new children and families starting with us in September, we can't wait to get to know you all.

In Reception we aim to make the transition into school as smooth as possible. We will spend the first few weeks of term getting to know the children and helping them to explore the new environment. We will also spend a lot of time sharing stories and singing familiar rhymes. 

The majority of learning in Reception takes place in Continuous Provision. All staff use their knowledge and expertise to ‘Plan in the Moment’ and use the children’s ideas as a platform to teach them new skills.


We will be using the phonics programme Sounds~Write to begin our journey into early reading and writing. After the first of week of Phonics lessons, the children will bring home a phonics book, which matches the sounds they have learnt, as well as a Reading for Pleasure book to share with an adult.

It is key when reading at home that adults reinforce the correct Phonemes (sounds), please find a video to demonstrate them below.


We begin the year exploring Traditional Tales and the children will take part in a variety of activities based on these throughout the half term.

Our first focus story of the year is


In Maths this half term we will be developing a deep understanding of the numbers 1-5. We will also be learning about 2-d shapes and pattern. Below is a video explaining the importance of Early Number Sense.



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