Welcome to Reception


In Reception, Miss Moss is the class teacher and is supported by Mrs Moran and Mrs Taylor.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Moss via email.

[email protected]

Please note that email will not be responded to after 5pm. 

Or alternatively, please contact the school if you wish to arrange an appointment to visit the school.

If you have a question or concern we would encourage you to first contact Miss Moss. However, should you have further concerns please contact Mr Bolton [email protected]

Reading and Phonics

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In Reception, the children are sent home two reading books every Friday. One book is based on your child’s phonics knowledge and will only contain sounds that your child knows and is confident with. This book is to be read by your child and will develop their ability to read words and sentences.

The second book is a shared reader. This book has been carefully selected based on its vocabulary. As the children in Reception are beginning their journey with reading, they are unable to develop their comprehension skills whilst blending sounds to read words. Therefore, we need to share stories with our children to continue to develop their comprehension skills. This is why we ask you to read the shared reader alongside the prompt questions which will support your child in developing their understanding of the story.

Please read as often as you can with your child. However, we do suggest that you listen to and read to your child at least five times a week. 



In phonics, the children learn two sounds each week and as they progress through the year, begin to learn ‘tricky words’ too.

On a Friday, the children will have their two new sound picture cards and tricky words added to their phonics booklet. We ask that you support your child at home in recalling the sounds that each grapheme card represents. 

Please read as often as you can with your child. However, we do suggest that you listen to and read to your child at least five times a week. 

Physical Education


The children have a P.E lesson every Tuesday afternoon.

As part of our P.E lessons, the children get changed into their P.E kit in school. This allows the children to develop their fine motor skills by fastening their own buttons and promotes independence. Their indoor kits are kept in school and are sent home each half term to be washed.

Can we please ask that all kit is clearly labelled.

Our Topics


Autumn One – Incredible Me

Autumn Two – Let’s Get building

Spring One – Down in the Jungle

Spring Two – The Pirates are Coming

Summer One – Dangerous Dinosaurs

Summer Two – Down by the Sea

Autumn Term One

Incredible Me

This half term, our topic has been Incredible Me. We have been learning about ourselves and sharing information about who we are with our new friends. We have discussed what makes each of us unique and special and what our talents are. We have been looking at our families and talking about how everybody’s family is different. We’ve enjoyed lots of stories about families and particularly enjoyed And Tango Makes Three.


In Literacy, we have been enjoying the story Peace At Last by Jill Murphy. In the story we are introduced to the bear family and their family home. Mr Bear can’t sleep due to Mrs Bear’s snoring and therefore tries lots of different rooms to try and get some sleep. From the story we have talked about good bedtime routines, floor plans of our own homes and animals that are awake at night. We even had a pyjama day to celebrate the end of our story.

We have started to use our new phonic knowledge and have been making marks, writing initial sounds and writing CVC words all based around the book. We have been labelling rooms in Mr Bear’s house and having been drawing maps to help navigate our way around.


In Numeracy, we have been matching and sorting lots! We are able to consolidate this knowledge during tidy up time where we match blocks to their shadow and sort small world items or Lego pieces. We have really enjoyed comparing size and length and have been using the resources in our classroom to challenge our friends to build bigger towers or smaller towers. We really enjoyed comparing our own heights with each other and enjoyed working out who was the tallest in the class and who was the smallest!