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Welcome to Reception's Learning Page


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Miss James

Miss Corbishley



Mrs Wilson

Mrs Blanchard

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Our main project driver this half term is:

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In the Once Upon a Time project, your child will be introduced to the wonderful world of stories. They will listen to a range of traditional tales and have the chance to act out the stories in their play. They will also listen to alternative contemporary stories to see different viewpoints from the characters. They will use the stories to think about how life has changed from when the stories were written. They will also make up their own stories and make masks, props and puppets to act out their stories. We invite all children to come dressed up as their favourite character from a traditional story.

Support your child at home by...

  • Read traditional stories and fairy tales to your child.

  • Visit your local library and choose picture books to share.

  • Talk about the characters in stories and whether they like or dislike them.

  • Talk about how the characters in stories behave and what they could do differently.

Children can access home learning activities by logging onto Seesaw. These are updated on a regular basis and support learning that is taking place in the classroom.


Our secondary project driver is...

In the Sparkle and Shine project, your child will explore different celebrations that take place in autumn and winter, focusing on the significance and symbolism of light at this time of year. They will take part in a variety of creative activities and discover more about how Christmas, Diwali and Hanukkah are celebrated around the world.

  • Talk about special events that you celebrate at home.

  • Share photos of events that you celebrate.

  • Talk about how you prepare for special celebrations including the clothes you wear, food you prepare and gifts you give or receive.

Again, don't forget to look out for the fun, weekly activities on our learning journal 'Seesaw' and what we have been up to in class on 'Tapestry'!

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Here is our overview for this term.



Our focus will be to 

  • Sorting objects and pictures into sets. 

  • Sorting objects by colour, size and shape.

  • Compare size, mass and capacity of different objects.

  • Creating and identifying patterns.

  • Understanding, finding, subsidising and representing numbers 1,2 and 3.

  • Finding one more and one less of a number.

  • Name, Identify, compare and describe circles and triangles.

At home you can have a go at: 

Exploring and reading books that have simple patterns in them.

Finding 1,2 or 3 objects on your way to school on a morning.

Counting forwards and backwards within 3. 

Going on a circle and triangle hunt in your garden or community.


This half term we will be focusing on:

  • Give meanings to marks as they draw.

  • Recognising and writing own name.

  • Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

  • Use one-handed tools and equipment, for example, making snips in paper with scissors.

  • Use a comfortable grip with good control when holding pens and pencils.

  • Drawing story maps.

  • Using phonic knowledge to write simple CVC words and begin captions.

  • Using stories to create opportunities for writing across the areas of provision e.g. sorry letters to the three bears, drawing maps and plans of models, party invitations for Cinderella and book making.

Reading and Phonics 


We are continuing our ELS phonics journey. Your child has now learnt all of the Phase 2 sounds.

This half term we will be continuing to revisit the Phase 2 sounds. We will teach the phase 3 sounds and apply this in our reading. 

We will continue to practice to read the harder to read and spell words daily. These have also been sent home weekly for your child to practice. Books are changed every Friday and we ask that children practice reading at least four times a week.

Check out the following links to help at home:

How to pronounce pure sounds

How to blend words to read


This grapheme sheet and harder to spell and read words have been sent home but click the button below to see it online. 


Both Reception classes will be doing PE on a Friday this half term. 

Reading books will need to be returned by Thursday in order to send out a new book on Friday. Please ensure you bring your child's their reading book to school every day to support reading in school.


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Here is your Reception Class Charter challenge sheet. You can also download a copy by clicking on the image.

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