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Reception Class

Welcome to our Reception class page!

On this web page we will be putting lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing this year. Remember to keep in touch with us through Class dojo were regular updates of what is going on in class will be shared. 

 Mrs Southern - Class Teacher

Mrs Fairclough - Nursery Nurse







The early years curriculum is based on learning through exploration and play.

There are a number of ways you can help your child to learn and make progress:

  • Always be on time.
  • Good attendance
  • Home reading
  • Point out numbers and letters in the environment. 
  • count at every opportunity
  • Talk to your child about the world around them.
  • Ask your child what he / she has been doing in school.


Parental Involvement

We believe that parents and / or carers play a vital role in their child’s education. We will support your efforts at home and provide opportunities for you to engage in your child’s education in school.

Keep an eye on our Class dojo page which is updated regularly with all current and up to date information. 


Reading at home 

Reading can be a special time for you and your child. Research has shown that reading for as little as 5 or 10 minutes each day can help support your child’s educational development. 

Please continue all of the hard work you have been doing at home ensuring that your child is reading their school reading book every night. Please remember to access Oxford reading owl  and class dojo for RWI phonics films and resources.



RWI Phonics

In Reception, Phonics is taught using Read, Write Inc and is taught everyday.

In addition to this, we ensure the environment is enriched by Phonic activities that the children can access through continuous provision.

In Reception we ensure that the children are secure with Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds before we progress on to Set 1 sounds and words, this is alongside the teaching of red words/ tricky words that are required.

Children will be taught to recognise and apply the sounds:

Set 1 sounds group A: m a s d t i n p g o c k ck u b f e

Set 1 sounds group B: l h r j v y w z x ch ng nk qu sh th

Set 2 sounds: ay ee igh ow oo oo(u) ar or air ir ou oy

We made a pirate ship outside

Building pirate ships

St George’s Day

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Planting sunflower seeds

Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mums, nans, aunties or caregivers. Thank you for all you do every day.

Happy Mother’s Day

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Ice-cream van came to our playground

We are builders!

Children worked independently to create their own shape pictures

We enjoyed reading in our little dens outside.

Block play

Reception children love to mix and make their own magic potions in the mud kitchen.

Fundamental British Values


The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the 2014 Early Years Foundation Stage. 

In the EYFS we strive to set the foundations of fundamental British values in a way that is relevant to their age and stage of development.


  • We teach children to be kind and respectful of others;
  • We teach children about the world around them and use the seasons, weather, British special days, etc. to plan meaningful learning experiences;
  • We teach children to be part of their local community;
  • We plan to celebrate festivals and mark special days from the world around us;
  • We teach the children about compromise – that some of us believe one thing and some of us believe something different, but we can all play together in the same  classroom and respect each other;
  • We teach children to work together.  We provide them with projects that involve everyone in the class.  We plan group activities where children learn to listen, take turns and value contributions from each other.
  • We teach children about the world in which they live – the world on their doorstep and the wider world;
  • We teach children to listen to and respect each other.