Reception 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Reception Class


Classroom Assistant 

Mrs Ford & Mrs Renton 

Mrs Schwarze 

We hope your children have a wonderful time in Reception! Here is some information that we hope you will find useful. 

  • Children should come to school wearing their PE on Thursday's
  • Children should bring a water bottle containing only fresh water
  • Snack is £2 per week
  • Tapestry is used to share information, learning and messages between school and families 


For the first couple of weeks children will be given a story sack and then picture books to share at home. Once children have an understanding of letter corrospondence and are able to segment and blend words children will be given a phonics reading book (these are indicated by 'letters and sounds' being written in the top right corner of the book) and a scheme book of their choice which they will need help to read. We will change the phonics books every Monday and Thursday and the scheme book will be changed once on a Monday. 

We aim to read with all children at least once per week but expect them to read a few pages every night at an adult. Please record when your child has read to you in their reading record. 

Please make sure your child brings in their reading record and reading books to school everyday. Do not put water bottles inside your child's book bags. 


Phonics is taught daily in Reception. More information can be found on the Phonics and Early Reading page. The children's reading books directly link to the phonics sounds the children know. 


 Take a look at some of the fun things we have been getting up to! 





Autumn 1 - Our key text was The Gingerbread Man by Mara Alperin 



The Gingerbread Man visited our classroom and left some treats for us to enjoy. We also found a video of The Gingerman Man and his family dancing in our Reading Garden!!



The children worked together to follow a set of instructions to make ginger moonsand. 


Autumn 2 - Our key text was Leaf Man and Stickman




Spring 1

In Literacy our key text was The Naughty Bus


In Number are topics were 'Growing 6, 7 and 8' and 'Building 9 and 10' 

In Understanding the World we looked at different modes of transport, London now and then and we will be talking about the lives of people around us and their roles in society.

Our RE topic was 'What makes a good friend?'

In Expressive Art and Design we made London skylines using junk modelling materials. To link into the trip to the Van Gogh Exibition we created our own starry starry night artwork. To celebrate Safer Internet Day on 8th February we discussed how to stay safe online and programming Beebots. 

In PSED we talked about how to stay safe and invited a Firefighter and a Nurse in to speak to the children. 





Spring 2

In Literacy our key text was The Journey Home 




In Number our topic was continuing with 'Building 9 and 10' 

In Understanding the World are going to look at life cycles and learn how to care for pets and zoo animals. We are going to invite a vet into class to talk to the children.  

Our RE topic is 'What makes a place special?'

In Expressive Art and Design we are going to be creating animal prints and learning how to mix colours. In Music are unit is called 'Big Bear Funk' and our Computing unit is 'Animal Safari'

In PSED we are going to think about how we can care for the living things in our environment. 






Summer 1


In Literacy are key text is Silly Doggy




In Number our topic is 'To 20 and beyond' 

In Understanding the World we learnt about our local area of Hale Village and talked about where we are in the world. We also created some maps in groups. The children were able to descrtibe their immediate enviroment. 

Our RE topic was 'Easter'

In Expressive Art and Design we made city landscapes and created collages with tissue paper.

In PSED we talked about how to resolve conflict between our class friends.

Check us out on Twitter @hale_school for regular updates about what we get up to!  


Files to Download

Reception: News items

Numbots, by Mrs Ford

PE, by Mrs Ford

Reception: Display work items

Outdoor Provision, by Mrs Ford

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