Welcome to Reception
Our class page is here to support both children and parents. On this page, you will find useful information on what happens in school each week. You will also find the latest class newsletter which gives you an overview of the current term. To showcase the children’s fantastic work and our wonderful classroom, we have a class photo gallery below – we hope you enjoy!
Our Reception class teachers are Mrs Dunning and Mrs McKeown who are supported by the wonderful Miss Laden.
Homework Reception Expectations and Help
Our weekly homework is posted on the class Google Classroom. All children have login details – for help with Google Classroom, please click here.
Reading: Children are expected to read out loud to an adult every day. Parents/carers are requested to sign home reading records to confirm reading. We ask children to bring their reading book and reading log in to school every day.
Spelling: Each week, we learn new spelling rules in school. The children are given a list of these words to learn at home each Friday for a test the following Friday.
Timetables: Children are expected to practise their times tables every day. Each child has been provided with a unique login to Times Tables Rockstars
Skills Booklets: To consolidate the maths and English skills taught in school, and provide children with additional revision opportunities, we use CGP skills booklets. Each Friday, children are asked to complete pages in the GPS and Maths books.
Reception has PE every Tuesday. On PE days, children should come to school wearing their full PE kit. Details of our PE expectations can be found on our school uniform page which can be found here. Our whole school PE timetable can be reviewed here.
Each term, you will receive a class newsletter detailing the wonderful teaching and learning happening in our class. Read all about it here – Click: Newsletter Aut 2021
Click on the first image to see some of the amazing things happening in Reception.
Reception Curricular Goals
Throughout our time in Reception we will play, explore, investigate and question to enable each of us to reach our Reception Goals. This is not our curriculum but are the key goals that will enable our children to go on to be curious, resilient and independent learners.
In Reception, we follow the synthetic phonics programme ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised’; this is a method of learning letter sounds and blending them together to read and write words.
If you were unable to attend the Parent’s Phonics Meeting, here is the presentation with all of the information you need to help support your child at home.
You can also access all documents and further information on the Little Wandle website:
Although we have topics that aim to hook our children in and expose them to a wide range of experiences, we also support our children to take the learning into which ever direction they wish.
During each topic, we aim to answer big questions, which will support us being active, independent, and resilient learners.
Global Caretakers: What kind of world do you want?
. Our overview details key skills we will focus on throughout each topic.