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Staff in Reception this year are Mrs Hegarty, Mrs Inman, Mrs Allan, Mrs Hussain and Mrs Kell.


Each child is given a school reading book to take home. We change books once a week on a Monday.  Please bring their book bag daily.

We ask that you read at home as often as possible, at least 3 times a week and sign their home reading record. Those children with the most reading done at home get the chance to win a prize!


Reception PE is on a Thursday afternoon – children do not need pe kits or shoes but we do encourage them to be able to take off their shoes, socks and jumpers and to be able to put these back on independently. Please help to encourage your child to do this at home. Please remove earrings for PE days.

Topics in the Autumn Term

Autumn 1 – Me and my community

 During this half term we look at our families, homes and local environment. Our topic is based all around stories that the children like to hear.

We read Topsy and Tim Go to school. This was all about starting school just like we were! We enjoyed our first school dinners and got into a routine of coming to school every day!

The next book we focussed on Owl Babies – a lovely story about a family of owls who are worried about their mummy owl going missing in the night. We talked all about our families and lots about how we are feeling.

We moved onto looking at Monkey Puzzle which is written by Julia Donaldson – she is our class author. We talked about similarities and differences between the characters in the story. We did lots of work about what we looked like

We also read the Smeds and the Smoos. We did lots of work about colour mixing and also how we can learn from others about being kind.

Topics in the Autumn Term

Autumn 2 – Is it shiny?

During this half term we have looked at Diwali and Bonfire night. We created some beautiful diya lamps from clay and we did some lovely firework paintings with lots of bright colours. We made firework biscuits.

Our stories that we are reading this half term are Rainbow Fish – we looked at how to be a good friend and how important it is to share.

We then moved onto Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. The children have enjoyed making rockets and deciding what they might need to pack for a trip to the moon.

At the end of this half term we look at Christmas. We will have a trip to the town centre to look at the Christmas lights – spotting shiny things are we go!

Home learning 

You can access home learning using the links below. The children have got logins for these sites, if you are not sure or need another copy please ask the class teacher.

Lexia Core5 Reading – Login and Student Program 

Numbots Game

Login page Home – Ten Town

Activities linked to our topics may be sent home if it is  appropriate to do so.