Welcome to Reception!  We look forward to a busy and exciting year working with you and your child! On this page you will be able to find vital information about Reception and find out about how we learn and what we learn.

By the end of Reception we expect all students to be independent and responsible, making them ready for Year 1. It is essential that similar expectations are in place in their home life too. Reception children should be dressing themselves, be able to recognise their own names, put on, fasten and unfasten their own coats and be responsible for some of their own things such as water bottles, clothing and book bags.

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This term the children will be focusing on a variety of texts to develop their reading and writing skills. They will be deepening their understanding of number and becoming more independent within their learning.

St. Andrew

Mrs Stanczyk

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Osei
Mrs Machin

St. Jude

Miss Holmes

Teaching Assistants

Miss Rance
Mrs Klimkowicz

                       What Reception are up to in Term 3 …

Learning Journal Topic
This term we will be focusing on a variety of texts about food, including Handa’s Surprise.

This term our RE topic is ‘Getting to know Jesus’ where the children will be learning about Jesus’ great love for each and every one of us.


Literacy will be covered through following the ‘Power of Reading’ scheme in line with the rest of the school to assist their Reading and writing skills. We will look in depth at a variety of books as we go along, so please do ask your child about the books they are reading in school. To start with we will be focusing on the story of Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne.


In Maths we will be looking at each number in great depth, in order to deepen the children’s understanding. Your child will count, add, take away, recognise numerals, count forward and back, estimate, find 1 more and 1 less and they will use their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Keep your eyes on the Reception Homework page for activities and videos you can use to support your child at home.

RWI (Read, Write, Inc.)

In RWI we will continue to learn the sounds the letters of the alphabet make. We will develop our Fred Talking skills when sounding out and blending to make words.  The children are applying these skills through the use of their ‘Ditty Books’ – this is where they will practice both their reading and writing skills each lesson.

Please ensure you  support your child at home with the RWI homework.

Reception Housekeeping Letters

When your teacher uploads a housekeeping letter to the website it will appear in the list below.

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