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Reception 2020/2021

Reception Children Returning Monday 6th July 2020 - class bubbles

Welcome to Reception


Our classes are:


RFN: Miss Newton, Miss Brown (TA), Mrs Carberry (TA), Mrs Wager(TA)

RCH: Mrs Hurn, Miss Ainslie (TA)

RRD: Miss Denton, Mrs Bassett (TA)



Starting school is an exciting time: a time of new experiences, new friends and new places. Our Reception school days provide a safe and secure environment where your child can play, explore, experiment, investigate and learn. We also encourage the children to acquire skills and knowledge through first-hand experiences, gaining a sound understanding of the world around them.

The curriculum for our Reception classes has been developed from children's particular interests as well as carefully planned topics which enable your child to access all parts of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Educational trips and visits are also carefully planned which really bring our topics to life. Information on each topic can be found in the long term plans on the school website. Should you have any further questions please feel free to ask your child's class teacher or another member of the school teaching staff.

Below is a timetable of a typical day in Reception.

Children also have a weekly music and P.E session taken by subject specialists.


Reception doors open and children are welcomed in, completing an activity on the carpet.

Class doors are closed and daily register is taken.

9:00 am

Daily phonics Read, Write, Inc session

Independent learning time - independent, guided or focused exploring all areas of the classroom and outdoor area.


Whole class shared mathematics session

Lunchtime prayer. Children wash hands, and then have lunch, a choice of hot dinners prepared by onsite catering staff or packed lunch provided from home.




Register followed by whole class shared reading and writing session.


Independent learning time - independent, guided or focused exploring all areas of the classroom and outdoor area.

2.45 pm

Group story time/celebration time. Distribute pictures, letters, bookbags, etc.

Official home time.

Curriculum overview 2021/2022



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

General Themes/ Topic

All about me:

  • Starting school
  •  my new class
  •  New Beginnings
  • My family
  • Church family
  • Autumn
  • Harvest

PSED Focus – Zones of regulation.

Let’s celebrate:

  • Bonfire night
  • Diwali
  • Remembrance Day
  • The Nativity

Ticket to ride:

  • Where in the world have you been?
  • Where do we live in the UK / world?
  • Vehicles past and Present
  • Design your own transport!
  • Visit to the fire station


Spring and new life:

  • Weather / seasons
  • Growth
  • Planting
  • Lent
  • Easter

Once upon a time:

  • Old favourites
  • Familiar tales
  • Talk for writing 
  • Reduce, Reuse & Recycle


Amazing animals:

  • Life cycles
  • Safari
  • Animals around the world
  • Climates / Hibernation
  • Mini Beasts
  • Habitats


High Quality Texts

  • The colour monster
  • The colour monster goes to school
  •  Shine
  • So much
  • Leaf man
  • The little red hen
  • Pumpkin soup
  • The story of Rama and Sita
  • Captain Tom Moore – Little people big dreams
  • Can’t you sleep little bear
  • The bear and the scary night  It was a cold dark night
  • Oscar and the moth
  • The great race
  • The Naughty Bus
  • Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
  • The Train Ride
  • Oi, get off my train
  • The growing story
  • Tree, seasons come, seasons go
  • Jasper’s beanstalk
  • The Easter Story
  • Mr Wolf’s pancakes
  • My mum is fantastic
  • The jolly postman
  • The three little pigs
  • One plastic bag
  • The ugly duckling
  • The gingerbread man
  • Goldilocks and the three bears
  • What the ladybird heard 
  • Rosie’s walk
  • Handa’s hen
  • The emperors egg
  • The very hungry caterpillar


  • Numbers to 5
  • Comparing groups within 5
  • Change within 5
  • Number bonds within 5
  • Numbers to 10
  • Comparing numbers within 10
  • Addition to 10
  • Number bonds to 10
  • Counting on and counting back
  • Numbers to 20
  • Numerical patterns


  • Phonics is taught in Reception using the Read, Write, Inc scheme of work







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