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Reception Curriculum Overview

How to say the Read Write Inc sounds  🐸

Welcome to Reception!

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Meet the team

Welcome to Reception! Our teaching team consists of:

😊 Mrs Jones (RDJ) Reception Team Leader and Mrs Challis

😀 Mr Cranidge (RCC), Mrs Adams and Miss Adamson

😁 Miss Walton (RAW), Miss Bridges and Mrs Rytting

Important information 

Home School books 📚 

Please bring your yellow home/school contact book to school every day. This book is to inform the class teacher of any change to collection/drop off routines. It is also used to pass messages or information to your teacher and also to enable the teacher to communicate messages back to parents.


Reading books 📖 

Your child will be given a reading book and a green Reading Record. Please return these to school each day. The reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Friday. We encourage as much home reading as possible. We recommend the children read a minimum of 3 times a week at home to continue to develop their skills. Please make a note of your child’s reading in their Reading Record.


PE 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 

PE is on Monday - please send your child to school wearing their PE kit every Monday.


💧 Water bottle 

Please send your child to school with a bottle of water each day. This is for their use only throughout the day to keep hydrated.

⭐️ Our stars of the week ⭐️ 
Forest School 🌲 

We had a fantastic time at Forest School! We used our craft skills to make a wooden bunny. We used our investigative skills on the scavenger hunt to help the bunnies find the treasure - carrots! 🥕 We were so excited to go around the real camp fire and toast marshmallows! They were delicious! All of the children in Reception were super sensible and safe, well done everyone! 😊 

Happy Easter! 🐣 

We have been getting egg-cited 🥚 for Easter! We talked about what Easter means to us and how we enjoy egg hunts and chocolate from the Easter bunny! We also learnt about the Easter story and why we celebrate Easter. We even had a special message from Father Nick from Old Clee Church. We enjoyed making Easter cards and craft. We tasted hot cross buns and most of the class liked them! It was fun doing the Easter Bunny dances​​​​​​.

Red nose day 😀
We came to school in non uniform to raise money for Comic Relief. We practised our aiming skill playing hit the red nose and we practised our balancing skills in the nose and spoon race! We made our own funny faces. 
We enjoyed talking about our favourite superheroes and their super powers. We practised writing the superhero names. We enjoyed acting out a superhero story with our friends and learning the superhero dances.
Welcome back to school!

We have enjoyed our 1st week back at school. It has been great to see our friends and teachers! We have enjoyed learning about our topic ‘People who help us’. We had fun dressing up and telling a story in our role play areas. 

World Book Day 📚 
We had lots of fun on World Book Day sharing our books and costumes! We drew pictures of our characters and wrote their names. We made book marks, finger puppets and book worms. 

Chinese New Year!

This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year. We watched the Zodiac story and learnt that 2021 is the year of the Ox. We enjoyed looking at different Chinese New Year craft and books. We enjoyed dressing up and writing about our favourite part of the celebration.



Snow ❄️ 

Today the children were very excited that the snow had arrived. They discussed how to be safe in the snow before going outside to explore it. The children felt the snow, listened to it crunch under their feet, practised writing in it and tried to build some little snowmen. 

Winter ❄️ ⛄️ 

We have been talking about Winter and the frosty weather. We have been describing Winter pictures and writing super sentences. We have enjoyed creating lots of Winter craft! We have been practising our addition skills using buttons on snowmen. 

Merry Christmas 🎄 

We had a special visitor on our last day before Christmas.....Santa! 🎅 We sang a song with him and he gave us some special reindeer food to use on Christmas Eve. We are all very excited for the big day! Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful time with your families! 💕 

Singing with Santa

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RAW singing with Santa

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Ho ho ho Merry Christmas!

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RAW Santa visit 🎅🏻

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Our Christmas dinner 🍴 🎄 
We enjoyed our Christmas dinner at school! We talked about the special food we eat on Christmas Day.
A Little Nativity 🌟 
The Reception children worked extremely hard to learn the nativity story and songs. We worked together to create our special performances. It was lots of fun wearing our costumes!


We have been getting into the Christmas spirit by engaging in lots of exciting activities. The class elves have been moving all around the classrooms causing mischief. We have been exploring Santa’s workshop and have been very busy wrapping presents for Santa. We have enjoyed decorating Christmas trees and taking part in festive craft.

Our unique dress up day

We came to school in our own clothes. We enjoyed sharing our outfits with the class and talking about the things that we like. We know that we are all different and special. We enjoyed sharing our favourite colours, animals, football teams characters. 

I am special!

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Room on the Broom

This half term we have been learning all about the book, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. We have been engaging in imaginative play in the Witch's kitchen and small world area. For construction we have been building castle's for the Witch and in the outdoor area we have had lots of fun exploring the magic shop. In Maths we have been counting spooky objects and learning all about the concept of money when buying objects from the magic shop. We have also been writing sentences about the pictures in the Room on the Broom story . 


We have been learning all about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of light. We have learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and how Diwali is celebrated around the world. We have been colouring Rangoli patterns, designing mehndi art alongside making our very own diva lamps using salt dough and sequins. We enjoyed finding India on the world map and learning some Indian dance moves!

Children in need 

We came to school in our colourful and spotty clothes! We learnt about how the money we raise today will help children in need. We did some exercise with Joe Wicks and Pudsey Bear! We drew Pudsey pictures and learnt how to write his name. We made Pudsey ears and finger painted his spotty bandana.