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Reception Class 

The staff in the reception class are Miss Birks, Miss Wallace and Miss Kelsall


Hello! Welcome back to Reception Class whether that be virtually or in school. We are all looking forward to this half term.

We are so excited to help the children with their learning again and progress on from what we have already learnt.

Our main focus for this half term is “Superheroes” with a look at the season of spring and within this life-cycles.

However, we will also use the children's interests as the starting point for our planning and activities. We would also like to welcome any ideas from you as parents of your child's interests, places they have visited, activities they have done that we can build upon. Please send ideas in your child's reading diaries, homework books or pass any ideas to a member of staff.




Parental Engagement 

We welcome any ideas from you as parents of your child's interests, places they have visited, activities they have enjoyed to build on this within our planning. In the Foundation Stage we use 'Evidence Me' to build up a profile of your child's learning. You as parents can contribute to your child's profile by downloading the 'evidence me' app. You will receive observations and photographs of your child at school and you can also send in photographs and 'wow moments' from home - we love to see them! 

Please see the information below on how to use evidence me.

Online Reading Library

Oak National Academy are working with the National Literacy Trust to launch a new online library for pupils. The Virtual School Library hosts free reading and writing content from children’s authors, providing a free-to-access book every week from the platform’s author of the week.

This week’s author is Jacqueline Wilson. A great way to keep children reading at home!






Class Saint

St Francis of Assisi

This special day of celebration is Sunday 4th October. Reception class will celebrate this day on Friday 2nd October.


 Each week a child will be chosen to bring home 'Francis the Bear' to spend a weekend with you.

Please write in the diary what adventures you have been up to. You can even share some photos if you wish.

The diary will then be shared with the rest of the class on Friday.



  St Francis   


 Holy week


Spring crafts


Superhero artwork

Collaborative work

Colour and colour mixing


Understanding of the World

Season of spring – what changes occur from winter to spring?

What does spring look/feel/taste/sound/smell like?

Observation of our school environment


Plants and flowers



Class Text

Our class texts for Autumn 1 Dinosaur Roar by Henrietta Stickland

Class texts for Autumn 2 The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Class Text for SPRING 1 is Ridiculous by Michael Coleman





Reception Class Focus 

Our class focus for Spring 2 term is ...


‘Use our please’s and thank you’s consistently.’

Please encourage this at home 





Number bonds to 10- all numbers.

Recognising and naming 3D shapes. Eg. Sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid.

Composing and decomposing shapes (recognising their can be shapes within shapes).

Length, height and weight measuring and comparing (key vocabulary- taller, shorter, longer, heavier, lighter).





Story Focus – Supertato

·Phase 3 Phonics—letter sounds, CVC words and simple sentences.

· Nursery Rhyme of the week – superhero songs/rhymes along with traditional nursery rhymes and some linked to spring

Homework/Reading Expectations

Reading Diaries: Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week (school policy) and ensure that you sign their diaries. Diaries will be checked every Friday.  Please practise any sounds and words that are in your child’s purse.

We will tick them when they recognise them correctly in school.



P.E – day & kit required

Spring 2 2021

The children should come in their P.E kit on the days that we have P.E. (Tuesday & Thursday)

We will continue to focus on multi-skills this half term in our normal PE lessons and street dance in our other lesson.

Please still make sure all clothes are clearly labelled.





We will continue our eurhythmics work, listening and responding to a range of music using gross motor movement all together and taking turns in smaller groups. 


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Spring 2 

04/03/21- World Book Day.

14/03/21- Mother’s Day.

25/03/21- Annunciation.

28/03/21- Holi.

04/04/21- Easter.




Your Child's Health and Wellbeing 

All children are entitled to free NHS dental treatment. Take your child to the dentist regularly to make sure their teeth are healthy and developing well.