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Reception Class 


This half term the children will be focusing on the topic of ‘’Traditional Tales’. The children will be given the opportunity at the beginning of the half term to share what they know about this topic already and their interests will form as a 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 and activities they have done that we can build upon. Please share any ideas on a ‘wow moment’, in homework books or pass any ideas to a member of staff.


Please upload any ‘wow’ moments from home to Evidence Me

The staff working in Reception class this half term will be Miss Tabbinor, Mrs Bissell, Miss Sheeran and Miss Page.




Summer 1


Class Saint

The Holy Family















Blossom Tree Art – Spring

Jack and the beanstalk painting project

Farmyard animal sketching

Animal silhouettes





Understanding of the World

Recognising similarities and differences between life in this country and life in others

Understanding that people within the community have different places that are special to them





Class Text



Reception Class Target


Our class target this ½ term is…


To show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.

Please encourage this at home









 Compare the composition of numbers to ten, noticing patterns in numbers, counting beyond 10, comparing numbers.

Looking at repeating patterns.

  Decomposing and exploring shape.







Stories – Jack and The Beanstalk, Jasper’s Beanstalk, Ten little seeds, The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood

Phase 3 Phonics — segmenting and blending, writing sentences, reading back what I have written

Nursery Rhyme of the week

Class Rhyme or Poem of the week

Daily Vocabulary



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.


Please also remember to read regularly on your Bug Club account – this will be monitored each Friday.







P.E – day & kit required




Please put your child’s name on their art work or model.


Tuesday Morning –  Port Vale – Fundamental skills

 Thursday Morning – Dance

P.E. Skills this ½ term – to combine different movements with ease and fluency.


The children should have P.E. kit in school all week.


Please make sure all clothes are clearly labelled.





Eddie The Bear


Each week a child will be chosen to bring home ‘Eddie the bear’ to spend a weekend with you. Please write in the diary what adventures you have been up to, you can even include some photos if you wish. 

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


Show and Tell


Can you create an inspired piece of art work based on your favourite traditional tale?
This could be a photograph of you in costume, a drawing or painting, or even a creation of a 3D model!
This will help to form our traditional tales classroom display.


Please put your child’s name on their art work or model.



Magic Moments


Please continue to share "Magic Moments" when you feel that your child has learnt anything new as this will allow us to provide next steps in their learning.  Please upload any photographs or videos to your Evidence Me profile.






Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.


Monday 23rd May – Amerton Farm Visit



Please see the school website / calendar for any additional events and any further information.




Things to do before you are six

Nativity 2021


Ho Ho Ho ....!

Spring Term

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Reception enjoyed Chinese dancing with ribbons, fans and musical instruments.