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Reception Information

Autumn Term

Below is a presentation that provides you with information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and how it is taught in the Reception year at Queen Emma. We hope it helps to give you an idea of what your child will be learning throughout the year, and how you can best support them at home. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team.

Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Reception. You may also wish to take a look at the Reception Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.

Follow this link to find great ideas to support your child’s development from birth to five. For more information please click on the link to view our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy on our Policies page.

Articulation of Phonemes

Below is a link to a useful video clip showing the correct ‘pure’ pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Here is another video to support you with the articulation of phonemes within words.

Miss Strappelli

R1 Hedgehog Class
Early Years Phase Leader

Mrs Elwood

R2 Owl Class


Making Bread


ReceptionWhat's been happening


In Reception, we have begun exploring how to ‘Be Proactive’ – the first of the 7 Learning Habits. We talked about how we can be proactive at school and how to be leaders in our own lives being kind, helpful, gentle, by listening and remembering to use our manners. We also talked about how to be leaders and proactive by thinking about what we need when we set out to do something. We practised this by going on a walk outside, leaving it up to the children to decide what they needed – clipboards, paper, buckets, pencils and the iPad. We stood back while the children gathered items, took photos, drew pictures and made lists to record what they had found while exploring outside. Some of them forgot pencils but luckily one of the children had been extra proactive and brought a number of pencils!


ReceptionWhat's been happening


In Reception, we have been busy learning the rules of counting, including counting in order, assigning one number to each object and that the final number is how many.

We have also been exploring the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4, showing them on a 5-frame, ordering them and matching the correct numeral to each amount.

The children have also looked at matching items and grouping by similarities.


ReceptionWhat's been happening

Making Bread