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Reception Information

Autumn Term

This half term we are learning ‘All About Me’! The children will be doing self-portraits as well as drawing their friends. They will be drawing around their bodies to look at different heights, comparing the length of their feet and making pictograms of eye colour. We will be looking at similarities and differences between ourselves and others, and what makes us special. The children will be exploring the school, learning about different areas of the classroom and getting to know each other. We will explore our families in a range of ways, including drawing and labelling ‘My Family’, counting how many people there are in different families and learning about different types of families. We will investigate different jobs, including those which are relevant to the children and their families. The children will take a journey through time to the future, thinking about what they would like to do when they grow up! We look forward to our first half term together and all the fun we will have!

Below are some resources you may find useful with more information on  Phonics and the Early years curriculum.


Articulation of Phonemes

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


Miss Burt

R1 Hedgehog class

Mrs Elwood

R2 Owl Class


Christmas Show

The children worked really hard at preparing for the Christmas show and then performing it to the school and their parents. We are very proud of the way they learnt the Christmas story and sang a range of Christmas songs in the play. Well done Reception!



Bonfire Night

This week we have been talking about Bonfire Night. The children have enjoyed making their own fireworks using paint, chalks, crayons and even leaves!




In Owl Class we have been practising recognising Numicon. Some of the children went on a hunt in the outdoor area to find the giant Numicon and place it in order from 1 to 10. We have also been looking at using Numicon to make different numbers, for example ‘4 and 2 make 6’ and ‘8 and 2 make 10’.



Three Billy Goats Gruff

This half term, we have enjoyed learning the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Once we had practised the story, we created a class story map to help us to remember it. The children took part in a variety of activities to develop their learning linked to the story. They made their own puppets of the characters from the story and put on puppet shows for others to watch. Additionally, they designed and created their own bridges using different construction toys. They also painted their own trolls and carefully cut them out.